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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                         Issue # 119                          ::
  ::                 Saturday, February 27th, 1999                ::
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From: Michael Clare <mykelc@earthlink.net>
Subject: Birth Announcement
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:03:20 -0800

Message From Hyperspace: Bananamoon Observatory, San Francisco Outpost

Hello Rattled ones

As this list is like my  family, I thought it best to make the first public announcement of this here.

I am not really sure how I am going to say this, just spit it out, hard as it is for me to believe. Perhaps you have heard rumors or seen mention of something called Daevid Allen's University Of Errors? It is a new band that forced itself into being last September in San Francisco --- an album was recorded and should be released early summer titled "Money Doesn't Make It" and the University will be making it's first public appearances in California in mid March --- March 17 at Bottom Of the Hill in San Francisco and March 18 at Spaceland in Los Angeles.

Faculty members are Daevid Allen- lewd and glissando guitar and vocalizing, Pat Thomas- drums, Josh Pollock- angular guitar, and (this is the hard for me to believe part) Michael Clare- bass?????? (i had almost forgotten that i was a musician).  Associate Professors Jay Radford and Erik Pearson are also integral members of the faculty. Lot's of hope for a future of making music and fun together --- possible US tour in October --- and wherever our research leads. phew, so that is the news ---

Cheers and Love and lager-

daevid allen's university of error s
Established 1998, Prof. Daevid Allen, Headmaster
Maximum Space Rock--part of the Gong Global Famiy


From: "Lance A. Michel" <nabalom@sirius.com>
Subject: New Releases fro Feb...
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 01:12:39 -0800

Howdy Folks,

     Thought y'all would find this of interest:

**CANTERBURIED SOUNDS-Volume One (Voiceprint 201)  Impossibly rare early
demos from the Wilde Flowers & various pre-Soft Machine & Caravan
members.  75 minutes long, not well recorded, but obviously historic for
Canterbury fanatics & dedicated to Robert Wyatt's & Hugh Hopper's moms.

-----This can be ordered through DMG in NYC (and, no, I don't work
for'em......:-)  Here is their info. though:

Downtown Music Gallery
211 E. 5th St.
New York, NY

212 473 0043
212 533 5059 fax

Store Hours:
Sun-Thu 12-10pm (Wed 9-ish)
Fri-Sat 12-11pm

E-mail: dmg@panix.com



As Always......Peas & Dub..........Lanceananda
Lance A. Michel:
-There are as many shades to reality
          as there are windows unto the soul-


From: Gong Appreciation Society <gong-gas@gpo.sonnet.co.uk>
Subject: Gong 2000
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 99 22:24:20 +0000

Classic Gong will always be a touring favourite reappearing cyclically and performing the Trilogy as it has done for the past 3 years.  But perhaps it is time for a break from the Gong tradition. Many in the Gong Global Family would like to see a fresh new Gongband direction for the Millennium  climaxing with a new Gong CD

thus we introduce
.. Gong 2000 ...

But who amongst all of the fine musicians in the Gong Global Family will play in Gong 2000?...Here’s your chance to influence this!

Name Your Own 6 Star Gong 2000 Band Competition

From the incomplete list below create your own Gong 2000 Band for the Millennium

Do you want Classic Gong to go on playing the Trilogy forever?
Do you want a Mothergong-Goddess Trance outfit?
Do you want another Pierre style Gong band without Daevid and Gilli?
Do you want a Here & Now/Planet Gong revival?
Do you want another electro-acoustic Gongmaison? or a Shapeshifter style rebirth into new directions?
All of these, none of these?

Your choice!

This list of musicians is incomplete-
just imagine who you would like to attract into Gong 2000 from elsewhere!

Aaron Liddard: sax
Alex Blake: bass
Andy Roid: synth. keyboards
Andrea Bartelucci: flute
Benny Frame:gtr/vocals
Bill Bacon: dms
Bob Loveday: violin
Brian Abbott : gtr. glissando gtr
Chris Cutler: dms & dictionary
David Id: switch doctor
David Licht: dms
David Williams: guitar. vocals
Daevid Allen: gtr. glissando gtr. vocals
Didier Malherbe:  flute. saxes
Dino Ferrari: gtr. switch doctor.
Elliet Mackeral: violin & attitude
Elton Dean: sax
Eugene Maslov: piano
Fabio (Invisible) Golfetti: gtr. glissando gtr
Freddy T. Baker: bass
Gilli Smyth: spacewhisper
Graham Clark: violin. guitar
Graham Massey: synth. programs
Grant Showbiz: everything & attitude
Greg Sheehan: percussion. dms. magic
Harry Williamson: synth. keyboards. angel gtr
Hugh Hopper: bass
Jackie Juno: vocals
Jay Radford: gtr.fx
Jay Tausig: gtr.vocals
Jessica Chekler:vocals
Jim (Invisible) Peters: synth. keyb  gtr. vocals
Keith Missile: bass. vocals
Kramer: bass. keyboards. gtr. trombone. attitude
Lady June: poetry
Lol Coxhill: sax. jokes
Lydia Lite: drms. wimminriddums
Mad Stof: synth programs
Mark Hewins: guitar. fx
Mark Robson: didj. keyb. synth. whistle. vocals
Marc Blanc: dms
Marque O: bass. gtr fx
Matt Ledger: percussion. dms
Michael Clare: bass
Mireille Bauer: perc
Mike Howlet: bass
Nick Doof: keyboards. programs
Orlando: dms: programs.
Pat Thomas:dms
Percy Jones: bass. rudenoises
Pierre Moerlen: dms
Phil Miller: gtr
Pip Pyle: dms
Pougl: lights
Rob Calvert: sax
Rob George: dms
Russell Hibbs: vocals
Satch: switchdoctor
Shyamal Maitra: tablas. programs
Space: dms
Spike Jones: switch doctor
Steffe: gtr. synth. keyb. vocals
Steve Cassidy: dms. perc
Steve Hickson: dms. didg
Steve Taylor: gtr
Taliesin: percussion
Thom World Poet: poetry. emailoverkill
Tim Blake: synth. keyboards
Tim (Invisible) Flatus: bass. vocals
Venux de Luxe: switch doctor
Wandana: harmonium. vocals
Wiz: lights...
& many more....

Whoever guesses the final lineup wins a truly magnificent prize.
Whoever creates the most surprising/original lineup wins a stunning prize.
Whoever creates the most fun lineup wins a ridiculous prize.

judges: jonny greene, shawn ahearne, peter hartl & others

so 'ave a go matey! may EVERYONE win a prize!  
yours in shared madness & clarity  
Prof. Psycho de Licke Dept. of Delirium. University of Errors


From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: Outer Music
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 13:15:47 -0500

Hi, folks:

The latest Artist Shop newsletter is out and you'll find it in its entirety
at <http://www.artist-shop.com/news.htm>.  But here are some excerpts of
specific interest to Canterbury fans.

We have a new label to welcome to The Artist Shop - Outer Music
<http://www.artist-shop.com/outer>.  Located in the San Francisco bay area,
and as the recording and label division of Pangea Music International, Outer
Music represents a variety of the world's top progressive music artists.
Their goal is to produce, promote and propagate the best and truly
alternative forms of music by the world's leading progressive artist's.
Spanning all genres and creeds, music to expand your inner and outer limits.
Outer Music has a truly impressive roster which includes Brand X, Gong,
Pierre Moerlen's Gong, Daevid Allen, David Cross, The Flower Kings and Juicy
Lucy.  They also carry the Progfest '97 CD which includes performances by
John Wetton of Asia, U.K.,and King Crimson fame, Italian legends Le Orme,
The Flower Kings, Spock's Beard, Arena, Big Elf and Sinkadus.  I am eagerly
waiting to see what they release next!

Coming March 16 from DGM <http://www.artist-shop.com/discipln> is Bill
Bruford & Earthworks/A Part, Yet Apart.  Bill Bruford has a habit of working
with only the most incredible musicians (including a fair number of
Canterbury ones) even if we haven't heard of them yet.  He's been touring
with a brand new Earthworks comprised of saxophonist Patrick Clahar: a
terrific young improviser, highly thought of in the London scene, played
with Steve Grossman, Valery Pomarov, Incognito, among others; keyboardist
Steve Hamilton: trained at the Berklee School of Music, Boston, U.S., played
with Van Morrison, Pee Wee Ellis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Gary
Burton, and others; Bassist Geoff Gascoyne: one of the most in-demand London
jaz players, has played with Sting, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, US 3, Tommy
Smith, Guy Barker, and others.  If the new Earthworks is half as talented as
the old Earthworks, this new album will be a delight!

On the same page you'll find the following tour dates for Bill Bruford &

20 Arts Centre Poole, Dorset
21 Waterfront Carlyon Bay, Cornwall
23 Bull Theatre, Barnet, Herts
25 Corn Exchange Newbury, Berks
26 West End Centre Aldershot, Hants
27 Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxon
28 Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford
29 Blackheath Concert Halls, London
30 Clair Hall Haywards Heath, W.Sussex

2 Arts Centre Swindon
3 Gantry Arts Centre Southampton
4 Lichfield Arts Centre Staffs
5 Arc Theatre Trowbridge, Wilts
6 The Stables Wavendon, Bucks

And finally, on our page of newly released imports
<http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/imports/new.htm> you'll find the following:

Reissue featuring the underground prog rock act's 1971 & 1972 albums
together on one CD. All tracks are digitally remastered.

Reissue of the former Soft Machine drummer's solo debut, originally released
on CBS in 1971. Eight tracks, all digitally remastered.

Spread the word,


                          Gary Davis
The Artist Shop                              The Other Road
http://www.artist-shop.com          artshop@artist-shop.com
phone: 330-929-2056               fax:330-945-4923
       Check out the latest Artist Shop newsletter at


From: jeroen odijk <jeroenodijk@wxs.nl>
Subject: Cafe Jacques
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 22:01:59 +0100

Hello , my name is Jeroen Odijk, I live in Den Haag, Holland.
I have a question about a song I remember called "International"
which I thought was the last track of the Cafe Jacques' "international"
LP. I bought this LP twice. The first time I lost it, so I bought it
again but to my surprise the last track was called "The Medley"
My question is : Were there two different versions of this LP or am I
completely wrong ? This is keeping me busy for at least 16 Years, and
never found an answer. I hope someone can help me, thanks a lot !!!


From: phil howitt <facelift@gpo.sonnet.co.uk>
Subject: fred baker
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 00:50:11 +0000

Hi Aymeric

Just a quickie - this may be too late to pass on before your next WR goes out, but may reach some readers - Fred Baker (In Cahoots) is currently part of the Harry Beckett jazz band which is touring the UK currently - only date I have is Manchester Band on the Wall on 25 Feb (I'll be there) - the band also includes Chris Biscoe.

[Sorry, Phil - I wasn't quick enough on this one - AL]

Fred has an (excellent) solo CD out called, I think, 'Missing Links' on Voiceprint/Blueprint, which, I think, is the CD release of his cassette 'Bass Motives' from around 10 years ago.

Sorry this is so sketchy - I've just moved house (new Facelift contact address is 3 Cambridge Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6LN, UK) and things are all over the place at present (E-mail stays the same).




FACELIFT Magazine has been exploring the Canterbury scene and beyond since

Facelift 18, including a 23-page Bill Bruford interview, and Facelift 19,
with Dirk Campbell, Pierre Moerlen interviews are now available for £2 each
(£2.50 Europe, £3 elsewhere) from Phil Howitt, Facelift, PO Box 69,
Manchester M16 8RD, UK.

Or for details of how to subscribe to Facelift e-mail



From: Martin Wakeling <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: Robert Wyatt Press
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 21:45:29 +0000

Just a note to let you know that the March issue of MOJO magazine here in the UK carries a full and splendid interview with Robert Wyatt, given the imminent release of the EP series on CD.  They have an email address at mojo@ecm.emap.com.

The March UK issue of UNCUT magazine (a music + movies review) has a free cover CD which includes an extended version of Wyatt's 'I'm A Believer' taken from the release. UNCUT have a site at www.uncut.net/index.html

As an afterthought, both magazines have XTC interviews (MOJO in depth)/ music (track on UNCUT CD) given their forthcoming release as well. Swindon and Canterbury must be linked somewhere, if only by quality!




From: "Pippi" <villa.buitelaar@gironet.nl>
Subject: Spirogyra
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 19:38:02 +0100

Somebody suggested I could ask my question here.
I'm searching for information about the symfo-folk (?) band Spirogyra (?)
 (Definitely not the jazz rock formation!!!!)
And also about their album Captain's Log.
Released in the early  '7ties
Hoping you can help.



From: Pat <nomad@netrover.com>
Subject: LOOSE TUBES - "Open Letter" on CD
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 02:41:01 -0500

Hello Rattlers!

Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of LOOSE TUBES - "Open Letter" on the CD format? Please contact me privately. I've been looking for it for years and years, and I'm tired of listening to it on cassette. :(

Yours truly,

(Paincourt, Ontario, Canada)

np: NOJO(Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra w/Don Byron)- "You Are Here"
on True North Records cat. #TNSD 0166(CD), Canadian release. This
recording has a British Jazz feel to it. It would make Lol Coxhill &
Elton Dean proud!!! :)


From: Ofir Zwebner <ofirz@magenta.co.il>
Subject: Rock Bottom
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 17:46:35

Hi Rattlers,

I'm looking for the story behind Rock Bottom. Why Rock Bottom? What's the
tragedy? Why "Stop please, oh deary me... Oh dear, Oh Stop it, stop it"?

Is Rock Bottom celebrating the lunacy of torment and grief? What's the
Scotsman doing there (if he is a Scotsman after all)?



From: "John Selby" <tam625@hooked.net>
Subject: Mark Wood
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 17:04:46 -0800

Hello Rattlers!

Help, I've been searching for MARK WOOD -"LA MEZCLA" EMI CDP 7 91070 2 OR (TC MMC 1015 MMC) 1987?. If any one on the list could help me find this CD or LP or even a copy, I would be most grateful. I will gladly pay cash, trade, or both.

Thanks in advance, John


From: David Cross
Subject: "New" Robert Wyatt interview
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 12:32:52 -0500

Hello friends, good news.

At long last, the Robert Wyatt interview mentioned in WR #'s 81 and 100 has published and is available to all at long last.

Details: 15 pages total, 11 photos (many never before seen, thank you Mike King!), Alfie Bengie illustration and interview, annotated discography, a complete Wyatt singles discography (!), quotes from Hugh Hopper, Evan Parker and Bill MacCormick, Canterbury internet site overviews and more.

PPD $5 for those in the US. All others please write <Hairpie@earthlink.net> for ordering information


From the MUSART noticeboard:

STEVE MILLER Memorial Concert
Featuring Lol Coxhill, Mark Hewins, Phil Miller & members of K-Ostra/Harlow Poets

MARCH 13th St. John's Arts Centre, Old Harlow 7:30 £5.00


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

[for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX - see URL below]

A European tour is being arranged at the moment.
May 02 - Verviers (Belgium), Spirit of '66
May 03 - Hamburg (Germany)
May 04 - Berlin (Germany)
May 05 - Wuppertal (Germany)
May 06 - Karlsruhe (Germany)
May 07 - Ebensee (Germany)
May 08 - Munich (Germany)
Followed by dates in Austria, France, Italy and possibly Switzerland.
This tour should bring many surprises - a radically changed set, more improvisation-based; and an altered line-up - Pip Pyle will be back on drums & other changes to be announced.

Mar 25-31 : California
(also gigs with Gilli Smyth and friends feat. Percy Jones and others)
Apr 24-30 : Cornwall
May 24-30 : France
Jun 22-28 : Ireland
Jul 22-28 : USA
Aug 20-26 : Scotland
Sep 19-25 : near London

Apr 18 - Leeds, Duchess of York
Apr 21 - Stoke-on-Trent, Riddles Music Bar
Apr 22 - Cheltenham, Axion Centre
Apr 25 - Exeter, Cavern
and more t.b.a.

Apr 29/30 - Israel

[H.Hopper-P.Meyer-F.van der Kooij + a drummer]
Tour of Holland in March (tba)

May 20 - Poole (Dorset), Arts Centre
May 21 - Carlyon Bay (Cornwall), Waterfront
May 23 - Barnet (Herts.), Bull Theatre
May 25 - Newbury (Berks.), Corn Exchange
May 26 - Aldershot (Hants.), West End Centre
May 27 - Banbury (Oxon), Mill Arts Centre
May 28 - Brentford, Watermans Arts Centre
May 29 - London, Blackheath Concert Halls
May 30 - Heath (W.Sussex), Clair Hall Haywards
Jun 02 - Swindon, Arts Centre
Jun 03 - Southampton, Gantry Arts Centre
Jun 04 - Staffs, Lichfield Arts Centre
Jun 05 - Trowbridge (Wilts), Arc Theatre
Jun 06 - Wavendon (Bucks), The Stables

A couple of French gigs in late May.

There are plans for gigs in the coming weeks by Pip's reactivated jazz line-up (first gigs since 1995!)

UK and European dates currently being arranged for June.

Feb 26 - Valenciennes (France), Théatre le Phoenix [tel:]
Feb 27 - Faches-Tumesnil [near Lille] (France), Les Arcades [tel:]
Mar 06 - Jarny (France), Espace Gérard Philippe [tel:]

UK tour in March/April (details tbc)

Mar 02 - Stockport, Three Shires (w/ resident rhythm section)

[Barbara Thompson/Billy Thompson/Peter Lemer/Dave Ball/Jon Hiseman]
Mar 02 - Innsbruck (Austria), Treibhaus
Mar 03 - Dornbirn (Austria), Spielboden
Mar 04 - Luzern (Switzerland), t.b.a.
Mar 05 - Konstanz (Germany), t.b.a.
Mar 06 - Stuttgart (Germany), Theaterhaus
Mar 07 - Mainz (Germany), Frankfurter Hof
Mar 09 - Regensburg (Germany), Jazzclub
Mar 10 - Hockenheim (Germany), Pumpwerk
Mar 11 - Nürnberg (Germany), Hirsch
Mar 12 - Kufstein (Austria), Kulturfabrik
Mar 13 - Salzburg (Austria), Rockhouse
Mar 14 - Graz (Austria), Orpheum
Mar 15 - Wien (Austria), Metropol od. Szene
Mar 17 - Budapest (Hungary), t.b.a.
Mar 18 - St. Pölten (Austria), Bühne im Hof
Mar 19 - Oslip (Austria), Cselley Mühle
Mar 20 - Spielberg (Austria), Kulturzentrum
Mar 21 - Linz (Austria), Posthof
Apr 08 - Vlotho (Germany), t.b.a.
Apr 09 - Salzgitter (Germany), Kulturscheune
Apr 10 - Kiel (Germany), Räucherei
Apr 11 - Bremen (Germany), t.b.a.
Apr 13 - Kaiserslautern (Germany), Kammgarn
Apr 14 - Kehl (Germany), Stadthalle
Apr 15 - Pfullendorf (Germany), Stadthalle
Apr 16 - Heidenheim (Germany), Berufsakademie Heidenheim
Apr 17 - Singen (Germany), Gems
Apr 18 - Freiburg (Germany), Jazzhaus
Apr 21 - Osnabrück (Germany), Lagerhalle
Apr 22 - Gronau (Germany), Studio in der Brücke
Apr 24 - Tübingen (Germany), Zentrum Zoo
May 26 - Taunton, Brewhouse Arts Centre (Coal Orchard) [7.45pm]
May 28 - Norwich, Arts Centre
May 29 - Brentwood, Hermit Club (plus drum workshop)
May 31 - Bridport, Arts Centre
Jun 02 - Hayward's Heath (West Sussex), Clair Hall (Perrymount Road) [8.00pm]
Jun 03 - Poole (Dorset), Arts Centre (Kingland Road) [8.00pm]
Jun 04 - Gravesend (Kent), Woodville Halls Theatre (Woodville Place) [8.00pm]
Jun 06 - London, Barbican Centre (Foyer concert) [12.30-2.30pm]
Jun 06 - Bracknell, Wilde Theatre [7.45pm]
Jun 08 - Cardiff?
Jun 09 - Exeter, Arts Centre
Jun 10 - Cardiff?
Jun 11 - Milton Keynes, Wavendon Arts Centre
Jun 12 - Colchester, Arts Centre plus drum workshop?
Jun 13 - Nottingham, Bonington Theatre (Jazz Club) [8.00pm]
Jun 15 - Newport, Corn Exchange?
Jun 16 - Camberley (Surrey), Arts Link (Knoll Road) [8.00pm]
Jun 18 - Kendal, Brewery Arts Centre
Jun 20 - Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music [afternoon concert]
Jun 24 - Cambridge, Eley?
Jun 25 - Halstead
Jun 27 - Lichfield Real, Jazz & Blues Festival [6pm] (2 sets)

Mar 15 - Paris, festival Banlieues Bleues

Apr 06 - Paris, festival Banlieues Bleues

Apr 14 - Torino(Italy)
Apr 15 - Roma (Italy)              
Apr 16 - Verona (Italy)
Apr 17 - Meldola(Italy)
Apr 18 - Bolzano (Italy)
Apr 19 - Milano (Italy)

* * * * *


Mar 02 - Montreal (Quebec), Musee d'Art Contemporain
Mar 11 - Chicago (IL), Martyrs
Mar 14 - New York City (NY), Knitting Factory [with N.Didkovsky]
Mar 15 - Cambridge (MA), Middle East Restaurant [with Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic]
Mar 20 - Wheaton (MD), Phantasmagoria [with Pelt]

Mar 18 - Monaco, Salle des Variétés (CV Trio) [info:]
Mar 19 - Avignon (France)
Mar 20 - Avignon (France)
Mar 24 - Annecy (France)
Mar 25 - Besançon (France)
Apr 03 - Strasbourg (France)
Apr 07 - Toulouse (France)
Apr 08 - Montpellier (France)
Apr 09 - Marseille (France)
Apr 21 - Dijon (France)
May 01 - Hagondange (near Metz) (France)
May 23 - Québec City (Canada)
May 25 - Boston (USA)
May 26 - Baltimore (USA)
May 27 - New York City (USA)
May 28 - Chicago (USA)
May 30 - San Francisco (USA)
May 31 - Los Angeles (USA)
Jun 01 - Seattle (USA)
Jun 02 - Vancouver (Canada)
Jun 05 - Mexico City (Mexico)
Jun 06 - Mexico City (Mexico)
Jun 12 - Budapest (Hungary) [Jazz Festival]
Jun 19 - Bressuire (near Poitiers) (France)

Mar 06 - Milan (Italy), Tunnel
Mar 19 - Mezzago, Bg. (Italy), Bloum

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