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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 15                          ::
  ::                  Saturday, August 10th, 1996                 ::
  ::                                                              ::


From: CuneiWay@aol.com
Subject: Hopper help needed
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 12:31:40 -0400


In the late 70's/early 80's, there was a reissue of Hugh Hopper's "1984" lp
on Atmosphere/IRI. This reissue had some short liner notes by Hugh Hopper.
Does anyone have this lp, & if they do, would they please be kind enough to
transcribe them for me & email them to me (either directly or to the
newsgroup if you think anyone cares).

and yes...we are reissuing "1984", complete with never heard bonus track in
January (the Mantra edition went out of print last year).

Thank you.

Steve Feigenbaum (Cuneiform Records)


From: Julian Belanger <cookie@cwconnect.ca>
Subject: Canterbury fans in Canada.
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 10:06:12 -0700

Hi to "What's Rattlin'",

It's Julian writing from Canada. I'm just replying to Chris from London,
Ont.,Can. I live not too far from London actually. I'm from Chatham, Ont.
I went to Fanshawe College for Radio Broadcasting. I used to play
Caravan, The Soft Machine, Matching Mole, and Gong on a closed-circuit
radio show called "Left of Centre"(Inspired by "Left On Man" by Robert
Wyatt). So, not everyone had the chance to hear it. My Sociology
instructor used to sit in the lounge at noon and listen to it on his
lunch-hour. Anyway, as you may know; Chatham is located not too far from the Windsor/Detroit area. So, we get power-rock radio shoved down our
throats 24Hrs a day(with the exception of Public Radio in Detroit [101.9
WDET]) where they do play Canterbury material, but not too often. In
Chatham, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard are Gods. Now you can see why I feel
alienated when I listen to this scene. But like I said, "I like it that
way!!!" E-mail me Chris. I'm in London quite often. You may see me
hanging out at In-Yer-Ear on Dundas ST. My radio show was dedicated to
you, but you weren't listening! GET IT?(Ha!Ha!).

Take it easy, Julian


From: bigbang@alpes-net.fr (Aymeric Leroy)
Subject: Lisa Herman
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:30:30 +0000

I'd almost forgotten...
I asked John Greaves & Peter Blegvad what had happened to Lisa Herman.
Peter said she'd joined a band and recorded an album with them (I think
this info has already been given in WR). Then of course she was with
The Lodge for the first few years (early 80's). Then, according to Peter,
she got married and became a housewife, more or less... So now she's doing
nothing (a little like Amanda Parsons, it seems - cf. WR#14)... as far as
music is concerned of course (housewife is a fulltime job...).



From: Heather James <hjames@mnsinc.com>
Subject: Canterbury and luvly moosic!
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 11:12:03 -0500

Hi there. I just stumbled onto your site from a link in NewJersey
and was amazed to find a site with all this info on Gong, Matching Mole,
Hatfield, National Health and all those great bands I used to hear on
WGTB - a campus radio station at Georgetown University in DC. Its really
hard to find out about the Canterbury folks stateside - Wash, DC is NOT a center of great music - tho there are a few of us die-hards around.

        Anyway - I have all these great obscure-around-here albums and
was very happy to find all this info about the musicians who played on
them!   PLEASE - Please - please ... put me on the e-mailing list for
"What's Rattlin'"!   And keep up the great work!

                        -= )-(eather =-


From: cuneiway@aol.com (CuneiWay)
Subject: National Health - Missing Pieces [from rec.music.progressive]
Date: 1 Aug 1996 17:56:03 -0400

I spoke with ESD today.

Sorry to report that they are now giving a release date of late October, &
warned me that it may not be released until early next year.

Remember, it's not fair to hold the messenger responsible for the bad

Steve F.


From: "Charles Nolan" <YESmanONradio@msn.com>
Subject: Caravan's new one is all over you!
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 96 05:31:42 UT

Hello,hello, once again! I just wanted to inform you of the new Caravan
album, "All Over You". For those that are unfamiliar with this release, it is
a new album of old songs done differently. "Golf girl" is pretty neat and
strange this time around! Pye sings the vocal, and when he sings, "On the
golf course, we talked in morse," the band goes into this little morse code
freakout,with a shard of the old "Golf Girl" floating around in the back of
the track! Geoff really steps up his involvement,and plays several instruments.
It's a great album, and I highly recomend it's purchase!


From: Francisco <zetatato@nitnet.com.br>
Subject: Caravan fan - Greetings from Brazil
Date: Sat, 03 Aug 1996 16:42:05 -0700

I was surfing in the net and I found the great Caravan page. I'm long time fan of this great band and I am very hopeful over a CD edition of "Best of Caravan Live" (Kingdom records). What could you tell me about it? Cheers.

[This album was initially released in France only. It must have been a
very special deal. So to obtain the rights to re-released is probably
difficult ? A CD reissue would probably sell well. But then "Better By Far"
also would, so... - A.L.]


From: Harald Luss <halu@ping.at>
Subject: "Canterburian" bands
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 1996 23:50:14 +0200

Hi group

To fill the summers news gap and support Aymeric's good work so far
I'd like to add a couple of band names worth giving a listen. I'm aware that
some experienced of you might have troubles filing some of the names under
Canterbury but as some wise men have stated - music was/is always subjective
and can therefore (luckily) not be generalized.

So off we go with Harry's list of possibilities:

Agora, Ame Son, Audio, Bon, Book Of AM, Brainstorm, Carpe Diem, Celeste,
Cheval Fou, Collegium Musicum, Concept Neuf, Conglomerate, Dedalus, Deep
Freeze Mice, Ergo Sum, Etna, Patrick Forgas, Ghoulies, Gizmo, Gorizont,
Groon, Chris Hinze, In Spe, Kenso, Kracq, Maneige, Mirage, Moom, Nyl, Opus 5,
Bernard Paganotti, Paz, PFS, Picchio Dal Pozzo, Radio Piece III, Release
Music Orchestra, Sahara, Yochk'o Seffer, Solution, Laurent Thibault, Turning
Point, Violeta De Outono (aka Invisible Opera Company Tropical Version),
Weidorje, plus the nice sampler "Lost Years In Labyrinth", and for those
addicted to R. Wyatt try the Austro band More Extended Versions. There might
be even more but those bands came to mind as the result of some brainstorming
and quick look through my records shelf.

Furthermore I'd like to add one recorded fact to Aymeric's essay about
"missing" Dave McRae. Some of you might not know that he recorded two
albums with English band Pacific Eardrum (between 77 and 78) and there is
one Australian album from 87 for sure exisiting. Entitled "Southern Roots".
It was released by Emanem Records and featured the Jazz trio Dave MacRae,
Lloyd Swanton and Alan Turnbull.

[Moderator : the paragraph was not an 'essay' written by me - most of it was from Ian Carr's book. I've almost finished my letter to Dave MacRae, and will send it to him this week. I hope the address is still valid, and that he'll be kind enough to answer... Let's wait ! BTW, Pacific Eardrum existed from about 1974 to 1979, and went through lots of personnel changes... But more of that later !]

Now over to you .. enjoy the rest of summer

--- Harald Luss


From: neato <neato@pipeline.com>
Subject: malherbe interview on calyx
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 1996 10:36:16 +0000

neato says:
great interview with bloomdido...thanks for the reprint(and
translation)...perhaps a follow-up would be in order
kevin ayers a variety singer!!! haha.... great


From: Michael Bloom <MHB@MITVMA.MIT.EDU>
Subject: More Brazilian parallels?
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 96 13:19:24 EDT

There's a nice Antonio Carlos Jobim composition called "Wave." I've been
trying to remember the tune for several weeks now. My inner ear confuses
it pretty consistently with "Lounging There Trying."

Does Phil Miller listen to Brazilian music?

[Yes, he admits to being a big fan of Jobim - for those with WWW access,
check out the interview with Phil on Calyx - A.L.]


From: fenechd@charon.stm.com (David FENECH)
Subject: (dedicated to U2 that I am not listening ...)
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 96 16:15:43 +0200

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I have just been informed of your very exciting newsletter/Digest.

I am mostly a big Robert Wyatt fan (along with Ivor Cutler, Joseph
Racaille, Art Bears, This Heat .. etc, like everybody here I guess). I
have interviewed John Greaves in a French Magazine called "Revue &
Corrigee", and I have some old ATEM paper on the Robert Wyatt case
(including lyrics etc...).

I also play One-Man-band (coming soon in Montreuil/France at the
Instants Chavires, with Eugene Chadbourne on the 14th of September). I
am also involved in the free improvisation absolutely mad french band
called PEU IMPORTE. I also have a radio show here in Grenoble.

Don't hesitate to contact me for further information.


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|          David FENECH             | 2, rue Claude Debussy    |
|                                   | 38100 GRENOBLE           |
|     (One man band , listener)     | ------------------------ |
|                                   | T E L : (33) 76 841 666  |
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|                                   | E-mail: fenechd@stm.com  |


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