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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN'? -                     ::
  ::     The Weekly (or so) Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts   ::
  ::                         Issue # 180                          ::
  ::                  Wednesday, April 19th, 2001                 ::
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From: CuneiWay@aol.com
Subject: for WR - Smoke Signals
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:18:09 EDT

We are happy to announce that "Smoke Signals" by MATCHING MOLE will be  available worldwide on May 22nd. Formed by drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt  after he left the pioneering UK outfit Soft Machine in 1971, by early 1972, the band conisted of Robert, guitarist Phil Miller, bassist Bill MacCormick & electric pianist Dave McRae. Smoke Signals compiles all previously unreleased performances - selected & sequenced by Robert Wyatt biographer Mike King -  from the band's most intense gigging period. The set list is mostly drawn from Little Red Record, but the way the band performed the pieces live is quite different from the heavily overdubbed versions found on the studio disc. Despite their very short lifetime, Mole developed an individual sound based on the players idiosyncratic musical styles, that was a unique take on fusion and Canterbury musics. This CD features a very awe-inspiring cover by Tom Recchion and liner notes by WR's Aymeric Leroy.

The pieces are:

1) Intro
2) March Ides I
3) Smoke Rings
4) Nan True's Hole
5) Brandy As In Benj
6) Electric Piano solo
7) March Ides II
8) Instant Pussy
9) Smoke Signal
10) Lything & Gracing

Thank you very much for your interest and support in our releases.

Cuneiform Records


From: Martin Wakeling <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: Kevin Ayers
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 22:15:52 +0100

Hi Aymeric

Regarding the rather pessimistic query from Stephen Holloway in WR#179,  Kevin Ayers is headlining a free festival in Jette in Belgium on Saturday  April 21st with proceedings starting at 1300 hours (details on WAWS site).  Lots of Belgian beer (best in the world), mussels and brilliant  architecture. Only difficulty should be remaining sober until Kevin comes  on. Does this sound more optimistic? The more you read interviews with  Kevin you can find quoted references to him 'packing it in' since 1967 and  every year since. Also every album has been 'the last'. I think the moral  is to just be patient but remember that when the man climbs on stage the  age and the years and the waiting all roll away. I believe that Kevin knows that deep down and will actually keep playing for a long time yet just to rediscover and redefine that passion for himself from time to time. He is  an artist and a craftsman with a professionalism that you need to look for  beneath the louche, laidback outer persona. Then again, I stand prepared to be totally wrong! The main problem at present is that no-one, repeat no-one, is fixing up gigs in the UK where he will start to reach people. Ring him up with a venue and a gameplan and let's look forward to the future.



From: "Alberto R. De Conti" <conti@cpdee.ufmg.br>
Subject: Camel in Brazil
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 14:24:22 -0300

Hello Dear Ratllers,

I've had the opportunity of attending one of the Camel concerts in Brasil, here in Belo Horizonte. I'd like to say that their performance was superb, with a definitive rendition of 'Chord Changes', originally released on Moonmadness. Magnficent solos and a unforgettable atmosphere at the theatre really turned the audience on. I've heard that their concert in Sao Paulo was fantastic too. Now I'm looking forward to seeing Caravan here in my hometown, would it be possible?

Best regards,


From: "Dave Cross" <ddcross@us.ibm.com>
Subject: "Smoke Signals"
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 10:31:42 -0400

Congratulations Aymeric, and to everyone else involved with Cuneiform's Matching Mole "Smoke Signals", a document that actually manages to surpass the manic energy of the two "real" Mole albums. Recording quality is overall very, very nice, the artwork (by the LAFMFS Doo Dooettes) is just too beautiful. Beyond outstanding liner notes by Aymeric Leroy. Ecstatic, over the top playing by a fabulous line up, Robert Wyatt, Phil Miller, Bill MacCormick and Dave McRae. Personally, I highly recommend this CD!


Dave Cross


From: "Bill Duhigg" <duhigg4@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Dave Stewart single
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 17:05:35 -0400

While thinning my collection I came across a 1990 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin promo CD single on Rykodisc (RCD PRO 9004). It contains 2 versions of Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues":
--the version from "The Big Idea" album (@3:39)
--"Transylvanian Blue Suede Hooves Mix/ Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin's 116th Dream"(@6:43)

If anyone wants it, email me.  I'll let it go for $5 (negotiable), including shipping in the US, more to elsewhere.



From: mihra <policy.office@mihra.org>
Subject: Has What's Rattling Gong Mad?
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:29:56 +0000

   "Dreaming the Magic of your Maya."

As the last issue of "What's Rattling" had totally Gong Canterburyington mad. And, while the UK comes to terms with the fact that The Mike Patto story will be written, whether approved or not. We are going to make the What's Rattling membership an unique offer.

   "Dreaming the Magic of your Maya."

We now have the means to transfer from vynal to CD, this very rare, prized and early work by Daevid Allen, Elson (Loren) Standlee flute, Raja Sanyana (percussion) and the beautiful Ziska vocals, which was recorded in a very hip Paris in the Spring of 1968. And just before I was in Paris myself to meet my girlfriend of the time Diana, and my son. Diana was a friend of Elson, Ziska and Raja. Whom she had met when they were all living on the island of Formentera. Thereby, while waiting, I was also able to gig with this line up.

After the gig, I headed back to Holland to work on my own solo album "Piece of MInd".

We can reproduce the original cover. And for those Daevid Allen friends and fans interested in obtaining CD copies, first contact policy.office@mihra.org. Should take about 3 weeks for delivery. The price of these CDs will be in the region of £14.00 (UK)

Cheques to be made payable to Mihra and posted to
192 Chiswick Village London W4 3DG

Supporting a Genuine war upon drugs and human rights abuse.
Music Industry Human Rights Association
http://www.mihra.org/2k Em- policy.office@mihra.org


From: "Vladimir Zlotnikov" <radiognome46@hotmail.com>
Subject: lyrics
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 12:55:54 +0300


help me get lyrics for Daevid Allen's BANANAMOON, please.

thanks for website!



From: "Jay N. Cohen" <jaycoh@earthlink.net>
Subject: Obtaining CDs
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 13:56:10 -0400 (EDT)


I was perusing your wonderful website and was wondering if you would know how to obtain some of the items listed such as:

Darryl WAY's WOLF - Saturation Point, 1973 (Deram) [CD: Deram-Japan'91
SHORT WAVE - Live, 1993 (Gimini) [CD]
Didier MALHERBE - Bloom, 1980 (Charly) [CD: Voiceprint'00].


Jay N. Cohen
Florida, USA


From: "Natasha Podobed SKIF-5" <belorg@mail.ru>
Subject: Pierre Moerlen's Gong in Russia
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:14:03 +0400


wanted to let you know about Pierre Moerlen's Gong performing at the SKIF festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on the 20th of April.

It's a French-Russian line up of PM's Gong, Pierre performing with Russian musicians

More info at:

See information on SKIF festival on:

best regards,
Nadine Weill


From: MSARYBEEP@cs.com
Subject: National Health liner notes
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 20:55:41 EST

Hello Aymeric

I just got the National Health cd "playtime" yesterday, and I just wanted to compliment you on the extensive liner notes & history you wrote - simply fantastic! I've always wondered about the Gowan period, especially since I found out about a Chicago show [& appearance at a local record store] THREE WEEKS after it happened! I kicked a lot of inanimate objects for days.

Mike Sary/French TV


From: "Bill Bruford and Earthworks"
Subject: Bill Bruford's Earthworks Tour dates
Date: 8 Apr 2001 16:54:09 -0000

Bill Bruford and Earthworks - http://www.billbruford.co.uk

"The Sound of Surprise"


Bill Bruford's new CD "The Sound of Surprise" is now available in North America at all large record stores and www.disciplineglobalmobile.com.

The following tour dates have been announced:
     May 29th      Sculler's Boston
     May 30th      Bottom Line  NYC
     May 31st      Bottom Line  NYC  
     June  1st     Magic Bag, Ferndale, Detroit
     June  2nd     Martyr's, Chicago
     June  3rd     Shank Hall, Milwaukee
     June  4th     Dakota Bar and Grill,  Minneapolis St Paul
     June  5th     Jazz Alley,  Seattle
     June  6th     Jazz Alley,  Seattle
     June  7th     Aladdin Theatre, Portland OR
     June  8th     Catalina's Bar and Grill,  LA
     June  9th     Catalina's Bar and Grill,  LA
     June 10th     Catalina's Bar and Grill,  LA
     June 11th     Kuumbwa Jazz Centre,  Santa Cruz
     June 12th     Yoshi's, Oakland,  CA
     June 13th     Yoshi's, Oakland,  CA

This list is now closed; no further dates will be added, and no changes are anticipated.

Best regards,
The folks at Bill Bruford Productions


From: "Eric Van Monckhoven" <eric.vm@pp.inet.fi>
Subject: Wigwam
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 09:23:32 +0300

Dear Rattlers,

I don't know if this is for interest to you but maybe some of you would appreciate the Finnish band WIGWAM. When I  listen to their music some weeks ago I thought this was some kind of Camel/Caravan sound. It seems they never could use the full potential of the  musicians but that's fine anyway and there are some nice tunes.

From one album to another the line-up is different with Jim Pembroke (vocals and electric piano) and Ronnie Osterberg  (drums) the longest-standing members. The band includes other musicians like Jukka Gustavson (vocals and keyboards/really excellent on the organ with a very  huge sound especially in the live sessions), Pekka Pohjola and Mans Groundstroem (bass), Jukka Tolonen (a famous artist with international fame I recommand) and Pekka Rechardt (guitars), and many additional musicians, depending on the album. Back in the days, Wigwam was, instumentally, an organ-based trio.

Here is a list of their records (all on vynil and CD):
Hard N' Horny (1969) LRCD 9/19
Tombstone Valentine (1970) LRCD 9/19
Fairyport (1971) LRCD  44/45
Being (1973) LRCD 92
Live Music from the Twilight Zone (1974) LXCD 517
Nuclear Nighclub (1975) LRCD 129
The Lucky Golden Stripes And Starpose (1976) LRCD 166
Dark Album (1977) LRCD 227
Highlights LXCD 605
Fresh Garbage-Wigwam Rarities 1969-1977 2CD LXCD 626

Have a good listening and share your thoughts about it.


From: HANDRUMUSIC@freenet.de
Subject: Keith Tippett
Date: 04 Apr 2001 05:57:20 +0100

Dear Aymeric,

I discovered one tiny error on you site: You give the label Vertigo for the Keith Tippett Group's first LP "You Are Here, I Am There". This is wrong; it was a Polydor U.K. album, my copy has the catalogue number 2384 004 Polydor Standard, but this may already be a reissue. The first issue may have been on the U.K. Polydor sublabel Marmalade, but I found out that I do not have any more information on this issue, and I am not sure about this. Belgian jazz discographer Walter Brunyinckx lists only this one issue that I have.

He also lists an unissued session of the Tippett group for Revolution, a sublabel of Immediate, recorded September 18, 1968, with the same lineup except that Gillian Lyons plays bass.

Titles were:
1. Hail conquering hero
2. Five after dawn
3. Thoughts to Geoff
4. A day with Alice
5. The tip of the iceberg.

Maybe this is helpful for you. Your site is fantastic! Lots of work done!


Michael Weil


From: "Tony Garone" <tony@garone.net>
Subject: The Epic of Gilgamesh
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 20:14:26 -0700

You may find this interesting. I've been working on this project for
nearly two years, and I think you may appreciate it.

The main site is:

MP3 samples are located at:


Thanks for your time,
Tony Garone


From: "Doug Bartel" <spiflicate@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hamster Theatre
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 02:27:34 -0000

Hi Aymeric,

I e-mailed about this 2 issues ago, but you haven't posted it on your site, so here I go again. Thanks:

Hi Rattlers,

Did anyone catch the recent Hamster Theatre concert in Colorado? How was it?

Did anybody get a tape of it? I'd love to hear it. Plenty to trade.

- Doug Bartel


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

        [for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX]

==> CARAVAN <============================================================

Jul 22 - BURG-HERZBERG Festival (Germany)

Info: mailto:think.progressive@t-online.de

Held between July 19-22, 2001, the festival will also feature Magma, Porcupine Tree, Ozric Tentacles, Anekdoten, Keef Hartley Band, Embryo, RPWL and Birth Control.

Aug 18 - CANTERBURY Festival

Other plans for CARAVAN include dates in Italy and Southern France during the Spring, and an appearance at MexProg Festival (Mexico) in September 2001.

Line-up: Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, Richard Coughlan, Geoff Richardson,
         Doug Boyle, Jim Leverton, Simon Bentall

==> ELTON DEAN / MARK HEWINS <===========================================

Apr 26 - LONDON, Klinker Club @ The Sussex Pub (107a Culford Road N1)
(9-11.30pm £4)

==> JOHN GREAVES TRIO <==================================================

May 21 - PARIS (France), La Maroquinerie

Line-up: John Greaves (vocals, bass), Patrice Meyer (guitar)
         Manuel Denizet (drums)

==> IN CAHOOTS [QUARTET] <===============================================

Jun 01 - LILLERS (France), Theatre de l'Abattoir / Jun 02 - ST.JEAN-AUX-BOIS [nr Compiegne] (France), Les Naiades

Line-up: Phil Miller, Peter Lemer, Fred Baker, Pip Pyle

==> IN CAHOOTS [SEXTET] <================================================

Sep 25 - NEWCASTLE / Sep 27 - NOTTINGHAM / Sep 28 - HULL / Oct 03 - LEEDS / Oct 04 - BIRMINGHAM / Oct 08 - LONDON, Vortex Jazz Bar

+ dates in France, Italy and the Netherlands (all dates tbc)

Line-up: Phil Miller, Peter Lemer, Fred Baker, Pip Pyle
         Elton Dean, Jim Dvorak

If you can help with bookings in these countries, please contact me and I'll forward your details to the band.

==> DIDIER MALHERBE & HADOUK TRIO <======================================

Apr 24 - QUIMPER, Theatre de Cornouailles / May 20 - MANTES-LA-VILLE, Festival Ventissime / May 31 - PARIS, Auditorium St.Germain

with Loy Ehrlich (hajaj & synth) & Steve Shehan (percussion)

Apr 27 - PARIS, Le Sunside

with Roger Raspail 'Caraibe' Trio

May 06 - PARIS, Haute Foire (Fete des Jazz)

with Patrice Meyer (guitars), Philippe Foch (percussion)
     & Loy Ehrlich (synth)

More info: http://www.malherbedidier.com

==> PIERRE MOERLEN'S GONG <==============================================

Apr 20 - St.PETERSBURG (Russia), The 5th Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival

with a new French-Russian line-up (see above)

Info: http://republikavega.narod.ru


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

==> BILL BRUFORD'S EARTHWORKS <==========================================

May 29 - BOSTON (MA), Sculler's / May 30/31 - NEW YORK (NY), Bottom Line / Jun 01 - DETROIT (MI), Magic Bag, Ferndale / Jun 02 - CHICAGO (IL), Martyrs / Jun 03 - MILWAUKEE (WI), Shank Hall / Jun 04 - MINNEAPOLIS / St.PAUL (MN), Dakota Bar And Grill / Jun 05/06 - SEATTLE (WA), Jazz Alley / Jun 07 - PORTLAND (OR), TBA / Jun 08/09/10 - LOS ANGELES (CA), Catalina's Bar And Grill / Jun 11 - SANTA CRUZ (CA), Kuumbwa Jazz Centre / Jun 12-13 - SAN FRANCISCO (CA), Yoshi's

Jun 20-24 - LONDON, Pizza Express Jazz Club

Info: http://www.bbprod.demon.co.uk/news.html

==> CUNEIFORM NIGHT <====================================================

Jun 26 - NEW YORK CITY (NY), Knitting Factory

Sponsored by the Downtown Music Gallery

==> JOHN ETHERIDGE [ex-Soft Machine guitarist] <=========================

Info: http://www.johnetheridge.f9.co.uk

==> FRED FRITH <=========================================================

Apr 24 - OAKLAND (CA), Mills College [Contemporary Performance Ensemble, directed by Fred Frith & Steed Cowart]

May 21 - VICTORIAVILLE (Quebec), FIMAV [Frith-Zorn-Laswell-Lombardo]

May 23 - LONDON, Spitz [solo]

Jun 02 - PORTO (Portugal) [Frith-Drouet-Sclavis]

Jun 16 - BASEL (Switzerland) [with Arte Sax Quartet and Urs Leimgruber]

==> MAGMA <==============================================================

Apr 19 -  NANCY (France), Salle Poirel

Apr 20 - St.PETERSBURG (Russia), Festival

Apr 27 - BORDEAUX (France), Salle du Vigean

May 27 - OSAKA (Japan), Club Quattro / May 28 - KYOTO (Japan) / May 30/31 - TOKYO (Japan), On Air West

Jul 21 - BURG-HERZBERG Festival (Germany)

More info: http://www.seventhrecords.com

==> SUPERSISTER <=========================================================

May 02/03 - DEN HAAG (Netherlands), Koninklijke Schouwburg / May 04 - GRONINGEN, Oosterpoort

Line-up:  Robert Jan Stips (keyboards/voc), Marco Vrolijk (drums),
          Ron van Eck (bass), Sacha van Geest (flute)

More info: http://www.stips.net

==> THEO TRAVIS <========================================================

May 11 - LONDON, Royal Festival Hall [Roger Beaujolais Quintet], 5.15pm / May 15 - NORWICH, Red Lion [Mike Capocci trio] / Jun 07 - LONDON, Lauderdal House (Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, N6), 8.30pm [Theo Travis Quartet]

Info: http://www.travis33.demon.co.uk


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