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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN'? -                     ::
  ::      The Monthly (?) Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts     ::
  ::                         Issue # 190                          ::
  ::                Wednesday, January 16th, 2002                 ::
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                           HAPPY NEW YEAR !!


From: mellingham@roughguides.co.uk (Mark Ellingham)
Subject: WR
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 12:31:20 +0000

[In WR#189 Aymeric Leroy wrote:]
>This newsletter might continue to be a rather monthly event

Aymeric - I think monthly is an excellent idea! Not in any way a failure on
anyone's part - simply a settling down! - all best, Mark

Mark Ellingham, Publisher
Rough Guides

[Well... I think you've won... Thus the new heading! But chances are it will be as "monthly" as it once was "weekly"... depending on contributions! - AL]


From: CuneiWay@aol.com
Subject: "Backwards"
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 13:04:45 EST

Coming in May, 2002:

Soft Machine
Cuneiform Records       
Rune 170

3 different periods are featured: May, 1970 by the classic quartet. This 38  minute performance is one of the best sounding recordings of the band,  surpassing most of their studio recordings + 12' of never before released  material by the septet from 11/69 + Robert Wyatt & the band's original 1968/69 hybrid demo for Moon In June!

The booklet includes rare photos and liner notes by Aymeric Leroy.

Thank you for your interest.

Cuneiform Records


From: "Luna Negra, S.C." <lunanegr@sjr.podernet.com.mx>
Subject: WR: The Bassonists Club news
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 18:27:02 -0600

Hi, there:

I just got the following letter from Sally Potter and Christopher Sheppard I'd like to share with you. If you can help Lindsay, please help now.

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c/o Adventure Pictures
6, Blackbird Yard
London E2 7RP

6 November 2001

Dear friend of Lindsay Cooper,

This is to let you know that yesterday Lindsay moved to a new flat. The address is:

24A Cantelowes Road
London NW1 9XR

Tel: 020 7485 0013
e-mail: cooper@cooper.sonnet.co.uk

We know that Lindsay would really appreciate visits to her new home and th receive letters/ emails/ phonecalls.

The new flat in on the ground floor, with propper wheelchair facilities and has its own garden. As Lindsay is now a wheelchair user this will greatly improve her quality of life.

The garden is currently overgrown with weeds and nettles and needs revitalising so that Lindsay will be able to enjoy some fresh air and flowers. To achieve this, we are creating a special Bassonists Garden Fund to pay for the work. If you would like to maka a contribution, either to this or Lindsay's other house-moving costs then please end a cheque or make a bank transfer (deteils below- please let us know if you make a contribution by bank transfer).

With thanks.

Yours truly,

Sally Potter and Christopher Sheppard.

PS: If you have an e-mail address please let us know

Name of organization: The bassonists club
Bank and branch name: NatWest, Marylebone High St, London W1
Account number: 29672295
Sort code50-30-25

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See you,

Juan José @ Luna Negra


From: "Donald A. Prakash" <daprakash@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Henry Cow: Western Culture
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 03:11:03 -0800


Just wanted you to know, so you could update the discography!  Recommended
Records has re-released a newer, remastered version of the album Western
Culture by Henry Cow.  This new release features some bonus tracks, as well.
Not sure if ESD will be releasing the same as well.



From: "Rob Laurie" <RL@amcoz.com.au>
Subject: PIG
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 16:30:44 +1100

Hey Aymeric

How are things?
I have just noticewd a release by John Greaves and Pip Pyle called 'Pig Part Project' are you aware of this or any other Rattlers? It certainly looks new. Its currently in Ebay

Rob Laurie

[I haven't seen the released version yet, but I know this album. It's actually a project led by one Philippe-Marcel Iung, a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, who was joined by John and subsequently Pip, leading to an actual collaborative work. I personally think there's some excellent stuff in there - AL]


From: "Peter Muir" <info@pmpr.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:43:23 -0000

Hi Aymeric,

Peter at Market Square Records here to let you know that Market Square is reissuing KEVIN AYERS' 1992 album, 'Still Life  With Guitar' with bonus tracks in alternative versions of two tracks plus a previously unreleased song from the period called "Running With Human  Race".  Release date is February 18 2002. We also have a live album by Kevin backed by the excellent The Wizards Of Twiddly available  entitled "Turn the Lights Down! - Live in London".   Details at http://www.marketsquarerecords.com

All the best to you all,
PETER MUIR Market Square


From: "Aad Link" <aadlink@xs4all.nl>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 16:23:01 +0100
It's  there,                             
it's good, it's super, it's...


The long expected Supersister reunion live double CD
Live at the Paradiso 2000

A monumental recording of the complete - almost 2 hours !  -  concert Supersister gave during their now already legendary reunion tour 2000/2001.  band and crew wish to dedicate this splendid double CD to their  dear friend, Supersister's flute player Sacha van Geest, whose unexpected and deeply mourned death called a sudden end to this otherwise so unique and joyful event.

cd 1  (52:44) :
present from nancy
memories are new
no tree will grow
judy goes on  holiday

cd 2  (58:15) :
corporating  comboboys
6 blauwe dwergen
pudding en gisteren
she was naked

Get it now and download the free bonus track Dance Your Dance, a rough mix of Supersister's last studio session in june 2001, at  :  http://www.stips.net/shop/shop.htm   

For  more info visit : http://www.supersister.nl/


From: Hiroshi Masuda <hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp>
Subject: Kevin Ayers
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 02:24:00 +0900

Hi Aymeric!

Kevin Ayers will play at Osaka under my organization.

March 4, Patapata at Osaka.
[info: 06-6881-1111]
Info: Poseidon Productions <hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp>

Please announce it on your web site.


POSEIDON Productions
Hiroshi Masdua
4-4-5, Higahsi-jujo
Kita-ku, Tokyo, 114-0001
tel. +81-3-5902-7981 mobile+81-90-6009-3767
fax. +81-20-4668-8749 +81-3-5902-7982
email: hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp


From: "Eric Van Monckhoven" <eric.vm@pp.inet.fi>
Subject: wigwam plays wigwam live
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:51:26 +0200

Following some previous communication about that band, I have to inform you that some weeks ago WIGWAM has released a 2CD live album called "Wigwam plays Wigwam Live" recorded in April&July 2001 at Tavastia Club/Helsinki. I think it's among the good things Finland can offer in the progrock field and I invite anyone, concert organisers as well, to arrange something for them in your respective country, town, city, home, garage,... (www.rocktops.fi)

The album includes the following songs:
- Friend from the Field
- Absalom
- Kite
- Tramdriver
- Save my Money...Name
- Colossus
- Simple Human Kindness
- Lucky Golden Stripes and Starpose
- Do or Die
-Nuclear Nightclub
- Bless Your Lucky Star
- Bertha Come Back
- No New Games
- Freddie Are You Ready
- Eddie and the Boys
- Vegetable Rumble
- Grass for Blades

Nice to get the lyrics at the same time.

The line-up is: Jim Pembroke (vocals, keyboards), Pekka Richardt (guitar), M‰ns Groundstroem (bass, backing vocals), Esa Kotilainen (keyboards) and Jari Kettunen (drums).

Good energy and good music by the "old boys" and much room for Pekka at the guitar....only to say we regret the absence of Juka Gustavson (terrific organ player).

As you know all, the band was founded sometime in the end of the sixties as one of the first progrock band in Finland.

It's distributed by EMI Finland

Happy New Year


PS Last November, we had also in Helsinki OZRIC Tentacles in a one "Space Odyssey" night concert...Unfortunately I was busy with another band and could not see them... Maybe someone can write about it.


From: Alistair Kerr <alistair@openup.net>
Subject: Khan - Space Shanty
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2002 17:14:18 +0000


Thanks for an great and genuinely informative website. On the subject of CDs of Khan's 'Space Shanty', I've just managed to place an order with Amazon.com (as opposed to Amazon.co.uk) for the aforementioned masterpiece. Seems it’s a remastered Japanese limited edition. At least I think so. To be honest, I was so excited at seeing it for the first time in twenty-odd years, I read not much further than the title before ordering. So hurry, hurry, hurry while stocks last etc. etc. Actually, now that I mention it I wish I'd ordered more than one copy!

Thanks again,
Alistair Kerr

P.S. They also seem to have copies of both of Quiet Sun's albums.

[As far as I know, plans for 'enhanced' CD reissues of the Khan album as well as the Egg Decca albums and more, are still underway and should begin to materialize in the coming weeks - AL]


From: "Roger Bunn" <policy.office@mihra.org>
Subject: Ay Merry Christmas to all
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 21:49:52 -0000

Hi Aymeric

Aside from suggesting the Her Majesty's government that the "do it yourself"   method as to weaning oneself off smack or whatever, could be home grown poppies under lights at home. (Very cost effective huh?) And insisting that the Afghans will not want to feed themselves on apricots and nuts for long, and that the law on soft drugs should be changed at UN level to permit  Afghanistan to have a legal hash export. ;-)

I am in mid 2nd session of writing my autobiog. 75,000 words wherein Music industry names are being dropped faster than bombs upon Afghan. It's an unusual story of a lunatic born 1942, father killed over Essen bombing  the Krupps war machine. And a life in music after growing up with  grandparents in Norwich in Norfolk. Where at one time, there were as many churches as there were pubs ;-) A farming associated city. And headed to London and the music industry.

I wondered if any of your Dutch readers might know of some of the people mentioned herein? I would like to be able to contact them if poss.

My solo album Piece of Mind was recorded because when I came back from Afghanistan in 1967. I went into to see Derek Taylor, Beatles manager, and resident at the Apple shop in Baker Street. Told him that when I was working for Marianne, Paul had said I could use the demo studio reel to reel recorders for my demos. And over a couple of weeks I spent some time working and meeting people in Apple.

Actually, when it closed down, I emptied the shop of Beatles material that is now worth mega 1000s in auction rooms. (More about that later maybe.)

Then I went to Holland to see Orlando Janga, who has since gone crazy, and who I met in Tehran when he was traveling in hashish. And had invited me to visit him in Holland which was his home.

So, I left Diana and my son Gabriel back in London, from where she would head to Buffalo and back. I went to Holland to boogie. Where I discovered that Orlando had returned to Pakistan, and I had no where to stay. Except for one other person, artist, the late Hans Van Draanen, whose work can still be seen on the walls of coffee shops in Alkmaar. But his other work, as incredible and ahead of its time, has mainly been ignored. Staying with Hans and Barbars and the kids in the late 60s in a seriously laidback Holland was a very pleasant and enlightening experience. And I got to play a lot of people and those in Bergen interested in the arts.

I left a copy of my demo Apple tapes in Holland. When I got back, a telegram arrived saying that a producer in Alkmaar, Holland, wanted to get together and record, with NV Phonogram behind it, a solo album of mine and lyricist, poet, friend John Mackie lyrics.

So I went back and got together with the very best rhythm section in Holland, Dick Vennick flute, Jan Hollestelle Ebass, Kees Kraneberg drums playing with his hands on "Road to the Sun", and the incredible for his time Hans Jansen on piano.

When I was recording this album, I was staying as a guest of a lady in a big house in Bergen, the artists village. John Mackie came over for a while to help finish off some of the lyrics and work on more, but his lung collapsed, and he had to return home. John is still alive and working with Aberdeen University.

Then all sorts of things happened after I had been back to the UK and returned to Holland. First the Dutch Musicians Union went on strike, and then my grandfather died while Diana and I were living in Egmont-on-Zee.

With the album not finished, I left it in the hands of producer Frans Peters and Ruud Bos, the Dutch arranger already being seen as one of the best in the country. Where later Ruud Bos would state that he really enjoyed working on it while I was away in the UK to where I had returned, to confront my family, as it's "black sheep", after the death of my grandfather. Ruud Bos then went into the studios with members of the Dutch National Orchestra, the Metropole, and added the strings, horns and whatever

Back in London I was waiting, and then suddenly, it was in the shops and I was being asked to do Dutch TV shows.

I won't comment on this any further except to say that compared with  albums made during that period, and considering this was the first ever UK/Euro music collaboration of its kind. I'm proud to be associated with those who made it possible, and far more proud of the work itself.

Piece of Mind, circa 1968 / 69 Alkmaar and Hilversum Holland.

You can buy a copy of this album from Mihra for £15 presently.

I'm happy to tell you that the 10 CD copies of Daevid Allen and friends  "Dreaming the Magic of your Maya" Circa Paris also 1968, which we sent out  before Christmas have been very well received.

Merry Christmas and a great Rattling New Year to everyone.



From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: Canterbury Imports
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 17:39:13 -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>. Meanwhile, here are some excerpts for Canterbury fans.

On our import pre-order page

An excellent album from this British progressive group recorded in 1969 by a band of mysterious pseudonyms. In fact, this was a formation of some of the biggest names in UK progressive rock including Simeon Sasparella & Njerogi Gategaka (aka Steve Hillage from Gong). The other 3 members Dave Stewart, Clive Brooks and Mont Campbell formed Egg. Originally released on Evolution this heavy, spacey keyboarddriven album is often compared to Pink Floyd's Saucerful of Secrets. For fans of Egg, Gong, National Health and Caravan.

Japanese Limited Edition reissues in mini LP sleeves

I should note that I don't have any information to confirm that these are remastered. Also, I find it curious that they're doing this for Shleep. As a fairly recent release, I wasn't actually aware it had ever been released
as an LP. Perhaps not.

And on our new imports page <http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/imports/new.htm>

British progressive rock group released two albums on Vertigo & were led by the guitar & vocals of Angus Cullen. Highly praised in The Tapestry of Delights guide to progressive rock. Packaged in a mini gatefold LP sleeve. For fans of early Genesis, Caravan & Soft Machine. Akarma.


                          Gary Davis
The Artist Shop                              The Other Road
http://www.artist-shop.com          artshop@artist-shop.com
phone: 877-856-1158, 330-929-2056       fax:330-945-4923
     Artist Shop Radio <http://www.artist-shop.com/radio>
       Check out the latest Artist Shop newsletter at


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*               FORTHCOMING CANTERBURY-RELATED CONCERTS                 *
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        [for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX]

==> Kevin AYERS <========================================================

Mar 01/02 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG Club [info: 03-5531-2024] / Mar 04 - OSAKA (Japan), Patapata [info: 06-6881-1111]

Line-up: Kevin Ayers (vocals & guitar), Marvin Siau (keyboards, guitar & vocal), Alain Berthe (lead guitar), Patrick Deneve (bass guitar), Ludo Huyghe (drums)

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

Jan 19 - ATHENS (Greece), Rhodon Club

Jan 26/27 - TOKYO (Japan), TLG

Jun 30 - TRENTON, NJ (USA), NEARfest 2002
website: http://www.nearfest.com

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

==> GONGZILLA <==========================================================

Feb 21 - BERLIN (Germany), Quasimodo / Feb 22 - HAMBURG (Germany), Lola / Feb 23 - MINDEN (Germany), Jazzclub / Feb 25 - FRANKFURT (Germany), Sinkkasten / Feb 26 - KARLSRUHE (Germany), Jubez / Feb 27 - WETZLAR (Germany), Kulturzentrum Franzis / Feb 28 - ZOETERMEER (Netherlands), Boerderij / Mar 01 - VERVIERS (Belgium), Spirit of 66 / Mar 02 - SCHWALBACH (Germany), Cafe Stormwind / Mar 04 - BONN (Germany), Jazz Galerie / Mar 05 - KREFELD (Germany), Kulturfabrik / Mar 06 - RECKLINGHAUSEN (Germany), Brazil / Mar 07 - CORNBERG (Germany), Klosterkirche (tbc) / Mar 08 - OFFENBURG (Germany), Reithalle / Mar 09 - KOBLENZ (Germany), Cafe Hahn

Line-up: Bon Lozaga (guitar), Hansford Rowe (bass), Pierre Moerlen (drums) & Benoît Moerlen (vibes)

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

Jan 17 - PARIS (France), New Morning

with Sophia Domancich (piano) & Vincent Courtois (cello)

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

Feb 07/08/09 - PARIS (France), Péniche Opéra

As part of the Printemps de la Mélodie Textes et Mensonges - poems by Jean-Marc Stricker set to music by Didier Malherbe, and sung by mezzo-soprano Anne Barbier

Feb 15 - RENNES (France), Festival Roulements de Tambour

HADOUK TRIO - Didier Malherbe, Loy Ehrlich & Steve Shehan

Feb 26 - METZ (France), Les Trinitaires

L'ANCHE DES METAMORPHOSES - an evening of poetry and music with Didier Malherbe and comedian Annie Legrand

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

==> Richard SINCLAIR <===================================================

Mar 24 - TOKYO (Japan), Mandal-La [info: 03-5474-0411] / Mar 28 - OSAKA (Japan), Patapata [info: 06-6881-1111]

with Trio Los Opabinos: Kazuto Shimizu (keyboards) [Arepos], Natsuki Kido (guitar) [Bondage Fruit] & Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (drums) [Altered States]

Info: Poseidon Productions <hma@mvj.biglobe.ne.jp>


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*                        AND OTHER GOOD GIGS...                         *
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==> LYDIA DOMANCICH <====================================================

Mar 03 - CARHAIX (Bretagne) [Sula Bassana] / Mar 12 - VERDUN [Pan A Paname] / Mar 22 - ALENÇON (61), Auditorium [Andouma] / Mar 23 - DOMPIERRE (61) [Andouma] / Apr 05 - STAINS (95) [Andouma] / Apr 15 - ARGENTAN (61) [Andouma]

Trio Andouma: Lydia Domancich, Aïssata Kouyaté, Pierre Marcault
Sula Bassana: Lydia Domancich, Céline Fabre, Aïssata Kouyaté, Pierre Marcault, Jean-Mathias Petri, Marthe Vassallo

==> SOPHIA DOMANCICH <===================================================

Mar 01 - MONTBELIARD, Scène Nationale [Didier Levallet Quartet] / Mar 07/08/09 - DUNKERQUE, MJC [S.Goubert Quartet] / Apr 27 - PARIS, Maison de la Radio [SD Quintet] / Jun 13 - AVIGNON, Théâtre du Chène Noir [Didier Levallet Quartet]

SD Trio: C.Tchamichian, S.Goubert
SD Quintet: S.Goubert, C.Tchamichian, J-L Capozzo, M.Marre


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