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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 46                          ::
  ::                   Tuesday, March 18th, 1997                  ::
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From: neato@pipeline.com
Subject: best sellers
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 11:20:39 -0500

[In WR#45, Jim Grainger <Jim@regneag.demon.co.uk> wrote:]
>Right! Here's a challenge - does anyone know the number of copies sold
>of the various "classic" Canterbury records ?  What was the biggest seller?

Nothing like a challenge!!... If we include Mike Oldfield via his "Whole
World" association, then the answer is easy - "Tubular Bells"... Things become
more difficult after that... Perhaps Wyatt's "Rock Bottom" on the strength
of his "hit" remake of I'm a Believer...or perhaps one of the Camel

- Wish i could say Lol Coxhill's "Toverbal Sweet" ! haha

                           all my mistakes were once acts of genius
                                            neato@pipeline com


From: RAYMBEN@aol.com
Subject: Ivor Cutler
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 18:46:29 -0500 (EST)

Hi there!

Wouldn't you consider Ivor Cutler a part of the Canterbury scene, or at least
linked to it?  I was surprised that you didn't have a link to his website and
a discography...   He is Chris' father, isn't he?

Would you consider Mike Oldfield part of the Canterbury family-- after all,
he plays on many of the others' records and virtually started Virgin
Records-- as well as was an original member of the Whole World-- a Canterbury
band because of Kevin Ayers' involvement?

Just curious,



From: E.Roos@BURO.KUN.NL
Subject: John Martyn
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 09:40:30 +0000

Hi Rattlers!

[In WR 45 ALEXCARY@aol.com wrote about John Martyn:]
> If you've never heard this mans voice and musical creativity which
>can equally match Richard Sinclair's and Robert Wyatt's (which I find
>just as good), though in a different direction, then I suggest you
>sample either some of his early works or recent live compilations
>which date back to the early 70's. Superb writing and singing and
>parallel to most of our Canterbury music.

I have never heard any music made by John Martyn. I guess more Rattlers don't. Would you like to give us some titles from CD's? What's a good place to start to 'get into' his music?




From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: New Events, New Artists [excerpt]
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 01:23:36 -0500

Hello Friends:

Here's some really incredible news.  As many of you may know, Gongzilla is descended from the group, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, which was responsible for such incredible albums as Exresso, Expresso II, Downwind, Time is the Key,Leave It Open and more. This summer Bon Lozaga, Hansford Rowe and Benoit Moerlen are reuniting with their old comrade, Pierre Moerlen, for a tour of the States. The band will be billed as Pierre Moerlen's Gong, but the material performed will be drawn from both PM Gong and Gongzilla! If things go well, a live album may result.  I was lucky enough to see this outfit perform some years ago in Cleveland and it just blew me away!

If you would be interested in bringing these incredible musicians to your town, please drop me a note. Even if you don't have all the resources to promote a show yourself, drop me a note to let me know of your interest and where precisely you are located. If others from the same area contact me, I'll put you together to pool your resources.


                              Gary Davis
The Artist Shop                              The Other Road
http://www.artist-shop.com       OtherRoad@aol.com


From: Aymeric Leroy <bigbang@alpes-net.fr>
Subject: Pierre Moerlen
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 1997 8:02:08 +0000

In addition to Gary's posting above :

- Pierre Moerlen is touring Japan, then Europe, with Brand X, starting late March. The line-up is apparently a trio of Goodsall, Jones and Moerlen.

- Mireille Bauer told me that there was talk of Pierre joining Gong (Daevid Allen etc.) this Summer, replacing Pip Pyle who is reportedly not too keen.

- Then there's this info about a PMG tour, also this Summer.

Confusing... But it's great news that Pierre is back in rock'n'roll land !


From: MARTIN WAKELING <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: WAWS Web Page
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 16:57:40 GMT

Hi Aymeric

I've got a WAWS page on line now with selections from back issues - plan is to put more on and a load more pictures.  I'd be grateful if you could mention the site in What's Rattlin' when you have time.

URL is http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~marwak/index.html




From: HuskerDeux@aol.com
Subject: Patrick Forgas
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 19:29:55 -0500 (EST)

Looking for Patrick Forgas- "Art D'Echo" CD if someone can direct me to a distributor  or dealer (I've been to Wayside as I deal direct with them, but they don't know the title).  I'm interested in hearing it to look forward to the new project that I expect will be a (Canterbury readers funded project). If anyone can help me, I'm interested in hearing the guy play.

["Art D'Echo" doesn't really sound like the next album, "Roue Libre". It is essentially a solo project with Patrick singing and playing synths/electronic percussion, with guest soloing. "Roue Libre" will be instrumental and very group-based. However, there is a track on "Art D'Echo", entitled "My Trip", which is actually the entire second side of Patrick's "Cocktail" album from 1977. Just mentally erase the vocals on this track and you'll get a pretty good picture of what the new album will sound like - AL]


From: Julian Christou <christoj@ug1.plk.af.mil>
Subject: John Martyn & John Stevens
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 14:29:25 -0700 (MST)

John Martyn also contributed to John Steven's Away adding vocals to the
single version of Annie which was an instrumental on the album.



From: Age Rotshuizen <Age.Rotshuizen@pjmi.knaw.nl>
Subject: Gong's Missing pieces
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 12:47:19 +0100

Hello everyone,

The last few months I've bought almost all Gong CDs feat. Daevid Allen. I've
started out with the Flying Teapot this summer, just checking the guy-who- once-was-a-member-of-the-Soft-Machine & it really blew my mind. The Canterbury Discography turned out to be very handy (thanx Aymeric), but I kept on asking myself the question, why two recordings, once released on LP, were never released on CD. I'm talking about the Glastonbury Fayre songs & the Greasy Truckers live set. I know that the Henry Cow part of Greasy Truckers is available as a bonus on their 1976 Concerts album, so why isn't Gongs part never rereleased? I'm getting very curious, especially since their not playing their 'greatest hits' like Flying Teapot & You Can't Kill Me.

IMHO they - i.e. the record-companies - should have released the 1977 Live Etc. album on a double CD including the two missing pieces of Gong, instead of putting the 'Doomsday' track on Angels Egg (There are two versions of Angel Egg, I bought the wrong one, i.e. without the Live Etc.-track) & releasing Live Etc. as a single CD. But I guess that's wishful thinking. Is there anyone who've heard these missing pieces of Gong & could tell me if they're worth rereleasing? Is there anyone who've seen them on one of those festivals? Or maybe anyone knows about plans of rereleasing this music.

Age Rotshuizen
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

P.S. Thanx Martin for answering my question about Joy of a Toy.


From: mashu@musart.co.uk (Hewins/ Hopper/ Maïtra)
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 12:02:29 GMT

Hi Aymeric!

MUSART now have a search facility on the site. It searches all of the 'What's Rattlin'' back issues so you can find anyone's name at the touch of a button.

The button on the 'Banner bar' of the frameset is the best location to use it from.

< http://www.musart.co.uk/muso1.htm >

Or the page itself is at....

< http://www.musart.co.uk/ssearch.htm >

Happy Hunting!!

      - Mark Hewins - Shyamal Maïtra -  Hugh Hopper -



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