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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 56                          ::
  ::                    Sunday, June 8th, 1997                    ::
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From: drashcraft@juno.com (DAVID R. ASHCRAFT)
Subject: BoudDeun Midwest tour
Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 21:56:18 -0500

Greetings, Musical Friends:
This e-mail is to let you know about an amazing band that will be playing in Chicago (and elsewhere) shortly.

Here's the scoop:
BOUD DEUN is a remarkable progressive fusion band from the Washington, D.C. area. They have two incredible CD's out and tour up and down the East Coast (until now). Having seen them live last month I can attest to the fact that they are remarkable and put on an extremely powerful live show. To read some reviews and check out some sound bytes try their website at: http://www.clark.net/pub/nicklin/bouddeun.html

Details of the Chicago show:
Date: Saturday, June 14th
Time: 8:30PM
Place: Bloom School of Jazz
           520 N. Michigan Ave.
           12th Floor
Cost: $8 (a bargain!)
More info: call Dave at (630) 637-8588
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended due to the limited number of seats available.
You can buy them by sending check or money order to:
David Ashcraft
1323 Ada Lane
Naperville, IL  60540

Parking is available at discounted rates in the garage at the SW corner of Grand & Rush (right behind 520 N. Michigan building)

This is a brilliant band--don't miss their Chicago debut!!
Regards, David

P.S. Thanks for your help and support of great live music...


From: "George Bricker" <geo@webspinners.ca>
Subject: Hints on where to locate cd releases
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 18:34:09 -0500

Intrigued by your research, seeking CD re-issues of titles such as Hoppertunity Box.
I live in central Canada, where/who should I contact for info. leading to
finding such releases if the have been re-issued... suggestions?



From: "Pat" <nomad@netrover.com>
Subject: A Somewhat Canterbury Album!!!
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 14:39:26 -0400

Hello Rattlers!

I heard a tune on Detroit Public Radio-WDET about 2 years ago that was really cool. Apparently there was UK pop super-underground-group that had an album come out in the late '80s. Two of the members mentioned after they played this tune were ROBERT WYATT & Tracy Thorn(Everything But The Girl). Does anyone know what album this might be???



[I don't know if this is what you're talking about, but Wyatt guested on an album by Ben Watt, who along with Tracey Thorn makes up the 'band' Everything But The Girl. That was in the early 80's - AL]


From: Malcolm Humes <mal@emf.net>
Subject: Henry Cowell's Sacred Cows
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 13:59:58 -0700

An anecdotal Henry Cowell and cows story:

At the UC Santa Cruz campus apparently is a large feild and portion of the campus that was donated by a Henry Cowell with the stipulation that cows be allowed to freely roam the fields. The students there, according to a friend of mine, joke about Henry Cowell's "Sacred Cows" as they cut through the field dodging the cows and cow patties. An obvious alternate description would be Henry's Cows.

That reminded me of Henry Cow when I first heard it and ever since when I think of Cowell and Henry Cow in the same sentence. But I believe that the Henry Cowell that donated the land was a related but different person than Henry Cowell the composer. And since Santa Cruz California is long ways from the roots of Henry Cow I doubt there's anything but tangential coincidence, but still amusing to me to know about Henry's Cows.  

  - Mal


From: steve.sunners@littlewoods.co.uk
Subject: Global Village Trucking Company
Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 4:58:01 +0000

Have you any information on the lead singer, I did have the Greasy Truckers's Live at Dingwall's Album but it seems to have been been lost.


Steve Sunners


From: Biffyshrew@aol.com
Subject: Henry Cow Leg End
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 15:46:23 -0400 (EDT)

[In WR#55, Dan Kurdilla wrote:]
>As to the Henry Cow cover sock, I presumed it was used on the first album
>in conjunction with the title 'Leg End', and it then continued as an
>artistic 'motif'.

That begs this question: did the title _Leg End_ (or _Legend_, as I always saw it written in discographies in the '70s) actually appear on the cover of the original British version of the album?   The U.S. Virgin pressing was simply titled _Henry Cow_.

Your pal,
Biffy the Elephant Shrew     @}-`--}----
Visit me at http://users.aol.com/biffyshrew/biffy.html


From: spetit <ptitseb@hotmail.com>
Subject: Yamasht'a and Romain's fanzine
Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 13:46:02 +0200

Hello Romain Rioboo and WRers,

In last WR, Romain has told about a french fanzine and asking for some info. I'm french too; What is your fanzine (english speaking) ?

In your bands' list, there are of course some bands I wouldn't class in Canterbury sound, but I bet you know them. In particular, Exclusive Raja is for me a french new music style with Fripp guitars (like Discipline); in fact the two guitarists have taken some lessons with the master. But I know they enjoy Canterbury bands too. Their producer in Northern France had some contacts with Canterbury members . Here is a real link with Canterbury. And for Samla Mamma's manna: it's RIO music (visit their crazy homepage)

About Yamasht'a: I've got "Raindog" and East wind's "frightenning". The musicians are not specified but Hugh Hopper is supposed to be in East Wind. These two albums are really in the same vein as Canterbury jazz rock style, with some more string arrangements or funky singing.  About his first period, I've only a single of "Red Buddha": experimental oriental music made with vibes, marimba and other percussions...And the Go period (another Y's band with Steve Winwood, Al Dimeola and...Klaus Schulze !!!) is totally funky -I mean BAD funky music. Perhaps their live album is a bit more interesting (?). Finally, yamasht'a (wich was a famous classic composer and percussions musician at first) has come back in classical and lyrical style in 90's, but with elctronic synth... sort of new age sound !

Well, Yamash'ta is quite original, isn't it ?

Hope this helps.
Sebastien (ptitseb@hotmail.com)
PS: Sleepless, a prog rock radio show in Northern France:


From: Chris Cutler <jf23@dial.pipex.com>
Subject: (none)
Date: Fri, 30 May 1997 18:31:17 +0000

dan kurdilla is right about the 'socks', nearly - ray smith wove the cover first and i nemed the record leg end after it - and also as an ironic claim to our (non) fame.

chris cutler

ps i think the 'why not ask tim hodgkinson' idea is a good model - i wish more people would just ask the horse - though maybe creative speculation is more fun ?
as for henry cowell, we even had a letter from mrs. cowell who had heard the rumour; but it's still coincidence... more epicene than eponymous... (and would we have had the hubris to compare ourselves to one of the 20th century essentials ? I don't think so). I remember reading his extraordinary new musical resources book though, at that time and am glad to see that it has been republished at last. For any musician it's an enormously stimulating read.


From: Age Rotshuizen <age@xs4all.nl>
Subject: As If - Softs
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 20:33:26 +0200 (MET DST)

Hello Rattlers,

Some (useless) facts about the fifth album of the Soft Machine:

The intro of 'As If' is used by Gong in 'Eat that phonebook coda' on Angel's

On the vinyl-version of '5', they forgot to mention the last song ('Bone' by
Elton Dean). So it seems like Marshall wrote 'Pigling Bland' (called 'LBO')
and Ratledge wrote 'Bone' (called 'Pigling Bland'). Good thing they invented
the CD.

Age Rotshuizen, Amsterdam.


From: John Covach <jcovach@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Cow(ell)?
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 10:16:51 -0400 (EDT)

I had always thought, like so many others, that the Henry Cow name was a clever, dada-ish reference to Cowell.  It had also occurred to me that it sounds much like Jethro Tull, which (as anyone on the Tull list will be happy to tell us) is also a kind of historical reference--though the name here is literal and the figure was by no means a composer!  Since HC took a certain pride in being at odds with the show biz end of things, the poke at Tull makes a certain amount of sense, especially since the original band name on their 1968 single "Sunshine Day" appears as Jethro Toe.  I guess all this really proves is that I think too much about these kinds of things, eh?

John Covach


From: cutler <jf23@dial.pipex.com>
Subject: h cow radio
Date: Sat, 07 Jun 1997 15:17:39 -0700

dear A

maybe we could could canvas your contacts for anyone who has good, very
good or excellent copies of the (destroyed by the BBC) HENRY COW peel
shows ? We have searched far and wide for good quality copies without
success - can anyone help ??   chris cutler


From: Mformlios@aol.com
Subject: A question
Date: Sat, 7 Jun 1997 22:54:37 -0400 (EDT)


It's phenomenally difficult to get live performances of Canterbury Music here in the US. Does a tape tree exist of bands like Caravan, Soft Machine, or Hatfield and the North? Where can I get live tapes?

Next, regarding two bootleg CD releases:
"Living in the Grey and Pink" (Aulica)
"The Canterbury Tapes" (Oh Boy)

Both of these feature BBC performances, but, possibly due to differences in tape speed in the poorly recorded Aulica release, the tracks sound different.

Are the performances of Caravan's "As I feel I Die" the same on both CDs?

Your time is appreciated.


Mark D. Forman


From: MARTIN WAKELING <marwak@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: GIG
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 10:48:39 +0100

Hi Aymeric

Just heard following from Jo Gielen re gig:

>NEWS : September 19 : London, Astoria  : CARAVAN - KEVIN AYERS

please include in WR, I hope a lot will be as happy as I am about a UK
appearance from you-know-who!




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HADOUK - BELGIAN DATE [Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich]
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Sep 25 - Norwich (UK), The Waterfront
Sep 26 - Ashton-Upon-Lyne (UK), The Witchwood
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