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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 60                          ::
  ::                   Monday, July 14th, 1997                    ::
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From: Henry Potts <henry@bondegezou.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Bruford at the RFH and other forthcoming UK prog gigs
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 18:42:33 +0100

As part of a week-long "festival of drumming and percussion from across the globe" at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Bill Bruford & Pete Lockett's Network of Sparks (described as "acoustic and electronic sounds with drum kit, Indian/African drums and midi marimba") are playing on Monday, 14 July at 7:30pm in the Purcall Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall (box office: 0171 960 4242, www.sbc.org.uk). As part of the same festival, on 20 July (9:15pm, QEH), there is "Billy Cobham meets the Master Drummers of Africa".

I'll be going to see Network of Sparks on the night (coming down from Oxford), so if anyone wants to meet up, drop me a line.


From: Romain Rioboo <rrioboo@lstm.uni-erlangen.de>
Subject: Canterbury definitions
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 20:02:06 +0200

Hi WRers,
For our (Acid Dragon and myself) booklet about Canterbury sounds, I need some definitions of what is a Canterbury sound; I need some points of view. I would also (as interesting informations) put some data about the saling rates of the classic (and non-classic) Canterbury LPs. Does anybody have informations about that?
I read in a Webzine that Jean Paul Prat's Masal (which is undoubtly a masterpiece) is influenced by Canterbury sound. I don't agree at all, does anybody else see the connection between Canterbury music and Masal?
Thanks, bye


From: Age Rotshuizen <age@xs4all.nl>
Subject: She's gone
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 21:02:52 +0200 (MET DST)


[In WR #59 Aymeric wrote:]
>As far as I know, the only material on "Triple Echo" not yet available on
>CD is the two sides of the first Soft Machine single "Love Makes Sweet
>Music" and "Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'". The rest is a compilation of album
>tracks, and rarities that have since reappeared on "Peel Sessions" and "Jet
>Propelled Photographs"

That's not completely true. The version of 'She's gone' from the 'Triple Echo'-set is different from the 'Jet-Prop'-version. The Triple Echo-version was the a-side of a (never released?) single recorded in June 1967, the other one is recorded in April 1967.


From: "Takeo Matsui" <o-tsq@mvf.biglobe.ne.jp>
Subject: Canterbury
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 09:49:38 +0900


I have been following your music since early 70's, and I always like your style very much. It's been my life-music thing and make me feel at home
everytime I listen  to it.  I especially like 'better by far', hope it comes out as a CD.  
Please keep on going and enchant us all over the world.

                    Best regards,
                                        Takeo Matsui from Japan


From: Academic Tool <cmartin@leland.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: She's Gone
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 20:07:00 -0700 (PDT)

> As far as I know, the only material on "Triple Echo" not yet available
> on CD is the two sides of the first Soft Machine single "Love Makes
> Sweet Music" and "Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'"  

There's also the studio take of "She's Gone" that was produced by Joe Boyd. Why doesn't someone release the unreleased studio takes of the '67 Soft Machine mentioned in "Wrong Movements", assuming they can be found? At least re-release the Gomelsky sessions with the above three songs as bonus tracks.  Also, "Wrong Movements" mentions that Bob Woolford taped some of the Allen lineup-up's shows.  If these tapes do exist I'd much rather hear them than another "Spaced" or live show from '71.



From: ripley@earthlink.net
Subject: Camel
Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 20:55:07 -0700

Dear Friends:

It was a pleasure to discover the Calyx website recently and start getting your newsletters. I always thought I was in the minority in my affection for "Canterbury" music, a term I wasn't familiar with but to which I strongly subscribe. Nice to know there's more of us!

I suppose my interest in Canterbury music was rekindled just recently when I went to see Camel on their '97 tour.  I've been a fan of the band for more than 20 years, ever since I saw them open for Genesis at the Georgia Auditorium in Atlanta in '73.  Andy Latimer announced they'd see us all at 'Richard's' afterwards, a local club, so my friend and I dashed over there and found Andy and Pete Bardens at the bar. Pete was eating eggs and chatting up a girl.  Andy was friendly, accessible and more or less alone, so we spent the evening together drinking and lamenting out loud how anyone would voluntarily come to see the band onstage, Stray Dog. Not Andy's nor my cup of tea.

Then in '75, I went to England (on pennies a day!) and went to see the band in London performing "Snow Goose" at the Royal Albert Hall. After the show I went to a roadie and asked to meet with the band. He thought it odd but went backstage to find out. That's when I found a wallet in an aisle with cash in it! (Remember, I was broke!) Anyway, I went backstage and said, "Remember me?"  Andy pretended to, and politely invited me and my pal to a private party at a local pub.  We played pinball and drank for free well past 11.  Then I met a cute secretary of the band, who lamented that she had lost her wallet at the concert... (The fates!) You cannot imagine the expression on her face when I took it out of my pocket. I was a hero!

Fast forward to 1997 and Camel are coming to LA. I had lost track of them, assumed they had broken up for good, and was more than surprised to learn Andy and Camel were relocated to California. Again, after the show, I went backstage to "re-introduce" myself after 22 years. Pete was there, having attended the show "as a fan", he told me. As I recounted the above story to Andy, who was still friendly and accessible, but hardly alone (his lovely wife is now his manager), there was a faint glimmer of recognition in his eye. He cocked his head when I told him about the wallet. There were so many things about the story that he did remember, that he stared at me for some time.  Finally, in typical Andy Latimer fashion, he blurted, "Well, how have you been then?"

We had a good laugh. I promised that I wouldn't wait 22 years to look him up again.

Those days long ago were, of course, marvelous and carefree ones. It's good to find the Calyx group to share one of my dearest interests, and I hope to enjoy this association for some time to come!

Don Sylvester


From: Paul.Bringloe@ogilvy.com
Subject: Tenemos Roads
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 8:44:58 -0400

Does anyone know what/where Tenemos Roads are? Is? Me heap big Health freak
and would like to know about this. Paul.


From: Jasper Smit / Continental Caravan Campaign (CoCaCamp)
Subject: Press release
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 19:43:16 +0000

Dear friends,

I'm glad to be able to announce :

CARAVAN in concert for CoCaCamp
Saturday 27 september 1997
'Tivoli' (venue, 1000 people), Utrecht, Holland

Ticket price : 25 Dutch guilders

In cooperation with DOUBLE YOU promoters (an agency connected with MOJO - the big Dutch promoter), CoCaCamp organizes a concert in Utrecht, one of the big towns in the centre of the country. Utrecht is very well connected to the international traffic roads and railways. So this is a unique chance for all the fans on the continent to see - after so many years - CARAVAN reconquering the continent.
This gig is now 100% confirmed.

The line-up for the band will be as follows :
Pye Hastings - Vocals, Guitar
Geoffrey Richardson - Viola, Flute, Guitar
David Sinclair - Organ, Synthesizers
Jim Leverton - Bass, Vocals
Richard Coughlan - Drums
Simon Bentall - Percussion

Uncertain yet is the presence of Doug Boyle. Unfortunately, Jimmy Hastings will be absent.
Other Dutch gigs/events featuring Caravan and related musicians around the same time are in the pipeline - further details as soon as they are confirmed.


From: IChippett@aol.com
Subject: Canterbury in Paris
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 16:42:00 -0400 (EDT)

Dear What's Rattlin?

In case there are other Rattlers in the Paris region, it may interest them to know that FNAC Musique at Opera seems to have a growing collection of Canterbury-related music on sale. I saw recently practically all the Henry Cow repertoire including practically everything they have recorded since they split up, the Muffins, Keith Tippett's "Dedicated to you...." and a whole lot of other New Music.(sic)
It's not in the Rock section but between the Classical and Jazz Departments which, when you think about it, is as it should be. The FNAC at Les Halles, on the other hand, had practically all the Hugh Hopper repertoire, as Aymeric noticed as well as, by some miracle, 3 Dave Stewart/Barbara Gaskin C.D.s (filed under Caravan, of course!)

                        Hope this helps any Parisian Rattlers.

                                                         Ian Chippett


From: bc71445@binghamton.edu
Subject: Amnesty International
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 08:22:24 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Aymeric,

In the course of my Soft Machine article for "Goldmine", I learned that Robert Wyatt wrote letters on behalf of political prisoners, which made me want to join Amnesty International.  I was wondering how many other Rattlers are aware of AI through Robert. What brought this thought on was the latest newsletter with some new award ceremony for artists and authors for their work on behalf of human rights.  I thought that Robert Wyatt would be worthy of some honor if he could at least get members of the "Canterbury music" fandom interested.  Honorees this year include Bianca Jagger and actor Patrick Stewart.

Also, is somebody in the US releasing his upcoming "Shleep" disc?  Ryko US publicity told me it would be a UK only release.  What a shame that would be.

Catch you on the flip side,

Jim Powers


From: Jim Grainger <jim@regneag.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Moon In June
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 19:47:59 GMT

Dear Canterbury folk,

Does anyone know if The Soft Machine ever performed Robert Wyatt's "Moon In
June" live?  

Jim Grainger   www.regneag.demon.co.uk


From: Aymeric Leroy <bigbang@alpes-net.fr>
Subject: Crohinga Well
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 14:50:55 +0000

Well, Andre, sorry for the belated plug but, as they say, better late...

"Crohinga Well" is a Belgium-based, but written in perfect English, publication devoted to psychedelic/progressive music. The latest issue (Spring 1997) is 120 pages thick, A4 format. The lay-out is very nice, which gives the whole thing a personality of its own. This is obviously a labour of love.

As can be expected, most of the space here is devoted to record reviews (lots of them), both new releases and reissues. The musical styles covered range from pure prog to folk and psych, encompassing almost everything inbetween... including of course Canterbury music (Daevid Allen and related projects, Glo, Lady June, The Muffins...). All in all very entertaining reading.

You will also find book reviews, interviews (including one with Hawkwind's Dave Brock), cartoons and short stories.

A 4-issue subscription is BEF 600- (Belgium), 750 (EC), 850 (rest of Europe) and 1,000 (rest of the world).
Cash (registered letter), cheques and IMOs payable to :
Andre van Bosbeke, PO box 22, 1730 Asse (Belgium).
Phone : int+32 2 4529226 / E-mail : crohinga@glo.be
Website : http://www.museum.tulane.edu/crohinga/crohinga.html


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[for more info : check out the 'Concerts' page of CALYX - see URL below]

Jul 18 - Hertzburg Festival (Germany), Nr Hamburg [tel : 49-661-794-78]
Jul 19 - Antwerp (Belgium), Rivierenhof
Oct 02 - Leeds (UK), Irish Centre (tbc)

Jul 24 - Leeds (UK), Duchess of York
Aug 14 - Ashton-under-Lymne, Witchwood (tbc)

Jul 25 - Céducé (Normandie), Out-There Festival

HADOUK - BELGIAN DATE [Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich]
Aug 02 - Dranouter, Folk Festival (Ypres) (Belgium)

Aug 30 - Yazawa, Nigata, Natural High Festival
Aug 31 - Yazawa, Nigata, Natural High Festival (tbc)
Sep 02 - Nagoya, Club Quatro
Sep 03 - Kyoto, Taku-Taku
Sep 04 - Osaka, Club Quatro
Sep 05 - Tokyo, Liquid Room Rave Party

Dates to be announced - from Sept 8th-14th

Sep 19 - London (UK), Astoria (with Kevin Ayers)
Sep 27 - Utrecht (Netherlands), Tivoli
Sep 28 - Groningen (Netherlands), venue unk (tbc)

[Phil Miller-Didier Malherbe-Hugh Hopper-Pip Pyle]
Sep 19 - Boulogne-sur-Mer (62), Cabaret Sam [Tel. 03 21 87 32 69]
Sep 20 - Bethune (62), Le Poche

Oct 1-5 -  Manchester, Sheffield, Stoke, Exeter (tba)
Oct 02 - Leeds, Irish Centre (tbc)
Oct 16-19 -  London, Reading, Cambridge, Oxford (tba)

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