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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 61                          ::
  ::                  Wednesday, July 23rd, 1997                  ::
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From: Gary C Hodkinson <garyh@elysys.com>
Subject: Tenemos Roads
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 18:10:37 +0100

[In WR#60, Paul Bringloe wrote:]
>Does anyone know what/where Tenemos Roads are? Is?
>Me heap big Health freak and would like to know about this. Paul.

Me heap big Health freak as well, and I don't know.  However, based on a  snippet I overheard on the John Peel recordings of Health, I would make an educated guess that this is simply the Spanish translation "We have roads" (tenemos is Spanish for "We have").

Why do I think this?  Well, Peelie is reading out the sleeve notes for Brujo on my awful recording and he says that Brujo is Spanish for either Sorcerer or Soccer.  It's actually "Sorcerer", but either way there's a suggestion of some kind of Spanish theme being introduced by Alan Gowen. Alas, we can't ask him and I don't know Dave Stewart's email address anymore.

That's my tenpenneth, but undoubtedly someone else will know the correct answer!



From: Peter Thelen <ptlk@netcom.com>
Subject: J.P.Prat
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 12:10:14 -0700 (PDT)

[In WR#60, Romain Rioboo wrote:]
> 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?

I wouldn't say that it's the primary influence (is there one?) but there's
definitely some of that same jazz element that affected both Soft Machine
and early Magma.


From: PETERGIF@aol.com
Subject: Gigs
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 22:53:02 -0400 (EDT)

Hello all.....For once, I wish that one, just one of these bands would play
the east coast of the USA.....That would be great....Perhaps the Bottom Line
in New York.....


From: Paul.Bringloe@ogilvy.com
Subject: Bruford/Lockett etc.
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 7:36:42 -0400

To all esp. Henry

I'm going to see Cobham at RFH on Sun the whateveritis, including the clinic in the afternoon. I saw Bruford/Lockett at RFH last night and it was goo.  Sorry, good.They fucked up once or twice which means they are human, although they may not look like it. Other recent gallavantings have included Mike Stern with Weckl and Ian Ballamy with Mondesir at Barbican. I went to my practice room forthwith. My drums sound crap in there, but  four and a half tons of rockwool can make even a good kit like my Pearl Masters sound really terrible, like a Gretsch kit or something. Bon appetits

Paul the drumgod.


From: "Rick Mealey" <rmealey@hotmail.com>
Subject: Tenemos Roads?
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 05:10:10 PDT

Bonjour all....

#1: Thousands upon thousands of kudos to you, M Leroy, for keeping this newsgroup flourishing. Wow, rational and intelligent discussion about music, without the flame wars that appear in certain newsgroups I could name....

#2: For the gent who was asking after the source of Tenemos Roads, to my mind one of the cornerstones of the entire Canterbury repertoire: I think I read somewhere that Stewart wrote the lyric after reading E R Eddison's science fiction novel The Worm Ouroboros, which if I recall was about a race of people who lived on Mercury and their intrigues. Having never seen the book myself, I can't offer anything more specific, but it might be a place to start.

Right, cheers, thanks a lot,


From: Gary Davis <artshop@artist-shop.com>
Subject: Artist Shop news
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 18:56:32 -0400

Hello friends:

We have a new label in The Artist Shop that I'm most proud to have with us. One Way Records is a label that has had a very important mission throughout its existance.  That mission has been to find those albums that have never been released on CD, those albums we've been waiting for for years, those albums that the major labels in their corporate world have decided won't make them enough money to be worth their time to release. We've listed the entire One Way catalog which includes around 400 albums that would never have seen the light of day as CD's if not for One Way Records.  Amongst their selections you'll find a good stylistic diversity of music - jazz, rock, r 'n' b, standards, country, and a nice heapin' helpin' of PROGRESSIVE!  One Way's catalog includes Brian Auger, Peter Banks & Flash, Bonzo Dog Band, Gentle Giant, Bo Hansson, Annie Haslam & Renaissance, Leo Kottke, Little River Band, Country Joe McDonald, Soft Machine and much, much more! You'll find the new One Way page at <http://www.artist-shop.com/oneway>.

***Important Announcement!!!***

Bon Lozaga (guitarist for Project Lo) <http://www.artist-shop.com/lolorec> and Caryn Lin (violinist) <http://www.artist-shop.com/alchemy> have joined forces to promote their new releases. Creating a special show of music that knows no boundaries, they have enlisted the help of William "Rej" Troup III (drums) and Bob Welsh (bass), both whom have recorded with Jeffrey Gaines. Jim Fogarty (guitarist with Iain Matthew's) and J. Hatch on keyboards rounds out this touring ensemble. Some shows will include special guest Happy Rhodes who sings on the new PROJECT LO release "Black Canvas." Material from the first two PROJECT LO cds and CARYN LIN releases "Tolerance For Ambiguity" and "Honour The Rain" will be performed.

Dates for this tour already include:

 Oct 30 Red bank, N.J.
 Oct 31 Medford, N.J.
 Nov  1 Harrisburg, Pa.
 Nov  5 Ithaca, N.Y.
 Nov  6 Albany, N.Y.
 Nov  7 Boston, Mass.
 Nov 12 Providence, RI.
 Nov 13 New York, N.Y.
 Nov 14 Phila., Pa.
 Nov 15 Balt., Md.
 Nov 28 Warrenton, Va.
 Nov 29 Wash. DC

If you're in a position to bring this fantastic show to your town in the
October/November/December time frame, please drop me a note.  Hmmmm.  Could
this possibly be the start of next year's Artist Shopalooza?!?!?!?

So, how are things in your town?


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


From: Jasper Smit / Continental Caravan Campaign (CoCaCamp)
Subject: Press release
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 18:30:27 +0000

Dear Friends,

There will be a second CARAVAN-gig in the Northern part of Holland :
   Oosterport (venue 750 people), Groningen, on Sunday sept. 28th

This gig is 100% confirmed ! And any publicity is welcome !

- The presence of Doug Boyle is now guaranteed !

- Every fan who buys three (or more) tickets in pre-sale from us (CoCaCamp) will get a free souvenir double-CD (shop price 15 British pounds/25 dollars) ! We start this persale of tickets as soon as possible, presumably the 1st of August. All information and tickets : contact the Continental Caravan Campaign (CoCaCamp) at :
Tielstraat 112,
1107 RC Amsterdam, Holland
Tel : 00 31 20 697 84 33
Fax : 00 31 299 42 99 85


From: lolorec@aol.com (LOLOREC)
Subject: new LoLo Records releases
Date: 20 Jul 1997 16:34:59 GMT

available in the next few weeks:

PROJECT LO "Black Canvas"
The second release from PL with guitarist Bon Lozaga along with Percy Jones, violinist Caryn Lin and vocalist Happy Rhodes. (touring this fall/winter)
"...Lozaga captures the spirit of Ralph Towner, John McLaughlin and of course
Allan Holdsworth..." - GIBRALTAR MAGAZINE

VIC STEVENS "No Curb Ahead"
Drummer Vic Stevens steps out on his own once again with the help of Dave Fuicyznski (guitar) and Percy Jones (bass).
"Electric Jazzers Rejoice ! Extreme World Fusion that explodes with a high level mentality and a ferocious attitude" "Stevens powerhouse drumming is world class" - MODERN DRUMMER

COMMON GROUND "Not Enough Space"
Guitarist Erik Sayles and saxophonist Chris Farr team up with Dennis Chambers (drums) and James Genus (bass) for some hot jazz/fusion.

LoLo Records


From: "John Trimble" <jtrimble@iquest.net>
Subject: Softs'68
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 18:39:30 -0500

I love all the interest I am reading about Soft Machine.
I was fortunate to have seen them on their first two tours of the USA with Hendrix. They were very loud with Fender amps of all things. Ratledge was incredibly loud and very fast. (I will still probably consider Hendrix and Ratledge the two greatest rock soloists ever).
Their first tour the Softs were very casual with Ayers sitting cross legged on the stage floor as he played, the light show being the main focus.The second tour they were more high gloss., no light show and Wyatt commanding much of the stage focus. Both shows they played their first album. If anyone could have predicted a composition such as Teeth coming from that same group within a few years, I'd like to meet them. I corresponded briefly with Wyatt, he sent cryptic but pleasant postcards.I was stunned to read recently here that he was essentially forced out of the band. Were they nuts? My guess is that despite his greatness, Ratledge wanted Soft Machine to be the British Miles Davis Group of the very early seventies. But to lose that voice...anyway, I have two pathetic little questions only an old musician would find interesting: what fuzz tone box did Mike use on his Lowrey and did Robert play double bass drums on the first two tours? I can't remember....Thanks again


From: "John Trimble" <jtrimble@iquest.net>
Subject: Softs'68 (cont'd)
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 21:12:59 -0500

Aymeric, I did submit some memories of the Softs on tour with Hendrix earlier today, but I also recall Wyatt (who I obviously didn't know from Adam) practicing in the Chicago Opera house for about an hour in the afternoon prior to the performance... The MC who intro'd them was going nuts because Wyatt was only wearing shoes, a black bikini type bottom and had a tie painted on his chest ala the cover of Softs 1#... He had his drum set at the front of the stage with Ratledge in a mild Oliver Twist get-up (scarf and dented top hat) to his left. Ayers was sitting on the other side.
They played their first album in almost the identical sequence... "Priscilla" was very strong as was "Save Yourself" which featured incredibly fast Ratledge organ solos. He just had his beat-up Lowrey, no hohner piano. "We did it again " was very long with Ayers singing different lyrics such as "war in vietnam,war in vietnam" over and over... As I recall, Wyatt was playing a black Rodgers kit with only one cymbal,two bass drums and two timbales instead of rack tom toms and he played very loud,God he was great...they had beat up Fender Dual Showman Amps with a lot of speaker bottoms...
We went up to the front of the stage before the show and we thought we were looking at Hendrix' stuff and we were all disappointed. Jimi mentioned them twice during his set, once at the beginning and again at the end describing them as one of his favorite bands...

The second tour they were so much more polished they were practically Las Vegas compared to the first tour, Ayers remained standing thru-out.The very fact that I remember anything bout the Softs from that concert is a testimony to their greatness because Hendrix was on his first tour, trying hard and put on an unbelievable performance.  


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