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  ::                     - WHAT'S RATTLIN' ? -                    ::
  ::       The Weekly Digest for Canterbury Music Addicts         ::
  ::                          Issue # 91                          ::
  ::                   Monday, April 27th, 1998                   ::
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From: Earl Rapp <donnamx@waterw.com>
Subject: Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 20:34:34 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Rattlers:

I just wanted to drop a note off to say, Bruford Levin Upper Extremities was amazing in Philadelphia !!!

I bought the cd at the intermission and it is also great. Bill and Tony were smoking all night !! The band was great the crowd was great, a great evening out.

Also just in from the Artist shop I got the new Elton Dean/Hugh Hopper cd "the mind in the trees' this is another winner for those of you who like these Soft
allums; I highly recommend it.

Best Wishes:
Earl Rapp

Earl Rapp


From: David MacLennan <David.Maclennan@MOC.GOVT.NZ>
Subject: Random Hold & Joy Division
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 16:07:36 +1200

[In WR#90, Stephen Yarwood <syjy@compuserve.com> wrote:]
> If you imagine Joy Division as number one in some fantasy gothic new
> wave rock chart then Random Hold would have a strong case for being
> number two.

Well Rattlers, such a chart did exist, and it was no fantasy! In 1980, Joy Division's "Love Will Tear us Apart" went straight in at No.1 in the New Zealand Top 20.  A month or so later their next NZ single "Atmosphere" did the same thing, and even "Transmission" charted fairly high.

Of course, in a small country like ours you don't need to sell a lot of records to make No.1.....

(OK, not much Canterbury content, but I couldn't resist replying to this one!)

David Maclennan


From: "Relentless Mail" <relentls@ix.netcom.com>
Subject: God Bl**s You Aymeric!!
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 23:43:42 -0700

Dear Aymeric

Thank you SO much for this site and your work maintaining it!!! As a life-long Soft Machine fan (and someone whose own musical direction was shaped by seeing them when they opened up for Jimi Hendrix on his American Tour in 1969), I have found this site to be such a wellspring of information about the Softs (and all my other Canterbury faves like Hatfield, Robert Wyatt, Caravan, Richard Sinclair etc etc etc)   Keep up the great work and please feel free to visit my band  "Glass" page at my record companies site anytime !
The URL is: http://www.iuma.com/Relentless_Pursuit/html/Glass.html  

Thanks Again for this wonderful site,
Jeff Sherman    

[Thanks - sorry I had to censor the title, that was a bit too much really - AL]


From: CuneiWay <CuneiWay@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 10:49:33 EDT
Subject: H. Cow Legend

[Pat and Julian <nomad@netrover.com> wrote:]
>Now..., I have a Henry Cow question. It was written way back in August 1997
>that ReR Records was going to re-issue Henry Cow's "Legend"(the original
>mix) in the near future on CD. Is this project still in the works, and when
>will it be re-issued on ReR??? Anyone know where I could possibly purchase
>the *original mix* of Henry Cow's LEGEND on CD???

It WILL happen, but I don't have any insight as to when it will be released. The original stereo mix-down master is lost, so they are using my perfect Japanese copy of this album to master from - this is not as good as having the tapes, of course, but a good engineer [& they are using one of the best] can make it sound ALMOST as good.

Steve F.


From: think.progressive@t-online.de (Kalle Becker)
Subject: think.progressive @ t-online.de
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 21:29:07 +0200

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17.-19. July 1998

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Country Joe McDonald
Ozric Tentacles

Guru Guru
Edgar Broughton Band
Wishbone Ash
John Mayall


Ticket: 65,- DM
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From: c cutler <cc@megacorp.u-net.com>
Subject: Henry Cow "Legend" reissue
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 10:24:29 +0100

pat and julian
yes rer will release the original legend mixes on cd, probably in the early
fall, with an extended booklet. it's mastered and ready to go.
ipol original will follow
Chris Cutler
79 Beulah Rd. Thornton Heath
Surrey CR7 8JG. UK.
Fax 181 771 3138


From: Roger Farbey <mmr@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: In Cahoots review
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 16:41:07 -0700


Sorry if this duplicates any similar previous postings on this subject. I have just bought a relatively recent In Cahoots album 'Parallel' (Crescent Discs CD4CD) featuring (along with Phil Miller) Pip Pyle, Pete Lemer, Fred Baker, Jim Dvorac (sic) and Elton Dean. Apart from track 5 which seems to me to have (for the first 50 seconds at least) a distinctly Hatfield-esque feel, probably on account of the sound of the guitar, the other 5 tracks are more or less straight ahead jazz, not in a free jazz style, more in a structured way, and the tunes all written by Phil, are really excellent. Although this album was recorded in 1996  it is new to me, and I found it in the secondhand section of Mole Jazz in London. Can't think why anyone would have wanted to part with it though. I highly recommend it.

Roger Farbey

[All reviews of that kind are welcomed with open arms ! - AL]


From: Age Rotshuizen <age@xs4all.nl>
Subject: Looking for...
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 11:30:04 +0100

I'm still looking for some Canterbury gems:

CARAVAN - If I could∑
CONGLOMERATE - Precisely the Opposite                            
ELTON DEAN - The Vortex Tapes                
EGG - Egg
Egg - Civil Surface                            
MILLER - IN CAHOOTS - Live 86-89
SHORT WAVE - Live            
ROBERT WYATT - The Peel Sessions        

Any suggestions?



From: Brett Laniosh <brett@g4nzk.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Turning Point
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 19:41:14 +0000 (GMT)

I've not seen anything on this list about Turning Point a fantastic band in the Isotope/"7" Soft Machine vogue.

I first caught them live near Newscastle in the late 70's and I was hooked.

  Brian Miller: electric piano,keybds
  Geoff Clyne: Bass
  Pepe Lemer: Vocals (sort of)
  Paul Robinson: Drums
  Dave Tidball: Sax

The vocals are more like another instrument in the same vein as the Hatfields female vocalists. I then caught up with a version of the band with Neil Ardley and Allan Holdsworth in Birmingham a couple of years later. Their two albums are both classics. I love and recommend them both if you can get hold of them.

Creatures of the Night (1977)
Silent Promise (1978)

I really miss Turning Point!

Brett Laniosh


From: Jim Grainger <jim@regneag.demon.co.uk>
Subject:  WR
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 00:16:16 +0100

Hi Aymeric

Can any our fellow Rattlers tell me if Soft Machine's "Love makes Sweet Music" is available on CD.  I have a copy on vinyl (on Triple Echo) - but it's so old the hole in the record has healed up!

Also Henry Cow - can anyone provide a list of what is available on CD. I have not seen anything.

Thanks  Jim Grainger

[If "Love Makes Sweet Music" is available on CD, it can only be on a bootleg or a compilation of various artists. It's not on any official Soft Machine CD. Of course, there's the awful-sounding version of the "History & Mystery Of Gong" CD... - AL]


From: David Cross <ddcross@us.ibm.com>
Subject: Matching Mole/Kevin Ayers VPRO broadcast
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 14:11:51 -0400

Hi Aymeric,

With much interest I found this post in WR #6:

Bill MacCormick wrote:
>Someday someone will find out whether Dutch Radio (Hilversum) still
>have the tape of the Matching Mole gig at the Paradiso c. Feb 1972 with
>both Dave Sinclair and Dave Macrae.  Now that I would like to hear again!

I found the attached note from Jan van Grootel on the Pink Floyd Echoes list.
It mentions that at least part of the Paridiso show will be broadcast on the
night of April 28/29 on Hollands VPRO. It will not be the complete show.

>Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 22:13:03 -0700
>From: Jan van Grootel
>Subject: aaaa-VPRO-hotnews
>To: echoes@fawnya.meddle.org
> Hello Folks:
> Today I received a confirmation of the VPRO's deejee who does the (by
> now) famous Pink Floyd broadcasts.
> As said earlier the VPRO will again broadcast in the night of 28/29 april
> a (part of a) concert of our Boys..
> This edition contains a special of the VPRO's archives from 1968 - 1972.

> From 1968 there will be live music from Pink Floyd (live in Rome)
> including an interview with the band!
> (Most likely this will be the concert they did at the Rome Popfestival
> 05-05-1968, I think).
> Also there will be the female singer Nico from 1972.
> Further more there will be some material from Robert Wyatt (Paradiso
> 1972) and Kevin Ayers (Piknik 1970).
> Also Jack Bruce, The Byrds, Manassas, Ian Matthews Plainsong and the
> Pretty Things will be on the list.
> The whole broadcast will last three hours.
> Although I don't have the setlist of the tunes that will be played from
> the Floyd I'm expecting again a very good soundquality.
> That's all, bye for now,
> Jan van Grootel


From: "allen j huotari" <zmasada@email.msn.com>
Subject: Wyatt featured in May '98 PULSE mag
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 15:27:15 +0100

Hulloder fellow Rattlers

Delurking long enough to let you know that Robert Wyatt is featured very prominently in the May 1998 issue of PULSE, a periodical published monthly by Tower Records.

I suppose RW is effectively given second billing since his name is printed second largest on the cover.

This issue was released on Friday, April 24 and is free of charge (i.e., if you pick your copy up at Tower).

The article is written by Bill Forman and is entitled "Who Is ROBERT and WYATT Matters"

Of primary interest in this article is RW's top 10 Desert Island Discs which I'm sure many of you will find surprising if not perplexing (I won't print the list here...but if any of you are curious and simply can't get to a Tower Records, please contact me privately and I'll send you the list)

Anyway, nice to see that an "old progger" continues to be recognized by the hipper-than-thou (but ultimately conservative) musical printed media

Well...back to lurk mode...



From: "Bill Duhigg" <duhigg@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: ED's Ninesense
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 19:59:26 -0400

Offhand, do you know the CD reissue status of Elton Dean's Ninesense
recordings on Ogun?  Point me to a www site for more info, if you know of
one.  (I've looked around on Calyx and Musart...)

Did you receive the copy of the Hillage record company bio-sheet I sent
some weeks ago?

Bill Duhigg

[Yes I did - thanks. I haven't yet finished my Steve Hillage page. The info you sent will of course be used - AL]


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

Apr 30 - Lespesse [near Bethune] (France), Salle Olof Palme/CC La Rotonde
May  1 - Strasbourg (France), La Laiterie
May  2 - Nancy (France), Terminal Export
May  3 - Vitry-le-Francois (France), Scene des Musiques Actuelles
May  5 - Ploemeur [near Lorient] (France), Oceanis
May  6 - Alencon (France), La Luciole
May  7 - Blois (France), Le Chato'Do
May  9 - Perpignan (France), Le Mediator
May 10 - Montpellier (France), Mimi La Sardine
May 11 - Toulouse (France), Le Bikini
May 12 - Bordeaux (France), Theatre Barbey
May 14 - Paris (France), Le Bataclan
May 15 - Rennes (France), Salle de la Cite

May 23 - Diss, Norfolk (England), Park Hotel [tel: 0137.985.4206]
May 31 - Utrecht (Netherlands), Tivoli (tbc)
Jul 19 - Burg Herzberg (Germany), festival appearance [headliner]

May 24 - Exeter, Cavern
Jun  5 - Cheltenham, Axiom Centre

[Daevid Allen-Mark Kramer-Hugh Hopper-Pip Pyle]
Jun 15 - Leicester, venue unknown
Jun 16 - Leeds, Duchess of York
Jun 17 - Stoke-on-Trent, venue unknown
Jun 18 - Ashburton, Lanterns

May 24 - San Francisco (CA), Great American Music Hall [tel: 415.885.0750]
May 29 - Los Angeles (CA), The Gig [11637 W.Pico Bld] [tel: 310.444.9870]

May 25 - Leigh-On-Sea, Zero Six Club

Jun  1 - Leigh-On-Sea, Zero Six Club

[Peter Blegvad-John Greaves-Chris Cutler]
Jun 12 - Tokyo (Japan), Star Pins Cafe
Jun 13 - Tokyo (Japan), Star Pins Cafe
Jun 14 - Tokyo (Japan), Star Pins Cafe

May 20 - Brighton, The Concorde
May 21 - Ashburton, The Lanterns
May 22 - Southampton, The Gantry
May 23 - Bury, The Met
May 24 - Sheffield, The Board Walk
May 26 - Chester, Tellford House
May 28 - South Shields, The Cellar Club
May 29 - London, The Weavers
May 30 - Basingstoke, Fairfields Arts Centre
Also :
May 16 - Coutances (France), Jazz Sous les Pommiers (Festival)

May  2 - Paris (France), Peniche 'Le Six/Huit'
May 19 - Paris (France), Le Cavern
Jun 15 - Paris (France), Peniche 'La Balle Au Bond'
Jun 29 - Paris (France), Duc des Lombards
Sep  3 - Paris (France), Petit Journal Montparnasse
Sep 11 - Paris (France), Le Glaz' Art
Sep 18 - Paris (France), Studio des Islettes
Sep 19 - Paris (France), Studio des Islettes

May 01 - Syracuse, Hungry Charley's
May 02 - New York City, venue tbc
May 05 - Boston, Middle East
May 06 - Providence, Century Lounge

May 18 - St. Etienne (France) (with Louis Sclavis/J-P Drouet)
May 29 - Tullins (France), MJC (with Noél Akchoté)
May 30 - Figeac (France) (with Louis Sclavis)

Apr 28 - Unterschleisheim (Germany), Burgerhaus
Apr 30 - Ulrichsberg (Germany), Jazz Atelier
May  1 - Willisau (Switzerland), Rathausbühne
May  2 - Le Mans (France), Jazz Festival
May  4 - Gent (Belgium), Vooruit

May 2 - Tokyo (Japan), Pit-Inn (Shinjuku)
May 3 - Tokyo (Japan), Pit-Inn (Shinjuku)
May 4 - Tokyo (Japan), Pit-Inn (Shinjuku)
May 5 - Tokyo (Japan), Pit-Inn (Shinjuku)

All Sunday nights at The Vortex
[139 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16]
feat. various combinations of the following musicians :
Elton Dean, Jim Dvorak, Paul Dunmall, Simon Picard, George Haslam, Marcio Mattos, Alex Maguire, Liam Genockey...

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