Saturday, 25 October 2014

Peelfest! #4

 
 
 
It doesn't seem possible that a whole decade has elapsed since the passing of John Peel. While his former colleagues are being exposed as paedos and pervs, Peel's legacy remains undiminished and will quite possibly inspire future generations of musicians with the misfortune of being too young to have had the pleasure of listening to his shows first time around.
 
So here we have the fourth - and final - Peelfest!, kicking off with two much-bootlegged-but-still-commercially-unreleased Syd-era Pink Floyd sessions from 1967, Peel's first year of broadcasting at Radio 1. Ideally, it would have been fitting to end this post with a session from 2004, but all I had from that year was The Magic Band's set which is already available @ Life Has Surface Noise (along with the ATP set from April 2003), so it seems pointless duplicating it here.
 
And so it seems appropriate to call time on my life as a blogger and consign Maggot Caviar to the flotsam of cyberspace, until rediscovered a hundred years from now by a futuristic music obsessive commuting to work by jetpack, whose genetically-modified cerebellum with built in Wi-Fi accidently stumbles across these archaic but perfectly preserved pages.
 
Nostalgia be damned!
 
 But as Shaw Taylor used to say on Police 5: Keep 'em Peeled!
 
 
 
 
Matilda Mother
The Gnome
Flaming
Scarecrow
Reaction In G
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Vegetable Man
Scream Thy Last Scream
Pow R Toch H
Jugband Blues
 
 
 
 
Fone Bone
Attila
Pipe Dream
 
 
 
 
Oh!
I Will Never Be The One To Break Your Heart
Please Please Please
Teenage
 
 
 
 
Glasgow Dreamer Ep 15
Glasgow Dreamer Ep 14
The River Bends
Local Natural Sounds
Free Wood
Loneliness
Seven
A Warm Bucket
The Book
A Big Head
Carry On Dancing
Dolly
A Romantic Man
 
 
 
 
 
01 Paid Cheto Ar Pam (Don't Cheat On Pam)
If Fingers Were Xylophones
Plethau (Things)
 
 
 
 
Long Was The Year
Echo's Answer
Where Youth and Laughter Go
 
 
 
 
 
The Drinking Eye
Pro-Your Life
Tiny Girls
Leave The Day Free
 
 
 
 
Come On Over To My House
Bad Girl
I'll Keep Holding On
Village Of Love
 
 
 
 
 Song For The Family
Wake Up To The World
At Your Luau
Nothing Here
Lover Lover
Your Priorities
HD Rider
Show Me The Roof
Winners Lose
Running Around
I Don’t Mind
 
 
 
 
 Pendulum
Colour Me In
Minim
60-40
 
 
And if you are reading this a hundred years from now, hello from beyond the grave and don't forget to leave a comment!
 
Thanks very much for listening......Goodnight.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


Monday, 20 October 2014

Rig Veeda & The Twins - The Tale of the Man With The Toothpaste Head (LP 1986)

 
 
 
Trawling through the extensive and comprehensive Cale archives over the windy weekend, I stumbled upon this here cult classic curio.  Despite the name giving the impression of a mystic frontman backed by identical siblings, they were in fact two different groups: The Twins featured Paul Rixon from The McTells and Bi-Joopiter co-founder Gillian Elam; Rig Veeda were the aforementioned duo accompanied by the surname-secretive David and Lesley.
 
No mere McTells side project(s) for rejected ideas in the group proper, Rig Veeda issued their debut cassette on Bi-Joopiter as far back as 1983. The Twins issued to two cassette-only albums - A Banana Fish On The Moon and Boy Saves Hedgehog - in 1986 and '87 respectively. In between those releases this vinyl album came out on Illusion Production, a French label with a roster that included The Legendary Pink Dots and DDAA, and whose sporadic releases continue to this day.
 
The McTells performed at the C86 Launch Party in London back in June, and with that ongoing revival largely being documented by Cherry Red, it is tempting to fantasise about a Bi-Joopiter back catalogue box set materialising in physical form(at) one day in the not too distant future.
 
Until then, give this album a virtual spin and marvel at more innocent times when lo-fi was being created before the genre was indelibly tagged.
 
 
  
 
 
Dance With A Fish
Man In Green
Brother Be
Man With The Toothpaste Head
Down
Trapeze
Fuisha
Hundred Hollow Horses
Here/Come Again
Never Seen That Girl Before
Richard Said
Red
I'm All Messed Up
Capa Milo
Into The Dark
Nails
A Wet Night In Brighton