Daevid Allen
Banana Moon
Virgin Records 1975

Daevid Allen was the co-founder of psychedelic rock
groups Soft Machine (1966) and Gong (1967). Australian
born David, moved to England in 1961. He met with Robert
Wyatt, Kevin Ayers and Mike Ratledge and the formed the
band Soft Machine. After a European tour in ’67 he was
refused to re-entry the UK because he had overstayed
his tourist visum earlier. Back in Paris he began Gong.
read more in his Wiki-page. Track #6 is an ever continuing
loop in the final groove of side one, cut off at 1,56 min.
Wishing you a psychedelic Christmas !

Daevid Allen was mede oprichter van psychedelische rock
groepen Soft Machine (1966) en Gong (1967). Australisch
van geboorte vertrok hij naar Engeland in 1961 waar hij
Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers en Mike Ratledge ontmoette.
Samen begonnen zij de band Soft Machine. Na een Europese
tour in ’67 werd hij geweigerd de UK terug in te reizen omdat
hij de termijn van zijn toeristen visum had overschreden.
Terug in Parijs begon hij toen de band Gong.
lees verder op zijn Wiki-pagina. Track #6 is een eeuwig durende
loop in de laatste groef van kant één, geknipt op 1,56 min.
de GG wenst je een psychedelische Kerst !


01 – It’s the time of your life
02 – Memories
03 – All I want is out of here
04 – Fred the fish and the chip on his shoulder
05 -White neck blooze
06 – Codeine coda
06 – Stoned innocent frankenstein
—- ..and his adventures in the land of flip
—- I’m a bowl


Dub Syndicate
No Bed of Roses
Lion & Roots 2004


Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Dub Syndicate the Boom X De Devil Dead 1987

01 – No bed of roses
02 – Private I
03 – Jamaican proverb
04 – Fire burning
05 – Hard & tuff
06 – Uplifting
07 – Nothing comes easy
08 – Adam & eve
09 – Kingston 14
10 – Kingston 14 version
11 – Fire burning version
12 – Adam & eve mix


A Pre History of the Bonzo’s
Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us
Various Artists
The Freak Emporium
Voice Print 2010

The Bonzo Dog Band (also known as The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, The Bonzo Dog Dada Band and, colloquially, as “The Bonzos”) are a band created by a group of British art-school denizens of the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz, psychedelic rock, and avant-garde art, the Bonzos came to the attention of a broader British public through a children’s television programme, “Do Not Adjust Your Set”. After three reunions read more ..

01 – Leslie Sarony & Jack Hylton – Jollity farm
02 – BBC Dance Orchestra – Micky’s son and daughter
03 – The Savoy Havana Band – I’m gonna bring a watermelon to my girl tonight
04 – Jack Hylton and his Orchestra – Button up your overcoat
05 – Percival Mackey and his Band – On her doorstep last night
06 – The Rythmic Troubadours – Ali baba’s camel
07 – Jack Hylton and his Orchestra – By a waterfall
08 – Hal Swain and his Band – Hunting tigers out in india
09 – Albert Whelan – My brother makes the noises for the talkies
10 – Jack Hylton’s Jazz Band – Laughing waltz
11 – Whispering Jack Smith – All by yourself in the moonlight
12 – Noel Coward – A room with a view
13 – Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon – Little sir echo
14 – Jack Payne and his Dance Orchestra – Make yourself a happiness pie
15 – Jay Wilbur and his Band – We’ll all go riding on a rainbow
16 – Billy Cotton and his Band – Skirts
17 – The Continental Five – The sheik of araby
18 – Jack Hylton and his Orchestra – Bell bottom trousers
19 – Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers – Dr. jazz stomp
20 – Ray Starita and his Ambassadors – The flys crawled up the window
21 – Jay Whidden and his Band – I lift up my finger and I say ‘tweet tweet’
22 – The Savoy Havana Band – Masculine women and feminine men
23 – Leslie Sarony – Misery farm
24 – Roy Leslie – Omar khayam’s cave
25 – Jack Hodges the Raspberry King – Everything is fresh today
26 – The Savoy Havana Band – Last night on the back porch
27 – Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – I love to bumpity bump (on a bumpy road with you)


John McLaughlin – Extrapolation
Polydor 1972

Good morning, something out of the ordinary today. It
is because I need a certain fragment of this album for a
project that I had to digitize it this morning. When I was
about 15/16 years old I listened to a whole lot of jazz-rock,
stuff like Stanley Clarke, Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham and the
Mahavishnu Orchestra. This how I got to listen to John
McLaughlin’s work among which this record. The free-jazz
here is no music you will find at the GG in general.
An exception ..

Goeiemorgen, eens iets totaal anders vandaag. Ik heb een
passage van deze plaat nodig voor een project, zodoende
moest ik hem vanmorgen digitaliseren. Toen ik zo’n 15/16
jaar oud was luisterde ik veel naar jazz-rock. Muziek van
Stanley Clarke, Jeff Beck, Billy Cobham en ook the Maha-
vishnu Orchestra. Zodoende kwam ook deze eerste van John
McLaughlin op mijn pad. De free-jazz hier is geen muziek
die je op de GG vaker aan gaat treffen hoor.
Een uitzondering ..


01 – Extrapolation
—- It’s funny
02 – Argen’s bag
—- Pete the poet
—- This is for us to share
03 – Spectrum
—- Binky’s beam
—- Really you know
04 – Two for two
05 – Peace piece


Jim Capaldi – Whale Meat Again
Island Records ltd. 1974

De menselijke geest is een vreemd iets. Hoe vaak het me
niet gebeurt dat er ‘s nachts muziekjes en bijbehorende
muzikanten door m’n hoofd spoken. Soms komt dat door-
dat je, de avond of dag ervoor, iets gehoord hebt. Soms ook
zijn het dingen zoals deze. De plaat die ik vandaag post is
er een die ik in geen jaren beluisterd had. En toch komt ie
dan op een of andere manier in het brein naar voren. Jim
Capaldi was een van de leden van Traffic. In mijn ochtend
dromen kwamen hij en Steve Winwood vooral tevoorschijn.
Steve is op deze plaat ook van de partij. Samen schreven zij
de meeste nummers voor Traffic. Lees meer over de heren
in hun Wikipedia pagina’s ..
P.S. Nergens wordt een woord gerept over
het piepkleine nummer 8, We’ll meet again ..

The human mind is a strange thing. How often it happens
to me that I dream of certain music and the musicians con-
cerned. Sometimes it is because you have heard something
the night or day before. But it also occurs it concerns a record
like the one we have here. A record that I had not listened to
for ages. Still it pops up in your mind somehow. Jim Capaldi
was one of the original members of the band Traffic. In my
morning dreams he and Steve Winwood were mainly there.
Steve is also present on this album. Together they wrote
the majority of Traffic’s songs. Read more about the
gentlemen on their Wiki pages ..
P.S. Nowhere mentioned is the
tiny track #8, We’ll meet again ..

Wiki on Jim Capaldi
Wiki on Steve Winwood
Wiki on Traffic

01 – It’s all right
02 – Whale meat again
03 – Yellow’sun
04 – I’ve got so much lovin’
05 – Low rider
06 – My brother
07 – Summer is fading
08 – We’ll meet again


Joe Cocker – Sheffield Steel
Island 1982

From the same year as yesterday’s album, same label and
also with Sly, Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Wally Badarou, Mikey
Chung and Sticky Thompson we’ve got this stunning record
by Joe Cocker. Also starring are Adrian Belew, Jimmy Cliff
and Robert Palmer. What a great line-up and ditto album.
Sly & Robbie guarantee an incredible fatback sound again ..

Uit het zelfde jaar als gisteren’s album, zelfde label en ook
met Sly, Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Wally Badarou, Mikey Chung
en Sticky Thompson hebben we deze pracht plaat met Joe
Cocker. Ook van de partij zijn Adrian Belew, Jimmy Cliff en
Robert Palmer. Wat een Line-up en ditto elpee. Sly & Robbie
staan wederom garant voor een ongelooflijk dikke sound ..

01 – Look what you’ve done
02 – Shocked
—- Sweet little woman
03 – Seven days
04 – Marie
05 – Ruby lee
06 – Many rivers to cross
07 – So good so right
08 – Talking back to the night
09 – Just like always


Barry Reynolds – I Scare Myself
Island 1982

Vandaag maar eens een heel andere kant op. In de lange
lijst Sly & Robbie projecten is dit een plaat die hoog staat
op mijn lijstje. In 1982 kwam hij uit en scoorde direct als
geen ander. Barry Reynolds werkte jaren met Marianne
Faithfull met wie hij op deze plaat ook enkele nummers
schreef. 10 strakke tracks die naast Sly & Robbie werden
opgenomen met een aantal artiesten die vooral bekend
staan om hun werk in de reggae. We zien Wally Badarou,
Mikey Chung en Sticky Thompson. Prachtige backing vocals
door Marcia Griffiths en Judy Mowatt. Een
snoepje van de bovenste plank ..

And now for something completely different. In the long list
of Sly & Robbie projects, this is a record that stands in high
position. It appeared in 1982 and immediately scored big time.
Barry Reynolds worked with Marianne Faithful for years. She
co-wrote a number of songs on this album. 10 tight tracks
that, next to Sly & Robbie, were recorded with artists we
mainly know from reggae music. We find Wally Badarou,
Mikey Chung and Sticky Thompson. Great backing vocals by
Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. A slice of sweets ..


01 – I scare myself
02 – Irony
03 – Guilt
—- More money
04 – Till the doctor gets back
05 – Broken english
06 – Times square
07 – Over here (no time for justice)
08 – Give me love
09 – The bold fenian men


Vibronics – Dubliftment
Universal 2004

01 – Only one dub
02 – Mount zion-I
03 – Dub forever
04 – Deep root dub
05 – Red, gold & green
06 – Highland dub
07 – Dub herbs
08 – Volcano
09 – East end dub
10 – Dub struggle
11 – Sound minded
12 – Dinosaur


Prince Buster – Fabulous Greatest Hits
Fab Fab Melodisc Music 1968

click on it

There’s hardly a man, woman or child in Jamaica who doesn’t
know the voice of Prince Buster. Turn on the radio any hour of
the day or night, and his infectious Blue Beat is certain to start
echoing round the room. His records dominate the jukeboxes,
and wherever he appears, the “House Full” signs are displayed
long before he makes his entrance on stage. ( backsleeve ..)

Prince Buster’s Blue Beat, later called Ska, conquered England
and America already in the sixties. Later his songs were covered
by many groups such as the Specials when ska music relived
from the late seventies. Contains his famous Al Capone
and Ten Commandments. Get it & spread it ..


01 – Earthquake
02 – Texas hold-up
03 – Freezing up orange street
04 – Free love
05 – Julie
06 – Take it easy
07 – Judge dread
08 – Too hot
09 – Ghost dance
10 – Ten commandments
11 – Al capone
12 – Barrister pardon


Dalek I Love You – Dalek I Love You
Korova / WEA 1983

Another 1983 delicious slice is this one by Dalek I Love You.
We enjoyed listening to it a whole lot. “Look Good, Get Smart,
Smell Nice, Work Hard, Ambition”. Wonderful lyrics, funky sound,
splendid art work “Have You Got It?” This was and still is one of my
favourite new wave albums. If you never heard it, do not hesitate,
get it and spread it as usual straight away. Again some skips may
be slightly out of place, better listen in one take ..

Een andere heerlijke 1983 schijf vinyl is deze met Dalek I Love You.
We hebben er altijd met enorm veel plezier naar geluisterd. “Look
Good, Get Smart, Smell Nice, Work Hard, Ambition”. Geweldige
teksten, funky sound, prachtig art work. “Have You Got It?” Dit
was en is nog steeds één van m’n lievelings new wave platen.
Als je ‘m nooit hebt gehoord, twijfel dan niet. Down, deel
en luister onmiddelijk zoals altijd. Wederom kunnen
enkele skips wat fout zitten, luister het best achter
elkaar door dus ..


01 – Holiday in disneyland
02 – Horrorscope
03 – Health and happiness
04 – The mouse that roared
05 – Dad on fire
06 – Ambition
07 – Lust
08 – 12 hours of blues
09 – Sons of sahara
10 – Africa express


Gene Loves Jezebel – Promise
Situation 2, 1983

Identical twin brothers Jay (John) and Michael Aston are better
known as ‘Gene Loves Jezebel’. They had a couple of successes
during the 1980’s. I think their best album was their first one
called ‘Promise’ from 1983. My friends and me played it over
and over, crazy about their emotional way of singing .
The songs are melt together and placing the exact skips
may have worked poorly here and there. Better listen
to it as a whole .. Love the artwork on this one ..

De één eiige tweelingbroers Jay (John) en Michael Aston zijn
beter bekend als ‘Gene Loves Jezebel’. Ze hadden diverse successen
tijdens de jaren tachtig. Ik vind hun eerste album, genaamd ‘Promise’
uit 1983, ook direct hun beste. Mijn vrienden en ik draaiden hem grijs,
gek op hun emotionele manier van zingen. De nummers zijn op kant
één aan elkaar gemonteerd en de skips kunnen her en der wat
rommelig zijn. Beter om in één take af te luisteren dus.
Prachtige plaat, prachtige hoes ..


01 – Upstairs
02 – Bruises
03 – Pop tarantula
04 – Screaming for emmalene
05 – Scheming
06 – Bread from heaven
07 – Influenza
08 – Shower me with brittle punches
09 – Wraps and arms
10 – Psychological problems


Fad Gadget – Incontinent + bonus tracks
Mute Records 1981

The 1980’s were an interesting decade musicwise. We listened to
reggae, african and ofcourse a lot of new wave. Great Brittain was
the cradle of a whole lot of interesting bands. I’m gonna post some
this week, starting with this artist. This is the second album from
1981 by splendid artist .. ;

Francis John Tovey(8 September 1956 – 3 April 2002), known also
by his stage name Fad Gadget, was a British avant-garde electronic
musician and vocalist. He was a proponent of both new wave and
early industrial music, fusing together a unique blend of pop structured
songs mixed with mechanised experimentation.As Fad Gadget, his
music was characterised by the use of synthesizers in conjunction
with sounds of found objects, including drills and electric razors. His
bleak, sarcastic and darkly humorous lyrics were filled with biting
social commentary toward subjects such as machinery, industrialisation,
consumerism, human sexuality, mass media, religion, domestic violence
and dehumanization while often being sung in a deadpan voice.(wiki)
Cover photography by Anton Corbijn.

Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People

01 – Blind eyes
02 – Swallow it
03 – Saturday night special
04 – Incontinent
05 – Manual dexterity
06 – Innocent bystander
07 – King of the flies
08 – Diminished responsibility
09 – Plain clothes

Bonus tracks ;

10 – Collapsing new people, 12″ Berlin mix (with Einstürzende Neubauten)
11 – Love parasite (album mix)


The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms
A&M Records 1990

it was originally released on Stiff Records in 1980, this copy
on cd is from 1990 and appeared on A&M Records 395-319-2.

tracks ;

01 – The boy with the perpetual nervousness
02 – Fa cé-la
03 – Loveless love
04 – Forces at work
05 – Original love
06 – Everybody’s got something to hide (except me and my monkey)
07 – Moscow nights
08 – Raised eyebrows
09 – Crazy rhythms
10 – Paint it black


To Scratch That Itch, Roots, Rock and Rhythm
Various Artists, Luaka Bop 1991

When the weather is changing and fall drops in on us, I always tend
to start playing more popmusic. Atmospheric stuff with lots of variety.
Something quite else is this cd on the prestigious Luaka Bop label of
David Byrne. His selections are outstanding and surprising. This album
is from 1991, already 28 years of age but feels like yesterday. Mr. Byrne
treats us with music from the UK, Brazil, the US and Cuba. A nice bunch
of songs in different styles and moods, listen ..

P.S. I discovered one strange mistake, track #9 is not Agepê as written
on the cd’s cover. It is Martinho da Vila with Claustrofobia.

Als het weer omslaat en de herfst zijn onstuimige intrede maakt, neig ik
steeds vaker naar popmuziek. Atmosferische mengeling van stijlen en
stemmingen. Iets tamelijk anders dan wat je hier gewend bent is dit. Op
het prestgieuze Luaka Bop label van David Byrne komt deze bonte ver-
zameling tracks die stammen uit het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Brazilië, de USA
en Cuba. Het gaat van links naar rechts en andersom, luister ..

P.S. Ik ontdekte een vreemde fout, track #9 is niet Agepê zoals de
cd omslag vermeldt. Het is Martinho da Vila met Claustrofobia.

tracks ;

01 – A.R. Kane – A love from outer space
02 – Jorge Ben – Ponte de lança africano (umbabarauma)
03 – David Byrne – Dirty old town
04 – Tom Zé – Augusta, Angélica e consolação
05 – Conjunto Rumbavana – No me llores
06 – Luiz Conzaga – O fole roncou
07 – Silvio Rodriguez – Nuestro tema
08 – Jack Dangers – Ava
09 – Martinho da Vila – Claustrofobia
10 – A.R. Kane – Miles apart
11 – Caetano Veloso – Um canto de afoxé para o bloco do ilê
12 – Trio Nordestino – Rejeição
13 – Celeste Mendoza – Mi rumba echando candela
14 – David Byrne – Make believe mambo (club mix)