Saturday, January 31, 2009
The idea behind the project is to have loads of different bands all covering the same song - one of Syd's least accessible numbers.
It's more than any normal person can bear.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
This extremely professional looking CD came out just after the official mono Piper first was issued on CD. It turned out to be a Japanese bootleg sourced from an extremely good vinyl transfer. If you don't have a very, very clear copy of the Mono Saucerful, this is one that you should tuck away somewhere...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
From way back in 1987... This CD was available long before Syd's official albums came out on CD - so was the first time that I'd heard several of the songs. This is still my favorite version of "Rats" of all time. I have seen the LP version for sale on eBay a few times. But, the CD version is ... well, very rare.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This is another album that is the very definition of obscure. It was just on the cusp of being released when the music label and distribution company both collapsed (in 1994). The CDs were never sold in stores. Apparently, a few have filtered out here & there under mysterious circumstances. But, it was never available to the general public in the traditional manner of these things.
Song number 6 is called "Syd" - and, yes, it's about *that* Syd. It's not a cover song, rather a very nice tribute. The overall feel of this album is dark, moody, and heavy. There's loads of Moog synthesizer and fuzzed out guitar. In short, it falls directly into the "Progressive Rock" catagory - PROG.
Song number 12 is called "Helo" - and it's a much happier song. It's the sort of thing that, even after many, many listenings, continues to just elude me. There's clearly a story being told. I just want to sit down with the author (Joziah) and say, "OK, right, what the hell is this about, exactly ?"
You'll find quite a few empty tracks on the end... I didn't put them there by mistake. That's how my CD is, so that's how I am sharing it with you. I'm just as baffled as you will be. Don't be too hasty when deleting them, though.. There is something there towards the end that you'll want to keep.
I've got another Floyd DVD coming in about 2 days time. Until then, download this one, find somewhere dark & warm that you can spend some time & give this CD a listen. I think that you'll be glad that you did.
Friday, January 16, 2009
This one is just about as obscure as they come... This CD was issued back in 1991 in Belgium. Among other silliness, it features a cover of an unreleased Pink Floyd song. I first shared this song back here. But, that version was a pretty poor quality .mp3. For the first time, I am able to share the complete album in lossless. This comes to us thanks to our friend in Belgium, who has been searching for a copy for us for months. Hope you like it!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Back in the heady days of CD singles, bands used to put the big single out as the "A-side" and loads of non-album tracks as the "B-sides" - I think just to give the serious fan a reason to buy the thing. Of course, singles just don't stay in print very long. They quickly become something of a rarity. REM was a singles-intensive band for ages, so they have an unusually large non-album track catalog floating around out there... I bought this CD because it contains 2 cover songs that I adore. REM covered Syd Barrett's "Dark Globe" and Robyn Hitchcock's "Arms Of Love".
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It turns out that Track # 17 got corrupted somehow.. *sigh* Please grab it here.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Kate Bush only did one or two interviews to promote Aerial, her most recent album. The BBC did their best to make the most of them. There were 3 special radio shows that I know about. I captured the internet streams from the BBC website.
4-Nov-05 - Front Row - 715 pm - BBC 4
7-Nov-05 - Mark Radcliffe - 1030 pm BBC Radio 2
19-Nov-05 - Mark Radcliffe - 830 pm BBC Radio 2
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Grab it, listen to it, and try to decide whom is the highest - the interviewer or interviewee.
I updated the previous post, FYI. There is all manner of Julee related weirdness available there. I've got some groovy Floydian material brewing up now. Give it a day or so & you'll be swimming around.
Although it probably goes without saying, I created the Julee CDs more or less at random, as things filtered in. If you want to rearrange in some other, perhaps more pleasing or sensible way - have at it. In fact, if you do any substantial rebuilding, do us a favor and leave a comment with links & I'll update these posts or create a new one for you.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I remember seeing a Part IV to this series... But, I did not buy it. I believe that it was largely live performances. *sigh* If any Kate-obsessed folks out there happen to have a copy, I'd love to hear from you!