Friday, July 31, 2015

Obsessed with these two songs at the moment -

Trying to think of what a prototype for "Twin Layers" might be...

The closest thing -  not that close - I could come up with was this 

A single year in New York's musical life is the The Go-Betweens's starting point -   Talking Heads 77, Marquee Moon...

Reminds me of the advert that future members of Orange Juice put out calling for musicians - "A New York band forming in the Bearsden area"

But Bearsden couldn't be much more unlike the Lower East Side.  

That's even more the case with Far North Queensland, where Grant McLennan spent much of his childhood, as evoked in "Cattle and Cane" and other Go-Betweens songs.

You can take the boy out of the _____  but you can't take the _____ out of the boy. 


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

mouth music (vocoder soul)

Surprisingly the 12-inch versions of these were not on YouTube. Indeed the B-side semi-instrumental wasn't up at all. So I took the liberty....

Both really take off after the 4.15-ish mark - i.e. where the album (and 7 inch) version fades out.

Vocoder and synthesizers courtesy of one Mike MacEvoy - who worked with Adam Kidron on a bunch of Rough Trade aligned albums, and went on to be a screen composer.

Friday, July 24, 2015