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  1. #526
    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    My list of unofficial Cow recordings...
    https://www.keepandshare.com/doc19/2...s-pdf-97k?da=y
    Hey unclemeat,
    Perhaps you could shed some light on this-
    In my soulseek days I seem to recall someone with many live shows of HC related stuff,
    I downloaded many in mp3 format and as I rarely listen to digital they got lost down the road.
    However I remember one specifically - a show by Duck and Cover, seems to be taken from the radio (or a good audience recording) I think from a show in Germany,
    I cant find any reference that such a thing even exist - did I hallucinate it?

  2. #527
    flytomars:

    I believe you are referring to the DUCK AND COVER show, from Berlin. It was available on the ReR QUARTERLY MAGAZINE VOL. 1 #2 (see that here):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RēR_Quarterly#Volume_1

    There was another show, only boot, and without George Lewis. Quite a different setlist, comprised of many Art Bears tunes.

    So, no - you are not hallucinating !

  3. #528
    Of course I have the ReR quarterly, its probably the most essential compilation that I have in my collection (this and Cassix alone are worth the price of admission), I was referring to the bootleg version, so my head is fine you say

  4. #529
    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    However I remember one specifically - a show by Duck and Cover, seems to be taken from the radio (or a good audience recording) I think from a show in Germany
    I have this :

    "Duck & Cover
    Jazz Fest
    Moers Germany
    May 20 1983

    259mb shn

    Aud>cass>?>cdr>Jam>Xact>shn

    Fred Frith Guitar,Bass,Violin, etc
    Heiner Goebbels Piano, Guitar
    Chris Cutler Drums etc
    Dagmar Krause Voice
    Tom Cora Cello,bass etc
    George Lewis trombone
    Alfred Harth Sax, Trumpet, Voice

    01 Freedom
    02 Song Of The Monopolists/?
    03 Law/Rats & Monkeys/?
    04 Song Of Investment Capital Overseas/The Summer Wheel
    05 At Last I Am Free
    06 ?

    Duck & Cover existed occasionally between 1983 and 1986. Performing the more song-based material written by the participants.This show(or fragment of a show anyway), features a lot of material from the 3rd Art Bears album. The recording quality is very good, however the live mix is screwed up in a few places, with the vocal mikes turned down when they should be up etc."

  5. #530
    Quote Originally Posted by unclemeat View Post
    I have this :

    "Duck & Cover
    Jazz Fest
    Moers Germany
    May 20 1983

    259mb shn

    Aud>cass>?>cdr>Jam>Xact>shn

    Fred Frith Guitar,Bass,Violin, etc
    Heiner Goebbels Piano, Guitar
    Chris Cutler Drums etc
    Dagmar Krause Voice
    Tom Cora Cello,bass etc
    George Lewis trombone
    Alfred Harth Sax, Trumpet, Voice

    01 Freedom
    02 Song Of The Monopolists/?
    03 Law/Rats & Monkeys/?
    04 Song Of Investment Capital Overseas/The Summer Wheel
    05 At Last I Am Free
    06 ?

    Duck & Cover existed occasionally between 1983 and 1986. Performing the more song-based material written by the participants.This show(or fragment of a show anyway), features a lot of material from the 3rd Art Bears album. The recording quality is very good, however the live mix is screwed up in a few places, with the vocal mikes turned down when they should be up etc."
    Yes, I think this is the one I remembered! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    The Book arrived today! I know what I am doing this weekend.
    Watching Netflix and eating snacks?

    I too have the book. I flipped through to a random page and there was a dense academic discussion around improvisational forms. I flipped through to another random page and it was about who was shagging who. So the book seems to efficiently cover all possible angles! I look forward to reading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    ...So the book seems to efficiently cover all possible angles!
    genuinely laughed out loud at this one, Henry.
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    I also ordered Chris Cutler's book File Under Popular. Any insights about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    Watching Netflix and eating snacks?
    Nah. In fact I wrote review of Tubular Bells. It is a snazzy little record. I hear kids really dig it. You can read it here: https://pienemmatpurot.wordpress.com...tubular-bells/

    Now back to reading about Henry Cow and avantgarde.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcrimso View Post
    Actually I can't.

  12. #537
    Quote Originally Posted by bondegezou View Post
    it was about who was shagging who. So the book seems to efficiently cover all possible angles!
    As for Grace Slickian-caliber soap-intrigue I only knew about the Dagmar/Greaves affair, but I see there's something good comin'.

    Who didn't want to know this kinda thing about the band?
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    Today, the "Echoes of Henry Cow" project, with John Greaves as special guest, are performing in Brest, the French city closest to the US ! (Just a little swim away from NYC...)
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  15. #540
    I've finished it now and it's highly interesting and informative indeed (and they were all shagging each other, yes). The only disappointing thing was there was no insight into the last couple of Art Bears records, but seeing as it's a book focussed on the Cow (who were over by then anyway) i suppose that's fair enough.

    It took me a while to get through it because i've got John Szwed's book on Sun Ra and i've been going back and forth between the two and found myself more pulled in by the Ra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosefish View Post
    John Szwed's book on Sun Ra
    One of the best jazz biographies I've read; Szwed really explains Sun Ra.

    Paul Youngquist’s more recent A Pure Solar World is quite good as well, as are John Corbett's various writings.
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    Gonna do the Art Bears albums starting tomorrow - it's been a while and I'm looking forward. Actually gonna hit the entire Art Box soup-to-pretzels. Will report bach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Gonna do the Art Bears albums starting tomorrow
    Art Bears Repeating

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Gonna do the Art Bears albums starting tomorrow - it's been a while and I'm looking forward. Actually gonna hit the entire Art Box soup-to-pretzels. Will report bach.
    I have that box too! Been meaning to listen to it all for a while, just never got around to it.
    You should follow that with the News from Babel box too

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