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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I basically consider those Cardiacs

    Me too. When I say Cardiacs, I also mean Sea Nymphs, Mr & Mrs & Mr, and Spratleys

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    A new Star in Battledress LP, I've been waiting for that for years.
    Where man, where, give me a link, MUST BUY today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    Ditto Stump.
    I am friends with Kev from Stump and he told me he only heard Cardiacs pretty recently.
    Blimey, that really surprises me. I was sure they must have known each other.

    One might include Sleepy People on the list, I know Tim did sound for them occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    A new Star in Battledress LP, I've been waiting for that for years.
    Where man, where, give me a link, MUST BUY today!


    I was only able to locate the CD. I don't think there is a vinyl release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romerovm View Post
    I was only able to locate the CD. I don't think there is a vinyl release.
    Okay, CD will have to do then. Have you got a link please?

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    I bought it on iTunes.
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    I don't do cyber music.

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    I'm currently presentingy stupid radio show so I'm doing this on my telephone but if you put Stars in Battledress Genepool into a search engine it'll take you to our distributor Genepool. Get it direct from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Okay, CD will have to do then. Have you got a link please?
    Please read above. Kavus provided the info.

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    Thanks guys. Silly me! It means I haven't checked my G-mail in a long time because I get the regular Genepool newsletter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Blimey, that really surprises me. I was sure they must have known each other.

    One might include Sleepy People on the list, I know Tim did sound for them occasionally.
    Well despite there being no connection with Stump, may I use this opportunity to plug the new album by Kev Hopper's latest band Prescott who I think are magnificent even if they don't sound like Cardiacs.



    http://prescott.bandcamp.com/

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    Incredible band. One of my favourite album so far this year

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    Yeah it's a great album
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    Interesting stuff. Great bass. What's the Cardiacs connection here? Sorry if that's a stupid question.

    Also, my first thought was "not named after John, surely?", but after following the link, it would appear so!

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    Great thread!

    There's an amazing amount of quality music connected with Cardiacs. Looking forward to hearing the new Knifeworld album and am hoping for another North Sea Radio Orchestra album before too long. Anyone know if they have plans to record anything in the near future? 'I A Moon' was my favourite record of 2011.

    One great band that don't seem to have been mentioned here are Shrubbies. It's Sharon and Craig from NSRO's old band with ex-Cardiacs Dom Luckman and Sarah Smith. They only put out one album (produced by Tim) that i'd say is less NSRO sounding and more Cardiacs-like bendiness.

    Memphis In Texas (track)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlM93XnGKhs
    some of the album, unfortunately there's tracks missing
    http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Memp...+Texas/7203341
    That's Sarah Smith singing on 'Carefree Clothes'. She saxes on the rest. 'Knives' is an incredible song, but it doesn't seem to be linkable anywhere.

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    Shrubbies were a terrific band. It was so lovely to see Dom back behind the kit. I really think he's one of THE great drummers. Incredible feel. Not a beat or fill out of place. Knives is a favourite, that whole psychedelic 'wig out' at the end is beautiful but the whole album is lovely. I think there's still a few copies left.
    Craig 'heard' the tune to Memphis In Texas in a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacewaltzer View Post
    Interesting stuff. Great bass. What's the Cardiacs connection here? Sorry if that's a stupid question.

    Also, my first thought was "not named after John, surely?", but after following the link, it would appear so!
    There's isn't any real connection -someone mentioned Stump (which was Kev Hopper's first band) in a list of Cardiacs related bands but then Kavus said he knew Kev Hopper and he'd only heard Cardiacs quite recently. I used this conversation to plug what I think is great but little known album, that's all. Kev's original idea in forming Stump was to fuse the type of music made by Captain Beefheart and Brand X. They composed tightly written tunes with odd time signatures and Kev's elastic bass playing and added an Irish singer - they somehow got lumped in with a lot of new-wave bands they had no affinity with and so only achieved a cult following (see also Cardiacs). After they broke up Kev has done a series of odd solo albums varying from treated bass, samples, improvised laptop use, musical saw etc, before returning to his fretless bass for this latest release. Yes, Prescott does refer to politician John Prescott who is depicted on the cover doing some sewing at an old fashioned sewing machine. No idea why but its a great picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    Shrubbies were a terrific band. It was so lovely to see Dom back behind the kit. I really think he's one of THE great drummers. Incredible feel. Not a beat or fill out of place. Knives is a favourite, that whole psychedelic 'wig out' at the end is beautiful but the whole album is lovely. I think there's still a few copies left.
    Craig 'heard' the tune to Memphis In Texas in a dream.
    The whole thing?

    Listening to the Shrubbies album again for the first time in ages. I'd completely forgot that Sharon plays bass as well as sings. Some of the basslines remind me of The Pixies.
    'Knives' is a helluva track innit? The build to that final scream and the post rock climax really ends the album on a powerful note.

    I think many of these bands and albums are quite rare now and in desperate need of reissue. I'm just glad i got most of them when i could. Is the Monsoon Bassoon album still available? Another Tim Smith produced 'lost classic' along with the first Stars In Battledress (haven't got the new one yet), actually the opening instrumental 'I Spook The Language' is probably the most Smith-like composition i've ever heard by another musician. It's effing beautiful.

    Briny Hooves is my favourite Bill Drake.

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    That long since out of print album by The Monsoon Bassoon plus a whole other album's worth of EP's, singles, unreleased stuff and rareties has all been digitised. It need re/mastering but I need about two or three weeks to really get the whole thing sorted in terms of artwork, co-ordination etc.

    It's been ready to get on with for a couple of years but I've yet to find the time.
    It will happen, I just don't know when!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosefish View Post
    Great thread!

    There's an amazing amount of quality music connected with Cardiacs. Looking forward to hearing the new Knifeworld album and am hoping for another North Sea Radio Orchestra album before too long. Anyone know if they have plans to record anything in the near future? 'I A Moon' was my favourite record of 2011.

    One great band that don't seem to have been mentioned here are Shrubbies. It's Sharon and Craig from NSRO's old band with ex-Cardiacs Dom Luckman and Sarah Smith. They only put out one album (produced by Tim) that i'd say is less NSRO sounding and more Cardiacs-like bendiness.

    Memphis In Texas (track)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlM93XnGKhs
    some of the album, unfortunately there's tracks missing
    http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Memp...+Texas/7203341
    That's Sarah Smith singing on 'Carefree Clothes'. She saxes on the rest. 'Knives' is an incredible song, but it doesn't seem to be linkable anywhere.
    Ooh, this is very nice. Fyi, that Youtube link has a link to their Bandcamp, where you can listen to (and buy) the rest of the album.

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    WOW! Tons of great music here!! Lots to get. I'm loving the Sterbus stuff now.

    I am also an Oceansize noob. What are they like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kavus Torabi View Post
    The new Stars In Battledress album, In Droplet Form, is one of the best things by anyone. Certainly my album of the year.
    Frank, you'd love it.

    This video is for a song from it


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24AkYRuv5kE
    This is incredible music. One of the best bands I've heard in a while. This song is so beautiful
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    Received William D. Drake-s/t cd yesterday and i'm digging it big time.Charming tunes,wonderful playing.

    A winner.Highly recommended.I may have to check out Mr.Drake's other cd's.
    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Received William D. Drake-s/t cd yesterday and i'm digging it big time.Charming tunes,wonderful playing.

    A winner.Highly recommended.I may have to check out Mr.Drake's other cd's.
    You cardiacs junkie! Love it. I don't have this one, but do have "Rising", which is nifty.

    I myself received 5 more discs yesterday courtesy of Uncle Steve - Seaside, Spratley's, Songs for Ships, On Land, and OceanLand. Trying to complete the collection a little at a time. Visa loves me when I try to attempt such activities. Can't tell you how much I love the tune 'Big Ship'. My kids are even starting to bounce their heads when I crank it and air guitar/air sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Received William D. Drake-s/t cd yesterday and i'm digging it big time.Charming tunes,wonderful playing.

    A winner.Highly recommended.I may have to check out Mr.Drake's other cd's.
    William D. Drake-s/t is on it's way to me now, looking forward to it, The Rising Of The Lights is a lovely album.

    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    You cardiacs junkie! Love it. I don't have this one, but do have "Rising", which is nifty.

    I myself received 5 more discs yesterday courtesy of Uncle Steve - Seaside, Spratley's, Songs for Ships, On Land, and OceanLand. Trying to complete the collection a little at a time. Visa loves me when I try to attempt such activities. Can't tell you how much I love the tune 'Big Ship'. My kids are even starting to bounce their heads when I crank it and air guitar/air sing.
    I've got OceanLandWorld on it's way in the same shipment. Spratleys Japs is great.
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