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Friday, March 14, 2008

Corduroy


3-14-08 Corduroy

CD CLICK! CANYON JPN PCCY-01382

1999 14 TRKS 5th album (3 x bonus tracks)

CD CLIK! BIG CAT UK ABB 100839.2

1999 11 TRKS 5th album

CD5 CROSSFIRE EP CANYON JPN PCCY-01135

1997 6 TRK CD EP CD5

CD DAD MAN CAT ACID JAZZ UK JAZID CD60

1992 12 TRKS 1st album

LP DAD MAN CAT ACID JAZZ UK JAZID LP60

1992 12 TRKS 1st album

CD DAD MAN CAT (Trattoria) TRATTORIA JP PSCR-5015

1992 12 TRKS MENU 16

CD5 FRIGHTENERS, THE ACID JAZZ UK JAZID 80CD

1993 3 TRK CD Single CD5

CD HIGH HAVOC ACID JAZZ UK JAZID CD85

1993 13 TRKS 2nd album, CD-only release?

CD HIGH HAVOC (Trattoria) TRATTORIA JP PSCR-5055

1993 14 TRKS 1 x bonus track; MENU 23

CD5 JOKER IS WILD, THE BIG CAT UK ABB 129SCD

1997 4 TRK CD Single CD5

CD5 MINI ACID JAZZ UK JAZID 105CD

1994 3 TRK CD Single CD5

CD5 MOSHI MOSHI BIG CAT UK ABB 5007353

1999 3 TRK CD Single CD5

CD5 MOTORHEAD / LONDON, ENGLAND ACID JAZZ UK JAZID 95CD

1993 2 TRK CD Single CD5

CD NEW YOU!, THE BIG CAT AU ABB 139CD

1997 12 TRKS 4th album, CD-only release?

CD NEW YOU!, THE CANYON JPN PCCY-01089

1997 13 TRKS 4th album, CD-only release? (1 x bonus track)

CD OUT OF HERE HOLLYWOOD US HR-68000.2

1995 13 TRKS

CD OUT OF HERE (Trattoria) TRATTORIA JP PSCR-5327

1994 15 TRKS; MENU 45 (2 x bonus tracks)

CD QUATTRO - LIVE IN JAPAN 1994 SANCTUARY UK CMRCD 350

2001 15 TRKS Live '94, 6th album

CD5 SOMETHING IN MY EYE ACID JAZZ UK JAZID 68CD

1993 3 TRK CD Single CD5

CD5 THING FOR YOUR LOVE BIG CAT UK ABB 5008833

1999 3 TRK CD Single CD5

It’s no secret that my favorite “Acid Jazz” group was Corduroy – a group that was formed “to make money”. Was I the only person who lamented their passing after the brilliant ’99 album “Click!”? I understand they re-formed and played shows in London this past January. Founding member Ben (Addison) Human also has solo records (“The Addison Tapes”, “Magic Man”, “The Out Of Towner” and “Stonefox” come to mind). I think they were bigger in Japan than anywhere else, and as far as I know, they never played live in L.A. I found out about Corduroy by seeing their masterful “Motorhead” (’93) music video on “Rage”, the world’s #1 music video show (which is from Australia).


3 Comments:

Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Since I have a brushed metal fetish, that cover is like aesthetic pornography to me.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Ron Kane said...

And the music is even good! Are you familiar with Corduroy, Jim-san?

6:47 AM  
Anonymous Jim Donato said...

No. I dipped my toe in acid jazz around '92 and found it wanting, like many modern electronic movements. It was a good thought to pit the repetition of drum machines, sequencers and loops against live playing but in the end it wasn't enough for me.

7:30 PM  

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