What I’ve Been Listening To…Lately
1-29-09 What I’ve Been Listening To…Lately
Lately, I have mostly been listening to stuff I got in
A year ago, I was thoroughly investigating Bob Dylan & The Band – “The Basement Tapes”, no doubt fuelled by a recent book on the topic that I got in S.F. This year, there is nothing that is clearly attracting my attention, in the music universe.
BLACK, MICHAEL IAN – I AM A WONDERFUL MAN, COMEDY
Pretty funny live stand-up comedy from a guy I used to see on VH-1.
DIRTY FAN MALE – s/t, TRUNK
Letters to “Page 3” girls etc., read in funny British voices; very eccentric! Jonny Trunk!
NYMAN, MICHAEL – The Draughtsman’s Contract, Drowning By Numbers and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (all
I had a Michael Nyman night the other night, as I laid there and read the Deviants / Pink Fairies book.
PASSIONS – THIRTY THOUSAND FEET OVER
Their 2nd album, with some B-sides added; rather psychedelic / progressive for 1981.
SIMMONS, JEFF – LUCILLE HAS MESSED MY MIND UP, CCM
1969 Zappa-produced ‘rock music’ album by bassist Simmons; a few really good songs.
STUMP – COMPLETE ANTHOLOGY, SANCTUARY
I quickly played the 3rd disc, with the previously unreleased material, all very cool – also nice to finally get the first two Stump EP’s properly on CD finally!
WRIGHT, STEVEN – I STILL HAVE A PONY, COMEDY
The 2nd album by stand-up comedian Wright (from
FRANK ZAPPA – LUMPY MONEY, ZAPPA
Quite illuminating, the orchestral “Lumpy Gravy” tracks! And I dearly love “We’re Only In It For The Money”, presented on this set in glorious mono. I’m still a big fan…
Also rather amused with post-Cream Eric Clapton (circa ’70), I recently got a not-re-mastered 2CD set of “Layla”!