Lost links & Re-ups

On any post, if the link is no longer good, leave a comment if you want the music re-uploaded. As long as I still have the file, or the record, cd, or cassette to re-rip, I will gladly accommodate in a timely manner all such requests.

Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

24 March 2011

Singers & Players - War of Words

Lotta people seemed to have enjoyed the last Singers & Players that I posted up, so here’s another one. From 1981 on 99 Records in the U.S., released the following year in the U.K. on On-U Sound. Although Bim Sherman does the vocal duties on five of the seven tunes (& never sounded finer), this is the first album by Singers & Players with Prince Far-I & Jah Woosh.

War of Words has that heavy slow dub with early dancehall influences. Bim Sherman handles the vocals on "Devious Woman," "Fit to Survive," & "World of Dispensation", great funky rootsy skankers while "91 Vibration" has echoed dub with vocals he must have phoned in from another area code. However, when Prince Far-I steps up to the mike on "Quante Jubila" a re-working of Creation Rebels 's "Know Yourself" it is a thing of beauty, the juxtaposition of the Prince’s gruff vocals with the songs emotional lyrics. If you liked Leaps & Bounds, you’re gonna really groove to this one.

Singers & Players here are: Bim Sherman, Prince Far-I, & Jah Woosh - vocals; “Crucial” Tony - guitar, bass, keyboards, & vocals; Keith Levene - guitar; Geotge Oban - bass; Lizard - bass & vocals; Ari “Stepper”, “Bigga” Morrison, Doctor Pablo, & Nick Plytas - keyboards; Eskimo Fox & “Style” Scott - drums; & Mr. Ranking Magoo - percussion. Produced, of course, by Adrian Sherwood.

Singers & Players - War of Words, 99 Records 99-02LP, 1981.
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This Side -
Devious Woman
Quanté Jubila
Sit & Wonder
Fit to Survive
Other Side -
Reaching the Bad Man
World of Dispensation
91 Vibration


03 March 2011

Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson

UPDATE: This post was re-uploaded 10/05/2013. Enjoy, NØ.

Anders from Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson became a friend after I posted their freshman release Unnoticed in a Tiny Town over at Digital Meltd0wn (where I also do time) & he wrote to me.

If you don't know, YPOFH is a post-rock band from Bodø, Norway. As I said over at DM, their songs are haunting & skygazing epics combining electronic elements with soothing layers of dreamy guitars & pounding yet jazzy intricate beats. It is post-rock with a pop feel laced with spoken, sung & screamed vocals. One can dance to their tunes or be lulled to sleep, they are at the same time beat-driven & dream-inducing.

Anders recently let me know that they are now on tour in the USA, heading for SXSW. They are traveling from NY to TX in March, playing concerts along the way (unfortunately they are not voyaging west to Cali). Below are their tour dates. If you live in any of these areas, go check'em out & tell'em Nathan sent ya. You won't regret it. This is their first time in the US.

MARCH 2011 Limited US Tour
07: Manhattan, NY @ Pianos
08: Brooklyn, NY @ Legion Bar (w/ Cattle Drums and Golden City)
09: Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
10: Ridgewood, NJ @ Tony's house (w/ A Garden Overgrown and Prawn)
11: Annapolis, MD @ Savvas' house (w/ AGO, Prawn and Sleep Bellum Sonno)
12: Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House (w/ SBS and many more!)
13: Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox (w/ Fractal Farm and SBS)
14: Clarksville, TN @ The Coup (w/ Deadhorse and The Ascent of Everest)
15: Shreveport, LA @ Bear's Oyster Bar (w/ Gifts From Enola)
16: SXSW (day off)
17: SXSW (day off)
18: notSXSW @ Plush (4pm) (w/ Sleep Bellum Sonno and many more)
19: SXSW @ Swan Dive (8pm)
20: Oklahoma City, OK @ Hi-Lo Club (w/ The Arts & Crafts Movement)

I've taken the liberty to post up their latest, self-titled release. Hope I don't wind up in trouble. Recorded during some hot & not so hot months late 2009 in the southern parts of Norway. 2 x CDs with a hardbound 32 page book with full color & b/w illustrations. Available in four different background color covers: Red, Grey, White (this cover) & Green.

Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson - self-titled,
How is Annie Records HIA031, 2010.
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Puzzle cd -
Let's Rent Bikes from 1942
I'd Rather Listen to Weston
He Can't be Dead, I got his Autograph Last Week
To Sit Down or to Follow, So I Follow

The Detective cd -
Our Door Handles Stopped Moving Years Ago
The League Will Never let the Albino Kid Win
I Think E.T. is Involved in my Family
Scientists now Think this City is Overdue