Early this month, I wrote about discovering my unplayed music through WFMU. This week the shows were exceptional, and my budget busted.
Brian Turner played Mama Bea Tekielski, comparing it to Patti Smith and Catherine Ribeiro. Tekielski's throat driven thorny mania, for me, invokes Diamanda Galas--whose catalogue I was searching until Brian announced "Priau" was Mama Bea. I don't even know what language Tekielski sings in, and that's adventitious--experience her singing like a free jazz saxophone: pure sound.
You figure this out! Terre T, on Cherry Blossom Clinic, played "Privelige" by Smith, Scott Williams played Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes , and Hot Rod "The Desert" by Galas. I can't decide, thinking of the exorbitant coin I dropped on the Tekielski album.
ooioo sound like none of the above, but their new album is Armonico Heva. Scott played "Uda Huh," then making the familiar fresh, segued into The Chrystal's "And 'Then He Kissed Me"
Nice start to the week, which ended as well when Billy Jam played "Salloque" from My Main Shitstain by Paris Suit Yourself on Put The Needle On The Record. I put the mouse on the pricetag and clicked. I wonder if Serge Gainsbourg, if alive, would do material like "Siloque." Listen to Hatch in 2009 playing "Melody," from Gainsbourg's 1971 Historire De Melody Nelson. The connection is undeniable.
Am I over-imagining in French, or does Paris Suit Yourself reference a second source. Listen to the growl of the narrator in Jean Luc-Godard's 1965 film, Alphaville.
Enough film. More about the expensive but heavenly bottomless music pit:. Singer Andy Pratt put out Records Are Like Life.in 1969. Get a Real Player to hear how John Allen played Pratt's title track in 2008 next to Duncan Browne. Pratt sings "Goin' out, and I buy more records." DJ Shadow sampled this line in 2006 on Funky Skunk, and Shadow has 60,000 records.
John says Records Are Like Life is Pratt's best. I agree: while most singer-songwriters--if you like genre label trash--were inspired by Tin Pan Alley, Pratt had lightening cadences akin to John Coltrane's Giant Steps, played by Charley Lewis, also in Real Audio .
Collectors covet, glancing over each others shoulders. Comment: What did you pick up this week?