Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 01:40:32 -0400
There were requests in the past on 4ad-L for the address of Sister
Ray records in London. One then had to either send off a fax or a
snail mail order. Well, whilst browsing through the new NME web page
(which was posted to this list yesterday. Thanks to the person who
posted it!) I came across the following email address for SisterRay:
People who have used them before can vouch for their reliabilty and
speed in filling out orders. These people can get just about anything
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 23:47:35 -0700
Thoguht a lot of you would be interested to see this.
Someone tape it for me, ok? :)
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Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 20:20:00 -0600 (CST)
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Date: Thu, 06 Jun 1996 11:19:02 GMT
please forward ASAP this post found on Usenet :
>>"This Week's Guests in Club Wired:
>>We're taking off Monday and Tuesday to prepare for Club Wired's launch of
>>our new Java-Chat.
>>Brian Eno, ambient virtuoso and producer of U2 and the Talking Heads, joins
>>us on Wednesday for a Pop-sponsored event with senior editor John Alderman.
>>(Brian Eno will present new work on Saturday, 8 June at the Imagination
>>Conference in San Francisco, broadcast live on HotWired's Pop channel.)"
>>you have to be a subscriber to access this but its free to do so...
>>"Subscribe to WIRED magazine today!
>>Also of note...
>>"Friday, multimedia artist Laurie Anderson joins Pop producer Michael Small
>>to talk about her latest projects - which she'll reveal at the Imagination
>>Conference on Saturday in San Francisco (broadcast live on HotWired's Pop
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 07:54:50 -0400
Imagine my surprise when I reached J. Gayton's last sentence and
found "Head Lights". One of, if not the best Blue Nile song. The
vocalist is a little weak, you can hear him waver in Head lights...but
well worth the experience.
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 11:17:09 CST
There was a recent inquiry about shiFt. As far as I know
they do not have any releases prior to A Floding Seive.
There will be a 7" available in July called "Own Two Feet"
(a JPS Experience cover).
They will be working on a new recording in August, which should
be out near the end of the year, or early 1997.
"This isn't death, this is just a textural event"
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 12:00:39 -0700
Date: 5 Jun 1996 09:25:07 GMT
Hi, and thanks to all the people that replied and bought records
from my previous posting, there are 27 records left for sale from the
original list of 85 so if you are interested by anything please send me
your selection by e-mail at:
(Prices go from $ 10 to $ 20 depending on item, all are in perfect
condition, I will make good discounts on multiple items)
Please note that this is a small selection from a list of approx.
1400 records, so if you are interested by other bands or labels,
feel free to ask ! Also I am not a shop so only 1 copy of each
record is available and I am not interested in trades since I
am selling almost all my collection.
COCTEAU TWINS (THE); LULLABIES; 12"; BAD 213
BIRTHDAY PARTY (THE); THE BAD SEED; 12"; BAD 301
BIRTHDAY PARTY (THE); MUTINY; CD; CAD 301CD
COCTEAU TWINS (THE); PEPPERMINT PIG; 12"; BAD 303
COLOURBOX; BREAKDOWN (2ND.VERSION); 12"; BAD 304
X MAL DEUTSCHLAND; QUAL; 12"; BAD 305
MODERN ENGLISH; GATHERING DUST; 12"; BAD 306
BIRTHDAY PARTY (THE); HEE-HAW; CD; CAD 307CD
BAUHAUS; 4AD SINGLES; 12"; BAD 312
COCTEAU TWINS (THE); SUNBURST AND SNOWBLIND; 12"; BAD 314
COLOURBOX; SHOTGUN; MINI LP; MAD 315
MODERN ENGLISH; CHAPTER 12; 12"; BAD 401
MODERN ENGLISH; RICOCHET DAYS; ALBUM; CAD 402
COLOURBOX; SAY YOU; 12"; BAD 403
COLOURBOX; PUNCH; 12"; BAD 406
COCTEAU TWINS (THE); AIKEA GUINEA; 12"; BAD 501
COLOURBOX; COLOURBOX; ALBUM; CAD 508
WOLFGANG PRESS (THE); THE LEGENDARY WOLFGANG PRESS; CD; CAD 514CD
COLOURBOX; BABY I LOVE YOU SO; 12"; BAD 604
COLOURBOX; THE OFFICIAL COLOURBOX WORLD CUP THEME; 12"; BAD 605
THROWING MUSES; THE FAT SKIER; MINI LP; MAD 706
MARRS; PUMP UP THE VOLUME; 12"; BAD 707
PIXIES (THE); COME ON PILGRIM; MINI LP; MAD 709
WOLFGANG PRESS (THE); KING OF SOUL; 12"; BAD 804
COCTEAU TWINS (THE); BLUE BELL KNOLL; ALBUM; CAD 807; LIMITED GATEFOLD
ULTRA VIVID SCENE; MERCY SEAT; 12"; BAD 906
+ 23 ENVELOPE 1986 Poster Set (15 posters) WAD 23
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 14:41:02 -0400
am intrested in the 23 envelope 1986 poster set.
please send price and more info
shar @[email protected]
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 17:19:38 EDT
Jeff Gayton wrote:
>By the way, can anyone confirm whether they're still on Linn records in the
>UK? CDEurope listed them as on Warner Bros., but that may be the continent
>rather than England.
Linn is no more. They've been signed to Warners a long while now (they just
haven't done anything)
>No one just "likes" the Blue Nile (at least in my experience). You either hate
them or they become part of your
I've never come across anybody who hates them - but I take your point, fans tend
to be of the more obsessive variety. I remember sitting near a girl who was
virtually a gibbering wreck during their 1990 tour. She veered between near
hysteria between songs to a kind of stunned silence during them. Very weird.
> The music and tunes are amazing and different from anything you've
>ever heard (especially on their first album, "A Walk Across The Rooftops"),
>but keep in mind that their singer is an acquired taste. Technically, he's
>got a _very_ weak and thin voice. However, I love it, and wouldn't want
>anyone else to sing their songs. For all his technical limitations, I
>think he's the most expressive vocalist there is. I get a lump in my
>throat every time he sings the last line in "Headlights on the Parade."
Jeff! Stand at the back of the class now. Paul Buchanan has one of the great
voices in modern music. Those pipes are to die for. This is not just my opinion
- it's one you'll read over and over again in the UK press. In 1994, Mojo
magazine listed what they considered to be the 100 greatest singers in pop, rock
and soul since the war. Buchanan was number 11, despite his band being
relatively obscure, and at that time absent for five years. That put him ahead
of Sinatra, Aretha, Marvin, Sam Cooke, Al Green etc etc. Personally, I wouldn't
put him ahead of those folk, but he certainly belongs in their company. I can't
think of many male singers around now who could touch him - Jeff Buckley (when
he's not showing off), Scott Walker... then I'm stuck.
Anyway, I'm not here to have an argument. I fully expect Peace At Last to take
extended residency in my CD player when it arrives.
Later - Dez
Current listening:- Slam - Headstates (Soma); Primal Scream, Irvine Welsh &
friends - The Big Man... (Creation single); Transglobal Underground - Psychic
Karaoke (Nation); HNIA - Universal Frequencies; Blue Nile - Hats (Linn).
And now to our regularly scheduled programming.
Jeffrey T. Gayton
Dis-er-ta-tion n (1651) : 1 an extended usu. written treatment of a
subject; specif. : one submitted for a doctorate 2 world's longest job
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 17:25:52 -0400
Angeli - Music of Angels by Ensemble P.A.N.
I just picked up this cd which at times sounds like Lisa Gerrard of
Dead Can Dance. The album is primarily solo choral, but often has
several singers and DCD'esk instruments. No drums though. Look
for it in your classical choral sections. Warning - it is ultra-mellow,
quiet. Sorry, it's not on 4AD (it's Telarc), but it reminded me so
much of DCD/Lisa that I thought you might like it too.
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 18:08:14 -0400
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 17:48:26 -0700
if anyone knows where i can score the Pat's Trick 7", please tell
me. i've tried to special order it and i've been informed that it's
out of print... :(
...hnia web page to be here soon...stay toon'd...
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 23:08:52 -0500
On Thu, 6 Jun 1996, Dez wrote:
> >By the way, can anyone confirm whether they're still on Linn records in the
> >UK? CDEurope listed them as on Warner Bros., but that may be the continent
> >rather than England.
> Linn is no more. They've been signed to Warners a long while now (they just
> haven't done anything)
On the contrary, Linn is still around in Scotland i believe. I've got a jazz
cd from 'em that came out this year, a singer named Claire Martin (enjoying
it very much, by the by).
> > The music and tunes are amazing and different from anything you've
> >ever heard (especially on their first album, "A Walk Across The Rooftops"),
> >but keep in mind that their singer is an acquired taste. Technically, he's
> >got a _very_ weak and thin voice. However, I love it, and wouldn't want
> >anyone else to sing their songs. For all his technical limitations, I
> >think he's the most expressive vocalist there is. I get a lump in my
> >throat every time he sings the last line in "Headlights on the Parade."
> Jeff! Stand at the back of the class now. Paul Buchanan has one of the great
> voices in modern music. Those pipes are to die for. This is not just my opinio
I tend more towards Dez' opinion. As a singer myself, i'd say he's not too
bad off technically; better than at least half the 4ad roster. Of course
he has flaws, but that's almost a requirement for an effective pop singer.
For some styles, singing expressively requires "poor" technical singing.
For example, good bluegrass singers are destroying their vocal cords when
they sing. To me, part of the effectiveness of the first His Name Is Alive
record is how terribly off-pitch Karin goes sometimes. Paul's quavering
near the end of "Headlights" is from one point of view very weak, but from
a more emotional perspective it's very powerful.
I happen to be listening to a singer who is pretty lacking technically,
and i sure do enjoy listening to the raw 'n dirty sound of Thalia Zedek,
singer for Come. Some nice tunes too, though not as painfully good as
either of their other albums. Soft living perhaps?