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Subject: Auctioning Off My Lush =(
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 22:10:46 PST
From: Matthew King (matt1013@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Scheer's Obsession!
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 02:42:47 -0500
From: Aaron Hill (Fan4AD@AOL.COM)
Subject: s.reynolds
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 02:58:25 EST
From: Jeremy L Orr (j.orr@JUNO.COM)
Subject: from the "you asked for it,
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 04:42:34 -0800
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: Tanya Donnely ep for sale
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 06:07:45 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Re: Auctioning Off My Lush =(
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 10:53:36 -0500
From: Roger Mrazek (RogBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: (4ad) Re: Wang Chung
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 08:02:45 +0000
From: Geoffrey Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)

Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 22:10:46 PST
From: Matthew King (matt1013@JUNO.COM)
Subject: Auctioning Off My Lush =(


I need money for college and am auctioning off all  my Lush stuff.  The
bidding will start at $5.00 for everything (postage not included).  The
last day that I'll take bids is February 14 and then I'll notify the
person with the highest bid.  Also, if you place a bid that is lower
than the highest bid at any point within the next two weeks, I'll reply
to you with the highest bid at that point and time, just so you can
know.  Please E-Mail me directly and if you want any info I can give you
about anything on my list, E-Mail me for that as well.  My Lush stuff is
as follows:

-Scar  //  JAD911CD
-Gala  //  (hole in upper right corner of sleeve cause it was bought
used)
-Black Spring  //  BAD1016CD
-Spooky  //  (same as Gala ... bought used)
-In a Field of Their Own  //  highlights of glastonbury 1992 (has live
version of _Starlust_)
-Lolapalooza '92  //  Lush/Jesus and Mary Chain
-Hypocrite Single  //  PRO-CD-6983  (U.S. released promotional CD)
-Hypocrite EP  //  BAD4008CD  (Made in Great Britain)
-Desire Lines EP  //  BAD4010CD  (Made in Great Britain)
-Split  //  (bought it through BMG)
-Ladykillers EP (disc 2)  //  BADD6002CD
-500 EP (disc 2)  //  BADD6009CD
-Single Girl EP (disc 1)  //  BADD6001CD
-Single Girl EP (disc 2)  //  BADD6001CD
-Lovelife  //  (bought it through BMG)
-Topolino  //  (made in Canada)
-Words and Music // (promotional tape for Gala w/ Miki & Emma talking)
-Sparky the High Voltage Wire 7"  //  Live @ St. Sebastian 2/1/90
Surloire, France
-video  //  Union Square, 1992  San Francisco, CA  50 min.
-poster  //  lovelife promotional poster
-Lovelife Tee-Shirt XL

Thanks to everyone.  Matt.


Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 02:42:47 -0500
From: Aaron Hill (Fan4AD@AOL.COM)
Subject: Scheer's Obsession!


Hello everyone.
I had to tell everyone to get Scheer's Demon ep if possible.  It has Demon,
Obsession, and the Sex Kitten Song (from the limited 500 series).  I love the
song Obsession (probably my favorite song by Scheer now).

Also, I found the 4ad Sort Sol 7".  Now I just need the Bearz 7", Dance
Chapter 12", and 1st version of Coulourbox Breakdown 7".  If I get those, my
4ad collection is complete.

Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 02:58:25 EST
From: Jeremy L Orr (j.orr@JUNO.COM)
Subject: s.reynolds


Does anyone happen to know if Simon Reynolds' book "Blissed Out: the
Raptures of Rock" is still available?  I had a copy that I got for a
birthday a couple of years ago, but a friend lost it...and I miss it!

Also, there was a band that he speaks very highly of in the book that
I've always wanted to hear.  They were called Saqqara Dogs, and I think
he mentions that they released at least one album and a mini-LP.  Since
that's the only mention I've ever heard of them, and I think their
material was released on some little indie label, I'm assuming that it's
all out of print now.  Does anyone have any that they'd like to trade
away or tape off for me?

---Jeremy 

"T is for her tooth-filled mouth, T is for her tooth-filled mouth..."


Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 04:42:34 -0800
From: "Gil Gershman (GuerillaG)" (gman2@SPRYNET.COM)
Subject: from the "you asked for it,

              you got it!" department: Saqqara Dogs (long n' rambling)

On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Jeremy L Orr  wrote:

>Also, there was a band that he speaks very highly of in the book that
>I've always wanted to hear.  They were called Saqqara Dogs, and I think
>he mentions that they released at least one album and a mini-LP.  Since
>that's the only mention I've ever heard of them, and I think their
>material was released on some little indie label, I'm assuming that it's
>all out of print now.  Does anyone have any that they'd like to trade
>away or tape off for me?

i found Saqqara Dogs' _Thirst_ LP in the Village (NYC) for $3.
couldn't believe my eyes.
here's the rundown. and, yes, i'll gladly make tapes.

Saqqara Dogs - Thirst LP
PTF 8713 / 1987

Bond Bergland
Hearn Gadbois
Sync 66
Carter Burwell

Pathfinder Records -
611 Broadway, Suite 726
NY NY 10012

1.
young urban sprawl
gregorian stomp
well
sacrifice
2.
grave of love
witness chamber
splatter dance
so the crow

i didn't know quite what to expect. but if a copy of this treasure ever falls
into your hands, now YOU will!

"Young Urban Sprawl" is intricate minimal-funk (SD were part of that NY scene
which included Liquid Liquid (compilation due out on Mo'Wax soon!), ESG, and the
Bush Tetras) - the melody is almost ENTIRELY created with a serpentine ribbon of
guitar feedback. the percussion is created with 'mbira, dumbek, flesh, and
voice', and the only other elements are a 'gimbri' bass which gurgles like a
kitchen sink and Burwell's sung vocal 'overtones'. remember that Laika did this
in 1994 with "Marimba Song" and were hailed as revolutionary...

the funk is more pronounced in "Gregorian Stomp" and i'll be DAMNED if it
doesn't sound exactly like Dif Juz's "Channel" (from the post-4AD _Who Says
So?_). words fail. stunning! vaguely Celtic, with the lilt of a sailor's
hornpipe and a forward momentum that plucks you off the floor by your feet! all
this with just a 12 string guitar, a 'stick', dumbeks, and a cowbell.

a water jug, hammond organ, and a lap-steel are added on "Well," but the
predominant sound is that of an (absent!) sitar. quivering open harmonics.
vocals on this one, too... imagine DCD with Garce from the Sad Lover & Giants
dueling with Brendan! extremely lithe and sinuous, with echoes of "When the
Levee Breaks" dissolved in the completely alien miasma of the music. suggestion
to Sam Rosenthal. consider this album for a future RELICS reissue.

much louder guitar on the agitated "sacrifice." more instruments to look up:
qarqaba, chekere. that Dif Juz feel predominates again... if 4AD's prodigial
sons ever cranked the distortion - and broke out the arrack! breaks into an
lurching Arabic death-dance. built around the sort of surprisingly weightless
flailing guitar hooks which tether black-metal. will wonders never cease?! has
anyone here ever heard the brilliant Black Sun Ensemble? AZ psychedelic concern
from the late 80's, signed to Reckless UK alongside The Bevis Frond. before
leader Jesus "Dagan" Acedo gulped too much LSD and started running around town
in a bunny-suit, the BSE sounded as powerful and awesome as this. haunt the used
bins for their fantastic records.

want more? read on.
if you've had enough of my writing... thanks for reading this far. :) bye! -gg


before i drop the needle on side 2, i want you to close your eyes and imagine
the sound a 'cow nozzle' and 'the world's largest dumbek' would make - together!

got that? add in a completely lunatic guitarist, skittering, stuttering, and
spitting feedback like an teed-off asp. pencil in a quasi-industrial backdrop of
smoke-belching pipes and metal clanging against metal. get Sasha from NYC's
current minimal-funk maffia, Ui, to intone lyrics which, well, could have been
written by the 'philosophers' in Live. then weigh it all down with the naturally
occurring atmospheric dread which Factory Records tried to manufacture.
intense? you bet.

rales and wheezes from that Hammond add a fusion-flavored tang on "witness
chamber" while the guitar arcs and swoops (as deadly and precise as a vulture)
over an absolutely-minimal dumbek/tambourine rhythm. the music that you hear as
the axe-blade crashes down on your skull from overhead in your walk-on
have-sex-and-die role in _Friday the Umpteenth_. (and they look like such nice
young men...) this is one painfully drawn out death scene, ending in a
bittersweet coda which suggests St. Chick Corea and St. Miles Davis escorting
you into the Light.

then the "splatter dance," frenzied and jagged. there's a 'cello' in there
somewhere, but it's probably played Charlotte (...damn! anyone remember her last
name? Nam Jun Paik's protegee - she organized the NYC Avant-Garde... buddies
with Christo and Yoko Ono... played cellos made of ice, tuxedo-ed men, and
television sets, often while falling from parachutes, topless, drenched in
chocolate, or wearing mini-TVs on her breasts? started with an H... ARGH!) by
the time we figure it out, the track's over. very short! let's just say that the
usual guitar damage (very psych this time) is jarred by eruptions of rhythm.
nothing here sounds much like a cello. disturbing.

(what was her #%*@ing name?! someone - anyone - HELP!)

"so the crow" ends the album on an ominous note which is half Black Sabbath (the
good, early stuff) and half High Tide (amazing obscure psyche/prog laced with
what *must* have been the infernal fiddle-playing of Erich Zann!) the funk of
the earlier tracks is replaced with a bleak throbbing drone, echoing the  -
yeesh! morbid! - lyrics:

"bye bye bye bye bye black sheep /
sacrificial lamb steak. terminated /
landscapegoat. / oh rest in peace my lamb steak /
dream the dream all black sheep dream /
while passing through the door"

("Hello, David Tibet? do I ever have a cover idea for YOU!")

weird ending. pure undiluted heebee-jeebies. but it's still extremely well done.


i should go to sleep.
laters!

GuerillaG2-G4/ gg
* suffering in the throes of terminal wordy-reviewer syndrome

** apologies for the obscure references.
   my accessibility-control censor is sleeping. i should be, too.





































>---Jeremy 
>
>"T is for her tooth-filled mouth, T is for her tooth-filled mouth..."
>


Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 06:07:45 -0800
From: Snarlo (repetti@UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU)
Subject: Tanya Donnely ep for sale


Hi there all,

I have a copy of the Tanya Donnelly e.p. "Sliding and Diving" (bad6018 for
you purists) for sale for $7.00 post paid...first to email gets it (since I
only have one of course!)...

Thanks,
Peter


Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 10:53:36 -0500
From: Roger Mrazek (RogBoy@AOL.COM)
Subject: Re: Auctioning Off My Lush =(


hey!

would like to bid $20 for the Lush SF video.

please keep me posted.

thanks.

roger


Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 08:02:45 +0000
From: Geoffrey Elgey (elgey@FIT.QUT.EDU.AU)
Subject: (4ad) Re: Wang Chung


G'day,

>---from Jens Alfke:
>
>> Tom Weibrecht replied:
>> > um...u ever listen to "to live and die in l.a."?
>>
>> I have, unfortunately. Your point being...?
>>
>> [It still amazes me how the most pathetic crap will, after
>> spending some well deserved time in the junk heap, start
>> to come back in style...
>
>Well, this statement is rather insulting.  It would be one thing if Tom
>hated Wang Chung when the "To Live and Die in L.A." soundtrack was
>released, and now there was some big Wang Chung revival that we were
>buying into.  But the album is indeed pretty terrific, and I even liked
>most of the stuff on its predecessor (_Points_on_the_Curve), too.  Ah,
>9th grade...

I had the tape of this soundtrack ('To Live In Die an LA'), but lost it
about 8 years ago unfortunately. Suffice to say, that I *hated* Wang Chung,
but I *loved* that soundtrack. From memory, the title track was 9 minutes of
bliss, reminding me of the Blue Nile for some reason (probably the textures
in the sounds).

Is this soundtrack out of print?

My $0.02 worth,
Geoff


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