Monday, September 17, 2007

KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Sanity Stomp @ 192

Pascal said :
Virgin VGD 3504, Nov 1980
(W. German Virgin 301 427-406)
(really two albums released together)
Back cover art by Robert Coyne

Disc #1 Produced by Paul Wickens at Berry Street Studios (engineered by David Hunt)
Kevin Coyne with Paul Fox (guitar), Segs (bass), Dave Duffy (drums), Gary Barnacle (sax) and Paul Wickens (keyboards) [actually, the band The Ruts]

Fat Man 2:30
The Monkey Man 3:04
How Strange 2:32
Somewhere In My Mind 3:25
When (See You Again?) (KC/PW) 2:32
Taking On The World 3:11
No Romance (KC/PW) 4:00
Too Dark (One For The Hero) (KC/PW) 2:45
Admit You're Wrong 3:55
Formula Eyes 2:09

Disc #2 Produced by Kevin Coyne at Alvic (engineered by Mike)
Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar and keyboards), Robert Wyatt (drums), and a bit of Bob Ward (guitar)

New Motorway 2:58
A Loving Hand 3:07
Fear Of Breathing 3:33
In Silence 4:36
Taking On The Bowers (KC/RW) 3:19 (or 'Take On The Bowers')
Wonderful Wilderness (KC/BG) 7:48
My Wife Says 3:58
The World Speaks (KC/BG) 2:27
You Can't Kill Us 2:04

CD release (1CD): Virgin CDV 3504, released in 1991.

Record #1 is pure power pop and works quite well; record #2 is very innovative avant-garde with Robert Wyatt.
In 1988, Brian Godding released a great instrumental jazz-rock LP called "Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue", recorded for the most part with GLS and where he played some of the themes from Sanity Stomp #2.

Says Kevin about 'Sanity': " I was quite ill when I made that record, as a matter of fact; I was quite mad, basically. That’s why it’s called Sanity Stomp. I had a nervous breakdown and, ironically, I don’t want to say ironically...amazingly...I was able to carry on making records. That’s a record I made when I was clinically ninety-five per cent nuts, and the themes are rather odd, but somehow it comes out as sounding all right. I’m amazed."

Cheers Folks
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Percy The Ratcatcher said...

Great album. 'Admit you're wrong' is a classic. Thanks !

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KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Sanity Stomp

Anonymous said...

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