Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Added links for Kevin's YouTube videos.
(On the bottom of the right side of blog)
Thanks to Wil for a huge job !


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - 1974 Blame It On The Night

KEVIN COYNE - 1974 Blame It On The Night
Available now !

Pascal said :

V 2012, May 1974 (cassette version TC VD 2012). probably recorded Feb 74?
Produced by Steve Verroca at The Manor (engineered by Simon Heyworth)

Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Chilli Charles (drums), Ruan O'Loghlainn (sax), Fi Trench (piano, he also arranges horns and strings with Steve Verroca), Liza, Strike, Barry St John, Joanne Williams (backing vocals). Rick Dodd on sax and Terry Slade on drums play on Poor Swine*

Lyrics included *

Tracks :
River Of Sin 3:24
Sign Of The Times 5:32
I Believe In Love 2:46
Don't Delude Me 3:22
Wanting You Is not Easy 5:07
Take A Train 3:34
Blame It On The Night 4:26
Poor Swine 3:50
Light Up Your Little Light 4:33
Choose 3:08
Witch 6:13
Right On Her Side 4:04

*The LPs with the lyrics insert are even rarer!


a Blame It ad ("Just the album for you mother if she's a loud dirty boozy girl"...!) and there, another one :
and a third one:

*Poor Swine was the first song recorded for the album, when the early band (Smith, Dodd, Slade, Cousins) was working on the basic tracks. Also recorded at the same time was Let's Have a Party - later issued as a single and a LP - a fake live recording. Unreleased tracks from the same session include Another Man Goe Down and a coupe of others (Thanks Tim Penn for the info).

Cheers Folks!
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

KEVIN COYNE & MARTIN ODSTRCIL - 1985 Lange Zeile Tapes

- 1985 Lange Zeile Tapes
(Lange Zeile 4, Nürnberg, Germany)@ 160

Pascal said :


Martin says "The songs were recorded one afternoon-rehearsal (a rare event !) in 1985 with Kevin's walkman".
They're all "work in progress" and were recorded at Lange Zeile 4, Nürnberg, Germany.

All the songs are unreleased and were, I suppose, written by Kevin and Martin
Kevin Coyne, guitar and vocal with Martin Odstrcil (acoustic guitar*)

All Your Love (1)* 3:45
All Your Love (2)* 3:10
Ballerina (1)* 2:34
Ballerina (2)* 2:28
Blow the Empire away (1)* 2:32
Blow the Empire away (2)* 2:35
Hot Foot Mama 2:43
Ramblin' Operator 2:46
My Little Heart is Broken 3:21
Swimming Pool* 2:44
Take that Bottle away from me 3:02
The Right Time 2:18
They don't Touch* 3:13
Don't You Cry 2:50
Tough Girl* 2:42
You were the One (1)* 2:46
You were the One (2)* 2:47
Your Love* 2:43

TT: 50:48

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Cheers Folks!

Friday, July 25, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Sanity Stomp @ flac

KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Sanity Stomp (EAC,log,cue,flac,scans)

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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KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Bursting Bubbles @ flac

KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Bursting Bubbles (EAC,log,cue,flac,scans)

Pascal said :
V 2152 (in), Mar 1980
Recorded 1979?
Produced by Kevin Coyne and Al James at Alvic Studios, Wimbleton (engineered by Al and Vic)
Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar), Bob Ward (guitar), Vic Sweeney (drums) and Chris Hunter (sax)
Handwritten lyrics were printed on a large fold-out insert
Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

The Only One 3:19
Children's Crusade 3:55
No Melody 3:18
Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 4:59
Mad Boy No. 2 (KC/BG) 2:57 [the 1st Mad Boy was on CASE HISTORY]
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 2:32
Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 3:44
A Little Piece Of Heaven (KC/BG) 2:43
Day To Day (KC/BG) 2:34
Golden Days (KC/BW) 2:48 [different form ELVIRA]
The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 3:48

CD release: Virgin CDV 2152, released in 1991

Fascinating. Again, new musicians who come from a jazz/jazz rock background and take the music in another new direction. A personal favorite."

In 2004, Brian Godding told (on his website) about the recording of 'Bubbles'. Extract:
"Kevin said he’d like to continue the musical relationship at the end of the run of gigs and invited me to contribute to his next Album for Virgin records so of coarse I was well down for that. At this point I had no idea what he had in mind but I knew it would be something totally different to to what I’d done before and, it most certainly was! I’d long given up the desire to write’songs’ so I assumed that I’d turn up, plug in and learn a few songs he’d written but that was not the plan at all! Kevin (well actually Bob [Ward]) booked some studio time and on arriving and setting up Kevin looked at me and said,” got any tunes or cord sequences”?-------(!!!!!!) I beg your pardon( I thought!), well, for some reason( probably sheer terror!) I started fiddling around with this little sequence of riffs and cords and Kev’ said, “I like that, play it again”. So, I play it again, Kevin riffles through a pile of poems and lyrics and starts singing this amazing song over the top of it!! Bloody hell!( me thinks) this is going to be good when we sort it out! “Got that on tape Bob”? Kevin says as we grind to a halt after some time, Bob gives a nod from the control room and we appear to have ‘ Learn to swim, learn to drown’,the first track for the new album , Bursting Bubbles!!! I said to Kevin that maybe we should do another take at least but he just said “why”? He was of coarse right as this was the way he worked and we made the rest of the album in the same way( he did let me do a few overdubs though, just to keep me happy!) A very spontaneous performer and artist with the ability to pull it off and, of great importance, a very selfless and generous gent!!"

Cheers Folks!
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KEVIN COYNE - 1976 Heartburn @ flac

KEVIN COYNE - 1976 Heartburn (EAC,log,cue,flac,scans)

Pascal said:
V 2047, Mar 1976.
(Canadian version same catalogue number but has a Polydor Canada logo on back).
Produced by Norman Smith (early Pink Floyd producer aka Hurricane Smith) at Olympic

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Wolf (drums)
Lyrics included

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:28 [old Siren number revisited]
Don't Make Waves 2:50
Happy Band 2:37
I Love My Mother (KC/AS) 4:40
Shangri-la 5:26
America 4:07
Big White Bird 2:05
Games, Games, Games 5:32
My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 3:27
Daddy 4:12 [reworking of MARJORY RAZORBLADE's Mummy]
Coconut Island 4:34

CD release: Virgin CDV 2047, released in 1991 with bonus track: Coconut Island (unavailable anywhere else, except as a live version with different lyrics on IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE).

Heartburn poster :

Cheers Folks!
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - (1974 live boot) Southampton @ 192

KEVIN COYNE - (1974) Southampton
- by request

Pascal said :

Probably recorded between Sep and Dec 1974
(when Pete Nu replaced Tim Penn on piano),
audience recording, sound not too good

Kevin Coyne
Rick Dodd (sax),
Gordon Smith (guitar),
Terry Slade (drums),
Tony Cousins (bass),
Pete Nu (piano)


Fat Girl 5:14
Talking to No one 2:46
The Miner's Song 6:52
Another Man Gone Down 10:15 and not 'Going Down Slow' [unreleased]
Reggie in a Chicken World 4:21 [unreleased]
Poor Swine 4:18 and not Home
Rolling and Tumbling (Muddy Waters) 4:15
Chicken Wing 3:44 and not 'How do you do that Thing?'
Let's Have a Party (J-M Robinson) 3:30
Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 6:01
Madison Blues (?) 3:03 [unreleased]
Let's Work Together [Canned Heat] 3:55 [unreleased]
Marlene 5:10
Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton] 3:11 [unreleased]


Very good show. Gordon Smith is REALLY good! (The Miner's Song).
For some reason, this CDR is usually filled up with two songs from Siren's CLUB RONDO:
Back to Church
Get Right Away.
Links are in comments!

Cheers Folks !

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - Rock'n'Roll Bullshit & Stupid Pop Songs @ 320

KEVIN COYNE - Rock'n'Roll Bullshit & Stupid Pop Songs @ 320
(by Martin J.)










Compiled by Martin J.
Covers by Poor
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Cheers Folks !

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - Bremen, Germany, Sep.30, 2001

KEVIN COYNE - Bremen, Germany, Sep.30, 2001 (EAC, log,cue,FLAC,scans)


Sep 30, 2001. Radio Bremen. Excellent sound. Artwork by me.
Keli Keilhofer (guitar), Werner Steinhauser (drums).

Talk 0:56
Gina's Song 5:00
Cheat Me (KC/DC/NC) 4:23
Happy Little Fat Man (RC/KC) 6:18
Araby 6:04
It Must Be Love 6:51 [unreleased]
Saviour (AL/KC/GS) 7:08
Karate King 5:52 [best version ever!]
Lunatic 6:27
My Wife's best Friend (RC/KC) 6:02
Need Somebody 6:48
Pony Tail Song (RC/KC) 5:24
Fat Girl 7:28
Schoolboy (WW/RG/TL/AN/KC) 6:47
Talking To No One 6:22

TOTAL: 1:27:58

This Bremen show had been fully broadcast on digital radio on Feb 17 2002.
Keli Keilhofer is great!

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Cheers Folks !

Friday, April 18, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - Star Rider '77 DVD


Beautiful !!
Just beautiful !!

DVD received from Pascal.
Uploaded by my son on his university!
Thanks !

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Cheers Folks !


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Sunday, March 30, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - 1978 Millionaires And Teddy Bears (EAC,log,cue,FLAC,scans)

One of the best Kevin's albums !

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Pascal Regis said :

V 2120, Jan 1979. 200 215-320 German.
Produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward at Alvic (engineered by Al and Vic)
Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward (guitar), Paul Wickens (keyboards), Vic Sweeney, (drums) and Al James (bass)
Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne
Lyrics included (The Virgin France lyrics sheet says 'Milliardaires and Teddy Bears'...)

People (KC/BW) 3:21
Having A Party 4:20
I'll Go Too 3:30
I'm Just A Man 3:35
Pretty Park 5:35
Let me Be With You 3:38
Marigold 3:12
Don't Blame Mandy 2:57
Little Miss Portobello 3:48
Wendy's Dream 4:05
The World Is Full Of Fools (KC/BW) 3:10

CD release: Virgin CDV 2096 or CDV2110, released in 1991.

Another fantastic album in the same vein as DYNAMITE DAZE.
A Millionaires double page : "

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One of my favor Kevin's song :

The World Is Full Of Fools (Kevin Coyne/Bob Ward- 1979)

The big bookcase it hides the window
It means I cannot see out
No ragged heads, no ragged minds are
Going to mess me, mess me about
Going to keep it right, don't mention the night
Down by the lakeside, I'm sitting with pamphlets strewn all over me
White squares of paper full of ideas
I throw them all in into the sea
They sail away, sail away
Because the world is full of fools
Ah, the world is full of fools
Yes, the world is full of fools
But it doesn't make them bad people
It's a sunny day, sun like a bauble rolling over the sky
Telephone conversation, someone tells me the weather is
Mighty fine, the sun's divine
Come on outside, enjoy yourself
But I can't, I don't know why
Maybe you can change that for me
I know I'm deep
I seem to be asleep
Hold me now, squeeze me now
You can do it somehow
It's not too late
Tell me, tell me, tell me
The world is full of fools
Yes, the world is full of fools
Oh, the world is full of fools
But it doesn't make me a bad person

That's all! Enjoy !
And don't blame Mandy ! :-)

Cheers Folks!
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Pascal said :
Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil (acoustic guitar).
Recorded live between 1984-86, Germany.
Soundboard quality.

Havin a Party 7:36
Gina's Song 8:15
Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) [and not Romeo And Juliet] 5:28
America 3:26
Sex Machine [James Brown] 1:01
Lunatic 7:44
The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 4:01
Don't Know what to do (KC/BG) / Dance Ballerina [unreleased] 7:29

Martin, thanks a lot for this great CD."

Here is a poster for a show with Kevin and Martin (Kempten, Dec 14 1985):

The show was filmed.
Thanks Uwe for this beautiful CD!
Cheers Folks!
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - Unreleased Songs From The Wonderful World Of Boots by Martin J. - 3 CD Collection @ 320







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It's 3 CD collection compiled by Martin J. from various boots.
Covers by me.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - Scheune, Dresden, 11.12.1991 @ 320

KEVIN COYNE - Scheune, Dresden, 11.12.1991:

Pascal said :
Recorded Dec 11 1991. Tape provided by Chris Schlosser. Excellent sound.

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (guitar), Henry Beck (keyboards), Friedl Pohrer (bass), Martin Mueller (drums).

Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me (Pascal)

The Slave (HP/KC] 3:27
House UponThe Hill 6:52
Passions Pleasure (HB/KC) 6:19
Ready For Love (HP/KC) 5:25
Dynamite Days 4:21
Go, Sally, Go (HP/KC) 4:17
Take Me Back In Your Arms 5:38
Daddy 5:01
Victoria Smiles (HP/KC) 5:02
America 7.02
Sunshine Home (HP/KC) 5:26
Pretty Park 4:37
Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 5:52
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 7:25
Back Home Boogie (HP/KC) 3:09
Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 8:02
Rap impro 0:47 [unreleased]
The Monkey Man 4:01
Full time:

Thanks to U. for this one!

Cheers Folks!
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