Friday, July 25, 2008

KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Sanity Stomp @ flac

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

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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."

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KEVIN COYNE - 1980 Bursting Bubbles @ flac

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

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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!!"

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KEVIN COYNE - 1976 Heartburn @ flac

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

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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 :

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