Thursday, September 4, 2014

KEVIN COYNE - 1979 Babble, Rock Club (live boot) @ 192

KEVIN COYNE - 1979 Babble, Rock Club (live boot) @ 192
(by request)

Pascal said:

Recorded live in 1978 (between 31 July and 3rd August - for years I thought this was from 1979), at Rock Club, Covent Garden, London, good sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.
Kevin Coyne with Dagmar Krause (vocals), Zoot Money (keyboards), Brian Godding (guitar - first recorded appearance with Coyne. Godding had played with The Blossom Toes, Magma and many more).
Total time 62:00. 
Same titles as the BABBLE LP (although a year before the album) plus monologues.

Are You Deceiving Me? 2:54
Come Down Here 2:49
Dead Dying Gone 2:24
Stand Up 2:40
Lonely Man 3:11
I Really Love You 3:03 [1978 B-side]
Sun Shines Down On Me 3:00
I Confess 3:24
Sweetheart 3:00
Shaking Hands With The Sun 4:04
My Mind's Joined Forces 2:58
It's My Mind 3:50
Love Together 3:40
Happy Homes 1:40
It Really Doesn't Matter /
We Know Who We Are 3:58

This is the best Babble boot ever: good sound and performance, a splendid - as ever - Zoot Money, amazing lyrics. For these first performances of Babble (a year before the album), Kevin Coyne does monologues between the songs, with a totally different text from the 1979 Europe and London performances. For the moment, Dagmar sticks to singing.
Michale recalls for the Kevin Coyne Group: "I know this  recording along with a number of other Coyne recordings of this period are often attributed to others, but it was often me with a Sanyo cassette recorder dangling over the monitor at the front of the stage, and usually with Kevin’s blessing. I recall that this was one of four nights of Babble at the Rock Club and on the next night  Kevin had to sing every song as Dagmar was ill. Wish I’d recorded that one! Kevin’s then wife Lesley was at that particular show and upon learning she was disappointed in missing Dagmar, I piped up and offered and subsequently sent her a copy of this recording."

The Babble chronology is :
Rock Club London July 78
June 79 album out and Europe tour (Paris, Sweden, Holland, Germany)
June 79 the scheduled show at Stantford Theatre is cancelled because of The Sun controversy.

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Cheers Folks!

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