Category Archives: Lesser Known Works

Albums etc. which don’t necessarily fit in an artist’s general output

The Warm(est) Robot – Jen Olive

It’s a mystery sometimes how some artists achieve success, whilst others languish on the fringes of our awareness. Some are promoted from a state unworthiness to global media domination, as this who deserve our attention struggle to be heard despite … Continue reading

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Why a Duck?

Some of those among you may recognise the title of the blog post as being a tune by Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn – but they aren’t the subject of this post – oh no! Instead I would like to … Continue reading

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Marc Chagall – Stained Glass

Rummaging through old photos threw up these images, taken in a small church, All Saints’ Tudely, visited a few years ago. The church is a miniature gem, tiny and a bit out of the way. What distinguishes it are the … Continue reading

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Marc Ribot plays solo guitar works of Frantz Casseus – Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot is possibly best known as a sessioneer for the likes of Tom Waits, or as a premier exponent of New York Skronk/Jazz, or even as leader of the Prosthetic Cubans. This recording however is a different kettle of … Continue reading

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The League of Gentlemen – Robert Fripp, Sara Lee, Barry Andrews, Johnny Toobad

Listening to this in the car yesterday after quite a long absence from the ipod made me realise (once again) what an underrated and versatile musician Fripp actually is. Here he records an ensemble put together as “a wonderful little … Continue reading

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Pipedream – Alan Hull

February 20th, Alan Hull’s birthday. Missed it by a day, but no matter. My offering for “lesser known”this time, is Hull’s 1973 solo album – Pipedream. Released after the demise of the first lineup of Lindisfarne, Pipedream contains a typical … Continue reading

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Great Central Revisited – Kimberley Rew

Following his stint as fluid foil to Robyn Hitchcock’s guitar angularity in The Soft Boys and their demise following the relative failure of Underwater Moonlight in the heights of punk, few would have put money on this mild-mannered englishman progressing … Continue reading

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