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The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park

I was born in 1975 when this track was made. Taken from the album 'City Life' and produced by the amazing Donald Byrd.

 

ZAZU – Captain Starlight (Englische orig. Version)

 

Pretty funny how Frank Zander gets paranoid that his alter ego Captain Starlight has gone the wrong way and the onboard HAL style computer isn't helping much. First heard this early in the morning in Eindhoven - thanks to Dave Liteyear.

 
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – If You Want This Love  

West Coast psychedelic rock from '66. Great type and collage on the sleeve.

 

Brian Eno – The Great Pretender

 

Trippy Eno - Russell Mills one of my favourite illustrators when i was a student did the sleeve for this album 'More Blank Than Frank'.

 

Susan Christie – Rainy Day

The sound of Philadelphia in the '70's unearthed by Andy Votel's Finders Keepers Records - the rest of the album is amazing as well so it's hard to pick just one track. First heard this when living in rainy Manchester.

 
Indoor Life – Archeology 1980  

It's got the most incredible hypnotic baseline drone style groove and great lyric 'The future waits for me, Dig and dig and dig'. From Jazzman Gerlad's selection on Finders Keepers 'B-Music Cross Continental'. Love the digger noise at the end and weird space bit.

 
Reinhold Bilgeri – Video Life (Long Version)  

Picked a copy up of this in a Berlin flea when last over there, that's the thing when you goto Europe there are a stack of different records to discover in shops and flea's. Of cause you can also find this on Baleric Mike's mighty Down To The Sea and Back. VHS 4ever.

 
Group Bombino – Imuhar  

What would it feel like to ride a camel to the studio ? - Sublime Frequencies is a label that is putting out an amazing selection of artists from around the world. Group Bombino 'Guitars from Agadez vol: 2' is one of my studio favourite's.

 

Erkin Koray – Estarabim

 

It's hard what to pick when it comes to Turkish rock music from the 70's. It goes without saying that also the artwork and typography on the record sleeves from this period are truly amazing and inspiring.

 
Baris Manco – 2023  

Another classic from '75 from Manco's album '2023'. Thinking well ahead of his time still sounds so fresh.  Wait for the heavy baseline drop at 3 min 08 :)

 

 

 





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