Unfortunately, order in my record collection, like socialism in the Labour Party, are but optimistic outcomes.BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:I do wish you two would file your records, I'm frustrated for you. I love order. I've refiled my records two times in the last year alone.
And the chances of you going straight to the record you're looking for are about as good as Ed Milliband leading the Labour Party to an election victory, but you have it within your hands to change one of those Charlie.Charlie Jefferson said:Unfortunately, order in my record collection, like socialism in the Labour Party, are but optimistic outcomes.BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:I do wish you two would file your records, I'm frustrated for you. I love order. I've refiled my records two times in the last year alone.
It's a great album, but my vinyl copy is poor. There's a Blood & Fire reissue, which is more and likely the one to go for if The Congos reissue is any kind of marker.Charlie Jefferson said:Back to the music, have you got Tappa Zukie In Dub? If so, what's it like??
Septic Isle Independence Party!!! How I laughed...and I'm still laughing! Oh Charlie, I fear if you and I were in charge of a political party there's not a lot that would get done, bar listening to records and drinking copious pints of beer and, do you know, that's really all I've ever wanted to do. So thats rock 'n' roll and drugs sorted out...I can't help feeling that there's something missing.Charlie Jefferson said:Dear Nigel,
I wholeheartedly agree with your most apposite skewering of that patent buffoon Charlie "Red Dog" Jefferson. His kind are distinctly not one of us, old chap. I agree with your Septic Isle Indepedence Party rhetoric and whatismore I would like to be your Deputy. Together we shall scour the nation for such militant pinko-jibberish. Relativism? Pah. We need absolutes to rule this land.
I'll start at the end, if I may. Well, I haven't heard 'Offering' but I've got a few bootlegs of the last few performances, well, from the last year of his life with this band, featuring Pharoah and Rashid Ali and I have to say it's pretty hair-raising stuff. Intense and a bit draining to listen to, but that was, of course, his intention, I think...he didn't do small talk, if you like! It'll be interesting; I'd Spotify or youtube it first to see if it's your cup of tea, bearing in mind the price. If pushed, I'd say I understand what he was doing and respect him as a musician, and as a musician who ws probably bored with producing music of great beauty that wasn't challenging enough for him: he needed to do stuff like this; you can hear him almost breaking free from the restraints of the quartet in 1965...he wanted to be more 'out there' and he was such a talented musician who could blame him. Probably 'more out there' is wrong; he wanted a more direct form of expression, working with like-minded musicians who freed him from chord structures and the beat; the problem withis, and this is only my opinion, is that it does become self-indulgent and loses some of the beauty of more concise and more conventionally harmonically strucuted pieces. It has its own terrible beauty though, there's no doubt about that.Charlie Jefferson said:Hi Jim,
Yes I share your concerns about our putative leadership skills. I think back-room (of a pub) socialism is where our "talents" lie.
I admired your polemic on the other thread. To borrow from Oscar, some seem to know the price of everything and the true value of nothing. Okay, I'll get off my taller-than-the-average sized horse now.
Brothers & Sisters - Allman Brothers
Blue Train - John Coltrane
EC Was Here - Eric Clapton
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Songs To Remember - Scritti Politti
Slates EP - The Fall
The Return Of Django - The Upsetters
Have One On Me - Joanna Newsom
Crooked Mile - Microdisney
Lord Offaly - David McWilliams
Snap - The Jam
Rainbow Concert - Eric Clapton & Friends
Finally Jim, have you got or heard the latest Coltrane re-issue, Offering? The vinyl price is off-putting but the reviews are alluring.
I've only got a few Stones albums, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock n' Roll, and Some Girls, and 4 collections too.Jim-W said: