Archive for the 'experimental' Category

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“We Don’t Need No Carpet Baggers,” by C.U.B.S.

cubs1.jpgThis has to be one of my favorite songs, and it always gets people looking around. I bought this disc from Vinyl Ink before its beloved owner George passed away in 2002. I always made the trip out to Silver Spring when I was in the DC area, and when I moved up to NYC, I was a constant mailorder customer of the store.

I wish I still had the little description sticker he so thoughtfully put on every disc– I’m sure it was full of adjectives and namechecked A Certain Ration or PiL. Anyway, this is another group about which I know next to nothing. Mutant Noise recently posted one of their singles, but details seem to be few and far between. Any details would be appreciated. This track, the opener, is my favorite one on the album, but all are worth a studied listen. I’ll post more Music+Noise releases soon.

C.U.B.S., “We Don’t Need No Carpet Baggers,” from the Maroi Bwana Oi LP on Music+Noise (1983)

“Up in Daisy’s Penthouse,” by Jody Harris and Robert Quine

dsc_0009.jpgOn the heals of my Raybeats post is the Harris/Quine project I alluded to. Robert Quine, who I learned had died on at trip to Subterranean Records a couple years ago, was, like the Raybeats, a very influential musician. He did stints with Richard Hell & the Voidiods, in Lou Reed’s band, with Lydia Lunch, James White & the Blacks, They Might Be Giants, Material, and many more.

This is a nice landscapy track with a nice little lofi drum machine beat. Background music for some, I suppose.

Jody Harris and Robert Quine, “Up in Daisy’s Penthouse,” from the Escape LP on Lust/Unlust (1981)

Here Quine is onstage with Lou Reed, smoking and playing “Some Kinda Love” with Italian chatter overdub!

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