Wednesday, January 25, 2012

THE TOTAL GROOVY: Groovy Records 4XCD Box Set

(Drag City) This collects some wild records from the 70s Manchester scene. Free Agents “£3.33” is a wham-bient, sub-sonic, electro stormscape sermonette that totally works – if it failed they would have to call it €3.33. Pete Shelley’s  “Sky Yen” is pretty awesome – put this Shell-y to your ear and you can hear the eerie sound of the space sea! Sally Smmitt and her Musicians’s “Hangahar” may have been the true inspiration for Twin Peaks, as she not only has that weird Julie Cruise angel voice thing going on, but this totally evokes backwards-talking dwarves. Strange Men in Sheds With Spanners’ self-titled album was the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” of doesn’t-make-any-goddam-sense music!

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