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                  Chalkhills, Number 176

                 Friday, 6 September 1991
Today's Topics:
                      two from pulse
           Go **** Yourself with Your Atom Bomb
                   Re: Chalkhills #175
                   RE: Chalkhills #173
            beach boys/political affiliations
                         Sources
                          Rocket
                More Rare Cuts & Leftovers
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Subject: two from pulse
From: oscar@darkside.com (oscar)
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 91 23:15:34 PDT
Organization: The Dark Side of the Moon +1 408 245 SPAM

The current issue of Tower Records' PULSE magazine has two
XTC-related items:
They contribute a track to the new Ernest Noyes Brookings
album... volume 2.
And Tower has a promotional CD they send you if you subscribe
to PULSE, with "The World is Full of Angry Young Men" on it.

Slobbering on the verge of number ten!
Kevin

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Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 05:27:55 PDT
From: wilson@psylo.enet.dec.com
Subject: Go **** Yourself with Your Atom Bomb

Regarding the recent discussion of this line, every time I read
it I'm reminded of where I saw it originally.

In a poem by Allen Ginsberg, "America," Ginsberg uses this line
verbatim. In fact, I'm tempted to say Ginsberg originated this
line. "America" was written sometime around 1952, I think. It's
quite a poignant poem, very anti-establishment.

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Date: 04 Sep 91 07:55:39 EDT
From: Jones Rutledge <76516.430@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: Chalkhills #175

yoo hoo, john drukman

>>Both the "disgusting" and the "atom bomb" phrase are on 25 0'clock vinyl.
>>Isn't one of them a segue between songs?

>You're contradicting yourself - a locked groove can't segue into anything by
>definition.

I said "isnt ONE of them..."

To clarify, one of the messages is a segue if I remember correctly, tho
possibly not, and one is possibly a locked groove, as my dim memory recalls.
I'd check this myself but the vinyl is in storage out of town.

Any leads on who did the song "go f!@@# yourself with the atom bomb"? little
express readers? **BTW how can I subscribe to the little express??**

I'm still accepting endless groove examples. SO far list includes Dukes
(unverified), beatles pepper (i think), james gang-yer album, sonic youth-
EVOL? (unverified), David Bromburg saying debbie boon_(which album)

I don't think Mike Loves sorry existance seriously taints anyones appreciation
of Brian Wilsons creations.

Bless You All you pretty girls is a sea chanty form if I've ever heard one, I
don't know if that would be considered Celtic, but it do have that irish tinge.

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Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 15:15:33 EST
From: SYNOWIE@ucs.indiana.edu
Subject: RE: Chalkhills #173

I heard that XTC anonymously covered Third Stone From The Sun on what
would have been an otherwise boring montage of various artists.  I forget
the name they used, but I beleive it was released in Europe.  What is the
story on this?

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Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 12:13:01 PDT
From: "Dan Weir" <dweir@us.oracle.com>
Subject: beach boys/political affiliations

in Chalkhills #175 Eric Singer writes:

>There's something that's been bothering me about the Beach Boys for a
>long time.  Recall the controversy many years ago when James Watt
>(Secretary of the Interior under Reagan) banned the Beach Boys from
>playing at some or other public park due to the decadent nature of rock
>'n' roll.  Despite this, a few years later, Mike Love donated seed-
>money to the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Center), Tipper Gore's
>Senatorially-connected rock censorship vehicle.  [I don't know where I

>Does Andy know this?  Does it bother him, too?  Does it bother anyone
>else but me?

Mike Love is not Brian Wilson.  And given that he does not write
politically charged music, does it matter what his politics are? Does it
matter that Ezra Pound was a fascist, or that Fela is a bigamist?  In terms of
their art, no, IMO.

On another subject, I think "Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb" comes from
the Allen Ginsberg poem "America."

Regards,

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Date: 4 Sep 91 13:11 -0700
From: Nou Dadoun <dadoun@cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Sources

----From: Jones Rutledge <76516.430@compuserve.com>

>[Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atom Bomb]
>> Is there really a song by that title? By what artist?

>Yeah, Andy talks about it in one of the Little Expresses that I don't own.
>Sorry I can't be more helpful.

It's worth noting that the line "Go Fuck Yourself With Your Atom Bomb"
is taken from a poem called "America" by Allen Ginsberg dating from the
mid-50's.

------------------------------------------------------------> Nou

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Date: Thu, 5 Sep 91 2:40:09 PDT
From: "John M. Relph" <relph@presto.ig.com>
Subject: Rocket

I finally found a copy of _Place of General Happiness: Lyrics by
Ernest Noyes Brookings, Vol. 2_.  Very interesting.  XTC contributes
the track "Rocket", which is, as John Johanneson pointed out, actually
"Played, sung, and recorded by Andy Partridge at The Shed, Swindon,
England".

Here's a little info from the CD booklet:

	   Ernest Noyes Brookings (1898 - 1987)

      In the last seven years of his life Ernest Brookings
    took to writing poetry with the vigor of youth or of a man
    with little time to spare.  He wrote nearly four hundred
    poems on a wide variety of subjects -- from Frankenstein
    to Harry Truman, from broken hearts to kissing, from
    chairs to rockets -- all receiving equal attention and all
    arranged with his gentle mixture of faith and logic.

"Rocket" is a fairly slow and uneventful tune, written for lyrics
which describe a rocket trip past Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and
Pluto.  The song is over five minutes long and, interestingly enough,
is written in the time signature of 7/4, which gives it a very odd
feeling.  (But I have been listening to a lot of King Crimson lately
so I didn't notice at first.)

The album also includes songs performed by (and with music composed
by) Brave Combo, Roger Miller's No Man, Bim Skala Bim, Birdsongs of
the Mesozoic, Fred Frith, and many others.  Very interesting, and the
lyrics are strange yet familiar, simple yet captivating.  There are
some really good songs here.

	-- John

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Date: Thu, 5 Sep 91 22:03:22 PDT
From: "John M. Relph" <relph@presto.ig.com>
Subject: More Rare Cuts & Leftovers

Kevin Carhart pointed out something I had missed in the August 1991
issue of _Tower Records' Pulse!_ magazine, a full-page advertisement
for XTC's _Rag & Bone Buffet_!  Clearly penned by the same folks who
wrote up the sheet included with the promo CD on Geffen Records US.
Here's the ad copy:

			 A Feast
    For the truly addicted and anal retentive XTC fan:

			   XTC
		    Rag & Bone Buffet

Twenty-four rare cuts and leftovers compiled from B-sides,
alternate versions, releases under pseudonyms, flexi disc
tracks, dub experiments and other previously unreleased or
hard-to-come-by musical adventures.

			Featuring:
		       "Extrovert"
	   "Heaven Is Paved With Broken Glass"
		   "Blame The Weather"

	    ``This is definitely the weirdest
	       record we've ever put out.''
		  - XTC's Andy Partridge

	  On Geffen Compact Discs And Cassettes.

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