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          Chalkhills Digest, Volume 13, Number 4

                Saturday, 20 January 2007

Topics:

                  Re: XTC Link to Fripp
"And He opened his mouth to speak, and at once a ghastly smoke escaped from 
                  Re: XTC Link to Fripp
                 Metal Albums/Fripp Link
                        Winterwerk
               First Exposure to Monstrance
                     Shameless songs

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 05:21:53 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Stack <mikestack1677@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: XTC Link to Fripp
Message-ID: <81639.13091.qm@web51105.mail.yahoo.com>

KEVIN.WOLLENWEBER@jpmorgan.com said:
> But, speaking of which, on the reissue front, I
> found news of an expanded
> edition of a favorite late '70's album that
> features, according to this
> review from amazon.com, one of XTC's ex-members.  I
> just hope I can still
> find the limited edition three-disk version!!
> Here's how it all reads:
>
> "5 Stars
>
> A superb sonic upgrade for an oft-overlooked gem."
<<review trimmed for brevity>>

The reviewer you quoted (that would be me) is a
Chalkhills lurker-- a few other things about the
release.  It's actually a double, not a triple, and
I'd also note the only difference between the limited
and the unlimited edition is the artwork-- the former
comes in a Mini-LP, the latter in a jewel case.

Speaking of the Barry Andrews-Robert Fripp connection,
I keep hoping the League of Gentlemen (Fripp's new
wave/punk band from around 1980) recordings make the
remastered circuit-- Fripp did a magnificent job with
the King Crimson catalog and "Exposure".

Also on this front, of interest to collectors will no
doubt be the League of Gentlemen live show Fripp has
made available for purchased download on his website:

http://www.dgmlive.com/archive.htm?artist=18&show=1028

Also while talking Fripp/XTC, Pat Mastellotto, drummer
for "Oranges & Lemons", has been a member of King
Crimson since their return to action in the mid-90s,
after serving as tour drummer for Fripp collaboration
with David Sylvian.

Curiously enough, obsessed though I am with Crimson, I
never felt a real urge to check out XTC until I saw
"Wonderfalls"...

mike

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 08:22:18 -0500
From: Duncan Watt <dwatt@fastestmanintheworld.com>
Subject: "And He opened his mouth to speak, and at once a ghastly smoke
Message-ID: <f39f754c69632e116b64df3dcb744452@fastestmanintheworld.com>

escaped from His orifice, ten thousand years of Hate exhumed..."
On Jan 17, 2007, at 10:10 PM, O He Of The Cloven Hoof wrote:

> Greetings, popheads! <snip>

...and my faith in all that is Good is, somehow, restored.

It's great to hear from you, brother - and doubly reassuring to hear
you haven't gone Soft, at least in Taste, anyway.

Duncan

ps on-topic - nice goin', TB

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:13:05 -0500
From: "David Stovall" <da9ve.s@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: XTC Link to Fripp
Message-ID: <3045a4410701180613x61429386gc325aaa81ca2e305@mail.gmail.com>

> From: KEVIN.WOLLENWEBER@jpmorgan.com
> Subject: XTC Link to Fripp
...
> But, speaking of which, on the reissue front, I found news of an expanded
> edition of a favorite late '70's album that features, according to this
> review from amazon.com, one of XTC's ex-members.

I was just listening to this reissue a few nights ago (Robert Fripp's
Exposure, for those not following the thread closely), and LOVE it.  I
guess I'd never paid as close attention to the liner notes when
spinning the vinyl many years past, but the observations that sink in
to me now are:
* Narada Michael Walden is a helluva drummer - my favorite songs on
the album are the ones where he's pounding in bewildering syncopation
- and I'm a bit surprised that he'd so completely escaped my notice
before.
* Love love love Peter Hammill - one of my favorite voices around -
and need to get more of *his* re-masters/re-issues of his own solo and
Van der Graaf Generator releases.
* I think it's the version of Disengage with Hammill and Walden that
shreds me up the most - intense.
* Sorry, can't recall much specific about Barry Andrews' contributions

>  I just hope I can still
> find the limited edition three-disk version!!

Fuckity - I can't find any reference to a 3CD version - are you sure
about this?  The official site for all things Fripp and Crimson
doesn't mention it:  https://www.dgmlive.com/shop/ shows the 2CD
version as the "limited edition" one, and still available for 20 US
bucks.  Some confusion may arise from Fripp's demarcating the tracks
as Vols 1-3, comprising two separate masters of the entire album as
the first two, plus the third volume containing the
previously-unissued Daryl Hall-vocals versions of some of the songs.
You can construct the three different putative commercial releases of
the album from the material present, but as far as I can tell, there's
nothing left to put on a third physical CD.

da9ve

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:56:28 -0800
From: Steve <ste7phen@yahoo.com>
Subject: Metal Albums/Fripp Link
Message-ID: <45AFB4CC.7080205@yahoo.com>

> From: Dom Lawson <britishsteel666@yahoo.co.uk>

> Top 5 METAL Albums Of 2006 (You know you love it!)
>
> IRON MAIDEN - A Matter Of Life And Death
> IHSAHN - The Adversary
> MY DYING BRIDE - A Line Of Deathless Kings
> SATYRICON - Now, Diabolical
> CANNIBAL CORPSE - Kill

Thanks for sharing. I'll rush out to buy them... not.
Here's my 2006 contribution that you can also rush out and not buy:

Stanton Moore - III
Les Claypool - Of Whales and Woe
...both of these CD's feature Skerik (insane saxaphone - electric guitar
leads just may be passe)

Beatles - Love
...if only for the remastered I Am The Walrus (most of it is quite
irritating - all that d*cking around - turn it off)

Andy Partridge - Collector's Album
...well, maybe you should buy this one as you do read Chalkhills.

> From: KEVIN.WOLLENWEBER@jpmorgan.com
> Subject: XTC Link to Fripp
>
> But, speaking of which, on the reissue front, I found news of an
> expanded edition of a favorite late '70's album [Exposure] that
> features, according to this review from amazon.com, one of XTC's
> ex-members.

Thanks also for sharing. Exposure is one of my long time favorites. I
didn't know it was remastered with extra goodies either.
BTW, isn't League of Gentlemen an even more direct XTC link to Fripp?

Steve

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:34:16 -0800
From: Steve <ste7phen@yahoo.com>
Subject: Winterwerk
Message-ID: <45AFF5E8.3000501@yahoo.com>

Regarding Winterwerk--
Go here if you haven't:
http://apehouse.prevuz.com/

Go here if you didn't know about it:
http://www.xtcidearecords.co.uk/register/register_1.htm

Now, I happen to love this direction (the fusion/jam thing).
Here are 2 recommendations for similar listening:

Critters Buggin "Stampede" - more funk
Jon Hassel "Fascinoma" - more mellow

please post yours

steve (another)

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:57:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Todd Bernhardt <beat_town@yahoo.com>
Subject: First Exposure to Monstrance
Message-ID: <691591.14761.qm@web32011.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

Hi:

Just in case you've haven't seen it already, you can get your first
glimpse of Monstrance -- featuring Andy Partridge, Barry Andrews, and
Martyn Barker -- by heading over to the APE blog/podcast site
(http://apehouse.prevuz.com), where you can watch and download the
video for the forthcoming download-only single "Winterwerk."

The improvised piece was recently recorded live at Swindon's Headroom
Studios. Monstrance is undergoing the packaging process now, and will
be available in early April from -- where else? -- the APE house.

Thanks for all the kind words from everyone about the MySpace
interviews. They're fun to do, of course, as Dom has noted,
mentioning:

> the unshakable mental image of his sweaty, euphoric face and gently
> hardening pelvic region during these phone conversations...

It's like he's there in the room with me. Scary.

Thanks, too, to Kevin Wollenweber for posting the info about the
re-issue of "Exposure." I love love love that album, so I'm going to
have to pick that one up. Just one more instance of Mr.  Fripp forcing
me to buy his damn catalog yet again.

Along with the latest Cannibal Corpse album, of course...
-Todd

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have
persuaded him he will stick.  If I scare him, he will stay just as
long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
  -Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

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Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 12:29:27 +0100 (CET)
From: Gary Nicholson <member@snurge.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: Shameless songs
Message-ID: <30217454.107491169206167337.JavaMail.www@wwinf3101>

Thanks to Jude and Marcus for their kind words about my silly songs
Thanks to John Relph for allowing me to post the link
Massive thanks to Todd Bernhardt for his interviews with Andy - Just
been listening to The Everyday Story of Smalltown and it's like a
miniature Dylan Thomas. Beautifully observed humanity. I want that
song to be featured!
Will update the myspace site with other songs shortly.
Cheers,
Gary.

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