Tag: Lee Ranaldo

THURSTON MOORE – Song For Ewe

“It is an incredible piece of music with Tapscott’s piano and Arthur Blythe’s saxophone raising the roof. Tapscott wouldn’t record again until 1978 when he began to release a score of LPs on independent labels. A song about rising consciousness in a state of political disenfranchisement – as necessary today 2020 as it was in 1969, if not more so”

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LEE RANALDO & RAÜL REFREE – Song(s) For Ewe

“We listened in fascination to these tracks, which ranged from about 20 seconds to 3 minutes (shades of the brevity of California’s The Minutemen, and the UK’s Wire, both of which began around the same time). Turns out they were improvised with 2 microphones and a simple tape machine over 10 days of experimental jamming in the living room of one of the members (we were recording in similar fashion at the time!), then edited down to the album tracks.”

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V.S. WRITERS LUCKY 7 of 2017 – NICK HUTCHINGS

Everybody loves lists this time of year right, so who are we to buck the trend? Velvet Sheep asks it’s trio of writers for their Lucky 7 tunes of the year, and stepping up to the oche, into the breach, up to his neck, is VS fanzine creator and captain Nick Hutchings (seen above in his TV job – no it wasn’t a Kleenex commercial). He chooses Royal Trux, The Fall, Band of Holy Joy, Nightingales, Sleaford Mods, Thurston Moore and Kid Congo…

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