Archive | August, 2011

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The Fourth Way-The Sun and Moon Have Come Together

The first of three live recordings from the seminal San Francisco Bay Area electric jazz group. I read somewhere that Mike Nock (who wrote most of these tunes) went to one of the Capitol records execs to ask for permission to release these long out of print recordings and was threatened with litigation (go figger’). […]

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Phew-Debut (1981)

Here for your enjoyment is Phew’s debut LP, originally released in 1981 on Pass Records. This album caught my eye primarily because it featured the talent of Can’s Holger Czukay, though in what capacity I am still uncertain. There’s kraut-like rock throughout the record (“Closed” and the awkwardly nightmarish “Doze”) as well as some relatively abstract songs reminiscent […]