19/10/2015 TKS Presents: ‘Some Things In The Air’ tracklist

There are many more enjoyable and no doubt rewarding activities than spending time immersed in Phil Collins‘ grey matter, which perhaps explains why, to my knowledge, noone, including the drummer, has yet pinpointed the ‘it’ he could feel coming in the air. Penned at least five years prior to the publication of Stephen King‘s novel, ‘it’ can’t have been influenced by that coulrophobia-inducing titular character -though Collins does remember that he was ‘just fooling around’ when the lyrics came to him during a songwriting session in the studio…..So, oh Lord, just what was ‘it’? A cheque for one of those sessions with Eno which produced ‘Taking Tiger Mountain’ or ‘Another Green World’? A film script featuring the part of a loveable rogue? The vision of a psychopathic killer who’s obsessed with his music?! Someone using the identity of ‘it‘ as the starting point for a brief musical voyage featuring things which can be found in the air?
Due to the length of the pieces, there were only seven possibilities covered in the sonic focus on The Kitchen Sink this week, plus ‘Flight’, the power of which is obviously essential when wanting to stay off terra firma for any length of time….
We took off with the following (not a fighter pilot as erroneously identified in the introductory spiel on the show!):

1)The Red Crayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane /from ‘The Parable of Arable Land’/ International Artists 1967
More info: http://www.internationalartistsrecords.com/the-red-crayola-the-parable-of-arable-land.html
2)Meg Baird – Mosquito Hawks /from ‘Don’t Weigh Down The Light’/ Wichita Recordings 2015
More info:  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/07/meg-baird-dont-weigh-down-the-light/
http://www.dragcity.com/products/don-t-weigh-down-the-light
3)Alice Cooper – Halo Of Flies /from ‘Killer’/ Warner Bros 1971
More info: https://rockhall.com/inductees/alice-cooper/bio/
4)RocketNumberNine – Doodlebug  /from ‘You Reflect Me’/ Champion Version 2008
More info: http://www.rn9.co.uk/
5)Hidden Orchestra – Flight /from ‘Archipelago’/ Tru Thoughts 2012
More info: http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/artists/hidden-orchestra
6)Eleven Twenty-Nine – Leaf In A Whirlwind /from ‘Eleven Twenty-Nine’/ Northern Spy Records 2010
More info: http://northernspyrecords.com/artist/eleven-twenty-nine/
7)Coil – Bee Stings /from ‘Moon’s Milk (In Four Phases)’/ Eskaton 2002
More info: http://www.brainwashed.com/coil/
8)Gong – Flying Teapot /from ‘Flying Teapot’/ Virgin Records 1973
More info: http://www.planetgong.co.uk/
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/mar/13/gong-founder-daevid-allen-has-died-aged-77

That tribute to Daevid Allen brought our sixty-minute search for ‘it’ to a close. It was out of the studio and into the damp air of a typically quiet Brno night, oh Lord, oh Lord.

Til next time, wishing you all many a sonic delight, S.

The Kitchen Sink broadcasts almost every Monday at 10.05 p.m CET on Brno student/community radio station http://www.radior.cz

More info: https://www.facebook.com/The-Kitchen-Sink-Show-137480636315364/?ref=bookmarks

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~ by theshinybeast on October 22, 2015.

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