Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This is one of the records Coxhill recorded for the Virgin subsidiary Carloline label in the mid 70's .
Back in its day virgin was quite an exploratory independent label ..the rough trade of it's day... one would have a hard time releasing a patchwork oddity like this now ,it simply doesn't fit into any specific category... most improv labels and fans would no doubt baulk at the cheesy effects deployed throughout.
Coxhill's a master (still) at employing kitch and cheese imaginatively and subversively..playing around with cliche ,and disappointing serious minded listener's expectations is all part of the game.
its certainly one of his most eccentric records.. side one consists of a duet with little known guitarist G.F fitzgerald.
side 2 is a collage of excerpted assortments of what sounds like lol answering questions of passers by on the street while busking..bits of between set banter at gigs ..jokes and overdubbed solo saxophone pieces ..the solo tracks utilise ring modulation and other synthesised effects.
Coxhill discusses having worked in a glue factory in the early 60's "throwing horses hooves in a bone crushing machine"
flac and 320 lame ... ENJOY!