Thursday, May 07, 2009

A Leaf On A Windy Day



There's no reason why there shouldn't be a Surf's Up-era Brian Wilson quotation in a 2008 Durutti Column song, but I find it startling nonetheless.

Beautiful album by the way, partly I think in memoriam Anthony H. Wilson.

The Durutti Column - 'So Many Crumbs And Monkeys!' (2008)
The Beach Boys - 'Til I Die' (1971)

13 comments:

  1. They are beauties both

    A - I never knew the Durriti's sounded like that,(had been expected angular clang) are they always that good or are there any recommended jumping in points?

    B - Which album is the BB's track from?

    And have you checked out the Sonic Execs for more of the same

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  2. PM

    A - His discography is huge and I'm still discovering it myself, but everything I've heard I've loved. There's a decent 'Best Of' which might be a good starting point and I suppose the 'if you own one thing' work would be the legendary 'Return Of....'.

    B - 'Surf's Up'.

    Clicking that link now...

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  3. For my money The Return of.. and Guitars and Other Machines. LC is good as well.

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  4. PM,
    If you shop around you can get the Sunflower/Surf's Up twofer for less than £5 and they're second only to Pet Sounds.

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  5. i saw that vini bloke last time i was up north - just by the old old factory office on palatine rd and had to stop him to tell him how lovely his records were. he was very nice.

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  6. Mick/Davy Grabbed Surfs Up today..

    Strange cover - I recognised it, but always assumed it was Wishbone Ash or Tull album..

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  7. Nice one PM; I'd steer clear of that awful Mike Love track though (5) - and the stupid one about the tree (8).

    The cover picture's based on this...

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  8. PS: Good for you Miss Ally, I'd have been far too shy to do that. Like I didn't say hello to Georgie Fame in our Sainsburys Local last week.

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  9. there's something odd going on here - i've just been digging out a georgie fame tune for the weekend
    x

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  10. Have you heard the 'Til I Die (Alternate Mix)? It's by engineer Stephen Desper who says he did it 'for his own enjoyment' and it's pretty damn good.

    BTW I saw Paul Weller in Woking just before Christmas but I didn't say anything in case he noticed I was carrying a Moody Blues CD.

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  11. I picked up Holland last year - magic in some places, mad in others - I haven't played it much since..

    Couple of other bits. Haven't got former Beach Boy Justin Lee Collins album Pacific Ocean Blue - should I?

    Nor Pet Sounds - I know I should, but never have..

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  12. I'd read about that other versh Mick, but didn't have it, so thanks - catch a wave!

    Pacific Ocean Blue? Crazy, fractured, coked-out, lush, indulgent, heartbreaking and lovely, and sometimes all at once.

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