Wednesday, March 03, 2010

And You Try To Forget Your Past


I've been playing this over and over in the last few days. I really like it. It's from a synthy mid-80s album of his which is a mixed bag, but I've had it for years on this Beggar's Banquet sampler* that I bought in a junk shop in Wood St, Walthamstow when we were students in a flat above the chip shop.

John Cale - 'The Sleeper' (1985)

*I'm steering clear of some of the other things on it. Gene Loves Jezebel? You know I'm really not so sure.

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  1. funnily enough my pal tim sent me a very good dub mix thingy that ashley beedle'd put together and that's got a gene loves jezebel track on it.
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  2. oh by the way. i'm a bit worried bloggers going funny with commenets and stuff - round mine the last post keeps changing the number of comments from 1 to 2 and then back again nilly willy. there's still 2 there but it's all a bit of a woorry after the bother round beths.
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  3. Don't know this album or the comp. I've black acetate and the june 74 album with eno _ both are worth grAbbing
    Excuse any typos this hAs been entered using the eldest mini mondoso ipo

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  4. Wired Mond, wired. For me 'Fear' and 'Paris 1919' are the must-have Cales: if you Spotify you'll find them both there.

    Have you still got a secret Dusty7s on Wordpress Miss A? I think of my secret Ghost as a way of saving comments too. It's a strange business though, and no mistake.

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  5. Oh yes forgot Fear I think Eno's on there too..

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  6. Yes, and Phil Manzanera I believe. You could make an interesting rock family tree with all the Roxy-Eno-Nico-Cale connections.

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  7. Was that the "Brothers" chip shop you lived above? Drove past it about an hour ago. Wood St was crawling with pOLice this evening

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  8. Can't remember what it was called Stoib - imagine it's been through a few changes since then: ain't we all? The flat was across the road from a milk depot - I'd hear the clinking bottles and whirry electric float motors at 5:00 each morning. Lovely actually. I expect that's gone now too.

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