Friday, March 23, 2007

COCK C'NELL-LIVE IN YANEURA 81.10, CDR, ????, JAPAN




Another installment from the vast vault of Japanese underground music craziness that is the Cragale Records CDR series (101 titles available), this, like all the others documents live performances from the late 70's/early 80's that transpired in their store and performance space Muon. Cock C'Nell was another combo from the Minor Club associated axis (Minor being the space that was the launching pad for everyone from Keiji Haino to Tori Kudo to Asahito Nanjo), who released one album during their lifetime on the legendary Pinakotheca label, notable for it's silver triangular sleeve. In a live setting, Cock C'Nell have a sound as ungainly and quixotic as their name is to pronounce and their LP is to store. Shambolic rhythmic splatter, atonal piano clatter and trebly guitar chatter dance a spastic yet facile tango with accordion drones and alternately squealing and/or snake charming sax before periodically resolving into semblances of post punk song structure that touch on everything from elbows-on-the-organ early DNA to blustery three chord ramalama.

This lengthy CD has been divided into two parts.

Get part one Here

Get part two Here

4 comments:

John said...

I have one of those triangular records, and there have been about a dozen times when I almost smashed one of its corners in.

Robert said...

Back cover text romanized:
COCK C' NELL
1) Haru no yume
2) Kimi no koe wa tookute kikoenai yo
3) Sensou
4) Aizou
5) Susume
COCK C'NELL LIVE IN Yaneura
81.10

vdoandsound said...

Robert-Many thanks for that! I've corrected the title of this posting to reflect this...

Keef said...

Track 1 has four songs (the first one is about 21 minutes), track 2 has 3, and track 3 is bonus noise (bogus noise?) .... Any clue where the romanticised names lie in relation to actual songs on the tracks? My guess is that "Sensou" and "Sensume" are 2-part songs (you can hear three different sources on the first track) a la Ghost.