Tuesday, September 25, 2007

ASSOCIATION-EARWAX, LP, 1970, NETHERLANDS/GERMANY/FRANCE




Alternately loftily airy and corrosively gritty, this stunning jazz rock outing is actually the very rare first album by Nurse With Wound list honorees Association PC before they appended the initials to their moniker, the only distinction being that one Peter Krijnan replaces bassist Siggi Busch on side B. Otherwise, this is very much in the spirit of the acclaimed and rather more well known releases of theirs that follow, though they may well have reached the peak of their exalted powers on these earliest live sessions here, with krautrock guitar god Toto Blanke spitting out searing and serrated arcs of beauty amidst the alternately expansive and thunderous accompaniment of Pierre Courbois' rhythmic flurries and Jasper Van't Hoff's electric piano vamping.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for filling my request!!! Been looking for this one for a mighty long time. The "best blog ever" retains its title!

Dave

propylaen2001 said...

Wow, what a find. Thank you so much for sharing this rarity.

kef mi tee said...

this blog is legendary.
nuff said

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for making this available. Association P.C. and their followup "Pork Pie" was the peak of European Jazzrock, even outdoing almighty Soft Machine. I know them since their first MPS release "Sun Rotation", but never could trace a copy of "Earwax". Why the hell does nobody rerelease all those fine MPS recordings?

Thanks again, Manfred

Anonymous said...

awesome post!!! i don't think ive ever seen anyone post "rock around the cock"?

manfred: agree. so much great mps albums. there are a couple of albums from label out but thats it

fuzztunnel said...

Wonderful. Thanks once again.

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I knew Association PC began without the 'PC' but was not aware they had recorded anything. Many thanks. I look forward to listening to this.

brian h said...

my ears dig this wax! thanks!

Rickycrash said...

can you re upload this great disc? thanks beforehand

Anonymous said...

Yes! Reup please and thank for all you efforts in the past.