Wednesday, June 25, 2008

G.F. FITZGERALD-MOUSEPROOF, LP, 1970, UK





A key if peripheral (and sadly under-documented) figure in the early 70's British underground, guitarist Fitzgerald's extant discography (as far as I can determine) comprises an appearance on the seminal "Guitar Solos" compilation (alongside Fred Frith, Derek Bailey and Hans Reichel) an archivally released collaboration with Lol Coxhill and this sui generis treasure chest of curios, featuring appearances from everyone from Henry Cow's Geoff Leigh to Roxy Music bassist Rik Kenton to early Fairpport Convention vocalist Judy Dyble, and as the idiosyncratic assemblage of players suggests, this traverses a great deal of territory, from numinous folk rock to Zappa-esque art rock snarkiness, all arranged for maximal head-scratch potential.

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7 comments:

Mark said...

yet another great record i'd never heard of! this is totally hitting the spot for me right now. thanks mutants.

Anonymous said...

this has been issued on cd. i tried to issue it but the original tapes had never been found. but wait till you hear what's coming out on Reel Recordings. That's all i can say about that.
thanks mutant for a great great site and service.

Dork said...

Pretty good. :)

Also, I thought you guys might want to check out this band:

http://www.myspace.com/eden37

Amazing prog metal/rock. It's new, but it sounds very old-school.

I love your blog!

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Stupid Nation Radio Podcast #3 is now up. Two parts, side A and side B

Tracks :

* Part 1 : Side A
* Stelvio Cipriani & Goblin - Incubi Ricorrenti 2
* Rockets - Last Space Train
* Conscious Sounds - Release The Chains
* Mr Scruff - Ug
* Gino Marinuzzi Jr - Planet Of The Vampires End Titles
* Aphex Twin - Windowsill
* Audion - Vegetables
* Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid
* Diskjokke - Flott Flyt
* Emanuelle Holocaust Soundtrack - Zombie Parade
* Emanuelle Holocaust Soundtrack - End Titles
* Unkle - Rock On - Nutcracker Mix
* Sons & Daughters - Dance Me In
* Impossible Dreamers - Spin
* Brand Image - Are You Loving
* Chrome - New Age

* Part 2 : Side B
* Boy 8-Bit - The Suspense Is Killing Me
* Earth People - Reach Up To Mars - Martian Mix
* Duke Dumont - Feltham
* Phuture Assasins - Future Sound - 2 Bad Mice Mix
* Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill - Jono Fernandez & Kid Kenobi Mix
* The Beatles - Doctor Robert
* KLF - Elvis On The Radio, Steel Guitar In My soul
* FFWD - Lucky Saddle
* Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want - Soulwax Mix
* Ice T & Chris The Glove Taylor - Reckless
* Funckarma - Woodface
* The Doves - Pounding

Anonymous said...

Link is dead, FYI

diplomaticpermissiondeepi said...

Hello Mouseprrof. I really like the cat in this picture. Can you remember who drew you and who designed the cover?

baco said...

HI I PLAYED BASS WITH MOUSEPROOF IN 1969 AND IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME WELL THE CAT BEHIND BARS WAS FOUND ON A LABLE ON AN OLD HARMONIUM
BY GERRY
RAY BACON