Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MAHOGANY BRAIN-SMOOTH SICK LIGHTS, LP/CD, 1972 (CD REISSUE: 1997), FRANCE, NWW LIST



Drug damaged willful perversity and inspired amateurism from this Nurse With Wound-listed anarchic French underground mob. Corollaries could be made with The Godz, Frolkhaven and the like, but the particular taste left on the palate here (burned brains in black butter?), is decidedly specific; it's structural disjunctions clearly paving the way for later French units like Heratius. This is taken from the 1997 CD reissue, which includes a full 22 minutes of previously unreleased material.

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20 comments:

RickK said...

hey, this is an interesting post. I got a question for you; are there just 9 tracks on this? I see the last one is around 22 min, but that would make this orig lp only 24 min or so. just curious...

rick k

Anonymous said...

http://www.discogs.com/release/967129

vdoandsound said...

rickk-actually, 24 minutes or so was in fact the original running length of this album. French LP's of the era were often notably short, this being perhaps the shortest of all to still be marketed as an LP.

frostymug said...

You stuck the year 1972 on the end of the archive name when in fact this LP was originally released in 1976. Just thought you'd want to know.
http://www.discogs.com/release/967129

fuzztunnel said...

"Burning the Vibes" is thoroughly awesome. Perhaps the greatest bonus track in the history of CD reissues. Well... maybe it's tied with "Triad" on the Notorious Byrd Brothers CD.

potemkine said...

yeah... and this is pôle (tapioca) records release. thanks!

vdoandsound said...

Frostymug-the date of both it's recording and it's original release are both clearly stated on the 1997 Spalax CD reissue as being 1972. It's also listed as such on the Gnosis site (www.gnosis2000.net), which is usually on the money with these things.

Anonymous said...

Allways wanted to hear this band,it seems people fall into 2 camps over them,its either praised or put down as rubbish.Finally I get to make up my own mind,and I have to say it is a very good album,perhaps people just don't get that loose,impro weirdness & are expecting something different.I allways mix up the tracks of new bands I am playing so as not to know which band I am actually listening to,that way I have know preconceptions.
Babbling aside;thank you for a great new play.
chaoticreason.

Prof. ~.a.~ said...

I'm pretty sure (89% sure, that is) this was released on Pôle in '72 and reissued on Tapioca in '76. Strange how this almost sounds like no wave several years before the fact, isn't it? Many thanks for posting this!

The Greg, The Bad, The Vulgar said...

in fact it was released in 1972 and never released until 1976 on pole, bought in the fall by tapioca. the A side is composed by "green winter of revolver" "cathedral skirts" "church" and "purple overdose n°102". the B side filled with "silkskin dawn" "tongues movie : doctor cloud" "rose sad sea" and "diamond voices of stars". it lasts approximately 25 minutes and is often reported to be artisticly close to the velvet underground's eponymous album

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vdoandsound said...

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Anonymous said...

Merci pour tous ces posts magnifiques.

Mahogany Brain a été créé en 1970 par Patrick Geoffrois et Michel Bulteau. Michel Bulteau est surtout connu en France pour sa poésie. Il a notamment publié Le Manifeste électrique aux paupières de jupes aux editions Le Soleil Noir en 1971, sorte de réactivation du surréalisme mixé aux techniques de cuts. Il est passé de mode aujourd'hui mais représente néanmoins un pont important entre poésie et rock.

lightnin said...

thank so much for this amazing messed up album! any more of theirs?

Anonymous said...

Michel Bulteau is still alive and kicking in Paris, I bumped into him a few weeks ago. He has recorded with French noise guitarist Jean-François Pauvros and is currently working with Rhys Chatham.

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEfVbCEyg4Q

jason_baumunk said...

Here's a real head-scratcher: I picked up a vinyl copy of this (on Tapioca). Side one is the first four songs as posted above. Side two bears the label that it should. The grooves, though, rather than "silkskin dawn" and the rest of the album, contain two songs of very tight, intricate prog by some other band. Lots of organ, flashy bass-pluck proficiency, and english lyrics about horses and maidens. WTF?
No, I'm not smoking anything weird, though it feels like being in Ubik, the decay of the illusory world starting with my records...

steve said...

Mine too always thought that's how it was supposed to be wtf

jason_baumunk said...

Steve-
Apparently we got side 2 of this

http://www.discogs.com/Melody-Come-Fly-With-Me/master/168683

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?2rn6adz2d9dagdn