Monday, August 16, 2010

TRIPOD JIMMIE-LONG WALK OFF A SHORT PIER, LP, 1982, USA


Formed by guitarist Tom Herman upon his exit from the early line-up of Pere Ubu and named in honor of a three legged pooch owned by one of the members, the musical propositions proffered here are not attempting to re-make the wheel ala Ubu, but taken on their own terms, Tripod Jimmie were a fierce and compelling proposition nevertheless, with a spare but garrulous garage-y attack offset by Herman's tensile guitar shards and twitchily yammering Girls-like vocalizing.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Franco America" is one of my all time favorite tracks since i've recorded it from radio in 1984. super intensive rock music. does someone knows what the classical composition is that tripod jimmie are jamming on?
eRiC / berlin

Anonymous said...

thanks for this. keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

for 28 years "autumn leaves" has been playing intermittently in my head, anonymously. i knew that someday i'd find out who it was. today is that day. thank you. and thank you for all girls and girls-related postings.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see this, even though I'm sure it's been blogged before elsewhere. Would be nice to see their second, "A Warning To All Strangers"

Thank you for all the goodness!

Diane H said...

In answer to a previous comment:

The music in the Franco American (which was originally called Franco American All Star Jam, but was inadvertantly shortened to Franco American by the creator of the album cover) was a cut-up and mutated recording of Symphonie Fantastique by French composer Hector Berlioz. I ran sound on the live recording and at performances and, on this song, part of my job was running Jimmie, which was a tape recorder on a stand. I would play with the volume sliders. It was fun! I'm the bass player's ex-wife, Diane.

mdsgcg said...

Thanks for this and similar to remarks made by another reader...thanks for the girls and all girls related postings...much appreciated also.

whoodoo said...

Franco American...yep...heard it first time @ john peels music on bfbs here in germany (the best thing related to this military bulls***t called british forces...) thx 4 that muse-k

Anonymous said...

Someone please kill everyone who works for Rapidshare.

Anonymous said...

sincere thanks! been looking for this for a while now... lightyears ahead of its time.