yung wu + speed the plough


Shore Leave (Coyote Records 1987, Bar/None Records 2018)

Rediscoveries at home: The Feelies used to have all kinds of side projects and kindred spirits, like Yung Wu, The Trypes and Speed the Plough. Somehow I didn’t realize back in the day that Yung Wu basically is The Feelies a bit reshuffled, with their percussionist Dave Weckerman now taking center stage as singer. I just love those vintage Brenda Sauter basslines, wonderful acoustic & electric guitarblend and general dreamlike quality of songs like The Empty Pool. Be sure to check out Speed the Plough too. Reminiscin’ Bullit Records Eindhoven, where I used to discover these vinyl gems on friday afternoon right after school.

speed the plough

Speed the Plough (Coyote Records, 1989)


Brötzmann/Leigh + Bazooka (tip)



Just came across a very promising double bill @ OCCII, september 5. Bazooka (Andy Moor – guitar | Jasper Stadhouders – guitar | Marta Warelis – percussion | Miguel Petruccelli – bass | Onno Govaert – drums) + Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh.

3 tips week 26

kidjo remain in light
Vanavond in Grounds @ Annabel (Rotterdam): Seun Kuti & Egypt 80. Zondag 1 juli (16u) bij Pllek Amsterdam: Togo All Stars. En: Angelique Kidjo heeft mijn alltime favoriete Talking Heads album Remain in light in zijn geheel gecovered. Ik weet nog niet wat ik ervan denk, maar oordeel zelf. (nb: afrobeat alfabet uit het parool, 2008 hier)

Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ (Steve Reich, 1973)

Just came across this fantastic version of Steve Reich’s Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ (1973), by ensemble Alarm will Sound. I can vividly imagine this music to sound during the creation of a universe – or two.

Great interview (in Dutch, Groene Amsterdammer, 1985) by Frits van der Waa here.