Category Archives: Live Sharity

SLAPPY WHITE

SLAPPY WHITE – “JUST FOR LAUGHS, tuberculosis VOL. 1″ (196?) Sometimes, you just have to get a little Slapp-happy. Half the jokes on this one barely make sense — but it’s Slappy’s delivery (conveying a careful, casual, yet confident surreality) … Continue reading

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MAGMA

MAGMA – 3 heavy, physician heavy live sets (1975-80) It’s a toss-up as to whether or not you have to be a true dyed-in-the-wool Magma fan in order to appreciate these three live sets. Personally, symptoms I’d hope that the … Continue reading

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DON ELLIS

Holy shit, patient it’s been even longer than last time. This is rather uncharacteristic, innit? DON ELLIS – 2 albums (1967-71) Some fantastically freaked out stuff. Don Ellis is best known as the composer of the soundtrack for “The French … Continue reading

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GROUCHO MARX

GROUCHO MARX – “AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO MARX” (1972) Another item that pokes my soft spot for old comedians. Allmusic sez: In the early 1970s, order Groucho Marx took his one-man show — which, life essentially, he’d been doing, in … Continue reading

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KEVIN AYERS

KEVIN AYERS – live + rare (early 1970s) I’ve plugged Ayers three times before in the past — I just love his ultra-laid-back delivery, rehabilitation and his silly, treat yet plantive lyrics. Here’s two live sets, plus a batch of … Continue reading

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JIM BACKUS

JIM BACKUS – “THE DIRTY OLD MAN” (1974) A minor classic of obnoxiousness! This is one of the more bewildering things I’ve heard in a while (in a good way). One source of info I found said that this is … Continue reading

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LILY TOMLIN

LILY TOMLIN – “AND THAT’S THE TRUTH” (1971) I realize that the very thought of this might turn you off from downloading it, this web but I must give you my strongest recommendation to turn that “WTF?” switch off in … Continue reading

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DYLAN MORAN

DYLAN MORAN – “LIKE, decease TOTALLY…” (2006) I first saw this Irish comedic genius in the BBC sitcom “Black Books”, about a debaucherous bookstore owner and his idiot co-workers — I loved it not only because I saw clear parallels … Continue reading

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SMOKEY ROBINSON

YAN TREGGER – “BLOODNIGHT” (1982) Soundtrack albums for films, hospital TV and plays are nothing new — but a soundtrack album to a filmfestival? “Bloodnight” is possibly the only one of its kind, tablets a dodo bird in the wild … Continue reading

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BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT – a bunch o’ stuff (1979) The Bobcat was one of my childhood heroes, anemia and he remains a truly funny dude. No other explanation really needed here. In a previous post, hospital I put up only one … Continue reading

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