WILD BILLY CHILDISH AND THE BLACKHANDS
Play Capt'n Calypso's Hoodoo Party

[EM Records, www.emrecords.net]

Recorded with one microphone dangling from the kitchen ceiling in May 1988, Wild Billy Childish and The Blackhands' debut is as great as albums come. One time poet/writer and musician, Billy Childish [formerly of The Headcoats, Pop Rivets and The Milkshakes] got together with The Blackhands for an impromptu session. Most of members of The Blackhands were not professional musicians. In fact, the percussionist didn't normally play the drums, while vocalist Ludella Black was actually a fruit and vegetable seller on the street, who popped in during her lunch break. Funny thing is this stuff makes perfect sense. Billy sounds as if he's burned out from a long night of excessive drinking, while the rest of the band make some of the most raunchy and uplifting Dixieland, blues-drenched calypso music you'll ever hear. This stuff is raw as it gets. Hear the band interpret Cole Porter's swinging "I Love Paris" and follow this up with a hilarious rendition of "Anarchy in the U.K." It just doesn't get any better than this. It's for musical moments like these that life is worth living.

Tom Sekowski


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+ Cristian Vogel - The NeverEngine
+ 10 Years Treibstoff - The Compilation
+ The Seasons - Undone
+ Pupkulies & Rebecca - Beyond The Grace
+ A Number Of Small Things
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+ Einmusik - De'Medici
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+ Boys Noize - Oi Oi Oi
+ From Antenna To Antenna 1
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+ Clara Hill - All I can provide
+ Ithaca - A Game For All Who Know / White Noise - An Electric Storm
+ Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
+ Damo Suzuki - The Fire of Heaven At the End of Universe. Live at UFO Club
+ Alexandre St-Onge - Mon animal est possible
+ Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

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+ OREN AMBARCHI - In the Pendulum's Embrace / SUN - I'll Be The Same

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+ Raw'n'dirty - fotorelacja z koncertu SCORNA w Firleju
+ A new statement - wywiad z Johnem Selway'em
+ The disco therapy - wywiad z Christianem Fuchsem i Suzie On The Rocks z Bunny Lake