Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion


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Sylvie And Babs do Discogs
From Brainwashed:
"Track Listing
Side 1
You Walrus Hurt the One You Love [udt18]
Great Balls of Fur*
Sleeve Notes
* featuring the last ever performance of Murray Fontana, a harbinger by nature, who killed himself in the name of music by successive acts of self indulgence.
'The Rhinos of Wrath are Whiter than the Horses of Destruction'
The Murrary Fontana Orchestra John Orr, Ritva Ross, Robert Haigh, Christine Glover, Tathata Wallis, Marc Monin, Jim Thirlwell , Edward Ka-spel , David Kenny, Peter McGee, Ross Canon, David Michael Bunting , Johnathan Stone, Paul Hurst, Flora McCrindell, Glen Michael Wallis, John Fothergill, Mary Dowd, William Bennett , Paul Donnan, Geoff Cox, Fiona Anne Burr, David Elliott, Robbie Sylvester, Sinan Leong, John Murphy, Chris Furse, Lisa Donnan, Brian Williams, Tracy Roberts, Graeme Revell, Laura Calland, Diana Rogerson , Iva Morgan, Steven Stapleton , Marlene, Andrew Cox, Dorothea Bendik, Stephen Holmes, Margaret Evers, Wilf Harris, David Jackman , Trevor Reidy, Darren Kingaby, Nikki, Geff Rushton , Karl Blake, Harpunkt Fix, Barry McCarus
Vocal backing by "THE TWO SHAVES AND A SHINE"
Produced, mixed and edited by S. S.
Recorded at I.P.S. studio Jan '83 - Feb '85
Engineered by David Kenny and Peter McGee
Cover by Babs"

A cornucopia of sound. Perfect with a lovely glass of sherry:)

3 comments:

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

This album really made my head explode when it first came out. What was especially delightful about it was that Stapleton released all these little dribs and drabs from it on compilations and cassettes in the year preceding it, so when the whole LP came out, it was like everything you heard previously by NWW suddenly coalesced into this incredible, ridiculous symphony.

Unbelievable.

wassonii said...

It lulls one into feeling "safe" (as much as a Nurse piece from this time period can:) about the listening experience and then packs multiple punches leaving one disoriented and wanting more, for sure.
Stapleton certainly has an apt touch with his sounds!

JD45 said...

Thanks for this. I got the LP but no way to listen to it.