Tuesday, October 20, 2009
On Some Faraway Beach
(Cover illustration: Gabriel Moreno).
Brian Eno has got lots of ideas, and have worked with so many projects it is no wonder David Sheppard´s "On Some Faraway Beach. The Life and Times of Brian Eno" (Orion 2008, my paperback Orion 2009) is rather thick. Let´s just mention some: Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads, U2, Robert Fripp, John Cale, John Hassell, Cluster, ballets, movies and ambient releases. This blog (OK: I am) is more than interested in Eno, not only for his own music, but for his cooperations with Robert Wyatt. Eno and Wyatt are guesting each other´s records, and Robert Wyatt is always full of praise about him.
I recommend this book, and might try to return with a blog post on the works of Eno and Wyatt, but here you will find a Brian Eno discography.
And talking about ideas, I´m not sure this organization materialized, but it sounds like a good idea: LASSIE - League Against Street Shit In England!