Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hugh Hopper

We should have celebrated Hugh Hopper´s 75th birthday yesterday, but let´s just re-watch a video of Soft Machine live in Belgium 1971, and note that Phil Howitt is writing a Hopper biography to be published in late 2021 or early 2022 called "Dedicated To You But You Weren’t Listening – the musical journey of Hugh Hopper" (Jazz in Britain).

Monday, April 20, 2020

Vivien Goldman "Launderette" Reissue

How about this from Staubgold? - "First-ever reissue of Vivien Goldman’s legendary „Launderette“ 7“, produced with Adrian Sherwood and Public Image Limited’s John Lydon and Keith Levene in 1981. A strictly limited one-off pressing of 500 copies worldwide".

It was released 20 March 2020. Order on Staubgold´s Bandcamp.

Vivien Goldman with George "Levi" Oban, Robert Wyatt, Keith Levene, Steve Beresford and Vicky Aspinall.