Cherry Red is delighted to announce the next releases for
the rejuvenated Turpentine Records, the label founded by the late
singer-songwriter/author/artist KEVIN COYNE.
STRANGE LOCOMOTION was the second and final album by Kevin Coyne with
Siren, the band he founded with former Bonzo Dog Band bassist Dave Clague and pianist/guitarist
The LP was originally issued on John Peel’s Dandelion label in 1971.
STRANGE LOCOMOTION has been out-of-print on CD for many years.
This deluxe 2-CD edition has been re-mastered, with a whole bonus disc
of rare studio recordings from the period, previously only available on
Also boasts the first release on CD of ‘Lillian’, a song that only
appeared on the US Elektra edition of the LP, together with another US-only
album addition, the 7” UK A-Side ‘The Stride’.
The booklet features an interview with founder member Dave Clague,
recorded specially for this release.
Includes rare and previously unseen photos and cuttings of Siren in
An in-depth look at an underrated band, and a fascinating
glimpse at the formative recordings of an artist who would inspire John Lydon,
Sting, Ben Watt and Will Oldham and would collaborate with Robert Wyatt, Andy
Summers, Dagmar Krause, Brendan Croker, Gary Lucas and The Mekons’ Jon
"The band which blew
the cobwebs out of my head." Jac
"Siren just came as a breath of fresh air really,
in the same way that like a generation later The Ramones did. When you just
thought 'Thank God for that!' You hadn't realised how bored you'd become…” John Peel, 1997
Release Date: 26/11/2012
Dandelion DAN 8001, 1971
1. RELAXING WITH
2. SOME DARK DAY
3. HOT POTATO
6. I'M ALL ACHING
8. SHAKE MY HAND
9. LONESOME RIDE
10. FETCH ME MY
11. FAT MOANING
12. SQUEEZE ME
(US-Only Album Track)
14. THE STRIDE 2
15. HOT POTATO
2. WHY, WHY, WHY
3. WHOLE LOTTA
4. TROUBLE IN
5. BLUES BEFORE
6. I NEED YOU
7. JOHN THE
8. THE LUNATIC
9. BIG PISTOL
10. START WALKING
11. LET’S DANCE
13. WAIT UNTIL
15. LIKE AN ANGEL
16. OUR JACK
17. RABBITS (Spoken Word)
Our Price: £11.99
If the Sixties was the period when the West's fascination with Indian music and culture blossomed to its fullest extent, then the seeds of that fascination were planted in the previous decade with the release - in both Britain and the United States - of the formative albums by the great emissaries of Indian music, Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar. Ali Akbar Khan was, and remains, the master of the sarod a 25- stringed instrument of the lute family who, beginning at the age of three, was taught by his father over a period of some 20 years. Among his father s fellow students at one point was the 18-yearold sitar player Ravi Shankar, with whom Ali Akbar came to share a lifelong devotion to teaching and performance around the world, even into his eighties.
As young men, the two learned together like brothers, inspiring each other to greater heights, the celebration of which manifests itself in such jugalbandis (musical duos) as the electrifying performances that are the centrepiece of this edition. Hindustani classical singer Ustad Amir Khan was one of the greatest musicians India has produced. His sublime Raga Marwa (featured here) was described by Ravi Shankar as one of the four or five immortal recordings of the entire world. Half a century has elapsed since these recordings were made, yet the passage of time has done nothing to dim their transcendent beauty. You won t encounter the formal trappings of Western psychedelia but this is music that will transport and elevate and enrich the listener.
Our Price: £9.95
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