Sidney Owens & The North South Connection: Sputnik
Taken from the 7″ on Movin’ Up (197?)
Guitar Red: Hard Times
Taken from the 7″ on Mod-Art (1976)
Mitch Mitchell & Gene King: Never Walk Out On You
Taken from the 7″ on Prix (1973)
I’m not for a moment going to pretend like I own any of these records. So let me just stand right up and say it at the outset: I’m posing like I’ve got some serious heavy-hitter wax that is, in fact, only the digital byproduct of having enough time on my hands that I can idly surf the internet hunting around for this stuff.
Some of you may take issue with this–this plundering of others’ bounty. Some may argue that the recycling of already-posted material looted from another blog is a bogus practice. Distastful and crass. And, in general, I’d have to agree. But until some kind of Music Blogger Manifesto outlaws it, and considering that the recycled music in question was lifted from a now 8-month static site, and considering THE SHEER MAGNITUDE OF THE DEVASTATING-NESS OF THESE TUNES… I think exceptions can be made.
The site in question is HERE. The bad news is that the site hasn’t been updated for daaaays. The good news is that the entire archive of the blog is still available for download. (DON’T SLEEP!) And let me tell you, that’s no small thang.
Here’s the little I know: the Mitch Mitchell track was incorporated into the best mix of 2006; and that the Sputnik tune, which borders on un-fugg-witt-able, was written up (albeit rather abstractly) in this issue of Wax Poetics. As for ol’ Guitar Red: prehistoric moog rumblings + early drum machine programming= magic.