captain beefheart electricity

CAPTAIN'S COVERS
cover versions


 

WINTERBRIEF usa

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sweden 2001 7"/33 UNWRAPPED promenade pr 005 only 200 copies in (at least) pink or green sleeve
usa 2002 cdrec various artists * YOUR CAGE ISN'T GETTING ANY BIGGER no label and cat.no. sampler test pressing hand written notes
to come: usa 2004 ceedee various artists * MAMA KANGAROOS genus records [cat.no. unknown] release delayed

captain beefheart - cover versions - winterbrief 'unwrapped' ep

an email i received one day about the mama kangaroos project ('the world's only all philadelphia female artist captain beefheart retrospective') also mentioned: 'there has already been a vinyl single released from the project, a version of THE PAST SURE IS TENSE (from ice cream for crow) by synthpop duo winterbrief, who experienced an enthusiastic response to the song on their recent european tour'.  that tour took place in october and the first half of november 2001 - broken off because their essential stage tapes were stolen - and included the fresh material from the four track single which had been brought out a month earlier by a swedish (!) label, that only pressed 200 copies.

in case you're interested in getting a copy - as long as they are available - there are lots of possibilities mentioned at the website of the group. or, if that's closer to you, you can also get this single directly from promenade recordings * p/a fredrik kullman * durgrand 1 * 38631 farjestaden * sweden * email promenadefanzine@hotmail.com. price: 40 krona in sweden, rest of the world only 5 us dollars including postage.

REVIEW

this half female half male duo produces a modern sound, but as they know the music of the past it's far from the common house / techno drones. with the additional help of a handful of synthesizers they play catchy songs, with texts to think about. in the present case where they borrowed one of beefheart's compositions the group succeeded in making a charming version which is great to dance to!

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captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo

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