Sunday, October 14, 2007

Jody Harris and Robert Quine - Escape

Robert Quine playing with Jody Harris, who appeared on this blog before as a guitar player on James White and the Blacks' LP. Harris been with James White/Chance from the beginning, appearing on other Contortions records, including the notorious No New York LP; he also played with other "downtown" bands and personalities - Golden Palominos, John Zorn, Lydia Lunch, and his own instrumental band the Raybeats.
This one, Escape, is quite experimental - it's more of two guys fooling around in the studio while the tape is rolling kind of record, somewhat like Fripp's No Pussyfooting stuff. Quine himself called the first track, 13-minute-long Flagpole Jitters, "intentionally abrasive" or some such. It sounds like something a college-radio DJ would put on to broadcast his coolness credentials while he's out with a reefer.


Jody Harris and Robert Quine - Escape
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1. Flagpole Jitters
2. Don't Throw That Knife
3. Up in Daisy's Penthouse
4. Termites of 1938
5. Pardon My Clutch

10 comments:

  1. Boo hoo! No more working links to this album...

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  2. Sorry, can't fix it right now, I don't have access to my files.
    Check back after New Years, I'll put it back up then.

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  3. very very grateful to you - I've been searching for this for years - had a copy of the vinyl once... why did I sell it? You've made my day.

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  4. I've posted some previosuly un-issued Quine solo film soundtrack music on my blog:
    http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/

    Quine hated computers and refused to learn how to use one so I guess it's okay w/his ghost to post this stuff.
    I posted four of eight pieces I have, some day I'll post the rest.

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  5. The link is still good! Thanks for posting, I've been meaning to get a copy of this for a while.

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  6. THANK YOU for having a copy of this! My record collection was stolen a few years ago, and this was one of my favorite albums. I never thought I'd hear it again. THANK YOU!!!

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  7. Wow, I love Robert Quine, but I didn't know this one existed. Awesome, awesome post. Just a wonderful recording. If you are interested, I've got basic over at http://postmiles.blogspot.com/2010/05/robert-quine-fred-maher-basic-eg.html. Thanks!

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