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THE 70's

 

Ian Breakwell did "performances with Kevin Coyne, 1971, [at] Alexandra Palace of 'The Institution'". They also played the same piece in 1973, I.C.A London and Exe Gallery, Exeter (information found by Tony in "Continuous Diary 1965-1975" a book by Ian Breakwell). A 1975 film called "Other Than Art's Sake" directed by Peter Kennedy, Sydney, Australia included a shooting of the 1973 performance at I.C.A! (Kevin Coyne had published stories along with Breakwell). [read more about Ian Breakwell

 

 

 

RADIO: BBC (Pete Drummond, Sound of the Seventies), recorded Jul 10 1972, brodcast Jul 27 1972
KC solo
Araby
Mother where are you now? [unreleased, the song was later used for 'England England']
Evil Island Home
Head Boy [unreleased]
This BBC session has never been released, official or unofficial. Anyone has that somewhere?

OFFICIAL LP: NOBODY DIES IN DREAMLAND (HOME RECORDINGS FROM 1972)Image TURP1
Home demos recorded in December 1972. Kevin Coyne solo with Eugene Coyne (6 at that time) vocals on the last song. Issued on Cherry Red Records, Turp 1 in June 2012. Read the press release.
Black Cloud
A Distant Desert
One More Drink (solo version)
Bitch
Marlene
Now That I Am Getting Old (Need Somebody)
Baby Man
Tramp’s Song (Uggy’s Song)
Mad Boy
Hypnotism
Georgia (H. Carmichael, S. Gorrell)
Mean Molecatcher Man
Araby
Mandarin Mirror
Evil Island Home
I Love You Baby Baby
Sleepwalking
Night Man
Nobody Dies In Dreamland
 

Following dissolution of Siren, Kevin Coyne went back to social work in mental health area and worked almost alone on what would become: Case History.

Incredibly good... although NOT easy listening AT ALL!

Kevin says he "did those songs in three hours in a studio at Wimbledon".

    OFFICIAL LP: CASE HISTORY Image

Dandelion 2310228, Dec 1972 (last Dandelion Records release)

Produced by Kevin Coyne except (*) produced by Dave Clague.

Kevin Coyne with Mick Sweeny (guitar (a and c), Nick Cudworth (guitar (a and b), piano (c), Dave Clague (guitar (a, b and c)

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

 

God Bless The Bride (KC/DC) (a) * 3:35 [different mix from RABBITS]

White Horse (b) * 4:13 The song was initially credited to Coyne but, for the 2007 "Dandelion Years" CD box reissue got credited to "Coyne, Clague, Cudworth, Ferguson". Read more about Ferguson here.

Uggy's Song 2:59

Need Somebody 4:15

Evil Island Home 5:01

-

Araby 3:38

My Message To The People 5:24

Mad Boy 4:46

Sand All Yellow (KC/DC/NC) (c) * 5:43

47:08

 

The three songs marqued * had been recorded by Siren in 1969-70 for their second album that was to be called 'Rabbits' but that did no tsee the light of the day before the 90's. They appear in different mixes on Case History.

 

First released on CD (See For Miles SEECD 410) in 1994 as "CASE HISTORY...PLUS", the "plus" meaning I'm All Aching from Siren's STRANGE LOCOMOTION and A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots, a 1979 song from the PEEL SESSIONS, none of them having anything to do with Case History but well...

Second CD reissue in Sep 2007 by Cherry Red, as part of THE DANDELION YEARS 1969-1972 box set .

Tapestry Records (Liechtenstein) re-released Case History in 2007 as a 180 gram vinyl LP, limited edition of 1000 copie (TPT 229LP).

In 2008, Airmail Recordings (Japan) rereleased Siren (Airac 1460), Strange Locomotion (Airac 1462) and Case History (Airac 1470), along with 13 other Dandelion artists cds, all presented in facsimile paper sleeves. The cds are also available as three boxed sets - Set A - AIRAC-1455 to AIRAC-1459 Set B - AIRAC-1460 to AIRAC-1465 Set C - AIRAC-1466 to AIRAC-1470

January 2013: expanded edition of CASE HISTORY, released on Turpentine - TURP 4
1. GOD BLESS THE BRIDE
2. WHITE HORSE
3. UGGY’S SONG
4 NEED SOMEBODY
5. EVIL ISLAND HOME
6. ARABY
7. MY MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE
8. MAD BOY
9. SAND ALL YELLOW
Bonus Tracks:
10. CHEAT ME (A-Side)
11. FLOWERING CHERRY (B-Side)
12. EVIL ISLAND HOME
13. MY MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE
(Previously Unreleased Version)
14. MAD BOY
15. DOCTOR LOVE
16. CHEAT ME 3.54 (Alternative version)
17. FLOWERING CHERRY (Trombone Mix)
18. GOD BLESS THE BRIDE (Drum Mix)

 

• Sand All Yellow (from CASE HISTORY), along with Siren's Fetch Me My Woman (from STRANGE LOCOMOTION) and The War Is Over (from SIREN), appear on the Dandelion sampler THERE IS SOME FUN GOING FORWARD, Dandelion Records/Polydor 2485 021, 1972. Other artists are Medicine Head, Stackwaddy, Bridget St. John, Lol Coxhill. Reissued on CD, See For Miles, SEECD 427, 1994. IMAGE

 

 

• SINGLE: Cheat Me / Flowering Cherry (KC/DC/NC) ART

Dandelion/Polydor 2001 357, 1972

Cheat Me now appears on RABBITS, Flowering Cherry (guitar, not trombone version) is on THE CLUB RONDO.
Both songs are now also included in the COMPLETE DANDELION RECORDS SINGLE COLLECTION and THE DANDELION YEARS 1969-1972 box set

 

 

• 3LP BOX: THE DANDELION YEARS IMAGE

BUTT BOX, Butt 1, released Mar 1982

The 2 Siren LPs (SIREN + STRANGE LOCOMOTION [UK version]) + CASE HISTORY + I'll Go Too / Having A Party 1979 single (the single not always included - well, I know it wasn't in mine...).

 

 

RADIO: BBC (John Peel, Top Gear / Sound of the Seventies), recorded Jan 2 1973, brodcast Jan 30 1973
KC solo
Mummy
Smile
[unreleased]
Pretty Park
Breathe in Deep
[unreleased]
This BBC session has never been released, official or unofficial. Anyone has that somewhere? I wonder if this is not the same as the three songs recorded at The Manor studios, Oxfordshire in July 1973, outakes from Marjory and now included in the 2011 release of MARJORY
 

• SINGLE: Marlene / Everybody Says ART

UK, VS 102, Aug 17 1973

Australian Virgin K-5483 Image

(both songs from the LP MARJORY RAZORBLADE)

The single was "played like fury on Radio 1" (ZIG-ZAG mag). a Marlene ad

 

 

•     2 OFFICIAL LP: MARJORY RAZORBLADE Image

VD 2501 (gs), Sep 1973

Produced by Steve Verroca at The Manor, Chipping Norton, and Saturn Studios (engineered by Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth, and Phil Newell) in July 1973

Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar, mandolin**), Jean Roussel (piano), Tony Cousins (bass, bass tuba), Chili Charles (drums, congas), Steve Verroca (acoustic case and piano) and Malcom Healey (synthesizer on Mummy) except (*) with Dave Clague (guitar), engineered by Tom Newman.

 

Marjory Razorblade 1:42

Marlene 2:37

Talking To No One 2:25

Eastbourne Ladies 5:43

Old Soldier 3:45

-

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 4:10

Nasty 4:55

Lonesome Valley (A.P. Carter arr. KC) 2:50

House On The Hill 4:45

Cheat Me 3:45 [different form RABBITS - different credits too...]

-

Jackie And Edna 4:00 *

Everybody Says 4:15

Mummy 4:15

Heaven In My View (A.P.Carter arr KC) 3:10

Karate King 3:15

-

Dog Latin 4:50 *

This Is Spain 2:05 *

Chairman's Ball 3:30

Good Boy 2:33 *

Chicken Wing 4:35

73:16

 

Marjory is Kevin Coyne's most celebrated album. Absolutely essential. Pure genius in song writing and singing and the first of a long serie of successful albums with Virgin Records (Kevin Coyne was the second artist after Mike Oldfield to sign for the new label - rumor says he was asked to add vocals to Oldfield's Tubular Bells - wisely, he declined...).


Here is some promo stuff for the album: a postersize add; another one and a poster

 

• The US MARJORY RAZORBLADE LP (Virgin VR 13-106) was absurdly truncated to a single LP (as somebody said on the web: "Imagine you learn Sgt Pepper's had been amputated of his half..."). Here is the back cover photo from US edition of Marjory Razorblade

Eastbourne Ladies 4:35 a shorter edited version, "arguably punchier" as Eugene Coyne says in his 2010 liner notes to the Anthology, the "American Edit"

Old Soldier 3:45

Marlene 2:37

Everybody Says 4:15

Lovesick Fool 2:18
-

House On The Hill 4:45

Nasty 4:55

Talking To No One 2:25

Dog Latin 4:50

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 4:10

Marjory Razorblade 1:42

 

 

• MARJORY RAZOR BLADE US PROMOTIONAL LP, Virgin Records (#13-106).

Cover has a Promo sticker with "Suggested Cuts For Air Play."

 

Marjory Razorblade 1:42

Marlene 2:37

Dog Latin 4:50

Eastbourne Ladies 5:43

 

CD RELEASE OF MARJORY RAZORBLADE. The album was first released in 1990 as one CD, Virgin CDVM 2501, including the single Lovesick Fool and its b-side Sea Of Love - with its 78:42, the CD ranks as #66 on the list of the longest CDs in the world... but to cram all that music into one CD, Virgin chose "The American Edit" of Eastbourne Ladies - thanks Rob Olver for that info.

 

MARJORY RAZORBLADE was re-released by EMI in January 2010 as a double cd - VDR 2501:
Disc 1
1. Marjory Razorblade (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Marlene (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Talking To No One (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Eastbourne Ladies (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Old Soldier (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. I Want My Crown (2010 Digital Remaster)
7. Nasty (2010 Digital Remaster)
8. Lonesome Valley (2010 Digital Remaster)
9. House On The Hill (2010 Digital Remaster)
10. Cheat Me (2010 Digital Remaster)
11. Jackie And Edna (2010 Digital Remaster)
12. Everybody Says (2010 Digital Remaster)
13. Mummy (2010 Digital Remaster)
14. Heaven In My View (2010 Digital Remaster)
15. Karate King (2010 Digital Remaster)
16. Dog Latin (2010 Digital Remaster)
17. This Is Spain (2010 Digital Remaster)
18. Chairman's Ball (2010 Digital Remaster)
19. Good Boy (2010 Digital Remaster)
20. Chicken Wing (2010 Digital Remaster)
21. Eastbourne Ladies (American Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster) *Bonus Track

Disc 2 is full of great bonus tracks:
1. Lovesick Fool (2010 Digital Remaster) single
2. Sea Of Love (2010 Digital Remaster) single

Three songs recorded at The Manor studios, Oxfordshire in July 1973, outakes from Marjory- Previously unreleased even as bootleg:
3. Breathe In Deep
4. Jackie And Edna (Take One)
5. Pretty Park
[a very early and different – actually only the last verse will remain - version of a song which would appear years later on Millionaires and Teddy Bears.]

6. I Want My Crown (BBC 'Old Grey Whistle Test' Session live session 20th October 1973 - Previously Unreleased officially (TV version available on youtube)

Three songs recorded for BBC Radio One Bob Harris show session – Recorded 24th October 1973. Previously Unreleased officially:
7. Eastbourne Ladies
8. House On The Hill
9. Chicken Wing

Four songs recorded for BBC Radio One John Peel “Top Gear” session – Recorded 31st January 1974. Aappeared on the Peel Sessions cd:
10. Poor Swine
11. Need Somebody
12. Araby
13. Do Not Shout at Me Father

Live at Hyde Park June 30th 1974, from ‘V – The Virgin Sampler’, VD 2502, released 1975 - Previously unreleased on CD
14. Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) (Live At Hyde Park) (2010 Digital Remaster) First time on CD

Two songs recorded Live at the 100 Club, London, 1974 – Previously unreleased even on boots
15. House On The Hill (Live At The 100 Club, London 1974)
16. Boogie Chillun (Live At The 100 Club, London 1974) *Previously Unreleased

 

Some info about the first Kevin Coyne bands: (thanks Tim Penn)
In ZIG-ZAG mag #36, Kevin says he began recording Marjory at The Manor with Dave Clague on acoustic guitar and they did eleven tracks. Then, Simon Draper got the backing musicians together.
- Most of all later stayed to form the first Kevin Coyne band in Januray 1974: Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Chili Charles (drums). That band probably only played radio shows in early 74.
- Recording of BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT in Feb 1974: Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Chilli Charles (drums) except Terry Slade (drums on Poor Swine and the song Blame it on the Night), Ruan O'Loghlainn (sax), Fi Trench (piano)
- Some shows in March 1974 feat. Eddie Sparrow on drums. Says Tim: "Chili Charles was primarily a session drummer and did not want to be part of the road band (I'm sure he would have been too expensive as well :-)". Terry Slade becomes the permanent drummer.Also, Rick Dodd joins on sax
- Tim Penn joins the band on piano on May/June 74. He leaves sometime during September 74, probably around the end of the month. Replaced by Pete Nu until about early December 74 and then is asked to re-join.
- About 2 weeks after that (early 75?), Virgin sacks Rick Dodd, Terry Slade and Tony Cousins and Archie Legget (bass) is brought in and then Andy Summers (guitar).
- The new band does a tour of Spain in January 75 with the drummer from Gong, maybe with Summers. Then Andy Summers brings in Pete Wolff on drums.
- Late 1975 Gordon Smith leaves the band, Steve Thompson (ex John Mayall) replaces Leggett on bass and Zoot Money replaces Tim Penn on keyboards. The March 16, 1975 Rainbow show is the last one with Penn and Smith. The "In Living Black and White" band (Summers, Money, Wolf, Thompson) is on.

 

** Gordon Smith had released a solo album called Long Overdue and a single in 1969 on Blue Horizon (respectively 7-63211 and 57-3156) with some musicians from the original Fleetwood Mac (see STORY OF BLUE HORIZON).
Read here a great Gordon Smith interview by Clive Product. Gordon talks about how he met Kevin and the recording of their three albums together (this is an edited version of the interview that will be included in the new, updated and expanded edition of "Beautiful Extremes: Conversations with Kevin Coyne" by Clive Product, due for publication in 2008)

 

'Keep you Lamp Trimmed and Burning' (or 'Let your Lamp', trad. arr by KC): this song now appears on the I WANT MY CROWN ANTHOLOGY. The song was often played live, sometimes a-capella. This version features Gordon Smith on guitar and was probably recorded at The Manor in the early 70's and almost made it to the Beautiful Extremes compilations.

 

RADIO: BBC (John Peel, Top Gear / Sounds of the Seventies), recorded Aug 20 173, brodcast Sep 18 1973
KC with Gordon Smith (guitar)
Karate King
Everybody Says
Fat Girl
Chicken Wing
This BBC session has never been released, official or unofficial. Anyone has that somewhere?

 

• RADIO:

Marlene 2:32

Cheat Me 3:33

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD and the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

The PEEL SESSIONS CD says these were recorded Sep 27 1973 for the BBC (first broadcast Oct 6 1973 for Rock On), but they are really the studio tracks from MARJORY RAZORBLADE. "Session produced" by Pete Ritzema.

Also broadcast that day but never released so we don't know if they were actually played or just broadcast:

I want my Crown (trad. arr KC)

Lonesome Valley (A.P. Carter arr. KC)

 

Here is a Sep 30 1973 concert ticket where Kevin opened for Gong.

 
 

• TV: BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST, OCT 20 1973
Transitted 30 Oct 73. Bob Harris.

Excellent sound.

Intro 0:41

House on the Hill 4:53

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 3:03

9:00

Gordon Smith (guitar) and Chili Charles (percusion)

Amazing performance. Included in the IN CONCERT AND MORE boot. Also exists on boot video (read more) and easily found on youtube.
I Want my Crown is now included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

 

 

• RADIO:

Eastbourne Ladies 6:46

House on the Hill 4:41

Chicken Wing 6:36

Recorded Oct 24 1973, first broadcast Nov 12 1973 (Bob Harris' BBC Radio One Show at BBC Langham 1).
Probably Gordon Smith (guitar), Tim Penn (piano), Tony Cousins (bass), Chili Charles (drums). Tim Penn had joined temporarily the band for this session and a gig at the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington High Street on Sep 8 1973 (with Henry Cow) to promote the release of MARJORY RAZORBLADE. He would later (May/Jun 1974) join the band full-time.
I hear at least 4 guitars so Gordon Smith had been busy on overdubs!
These 3 songs are now included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

 

FILM RENCONTRE AVEC RICHARD BRANSON. French TV show "Pop Deux", Nov 1st 1973. A feature about Branson and the new Virgin label. Features an absolutly great acoustic show of Kevin with Gordon Smith performing Marjory, Good Boy and I Want my Crown. Also a nice interview.

 

• SINGLE: Lovesick Fool (2:18) / Sea Of Love (Khoury/Baptiste) (3:06) ART

VS 104, Nov 26 1973

This single is now available on the 1990 and 2010 CD releases of MARJORY RAZORBLADE. Thanks to the 2010 liner notes we now know that the line up for Lovesick Fool features: John Vernom on rythm guitar, Nick Cudworth (Siren) on piano and Mel Collins on horns.

 

 

• SINGLE: Marlene / Sea Of Love (Khoury/Baptiste) (3:06)

Virgin 13221AT, NL, 1973. IMAGE

Also as a German 7" IMAGE

(a side is from the LP MARJORY RAZORBLADE;  b-side is from the Lovesick  Fool single).

 

 

• SINGLE: Marlene / Jackie and Edna ART Different Art

Picture sleeve, Virgin 610.137-1, France (Marlene is even spelled Marlène...), 1973

(both songs on the LP MARJORY RAZORBLADE)

 

 

• TV: 'Music Alive' program made for ILEA TV, featuring Frank Zappa, John Martyn, Kevin Coyne and Artemis; 1973. Probably exists on tape?

 
 

• FILM: "Other Than Art's Sake" directed in 1975 by Peter Kennedy, Sydney, Australia included a shooting of a 1973 performance at I.C.A, London with Ian Breakwell.

 
 

• RADIO

Poor Swine 2:47

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD)

Need Somebody 5:03
Araby 5:13

Do Not Shout At Me Father 3:15

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD and the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Recorded Jan 24 1974, first broadcast Jan 31 1974 (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies or John Peel's BBC Radio One show at BBC Langham 1), produced by John Walters, Gordon Smith (guitar, harmonica), Tony Cousins (bass), Chili Charles (drums).
These 4 songs are now included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

 

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT, (PARIS THEATRE) Image

Source: FM, recorded live (with audience) for BBC Radio One, London (UK), probable transmission date: Mar 2 1974. Released 2001. Bombers 3 ("Bombers, The Trade Mark Of Poor Quality"). Sound not too good.

Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar, harmonica), Tony Cousins (bass), Eddy Sparrow (drums), Rick Dodd (sax).

 

Chicken Wing 4:16

House On The Hill 5:32

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) 6:37

Blame It On The Night 4:13

River Of Sin 4:23

Poor Swine 3:56

Fat Girl 5:10 [early slow version]

34:12

A promo show for the forthcoming album (which, at the time, was announced as River Of Sin instead of Blame It On The Night). Better sound than the other boots of that period. Great slide guitar by Gordon Smith.

This same show appears on:

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: IN CONCERT AND MORE "OUTLAW" Image

Source: FM, ("In Concert" Golders Green Hippodrome), recorded live (with audience) for BBC Radio One, London (UK), probable transmission date: Mar 2 1974. Digital transfer and compilation by Steve Dinsdale.

Same as RADIO ONE IN CONCERT but with an excellent sound but, sadly, without House on the Hill.

Total time 29:00

Now included in I Want my Crown Anthology Last 3 songs are also included in the 2010 reissue of Blame it on the Night

This rest of this "In Concert" boot includes:

BBC OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST Oct 20 1973 probably Gordon Smith (guitar) and Chili Charles (percusion).

Intro 0:41

House On The Hill 4:53

I Want my Crown 3:03

'V' Sampler: Recorded live at Hyde Park, London, UK, Jun 30 1974. Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Rick Dodd (tenor sax), Tim Penn (keyboards) and Terry Slade (drums)

Marjory Razorblade 8:24

Live at The Rainbow Theater, London, UK, Mar 16 1975

Strange Locomotion 3:07

Saviour (from the ‘Over The Rainbow’ LP) 6:45

Gordon Smith, Andy Summers (guitars), Tim Penn (piano), Archie Legget (bass), Peter Wolff (drums).

KEVIN COYNE AND BRENDAN CROKER: ANDY KERSHAW SHOW, BBC RADIO 3, Apr 5 2002

Pass Me The Memories 2:36

Interview 2:57

Looking From My Window 3:48

Interview 0:32

Be Your Sugar Daddy 3:07

Interview 0:31

I Want To Sit With the Girls 2:29

Interview 1:05

Life Is Almost Wonderful 3:11

All those with an incredibly excellent sound. A boot to treasure!

 

This same show appears on: 

• LP: KEVIN COYNE / ROBIN TROWER: STEREO POP SPECIAL

1974, CN2018S (BBC UK 1978) in concert, BBC transcription disc featuring one artist each side. Not made for sale just for radio play. I suppose it is the same as RADIO ONE IN CONCERT and IN CONCERT AND MORE

  Ultra rare. Saw it once at £100!...

 

Tour of France in April 1974 with Henry Cow (maybe that's when Coyne met Dagmar Krause, Henry Cow's singer, who would later join him for BABBLE):
April
10 Brest
11 Rennes
12 Bordeaux
13 Mont-de-Marsan
15 Arles
Read a French article ('Provinciales') about this tour 1 2 3 4.

 

• SINGLE: I Believe In Love / Queenie Queenie Caroline (4:21) ART

VS 107, Apr 26 1974

Side one from the LP BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT, side two - Kevin Coyne solo. Queenie was very hard to find before it was included in BLAME IT REISSUE in July 2013.

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT IMAGE INSERT

V 2012, May 1974 (cassette version TC VD 2012). probably recorded Feb 74?

Produced by Steve Verroca at The Manor (engineered by Simon Heyworth)

Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Chilli Charles (drums), Ruan O'Loghlainn (sax), Fi Trench (piano, he also arranges horns and strings with Steve Verroca), Liza, Strike, Barry St John, Joanne Williams (backing vocals). Rick Dodd on sax and Terry Slade on drums play on Poor Swine*

Lyrics included *

 

River Of Sin 3:24

Sign Of The Times 5:32

I Believe In Love 2:46 **

Don't Delude Me 3:22

Wanting You Is not Easy 5:07

Take A Train 3:34

-

Blame It On The Night 4:26

Poor Swine 3:50   ***

Light Up Your Little Light 4:33

Choose 3:08

Witch 6:13

Right On Her Side 4:04

50:04

 

Very good and underrated. This has been a hard album to find for a long time. John Falstaff said he had only ever seen two copies of the LP; so did I and I waited 25 years to get my own copy!... *The LPs with the lyrics insert are even rarer!

Although Virgin announced in 1991 a CD version (CDV 2012), we had to wait till 2010 for a reissue of Blame it on the Night, although as download only (more here). Turpentine and Cherry Red finally released a remastered 2-cd pack with bonus in July 2013.

Here, a Blame It ad ("Just the album for you mother if she's a loud dirty boozy girl"...!) and there, another one ("Nobody sleeps at this show") and a third one. and a fourth and finally, the very strange "Feet" ad.
Notes:

** I WANT MY CROWN ANTHOLOGY features a rough mix of I Believe in Love, without backing vocals.

***Poor Swine was the first song recorded for the album, when the early band (Smith, Dodd, Slade, Cousins) was working on the basic tracks. Also recorded at the same time was Let's Have a Party - later issued as a single and a LP - a fake live recording. Unreleased tracks from the same session include Another Man Goes Down and a couple of others (Thanks Tim Penn for the info).

 

Press: 'Music Scene' visit the Manor, Oxford, during the recording of 'Blame It On The Night'

 

BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT CD release

2CD. TURP05. July 2013
CD1

1. River Of Sin
2. Sign Of The Times
3. I Believe In Love
4. Don’t Delude Me
5. Wanting You Is Not Easy
6. Take A Train
7. Blame It On The Night
8. Poor Swine
9. Light Up Your Little Light
10. Choose
11. Witch
12. Right On Her Side
13. Queenie Queenie Caroline (B-Side from single I Believe in Love, VS 107, Apr 26 1974)
14. Poor Swine (Alternative Version, appeared on Let's Have a Party)
15. Poor Swine (Live At Hyde Park, June 29 1974)
16. Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) (Live At Hyde Park, June 29 1974)

CD2 Rough Mixes of the album (1-7 and 9-12), previously unreleased.
1. River Of Sin
2. Sign Of The Times
3. I Believe In Love
4. Don’t Delude Me
5. Wanting You Is Not Easy
6. Take A Train
7. Blame It On The Night
8. Poor Swine (Alternate Version)
9. Light Up Your Little Light
10. Choose
11. Witch
12. Right On Her Side
13. One More Drink (band version, outake)
14. Heart And Soul (outake)
15. Stoke Your Oven And Let It Boil (outake)

• RADIO

The Stride (KC/DC) 3:03  [a Siren song]

Mrs. Hooley Go Home 4:40  [early version with clarinet!]

It's Not So Bad 3:27  [unreleased]

Lorna 2:19

Blame It on the Night 4:18

(from the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Recorded Jun 4 1974, first broadcast Jun 25 1974 (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies), Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums), Rick Dodds (sax and clarinet), unknown piano on The Stride and Lorna. Tim Penn joined the band in May or Jun 1974 so it could be him playing.
The 4 songs are now included in the 2010 reissue of Blame it on the Night

 

TV: "Van Oekels Discohoek", a funny Dutch TV show, broadcast Jun 20 1974. Kevin tries to perform his song at this Dutch comedy show. Kevin lip synchs to Marlene. Exists on boot DVD.
Here is a poster for a tour in Holland probably at that time too.

 

BOOTLEG CDR : JUNE 29 1974: (included in CAPITOL RADIO 1974). Kevin Coyne and Gordon Smith (guitar)

Need Somebody 4:33

Interview 4:43

Mrs. Hooley Go Home (KC/AL) 3:36  [early version]

Blame It On The Night 3:55

You're So Sophisticated 3:29  [unreleased]

Twelve Bars Blues (Working Man) 5:03  [unreleased improvisation]

71:25

 A wonderful acoustic set.

 

• VARIOUS ARTISTS 2LP: V-The Virgin Sampler ART

Virgin Records VD 2502, released 1975 (cassette version TC VD 2502).

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) (8:30)
Recorded live at Hyde Park, London, UK, Jun 30 1974 (see below). Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Rick Dodd (tenor sax), Tim Penn (keyboards) and Terry Slade (drums) (unavailable anywhere else except in the HYDE PARK, IN CONCERT AND MORE and RARE boots.

'V' also included Looking for the River (3:06) (recorded Oct 1974; same as the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)
Here is a different artwork for V

An ad for the 'V' album in the Melody Maker, Feb 8 1975
The song is now included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

 

 

 BOOTLEG CDR: HYDE PARK, LONDON, 30 JUNE 1974

Recorded live at Hyde Park, London (UK), June 30 1974 (see above).

First edition: Audience recording: Bombers 2 ("Bombers, The Trade Mark Of Poor Quality"), released 2001.Image

Second edition : in 2004, a much better sounding (soundboard) version provided by Tim Penn himself! Image

Kevin Coyne solo (*) and with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Rick Dodd (tenor sax), Tim Penn (keyboards) and Terry Slade (drums).

The whole show is on disc #4 of the "I Want my Crown" Anthology

Mad Boy * 2:56

Mummy 6:18

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) 8:22  [same as V-The Virgin Sampler] The song is also included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

Let's Have a Party (J-M Robinson) 3:12

Poor Swine 4:55

Need Somebody 5:33

Chicken Wing 4:25

Booggie Chillum (J-L Hooker) 6:32  [unreleased]

42:19
This one ROCKS! Poor Swine was filmed by Virgin and exists in boot video. Also on youtube of course.

Poor Swine and Marjory were included in BLAME IT REISSUE in July 2013.

 

Here, an ad for the Hyde Park festival (although date says 29th instead of 30th?)

 
 

• RADIO

Right In Hand 3:40 (a first draft of "One fine Day")

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs and the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Bewitched [unreleased] 2:49

Another Man Gone Down 5:34

(released on the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) 10:30 [may have been recorded on Nov 4 1974]

Daddy (Mummy)

Recorded Jul 24 1974, first broadcast Aug 26 1974 (Bob Harris, Sound of the Seventies). Gordon Smith (guitar), Rick Dodds (sax) and Tim Penn (keyboards).Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums).
The 5 songs are now included in the 2010 reissue of Blame it on the Night

 

 

Here, a poster for a Sep 7 1974 show.

 

 

• STUDIO: The Manor Studio, Oct 1974

Looking For The River 3:03

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

 

 

• RADIO

The Miner's Song 3:58

Evil Island Home 5:41

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 3:23

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD and the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Looking for the River 4:10

(from the JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS boot)

Recorded Nov 26 1974, first broadcast Dec 10 1974, (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies, Maida Vale 4, produced by Tony Wilson)
Gordon Smith (guitar, harmonica), Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums), Pete Nu (keyboards), Rick Dodds [?] (sax).
Dance of the Bourgeoisie is now included in I Want my Crown Anthology
The 4 songs are now included in the 2010 reissue of Blame it on the Night

 

 

MYSTERY SONGS!
These 4 songs:
Magenta 2:23                            
Ronnie Don't Go 12:52                            
Cedric 8:49                            
Jocelyn 3:20
are included in the Matching Head & Feet 2010 reissue, which is a download-only meaning no liner-notes so, although they are anounced as from the Matching area, we have no idea where the songs really come from.
Tim Penn who played piano on Matching said when he heard the tracks in January 2010: "Ronnie Don't Go is definitely Gordon Smith playing guitar - can't tell if the Piano is me or not ??? (might have been some early sessions whilst Pete Nu was in the band in the autumn [1974]. Cedric: again Gordon on guitar -- but this is not me on electric piano !!! And Jocelyn has a double bass... These are all a real surprise -- any one got ANY clues whatsoever on these.. Out-takes from Blame It On The Night ??? "
My two-cents:
Magenta
is Coyne solo on vocals and guitar and could have really been recorded any time in the early 70s.
Ronnie don't Go is a slow blues with full band - guitar, piano, bass and sax. That sax player could be Ruan O'Loghlainn (who played before March '74 but appears again on a show on June 1975), Rick Dodds (who joined in March '74 and stayed at least until December of the same year). As far as I know there was no solo sax player during the recording of Matching. I personnaly think this song sounds a lot like the Dance of the Bourgeoisie recorded for radio on Nov 26 1974 (see entry above this one).
Cedric. This long epic with different parts and extensive lyrics (ending with a few lines from Marjory - actually with new lyrics) features almost the same line-up: no guitar though, a double-bass and an electric piano instead of acoustic piano. Again a very proeminent sax. It has that improvised and "theatrical" feel, very much like the Nov 26 74 Dance of the Bourgeoisie. Again I would say this comes from the same radio session. And I believe this electric piano might have been played by Coyne himself instead of Pete Nu (sounds a lot like Looking for the River).
Jocelyn. I would say the same as for Cedric, except it features only a rudimentary (Coyne played?) electric piano and a double bass.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: JOHN PEEL AND BOB HARRIS RADIO SHOWS, 1973-74 Image

A compilation of radio sessions. A Tim Tape (see Credits), wrongly dated "74-78". Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.
Marlene 2:46 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

Cheat Me 3:38 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

Araby 5:09 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

Do Not Shout At Me Father 3:16 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

Need Somebody 5:04 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

The Stride (KC/DC) 3:03

Mrs. Hooley Go Home (KC/AL) 4:40

It's Not So Bad 3:27 [unreleased]

Lorna 2:19

Blame It on the Night 4:18

Bewitched 2:49 [unreleased]

Another Man Gone Down 5:34 [unreleased]

Right In Hand 2:29 [same as BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES]

Looking for the River 4:10

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 3:23 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

The Miner's Song 3:56 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

Evil Island Home 4:52 [same as PEEL SESSIONS]

64:59

 

Marlene / Cheat Me, recorded Sep 27 1973, first broadcast Oct 6 1973 (Rock On), produced by Pete Ritzema, probably Gordon Smith (guitar), Jean Roussel (piano), Tony Cousins (bass), Chili Charles (drums)

 

Araby / Do Not Shout At Me Father / Need Somebody, recorded Jan 24 1974, first broadcast Jan 31 1974 (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies), produced by John Walters, Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Chili Charles (drums).

 

The Stride / Mrs. Hooley Go Home / It's Not So Bad / Lorna (?) / Blame It on the Night, recorded Jun 4 1974, first broadcast Jun 25 1974 (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies), Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums), Rick Dodds (sax).

(Lorna is not listed on the Radio 1 Sessions list featured in the "Beautiful Extremes, Conversations with Kevin Coyne" book).

 

Bewitched / Another Man Gone Down / Right In Hand, recorded Jul 24 1974, first broadcast Aug 26 1974 (Bob Harris, Sound of the Seventies). Musicians unknown, probably the same as above plus Tim Penn (keyboards).

 

Looking for the River / Dance of the Bourgeoisie / The Miner's Song / Evil Island Home, recorded Nov 26 1974, first broadcast DEC 10 1974, (John Peel, Top Gear/Sound of the Seventies), Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums), Pete Nu (keyboards), Rick Dodds [?] (sax).

 

An excellent follower to the PEEL SESSIONS and BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1990-1999. Great stuff! Looking for the River with just piano and sax a beauty! To think that about the same amount of songs still sleeps somewhere in the BBC vaults...! (see also HALF MOON PUTNEY 90 and BRIDGE ST ARTS CENTER).

 

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: CAPITOL RADIO 1974 Image (aka "LONDON '74")

Source: FM but sound is bad, recorded live in Capitol Radio Studios, London (UK), unknown date in 1974 (*),probably between Sep to Dec. (when Pete Nu replaced Tim Penn on piano)

Bombers 1 ("Bombers, The Trade Mark Of Poor Quality"), released 2001.

Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Rick Dodd (tenor sax), Pete Nu (keyboards) and Terry Slade (drums).

 

Introduction 0:17

Mummy 5:31

Interview 1:25

Need Somebody 4:58

Interview 1:20

Let's Have a Party (J-M Robinson) 2:44

Another Man Gone Down 5:59  [unreleased]

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 3:08

Interview 1:19

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) 9:23

Interview 0:29

Get Right Church (McDowell, arr. KC) 3:23 [a song from the SIREN LP]

Interview 1:43

The Miner's Song 3:08

Interview (cut) 1:05

Another nice boot, a quiet one. The boot also includes the excellent JUNE 29 1974. Good interviews too.

These two shows also exist as a Tim Tape called CAPITOL RADIO 1974-75, the first show being identified as being from 1975. Image

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: LIVE AT SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, UK a.k.a. UNI-CRISIS or CRISIS TOUR Image

(new artwork found on the web in Nov 2009)

Probably recorded between Sep and Dec 1974 (when Pete Nu replaced Tim Penn on piano), audience recording, sound not too good

Kevin Coyne with Rick Dodd (sax), Gordon Smith (guitar), Terry Slade (drums), Tony Cousins (bass), Pete Nu (piano)

 

Fat Girl 5:14

Talking to No one 2:46

The Miner's Song 6:52

Another Man Gone Down 10:15 and not 'Going Down Slow' [unreleased]

Reggie in a Chicken World 4:21  [unreleased]

Poor Swine 4:18  and not Home

Rolling and Tumbling (Muddy Waters) 4:15
Chicken Wing 3:44  and not 'How do you do that Thing?'

Let's Have a Party (J-M Robinson) 3:30

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 6:01

Madison Blues (?) 3:03  [unreleased]

Let's Work Together [Wilbert Harrison] 3:55  [unreleased]

Marlene 5:10

Hound Dog (Big Mama Thornton] 3:11 [unreleased]

73:02

 

Very good show. Gordon Smith is REALLY good! (The Miner's Song).
For some reason, this CDR is usually filled up with two songs from Siren's CLUB RONDO: Back to Church and Get Right Away.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, LONDON, UK Image

Art says 1975 but this has probably been recorded between Sep and Dec 1974, audience recording, sound not too good

Kevin Coyne with Rick Dodd (sax), Gordon Smith (guitar), Terry Slade (drums), Tony Cousins (bass), Pete Nu (piano)

 

Get Right Church (McDowell, arr. KC) 4:34 [a song from the SIREN LP]

Another Man Gone Down [Going Down Slow] 11:37 [unreleased]

Reggie in a Chicken World 5:41 [unreleased]

Marjory Razorblade Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) 12:07

Let's Have A Party (J-M Robinson) 3:13

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 5:01

Chicken Wing 3:52

House Upon The Hill 5:59

Let's Work Together [Wilbert Harrison] 2:41 [unreleased]

Do The Monkey [?] (?) 4:52 [unreleased]

59:40

 

Very similar to the Southampton show.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: LIVE ON DUTCH RADIO 1974 + 1998 IMAGE
Kevin Coyne with Gordon Smith (guitar), Tony Cousins (bass), Terry Slade (drums), Pete Nu (keyboards), Rick Dodds (sax)
Broadcasted on Dutch Radio as promotion for the Pinkpop concert in 1975.
Place and exact date of recording is unknown but it has to be late 1974 because Pete Nu is playing in the band instead of Tim Penn.
Marjory Razorblade 4:19
Chicken Wing 3:17
Boogie Children (J-L Hooker) 3:20
Let's Work Together [Wilbert Harrison] 2:30 [unreleased]

 

Excelent. This show also includes a Dutch radio show from 1998

 


2 songs recorded live at the 100 Club, London 1974
House on the Hill

Boogie Chillum

included in the 2010 reissue of Marjory

 

Late 1974/early 1975, band broken up, only Smith and Penn retained.  Andy Summers (guitar, ex-New Animals who would later join Police), Archie Leggett (bass) join. Tour of Spain in January 75 with the drummer from Gong then Peter Wolff (drums) joins the fold.

 

• BOOTLEG: FRANKFURT, GERMANY

Feb 27 1975, source: soundboard. This is most probably a mistake and is really the Feb 27 1992 Frankfurt show featured in the boot called Our captain has amazing ears.

Also including 3 tracks from Berlin, Oct (or Sep?) 3 1981

 

 

• VARIOUS ARTISTS LP: OVER THE RAINBOW (THE LAST CONCERT, LIVE!) IMAGE

Chrysalis Records CHR 1079, 1975. (Cassette version ZCHR 1079). Recorded live at The Rainbow Theater, London, UK, Mar 16 1975, produced by Ten Years After's bass player Leo Lyons. Other bands on the LP are: Sassafras, Procol Harum, Frankie Miller, Richard and Linda Thompson, Hatfield and The North and John Martyn.

Saviour (KC/AL/GS), unavailable anywhere else (except in the IN CONCERT AND MORE and RARE boots).

Gordon Smith, Andy Summers (guitars), Tim Penn (piano), Archie Legget (bass), Peter Wolff (drums). That was the last show with Smith and Penn.

That night, Strange Locomotion was also recorded and filmed and later shown on the Old Grey Whistle Test and the DON'T MAKE WAVES BBC TV programs. Exists on boot video; audio included in the IN CONCERT AND MORE.

Poster and a NME add for the Rainbow show

 

 

• STUDIO: The Manor Studio, Mar 1975

Face In The Mirror 5:20

Mona, Where's My Trousers 2:58

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

 

 

• SINGLE: Rock 'n' Roll Hymn (KC/AL/TP) / It's Not Me      ART

VS 119, APR 25 1975

Also a Japan single: YK-33-VR IMAGE

(both songs from the LP MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

 

 

• SINGLE: Saviour (KC/AL/GS) / Rock 'n' Roll Hymn (KC/AL/TP) IMAGE

France, Virgin 640062, 1975

(both songs from the LP MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

 

FILM: - MUSIKFILMEN (1976) directed by Tommy Goldman, Dick Idestam-Almqvist, Stefan Jarl, Jan Lindkvist, Axel Lohman, Lennart Malmer.
The film documents the alternative festival, made to protest against the Eurovision Song Contest held in Stockholm 1975. There are many Swedish and international artists on stage, as well as some clips from speeches, riots, civil wars, and the people at the song contest itself. (Summary written by Per Johansson; thanks!). Kevin sings "Let's Work Together" with Gordon Smith, Andy Summers (guitars), Tim Penn (piano), Archie Legget (bass), Peter Wolff (drums). Excelent stuff
(often found on youtube for Coyne's performance of the song).
Later, in 2010, three other songs from the same festival emerged:
One Fine Day (Anti-Eurovision Festival)                          6:12                            
House On The Hill (Anti-Eurovision Festival)                          7:04                            
Rock N' Roll Hymn (Anti-Eurovision Festival)                          5:01

All three included in The Matching Head and Feet 2010 reissue                          

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: MATCHING HEAD AND FEET IMAGE

V 2033, Apr 1975. Cassette TC V20333 - US version VR 13-117 with typed lyric bag - Australian L 3555.

Recorded early 1975 at Farmyard Studios

Produced by Geoffrey Haslam at the Farmyard on the Manor Mobile (engineered by M. Glossop)

Kevin Coyne with Archie Leggett (bass), Tim Penn (keyboards), Andy Summers (guitar), Gordon Smith (guitar, harmonica) and Peter Woolf (drums). Horn arrangements by Geoffrey Haslam, String arrangements by Derek Wadsworth. [Wilkipedia credit these musicians too: Chris Mercer - tenor sax, Bud Beadle - baritone sax, Steve Gregory - tenor clarinet and flute]

Handwritten lyrics were printed on a large fold-out insert

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:31 [lead guitar G. Smith]

Lucy ["Little Lucy" on the Insert] (KC/AL) 3:02

Lonely Lovers 4:18

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:33 [lead guitar A. Summers]

Rock 'n' Roll Hymn (KC/AL/TP) 3:38

-

Mrs. Hooley Go Home 6:04

It's Not Me 3:30

Turpentine 3:38

Tulip (KC/AS) 6:36

One Fine Day 4:55

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2033, released in 1991
Reissue in 2010 with bonus tracks (read more)

 

Not my favorite album, good songs and musicians anyway.

Here, a Matching Head and Feet ad.
A 'Matching Head & Feet' beer mat! (thank you Bones)

 

 

• Also, a MATCHING HEAD AND FEET PROMO EP IMAGE

Virgin Ariola 43151XT Germany 1975

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:31

Lucy (KC/AL) 3:02

Rock 'n' Roll Hymn (KC/AL/TP) 3:38

Lonely Lovers 4:18

 

 

Late 1975 Gordon Smith left the band, Steve Thompson (ex John Mayall) replaced Leggett on bass and Zoot Money replaced Tim Penn on keyboards. The "In Living Black and White" band was ready. Zoot Money, a legendary Sixties session player (when Chas Chandler arrived in London with Jimi Hendrix in 1966, he first took Hendrix to Zoot's to jam) had played with Eric Burdon's New Animals among others bands. His beautiful Fender Rhodes electric piano sound, his sense of comedy and improvisation will be a lot influencial in Kevin Coyne's music fro the next years; they will also play many shows in duo.

 

Side 2 of LETS HAVE A PARTY was recorded live at the Lyceum, UK, probably June 7 or 14 1975 (a double bill show with Link Wray)

 

 THE RAVER was a regular column that appeared in Melody Maker; here's one, rather good: 8-16-75:  "One way to cool off in a heatwave - get thrown in a swimming pool.  It happened to MM's Karl "Streaker" Dallas at the Manor Recording Studios' little soiree on Saturday night.  It was a relaunch for the legendary Oxfordshire rock haven, and among the jammers were Ollie Halsall, Kevin Coyne, Rob Tait and the incredible Gordon Smith, electric slide guitarist, who actually stood up to play (he usually sits down), and who should be signed to a band forthwith.  Andy Summers was seen looking for a guitar to play in the jamming tent, while Karl Dallas beat a tambourine, which was probably why he got pushed into the pool.  There was quite a crew of celebrities joining in the festivities Ų Robert Wyatt in straw hat and clutching a flask of tea, Ivor Cutler, Henry Cow, Anthony "Wild Man" Moore, John Cale, Chris Spedding, Lady June, Mike Oldfield, and Roy Harper.  Ollie Halsall was enthusing about his new band Boxer, which features Mike Patto and Tony Newman."

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: MUMMY [a.k.a: POSTAULA, BREMEN, GERMANY, 1975-08-18] Image Image 2

(new artwork found on the web in Nov 2009)

See also below 'Postaula' and 'On Air'

Recorded live at Postaula, Bremen, Germany, Aug 18 1975, FM recording, great sound

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass), Peter Wolf (drums)

Going Down Slow 3:31 [unreleased]

Eastbourne Ladies 4:54

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:45

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:58

Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson) 3:13 [unreleased]

Shangri-La 5:40

Poor Swine 3:39

Mummy 6:04

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 4:27

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:53

Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 3:48

51:56

 

In 2002, a complete Postaula - 4 new songs (*) - boot emerged:

• BOOTLEG CDR: POSTAULA, BREMEN, GERMANY, 1975-08-18 Image

Recorded live at Postaula, Bremen, Germany, Aug 18 1975, FM recording.

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass), Peter Wolf (drums)

Going Down Slow 3:31 [unreleased]

Eastbourne Ladies 4:54

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:45

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:58

Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson) 3:13 [unreleased]

Shangri-La 5:40

Poor Swine 3:39

Mummy 6:04

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 4:27

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:53

House on the Hill * 7:44

One Fine Day * 6:30

I'm Normal * 2:15 [unreleased]

Turpentine (excerpt) * 1:09

Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 3:48

1:10:27

 

A pre-IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE; Beautiful sound, superb unreleased songs (the hilarious "I'm Normal"): an excelent boot! SEE BELOW:

 

OFFICIAL CD: ON AIR ART

This commercial CD was issued in Oct 08 by Tradition & Moderne label

It is a more complete version of the Postaula boot (see above). Great sound.

Added are: Reelin' and Rocking and a complete Turpentine.

Recorded live at Postaula, Bremen, Germany, Aug 18 1975, FM recording.

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass), Peter Wolf (drums)

Going Down Slow 2:53 [unreleased]

Eastbourne Ladies 5:01

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:26

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:49

Nobody's Fault But Mine (Blind Willie Johnson)2:20 [unreleased]

Shangri-La 5:15

Poor Swine 3:11

Mummy 5:33

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 4:28

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:22

House on the Hill 7:13

One Fine Day 6:05

"Ad Lib" [I'm Normal] 2:15 [unreleased]

Turpentine 3:33

Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 3:40

Reelin' and Rocking (Chuck Berry) 3:40

 

Two German articles about this CD (issue 2008): Indigo, Musicline.

The Tradition & Moderne label did a wonderful job with this reissue.

 

 

• SINGLE: Lorna (2:45) / Let's Have A Party (2:29) (J-M Robinson) [live] Image

VS 126, Nov 7 1975. (also released as a promo 12 inch single for DJ's).

(both songs are on the LET'S HAVE A PARTY LP).
Let's Have a Party - a fake live recording - is an outake from the BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT basic tracks session
most likely played by Gordon Smith, Tony Cousins, Rick Dodd on saxophone, Terry Slade on drums and an unidentified piano. Lorna is probably Summers, Money, Thompson, Wolf.

 

 

• SINGLE: Let's Have A Party  (2:29) (J-M Robinson) [live] / Lorna (2:45) Image

VS 16541AT, Germany 1975

(both songs are on the LET'S HAVE A PARTY LP)

 

 

• SINGLE: Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:31 / Lonely Lovers (4:18)

VRS 56001, Canada 1975

(both songs from the LP MATCHING HEAD AND FEET)

 

Kevin and playwriter Snoo Wilson completed a musical called ENGLAND, ENGLAND. It was described as an evocation of the Kray Twins, notorious British gangsters. It was performed in London at the Jeannette Cochrane Theatre from Aug 18 to Sep 24 1977 (produced by The Bush Theatre) but the first songs were recorded as demos in Nov 1975:

Two songs, "Which way can I go" and "A Life Divine" (credited to Coyne/Wilson), were later included in I Want my Crown Anthology. "Which way can I go" was recorded with Andy Summer on 7 Nov 75 along with 7 other songs. "A Life Divine" was recorded at the same time, with the musicians from HEARTBURN (these info from the liner notes from the Anthology).
The other songs were never released. Some of the titles might have been: "They Love Their Mother (a reworking of "I Love My Mother"), "We're The Brothers", "Mother Where Are You Now", "Jim and Jake", "I am the one", "Workin on our Love Together", "I'm Unsophisticated", "Hullo Queen/'Ow yer Been?", "We are the Brothers", "We're all on a Boat" (the lattest written by Andy Summers and Coyne).
Also some songs that were used later: "America" (recorded later and available on HEARTBURN and IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE), "Father, Dear Father" (recorded with Andy Summers and issued as a single in 1982) and "Pointing the Finger" (from the same title LP) were but some of the 30 songs Coyne wrote for this musical. Maybe also "Big White Bird" and "Rivers of Blood" (see this letter by Snoo Wilson). It is said Kevin wrote 6 songs a day!
Read a selection of article here about the show and the music.

England England was performed on stage, directed by Dusty Hughes. Musicians were James Williams (musical director, piano, moog), Hugh Fraser (bass), Tim Hain (guitar) and Charlie Grimma (drums). The show included 23 Kevin songs. Cast was: Father O'Grady, Patrick Waldron; Fal Lady/Mum, Pamela Cundell; Falcon, Charlie Grima; Jim; Brian Hall; Jack, Bob Hospins; Marian, Marianne Price; Earl of Hainault, Hugh Fraser; Laura, Carole Hayman; GIlbert, Tim Hain.
It was unsure wether Kevin did perform or not, until 2008 and these
recollections by Liam for the Kevin Coyne Group: "I think it did work and played to good houses I recall. I believe it was the first theatre piece that referenced the facist associations of a kind of British nationalism that later became much more prevalent with the rise of the National Front and the election of Margaret Thatcher. It focused on the psychopathic Kray twins -I think Bob played Ronnie Kray - and their love of the British Empire as an icon of power and oppression. I don't think it would have gone down well in Bethnal Green! Kevin shared the stage for most of the performance singing his songs. I'm sure Time Out will have reviewed it. They should have a review of it in their archives. I went on to do loads of music in theatre and maybe that showed me how it could be done. Well done Kevin!"

Here is a photo of the Bush Theatre wall poster, where England England was played from Aug 18 to Sep 24.

Some snipets from ENGLAND ENGLAND can be heard on this TV show:

• TV: CHASING RAINBOWS

Extracts from ENGLAND ENGLAND. Thanks Tony for that one. Included on the bootleg DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES Date unknown. Zoot Money (piano) and Bob Ward? (acoustic guitar).
They Love Their Mother 0:40 [reworking of I Love My Mother]
Interview 0:58
We're The Brothers 2:06
Interview 1:03
[Well Well] Which Way Can I Go 1:39
Mother Where Are You Now 2:09

 

A second musical, BABBLE, was completed in 1976 and would see the light of day on vinyl in 1979 - more about this later...

 

• FILM: Don't Make Waves, a UK television play by Snoo Wilson with Kevin Coyne, 1975? (anyone knows the right date?). Some of the songs (short extracts, total time: 9:16) of the play appear as a filler on the bootleg CDR: BABBLE, LIVE, ROCK CLUB:

 

Don't Make Waves

Three unknown songs

Good Boy

One unknown song                          All those songs with (I think) Zoot Money

Talking to no-one

Don't Make Waves

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC)     Those are with a band featuring Andy Summers, apparently recorded the Over the Rainbow night.

Read the script of the play.Two articles about Trevor Griffiths and Don't Make Waves.

 

• FILM: PINK POP FESTIVAL

Silent footage only... exists on boot video (more). In 2004, out of the blue Universal Benelux released a DVD (the first commercial DVD featuring Coyne): "Pinkpop vol. 2 The Vintage Years 1975-1979" with 2 tracks by Kevin: Lonely lovers and It's not me. THIS DVD IS A TOTAL RIPP OFF!! Don't buy it! Lonely Lovers is the track from the LP and shows nothing but footage of the festival audience. It's not me is, again, from the LP and shows the Kevin Coyne band, totally out of sync. All of this, they forgot to mention on the DVD artwork... For shame... when will sharks from all over the world stop feeding on Kevin?( who by the way did NOT know about this dvd...). Liner notes: "Not so long ago (august 2002) Ruud van Wersch (Pinkpop filmer since the beginning of the festival) took contact with Kevin Coyne about the video footage taken in the first 5 years of Pinkpop. After listening Kevin went totally out of his mind from enthousiasm, so he wanted to see the footage. After watching the footage Kevin will find out which songs he has played, as the footage is without sound."

 

• SINGLE: Don't Make Waves / Mona Where's My Trousers IMAGE

VS 136, Feb 20 1976 (also released as a promo 12 inch single for DJ's).

VS 136-12, 12-inch promo, 1976

BE 132-3077, Europe 1976

K 6324, Australia

(Side 1 is from the LP HEARTBURN, side 2 can be found on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: HEARTBURN IMAGE

V 2047, Mar 1976.

(Canadian version same catalogue number but has a Polydor Canada logo on back).

Produced by Norman Smith (early Pink Floyd producer aka Hurricane Smith) at Olympic

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Wolf (drums)

Lyrics included

 

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:28 [old Siren number revisited]

Don't Make Waves 2:50

Happy Band 2:37

I Love My Mother (KC/AS) 4:40

Shangri-la 5:26

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America 4:07

Big White Bird 2:05

Games, Games, Games 5:32

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer from the 1929 film "Lucky Boy") 3:27

Daddy 4:12 [reworking of MARJORY RAZORBLADE's Mummy]

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2047, released in 1991 with bonus track: Coconut Island (unavailable anywhere else, except as a live version with different lyrics on IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE). See a Heartburn poster and add

 

Not my favorite... too predictable I would say.

 

 

• STUDIO: Alvic Studio, Apr 1976

All The Battered Babies 3:11

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977 only.)

Bob Ward (guitar) . This recording is probably the recorded debut of "guitarist, producer, manager and 'general factotum' Bob Ward" (Eugene Coyne).

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: MANCHESTER, APR 6 1976 "HELL CREATURE" Image

"Kevin Coyne, his band, hiw words, his music". Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Sound not too good.

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Woolf (drums)

 

Case History No.2 6:18

Need Somebody 2:20

Fat Girl 2:40

Talking to No-one 3:04

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer] 4:48

Why Must We Be Parted Like This [unreleased] 2:19

Ol' Man River (Kearn/Hammerstein) 4:08

Eastbourne Ladies 5:00

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:37

Happy Band 5:08

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:01

Games, Games, Games 6:53

51:16

Case History No.2 appears on IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE. Fascinating to hear the unedited versions and the variations in the songs from the first part of the show (with Money).

 

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: A SMALL EVENING WITH KEVIN COYNE

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Radio London, first broadcast on Apr 18 1976. Good sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne solo (*) and with Zoot Money (keyboards **), Steve Thompson (bass) and most likely Andy Summers (guitar) and Peter Wolf (drums).

 

Poem ("We were walking across the field by the canal") and Mad Boy * 3:53

Talking to No-one * 3:00

My Mother's Eyes  (Gilbert/Baer) ** /

Why Must We be Parted like this? **  6:04 [unreleased]

Eastbourne Ladies 4:42

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:42

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:41

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:10

Mummy 4:25

Big White Bird 2:26

America 4:34

44:41

 

Included in the QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL 79 boot.

 

Excellent! Kind of a IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE for radio!

Here is a list of 1976 shows, thanks to Dietmar and his Police website

 
• TV: BOOTLEG CDR: ITV, STAR RIDER, "PARTY PEOPLE" Image
A show at a Kilburn Cinema filmed by Virgin Records during the tour called "An Evening With Kevin Coyne: His Words, His Music and His Band" (for the fantastic video footage bootleg see this)

I thought this had been filmed on April 21 1977 and broadcast 23rd July 1977 but The Police scholar Dietmar tells me that at that time Summers was playing with the other Kevin: Ayers. So this film is probably from Friday, May 21, 1976.

Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Woolf (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Talking to no-one [not on audio boot] 

Marjory Razorblade 4:22 [not on video]

Sunday Morning Sunrise [not on audio boot]
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:49

Shangri-La 4:48

Turpentine 3:18

America 4:41

Big White Bird 2:28

 

The audio boot also includes RADIO LONDON AUG 12 1978 and RADIO LEEDS INTERVIEW , OCT 78

 

 


Bootleg CDR:
Barry Melton & Friends, live at Dingwalls Dance Hall, London 27th May 1976
Tony found this boot in 2006. No-one had ever heard of any collaboration with Coyne and Melton (Country Joe & The Fish guitarist).
Personal: According to the bootlegger who provided the tape (see below), "Friends" were: Tim Rose bass, Andy Summers guitar, David Charles drums, and Kevin Coyne. Then, Tony asked Melton who said the band was: " Ken Whaley on bass (Help Yourself, Man, presently the Green Ray--we played together this past summer), Davey Charles on drums (Help Yourself, Jeff Beck, Airwaves, Dave Edmonds) and Ray Martinez on guitar (Airwaves, Tim Rose, many others)".
Here is Barry's full reply to Tony: "So tonight, I sit here at the computer writing to you about Kevin Coyne.  Your note referring to the "Late Great" Kevin was the first whisper I'd heard of something gone wrong, so I immediately did a Google search, found his (wife's) website and learned that he'd passed.  Oh, I'm so terribly sorry.  And he was so young!  A man should get the proverbial three score and ten.  What happened?
Kevin Coyne.  A genius!  And, if memory serves me, a drinking man with an enormous appetite for song--some 30 years it's been since I raised a glass with him.  Kevin had a one-man show back then, musical tapes and Kevin live...very, very (a)live.  1973 to 1977, I was splitting my time between London and San Francisco.  Kevin was one of my drinking buddies.  My guess is the recording you refer to is from Dingwalls.  I drove by there this past Summer - it's no longer Dingwalls, it's now Lock 17, Camden Town."
The recording has ten tracks: Kevin sings a verse on track 3 (unknown title). Masked Marauder is sung fully by Kevin with Andy Summers soloing.

• SINGLE:Walk On By (3:05) (Bacharach/David) / Shangri-La IMAGE

VS 148 ( (picture sleeve), May 28 1976

Belgium Barclay/Virgin BE 132-3099

Produced by R. J. Lange

(side 1 unavailable anywhere else, side 2 on the HEARTBURN LP)
That's a strange song choice...

 

 

• STUDIO: Alvic, May 1976

Roses In Your Room 4:23

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

Bob Ward (guitar)

 

 

Alternate versions of Lonely Man and It's my Mind (demo sung by Kevin with Bob Ward on guitar) are included in I Want my Crown Anthology and were recorded respectively on June 15th and 21st 1976 - 3 years before "Babble" was recorded.

 

Kevin Coyne appeared in an adaptation of Harold Pinter's play Silence by German musician Michael Mantler:

• LP: MICHAEL MANTLER - SILENCE Front Back

Watt Records, released on Watt 5 by Virgin in England. German version by ECM records with lyrics in a gatefold sleeve.

Recorded Jan through Jun 1976, Grog Kill Studio, NY, issued 1977.

Music by Michael Mantler. Produced by Carla Bley.

Feat. Kevin Coyne ("as Rumsey"), Robert Wyatt (vocals, percussion), Carla Bley (keyboards, vocals), Chris Spedding (guitar), Ron McClure (bass), Clare Maher (cello).

 

I Walk With My Girl 9:43

I Watch The Clouds 9:24

It Is Curiously Hot 4:43

When I Run 2:05

Sometimes I See People 4:11
Around Me Sits The Night * 4:15 [also included in the 1999 Self Portrait Without Cigarettes boot CD]

She Was Looking Down 3:26

For Instance * 2:56

A Long Way 1:53

After My Work Each Day * 2:45

On Good Evenings 7:12

53:03

 

* Kevin Coyne is not singing on those songs.

CD release (2000) WATT 2/5 (2 CD), along with another Mantler's LP called NO ANSWER. Image

 

A bit hard that one... although one can see some pre-echo of BABBLE or SANITY STOMP  #2. Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt are great too! This LP is often mentioned probably beacuse of its "supergroup" status.
"Just been listening to Mike Mantler's "Silence" with Kevin and me and Carla Bley - it's so well suited to our (vocal) characters, an extraordinary record" (Robert Wyatt, 2007)

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: OSTEREND, SWEDEN "KEVIN IS A GIRL" Image

The original tape states Jul 11 1978 but the band is the In Living one and Kevin introduces Strange Locomotion as "from the new album" (ie: Heartburn) so I suppose it's really from 1976. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Sound is bad (a bit too fast too).

Kevin Coyne solo (*) and with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Woolf (drums)

 
Mad Boy * 1:36

Blame it on the Night * 4:19

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:53

Happy Band 4:47

Games, Games, Games 5:20

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:44

Poor Swine 4:32

Turpentine 4:02 with a fun introduction to the song

Daddy 5:14

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 5:09

Don't Make Waves 3:06

Eastbourne Ladies 4:48

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 3:38

America 4:06

59:23

OK boot but bad sound.
 
 

• SINGLE: Fever (J. Davenport/E. Cooley) (3:04) / Daddy IMAGE

VS 160, Oct 8 1976

Produced by R. J. Lange

(side 1 unavailable anywhere else, side 2 on the HEARTBURN LP)

And now a Disco Fever? Sung by Kevin Coyne?? What the Hell???

 

  • OFFICIAL COMPILATION LP: LET'S HAVE A PARTY Image

Euro release Virgin 89800 ET, 1976

 

Marlene 2:50 [from the LP MARJORY RAZORBLADE]

Chicken Wing 4:25 [from the LP MARJORY RAZORBLADE]

Poor Swine 3:44 [different version from BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT see below*]

Lorna 2:53 [the artwork says 'Lorna Lorna'] [from a single and the LP LET'S HAVE A PARTY]

Sunday Morning Sunrise (KC/AL/TP) 5:38 [from the LP MATCHING HEAD AND FEET]

Rock 'n' Roll Hymn 3:45 [from the LP MATCHING HEAD AND FEET]

Let's Have A Party (J-M Robinson) 2:39 [from a single and the LP LET'S HAVE A PARTY] fake live recording - an outake from the BLAME IT ON THE NIGHT basic tracks session

-

side 2 recorded live at the Lyceum, UK, probably June 7 or 14 1975 (a double bill show with Link Wray)

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson or Archie Leggett (bass), Peter Wolf (drums) and Ruan O'Lochlainn ( sax)

Tulip 8:18

Eastbourne Ladies 5:33

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:30

Knocking On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 4:20

50:40

 

Side 1: no unreleased songs;  side 2: unavailable anywhere else except in The Matching Head and Feet 2010 reissue featuring an extra Poor Swine recorded that same night.
*About the studio Poor Swine on side1: "There were at least three studio versions of Poor Swine recorded. The version that was released on Blame It On The Night, a slower, unreleased take featuring wah-wah’d guitar and this one. While it’s origins aren’t clear – it has been suggested that this version might have been recorded at the studio session that produced the fake ‘live’ single, “Let’s Have A Party”, so perhaps it was recorded then - it stands up well next to the official LP cut". [Eugene Coyne's notes to the 2009 reissues] Version now included in I Want my Crown Anthology

There never was a CD release of the Let's Have a Party LP.

Dispensable; hard to find anyway.

 

    2 OFFICIAL LP: IN LIVING BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE

VD 2505, Jan 1977

Double live LP produced by R. J. Lange and Steve Lewis.

The liner notes say the shows were recorded in 1976 in London, Middleborough and Edinburgh, UK but we have a bootleg with the same "Case History No.2" said to have been recorded in Manchester on Apr 6 1976.

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Woolf (drums)

 

Case History No. 2 6:08 *

Fat Girl 4:01

Talking To No One 2:35

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 4:35

Ol' Man River (Kearn/Hammerstein) 2:25

Eastbourne Ladies 4:35

-

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:15

One Fine Day 4:33

Marjory Razonblade 7:05

-

Coconut Island 4:55

Turpentine 3:09

House On The Hill 7:20

Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 3:53

-

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:45

Mummy 4:48

Big White Bird 2:14

America 4:45

 

The US version was - again - a single LP ART (Virgin P34757, dist. CBS, NY, included a printed lyric bag-unlike the UK version):

 

Eastbourne Ladies

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Coconut Island

House On The Hill

-

Turpentine

Fat Girl

Mummy

Big White Bird

America

 

CD release (one CD) omits "Saviour": Virgin CDVM 2505, released 1991.
Re-released as part of the Janaury 2010 reissues but download only, not remastered and still missing "Saviour".

 

Very powerful band. The first (UK) side with Zoot Money is, to me, Kevin Coyne at his very best. No one can beat him there.

Here is a badge from the 1976 Europe tour. The programme for "An Evening With Kevin Coyne His Music, His Words, His Band": pages 1 2 3 4 5.

 

The Kevin Coyne band played in Stockholm in 1976.

 

Despite growing success, Kevin Coyne disbands the band in May 1976 ("Maybe it was a bit too perfect..." he says in THE CELLAR TAPES VOLUME 1 interview).

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: "THEY LOVE EACH OTHER", LIVE AT THE BLACKWOOD HALL (MONASH UNI), AUSTRALIA, 1976 Image

Provided by Jonathan Sturm from Tasmania. Sound OK.

Kevin Coyne solo.

Looking for Love 0:59 [unreleased]

Blame it on the Night 4:35

Fat Girl 6:24

Mummy 4:56

Don't Show your Face 4:54 [unreleased]

Talking to no-one 4:00

Araby 4:44

Good Boy 3:33

I Like to Boogie 4:08 [unreleased]

Marlene 4:35

Need Somebody 3:39

Give some Loving and get some back 2:35 [unreleased]

49:02

Only known boot of the two Australia tours. Excelent solo show.

Bob Ward provides all the effects and tapes stuff. I can imagine that bringing the full band to Australia cost too much so Kevin went solo... and kept to that after that!

 

 

• STUDIO: Alvic Studio, Jan 1977

Something Gone Wrong 3:56

Hello Friends, Hello Everyone 3:47

So Strange (KC/BW) 3:57

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

Fool, Fool, Fool 3:55

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977 only)

Bob Ward (guitar)

 

 

Father, Dear Father was probably recorded in 1977 with Andy Summers but only appeared on a single in 1982.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: TALKING TO SOMEONE [a.k.a: Shaw Theater, London] Image

Live at The Shaw Theater, London, UK, Mar 6 1977, full show. Here is the ticket

Excalibur 038/039, released 1999, audience recording, good sound.

Kevin Coyne solo on acoustic guitar with sound effects and with Zoot Money (piano)*.

 

Looking for Love 1:47 [unreleased]

Blame it on the Night 4:12

Fat Girl 5:27

House on the Hill 5:32

Don't Show your Face 3:37 [unreleased]

Good Boy 3:53

Everybody Says 4:44

Jump And Shout 4:21 [unreleased]

Old Soldier * 4:03

My Mother's Eyes * (Gilbert/Baer) 3:42

Right on Her Side * 3:42

45:06

-

Wanting you is not Easy * 5:11

Why Must We be Parted like this? * 3:23 [unreleased]

Amsterdam * 3:17

Dance of The Bourgeoisie * 3:49

Looking For Love 1:05 [unreleased]

Araby 4:28

Talking To no-one 3:13

Daddy 3:34

Marjory Razorblade 2:30

Need Somebody 3:59

Marlene 2:54

Give some Loving and get some back 1:58 [unreleased]

Georgia * (H. Carmichael/S. Gorrell) 2:16 [unreleased]

Shangri-La 5:04

46:47

 

A famous and excellent boot, it is the beginning of these beautiful shows with Zoot Money and the end of the big rock band. The songs are either new or from Marjory or Case History. Kevin Coyne at his best. Araby is just incredible.

 

 

• RADIO: BBC

You Know Who [unreleased] 3:42

Araby 4:48

Wanting You is not Easy 4:42

(released on the ON THE RADIO 1977-1999 except Araby)

Rainbow Curve 3:30

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs)

Recorded Mar 7 1977, first broadcast Mar 18 1977 (John Peel).

Now included in the 2010 reissue of Dynamite Days

 

• MARJORY RAZORBLADE is re-released in 1977 with a green Virgin label. cassette version TC VD 2501.

 

 

SINGLE: Marlene / England Is Dying IMAGE

VS 175 (picture sleeve), Apr 1 1977

Produced by Norman Smith

(side one is from MARJORY RAZORBLADE; side 2 is unavailable anywhere else)

 

    OFFICIAL: RADIO: CDR: THE CELLAR TAPES VOLUME 1 ("THE MAD WOMAN FROM AMSTERDAM") Image

[see 2000 for an explanation of the Cellar Tapes concept]

Radio Show (France Musique), Paris, France, Jun (4?) 1977 with Bob Ward (special effects).

Excalibur HPF 01, released 2000

Kevin Coyne solo on acoustic guitar

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

 

Intro 4:15

Jackie And Edna 2:23

Cripples Parade 3:54 [unreleased]

Evil Island Home 5:15

Come down Here 3:54

Amsterdam 4:14

Blame It On The Night 4:49

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 2:55

Don't Blame Mandy 3:33

Karate King 4:01

Need Somebody 3:11

44:31

Fascinating radio show (the French DJ is a chatterbox though...). Several songs unheard at that time.

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977 IMAGE

(HOL) Virgin 25527 ET (Ariola 25527 ET), released late 1977.

Kevin Coyne solo and with Bob Ward (guitar)

 

Something Gone Wrong 3:56   Alvic, Jan 1977

Looking For The River 3:03   The Manor, Oct 1974

Roses In Your Room* 4:23   Alvic, May 1976

Face In The Mirror 5:20   The Manor, Mar 1975

All The Battered Babies 3:11   Alvic, APR 1976 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC]

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Right In Hand 3:40   BBC, Aug 1974

Hello Friends, Hello Everyone 3:47   Alvic, Jan 1977

Mona, Where's My Trousers* 2:58   The Manor, Mar 1975

So Strange (KC/BW) 3:57   Alvic, Jan 1977

Rainbow Curve* 3:30   BBC, Mar 1977

Fool, Fool, Fool 3:55   Alvic, Jan 1977 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC]

 

This one is a rare one... Never released as a CD but 3 songs (*) were later included in I Want my Crown Anthology
Face in the Mirror and Mona were included in the Matching Head and Feet 2010 Reissue

 

A fantastic collection of unreleased acoustic and innovative titles recorded when the band was becoming heavier and maybe too "commercial" for Kevin Coyne.

 

Reissued in UK with two substitutions and a different artwork as:

    OFFICIAL LP: BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ET CETERA IMAGE

Cherry Red, MRED 43, Feb 1983 (Spain: E-30199)

Kevin Coyne solo and with Bob Ward (guitar)

Compiled by Eugene Coyne

 

Something Gone Wrong 3:56  Alvic, Jan 1977

Looking For The River 3:03  The Manor, Oct 1974

Roses In Your Room 4:23  Alvic, May 1976

Face In The Mirror 5:20  The Manor, Mar 1975

Love In Your Heart * 2:49  Alvic, Aug 78 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77]

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Poor Little Actress 4:07  Alvic, Sept 1978 [not on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 74-77]

Right In Hand 3:40  BBC, Aug 1974

Hello Friends, Hello Everyone 3:47  Alvic, Jan 1977

Mona, Where's My Trousers 2:58  The Manor, Mar 1975

So Strange (KC/BW) 3:57  Alvic, Jan 1977

Rainbow Curve 3:30  BBC, Mar 1977

*  from the one man stage show Fat Old Hero, also on the various artists album

PILLOWS AND PRAYERS, Cherry Red Z RED 41, Nov 1982

 

Never released as a CD

 

 

In 1977, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) appeared on Tommy Vance's Capital Radio programm and played this list of his favorites artists:

Tim Buckley/Sweet Surrender

Creation/life Is Just Beginning

Bowie/Rebel Rebel

Chieftains/Jig A Jig

Augustus Pablo/King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown

Gary Glitter/Doin' Alright With The Boys

Fred locks/These Walls

Culture/I'rn Not Ashamed

Dr Alimontado/Born For A Purpose

Bobby Byrd/Back From The Dead

Neil Young/Revolution Blues

Sex Pistols/Did You No Wrong

Lou Reed/Men OfGood Fortune

Kevin Coyne/Eastbourne Ladies

Peter Hammill/lnstitute Of Mental Health (Burning)

Peter Hammill/Nobody's Business

Capt Beefheart/The Blimp

Nico/Janitor Of lunacy

Ken Boothe/Something Is Holding Me Back

John Cale/legs larry At Television Centre

Third Ear Band/[title?]

Can/Halleluwah Peter Tosh/legalise It

(which is why John Lydon is often cited as a Coyne fan in the press).
Later, Malcom Mac Laren - on MTV - cited Coyne as a major influence on early punk rock.
Other sources has it that Mac Laren thought it was commercial suicide for Lydon to cite such people as KC or Hammill.
In a Dec 2009 interview, Lydon said he "thought he remembered" he opened for KC ("or some other mad guy") at the Rainbow, but he is probably wrong.

 

 

• VARIOUS ARTISTS LP: THE VIRGIN SONG SAMPLER IMAGE INSERT

VMP 13, 1978, "Not for public performance, Broadcast or Sale". Many thanks to Tony for that one. Extremly rare!

Weirdly, the artists name are not on the LP, only the songwriters credits. Apparently, Virigin was trying to sell songwriters here, not artists nor band... It came with an insert, signed by Carol Wilson, General Manager [of Virgin Music Publishers], saying: "Dear [...], This record brings you some of the best songs in our catalogue. So write or phone if you would like to receive or hear more songs by the writers featured."

Songs by Kevin Coyne are: Sunday Morning Sunrise, Rock'n'Roll Hymn (both from MATCHING HEAD AND FEET), Shangri-La (from HEARTBURN), and Older Woman, recorded in June 1976, unavailable anywhere else (so good it could have been included in the Beautiful Extremes LPs!

Older Woman was later included in I Want my Crown Anthology. The liner notes say: "Older Woman was one of a handful of songs recorded (but not used) for Carte Blanche, Kenneth Tynan's follow-up to his highly succesful theatre revue 'Oh! Calcutta!'. I found absolutly no other trace of that Carte Blanche play.
Says Bob Ward about Older Woman: 'Kevin wanted something rythmic and weird-sounding under the lyric. I had a couple of Electro Harmonix chorus pedals at the time and it sounds like one of those through a Pignose amp". (all quotes from the Anthology are © Eugene Coyne 2009).

 
 

• SINGLE: Amsterdam / I Really Love You IMAGE

VS 203, (picture sleeve), Jan 27 1978

(side one is from the LP DYNAMITE DAZE; side 2 is a preview from BABBLE)

 

 

• RADIO:

That's Rock 'n'Roll (3:13)

Lunatic (5:44)

I Only Want To See You Smile (2:09)

Rivers Of Blood (3:12)

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD and the HALF MOON PUTNEY 90 boot)

Recorded Feb 22 1978, first broadcast Mar 1 1978 (John Peel), produced by Malcolm Brown, Kevin Coyne solo.

Now included in the 2010 reissue of Dynamite Days

 

 

Kevin's music then goes throuh another total change of direction: musicians are discrete (compared to, say, Andy "guitar hero" Summers) and production is more intimate. The result is two masterpieces: DYNAMITE DAZE and MILIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS

    OFFICIAL LP: DYNAMITE DAZE IMAGE

V 2096, Mar 1978

Recorded 1977?

Produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward at Alvic, Wimbleton (engineered by Al and Vic), executive producer and producer for Amsterdam: Steve Lewis

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Bob Ward (guitar), Al James (bass), Vic Sweeney (drums), Paul Wickens (accordion, drums, mini-moog, congas) and Tim Rice (piano)

 

Dynamite Days 2:44

Brothers Of Mine 4:07

Lunatic 4:52

Are We Dreaming (KC/PW) 3:39

Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Mills/Godfrey/Scott) 1:27

I Really Live Round Here (False Friends) 3:56

I Am (Lyrics are a poem by John Clare, yet the EMI publishing lists has the song as written by Eric Robinson/Kevin Coyne - more about this here) 2:21

-

Amsterdam 3:00

I Only Want To See You Smile 2:31

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 4:46

Woman, Woman, Woman 4:06

Cry (Churchill/Kohlman) 5:36

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie (Reprise) (KC/ZM) 2:00

45:10

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2096, released in 1991 (the song "I Am", who was originally credited on the LP label to John Clove instead of poet John Clare, is now credited to one Eric Robinson ...) Good bio by Robert Lloyd (The Nightingales).

The album made the NME Top 30 Albums of 1978 list (#26).
Reissued in 2010 with loads of bonus tracks - read more here

 

A must-have album. Magnificent and sad.

Here, a Dynamite Daze poster.
Dynamite Daze was voted # 26 in NME Best of 1978 chart

This from Neale from the Kevin Coyne Group about John Clare and I Am: "I hope I can help out here. John Clare, as I'm sure you know, was an early C19 peasant poet. He was born in the Midlands - like KC. In his early days as a farm-hand he wandered the fields and wrote poems on leaves and pieces of bark. He was very short (like KC), very prolific (like KC) and he liked a drink (yes, OK). He published a book of poems, and for a time was picked up by the London intelligentsia and treated as a celebrity. But his time passed, people lost interest, and he went mad. He was committed to an asylum, walked out, returned to his village. He died. He was a firking genius. He was mad. His poems are beautiful and real.
Eric Robinson was a C20 literary scholar, a JC expert. He edited all of JC's poems, working from the original manuscripts. He committed a breach of academic propriety by copyrighting his editions, so that they could not be published without payment and acknowledgement to him. This presumably explains the credit on 'Dynamite Daze'. 
I love that album. 'I Am' is probably my favourite track. KC must have felt an extraordinary affinity with JC - it's surprising that he didn't write a musical about him. He should have. I'm sure that he was deeply influenced by JC's poetic language, and I'm sure that the mannered, archaic phrasing on the second disc on 'Sanity Stomps'  owes as much to JC as to William Blake. 
There's a wonderful book about JC by Iain Sinclair: 'Edge of The Orison: In the Traces of John Clare's "Journey Out of Essex"'. In it he re-traces JC's sore-footed journey from the asylum to his village, sleeping under the stars and eating leaves and grass. Iain Sinclair is one of the greatest English writers alive. If he isn't a KC fan, it can only be because he hasn't heard him yet."

 

This from a blog "At some point between in late 1978 or early 1979 I saw and heard Peel as the support act for Kevin Coyne at Manchester University Students' Union. Coyne had released the album 'Dynamite Daze' and was touring to promote it. Again, the range of music Peel played was vast. He stood behind a desk with two big boxes of records and basically played one record after another to warm up the audience (or keep us warm - I seem to recall it was freezing in that hall). I wanted to thank him when he was finished - he was not even up on stage, but down 'among' the audience to play the discs - but he was deep in conversation with some other people and I retired to the bar instead and bought a pint of lager at 9 pence."
 

•  BOOTLEG CDR: DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES, BOB WARD DEMOS AND MORE Image

1978, provided by Tony (thank you!) via a journalist who interviewed Ward many years ago. Sound is OK. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Same line up as DYNAMITE DAYS ?

 

Dynamite Days Outakes:

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie (KC/ZM) 5:18 with Zoot Money, [this is the complete song from the LP] 5:18

This Is The House KC on piano with an accordion player (Paul Wickens?) [unreleased] 3:11

 

Incredibly precious boot: one of the very (3) few studio boots. I filled it up with other rare stuff donated by Tony:

- Bob Ward Demos

- Rock On Interview, Aug 12 1978

- Chasing Rainbows

- Paris 1979 TV Show

- Battersea Arts Centre, Jul 5 81

Total time (bonus included): 1:17:29

 
 
A reference to Kevin in this 2007 article by John Pidgeon about Police: "I had already seen the Police play live, at one of the scant 10 gigs they had played since April [1978]. The venue was the Nashville Room in West Kensington, and I was accompanied by two pals, former Faces keyboard player Ian McLagan, who'd been every bit as excited as I had on hearing Roxanne, and lugubrious, lovable Kevin Coyne, in whose band Andy Summers had played and who was intrigued by his erstwhile guitarist's punk makeover. While Kevin chuckled over Summers' bottle-blond hair, Mac and I scoured the sparse crowd for someone who might be Sting, our only sight of the singer having been an arty Xeroxed image on the single's sleeve. It was the parachute suit and peroxide crop that persuaded us we'd found him, but, to be certain, Mac asked, "You're Sting, aren't you?" to which Sting responded, "Yes, but you're Ian McLagan."

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: ROCK CLUB, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON, ENGLAND, a.k.a. DYNAMITE DAZE Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Jan 7 1978. Sound is excellent. Kevin Coyne solo and with sound effects and with Zoot Money (*). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

I'm Still Here 2:37 [unreleased]

Amsterdam 4:04

Lunatic 6:30 *

Choose 3:47

Little Prayer 1:10 [unreleased]

Fat Girl 5:08 + a snippet of Marjory

Talking To No-one 3:57

Saviour 3:36

Need Somebody 4:16

Dance of the Bourgeoisie * 5:44

I Only Want to See you Smile * 2:14

You Win Again (Hank William) * 2:51

Right on her Side * 4:10

Cry (Churchill/Kohlman)* 5:10

Eastbourne Ladies* 6:20

Karate King 3:25

Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Mills/Godfrey/Scott) * 4:19 [much longer than in DYNAMITE DAZE]

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) * 4:38

1:13:54

* "It's alright Mrs Branson" instead of Mrs Brown...

Very good, much like the TALKING TO SOMEONE boot with a great sound.

A photo from a Jan 9 1978 Rock Club Covent Garden

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BUS PALLADIUM, PARIS, FRANCE Image

Mar 14 1978, poor sound

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano) *

 

I'm Still Here 1:48 [different song from STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE]

Fat Girl 5:10

Lunatic 5:14

Marjory  Razorblade 1:12

I want my Crown (trad. Arr. KC) 3:08

Little Prayer 1:49 [unreleased]

Sunday Morning Sunrise 4:38

Karate King 0:23

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 2:32

Dance of the Bourgeoisie * 2:42

I only want to see you smile * 2:35

You Win Again (Hank William) * 2:35 [unreleased]

Cry (Churchill/Kohlman) * 2:51

Eastbourne Ladies * 4:40

Amsterdam 4:05

Right on her Side * 1:14

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) * 2:34

As Time Goes by (written in 1931 by Max Steiner/Herman Hupfeld, included the 1943 movie "Casablanca") * 3:19 [unreleased]

59:43

 

A very good boot.

 

 
• STUDIO:

Alvic Studio, Aug 1978:

Love In Your Heart 2:49

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC LP only)

 

 

• ROCK ON INTERVIEW, Aug 12 1978, included in the 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY 83 (complete) and DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES (interview only); bad sound. The songs may have been recorded in York on Jun 26 1980.

 

Interview 6:39

Marlene *2:41

This Is The River * 4:32 [unreleased poem]

One Fine Day ** (cut) 3:55

17:49

* live with an organ player; ** probably with Bob Ward.

 

Another radio show on the same day, with the same interview (although longer) but different songs...

• RADIO LONDON, AUG 12 1978

Very bad sound.


Games Games Games 1:33 [Probably Zoot Money (piano), Andy Summers (guitar), Steve Thompson (bass) and Peter Woolf (drums) and probably from 1976 - terrible sound]

Interview 7:15
Lunatic [LP version] 2:01

Interview 2:30

Dynamite Days [LP version] 2:24


Included in the STAR RIDER boot.

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BABBLE LIVE, ROCK CLUB Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Recorded live in 1978 (between 31 July and 3rd August - for years I thought this was from 1979), at Rock Club, Covent Garden, London, good sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Dagmar Krause (vocals), Zoot Money (keyboards), Brian Godding (guitar - first recorded apperance with Coyne. Godding had played with The Blossom Toes, Magma and many more).

Total time 62:00. Same titles as the BABBLE LP (although a year before the album) plus monologues (read here a transcription I made).
Photos
from the show. Magazine ad for the show.

(Bonus tracks on this boot: "Don't Make Waves" from TV Play By Snoo Wilson, 9mn)

This is the best Babble boot ever: good sound and performance, a splendid - as ever - Zoot Money, amazing lyrics. For these first performances of Babble (a year before the album), Kevin Coyne does monologues between the songs, with a totally different text from the 1979 Europe and London performances. For the moment, Dagmar sticks to singing.
The bonus Don't Make Waves makes this a boot to treasure.

Michale recalls for the Kevin Coyne Group: "I know this  recording along with a number of other Coyne recordings of this period are often attributed to others, but it was often me with a sanyo cassette recorder dangling over the monitor at the front of the stage, and usually with Kevin’s blessing. I recall that this was one of four nights of Babble at the Rock Club and on the next night  Kevin had to sing every song as Dagmar was ill. Wish I’d recorded that one! Kevin’s then wife Lesley was at that particular show and upon learning she was disappointed in missing Dagmar, I piped up and offered and subsequently sent her a copy of this recording."

The Babble chronology is :
Rock Club London July 78
June 79 album out and Europe tour (Paris, Sweden, Holland, Germany)
June 79 the scheduled show at Stantford Theatre is cancelled because of The Sun controversy
August 79 Babble is finally played in at Oval Theatre in London

Read more below.

 
 

Alvic Studio, Sept 1978:

Poor Little Actress 4:07

(released on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC LP only)

 

 

• STUDIO: Alvic Studio, 1978

Hello Judas 2:51 (unavailable anywhere else)

Kevin Coyne with Paul Wickens (drums and piano). IMAGE

Released on the 1981 VARIOUS ARTISTS LP: PERSPECTIVES AND DISTORTION LP Cherry Red Records BRED 15, 1981. Other bands on the LP are: Claire Thomas and Susan Vezey, Matt Johnson, Virgin Prunes, Lol Coxhill, Lemon Kittens, Eyeless in Gaza, Mark Perry, Ben Watt, Two Daughters, Kevin Harrison, Thomas Leer, Five Or Six, Morgan-Fisher, Robert Fripp, A Tent, David Jackman.. An extremely rare LP, I once saw it on sale at $69!... (the song can be found on the "RADIO FEATURE", RADIO BREMEN 1981 boot).

PERPECTIVE AND DISTORSION has been re-issued on CD on June 2003. IMAGE

 

PRODUCTION: "Departure", the Ben Watt track on PERSPECTIVES AND DISTORTION, is produced by Kevin Coyne.

 

 

• RADIO LEEDS INTERVIEW, OCT 78

Produced by Jon Crook.

Kevin talks about his life and carreer, illustrated by extracts from his albums (Hello Friends, Hello Everyone, Mona, Where's My Trousers, Good Boy, Mummy, I Love my Mother, My Mother's Eyes, Mummy (again), Mad Boy, Rainbow Curve, So Strange, Fat Girl, Witch, Dance of the Bourgeoisie (reprise). Excelent interview. A good introduction to his work.

Included in the STAR RIDER boot. 35mn.

 

 

• Good Boy (from MARJORY RAZORBLADE) is included on the Various Artists LP DEAD ON ARRIVAL, VD2508, 1978.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: ROUEN, FRANCE, NOV 8 1978 Image

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano) *, poor sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

The first four songs (titles unknown to me) are Zoot's solo opening.

Help Me [unreleased]

Araby                                                                               

Right on her Side                                                             

Amsterdam                                                                       

Having a Party                                                                 

Saviour (AL/KC/GS)                                                       

Uggy's Song (cut)

47:45

-                                                                                       

Marjory Razorblade                                                         

Brothers of Mine                                                              

Dance of the Bourgeoisie                                                 

Dynamite Days *                                                              

Are we Dreaming (KC/PW) *                                          

Pretty Park *                                                                    

Don't blame Mandy *                                                      

Burning Head Suite (K. Coyne, G. Smith) [unreleased]

The World is full of Fools (KC/BW) *                            

Eastbourne Ladies *                                                         

Roses in your Room (cut)

(last song is missing)

47:42                                                                                

 Much like ROCKPALAST with a bad sound...

 

FILM French INA has a 1978 KC show: Kevin Coyne sur la scène du Théâtre de l'Empire à Paris, Chorus - 12 Nov 1978 - 19min55s. Extract here. After registration one can buy the 20mn thing for 2,99€
From the same Rockpalast kind of shows (ie: GOOD) 
Kevin Coyne, guitar, and Zoot Money, keyboards, perform the

World is full of fools

Strange Locomotion

Roses In Your Room

then, only Kevin Coyne sings I want my crown.
The concert also featuresan interview with Kevin by Patrice Blanc Francard, about his involvement in social activities in the neighborhood of Camden Town in London.
The two boots below come from the same Empire show:

  PARIS SHOW, Kevin Coyne solo (*) and with Zoot Money (piano) included in the 2 CDR, BOOTLEG: THEATER DE GALLY, VILLEPREUX NOV 07 1981

Having a Party * 5:12

Dynamite Days 2:55

Are We Dreaming (KC/PW) 3:45 and not 'She is Dreaming'

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 6:28 [not on the artwork]

Don't Blame Mandy 3:48

Burning Head Suite * 4:18

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 4:05

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 1:47 [cut]

32:21

TV: PARIS 1979 TV Show

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (keyboards). Included in DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES. Same as above (sound is worse)
The World Is Full Of Fools 4:15
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 3:10 [longer than above but still incomplete]

 

 

 

In 1978, Fat Old Hero, a one man show about Elvis Presley was recorded but never released, except Love In Your Heart on BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES ETC. There was talk of a complete release by Rockport in the 1990s but it never worked out.

 

Kevin Coyne toured Australia in 1978.

 

FILM: "The Institution", a film by Kevin Coyne and Ian Breakwell, 1978, colour, 16mm, sound, 50 minutes. Here, an article about the film; also, a site with stills of the film . Tony found a clip from The Institution film.

 

"Are We Dreaming" is included in RECORD MIRROR HALF POUNDER, Virgin RM BURG I, 1978. ART

 

Here is a youtube video of Kevin and Bob Ward lipsynching to Amsterdam for Dutch TV in Hilversum: http://youtu.be/PIymMb4ATgghttp://youtu.be/PIymMb4ATgg

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS Image

V 2120, Jan 1979. 200 215-320 German.

Produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward at Alvic (engineered by Al and Vic)

Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward (guitar), Paul Wickens (keyboards), Vic Sweeney, (drums) and Al James (bass)

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included (The Virgin France lyrics sheet says 'Milliardaires and Teddy Bears'...)

 

People (KC/BW) 3:21

Having A Party 4:20

I'll Go Too 3:30

I'm Just A Man 3:35

Pretty Park 5:35

-

Let me Be With You 3:38

Marigold 3:12

Don't Blame Mandy 2:57

Little Miss Portobello 3:48

Wendy's Dream 4:05

The World Is Full Of Fools (KC/BW) 3:10

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2096 or CDV2110, released in 1991.

 

Another fantastic album in the same vein as DYNAMITE DAZE.
A Millionaires double page ad.

 

THE ROCKPALAST SHOW, 4 January 1979

This was Coyne's one (and only) exposure to major European TV. The series of The Rockpalast shows were taped in Germany and broadcast in many Europe countries. Major acts from the 70's played that show. The show was bootlegged and circulated as early as the late 90s, as CDR, VHS, DVD then on Youtube. It was officially released in 2011.
Kevin Coyne solo and with Zoot Money (piano) on the second part of the show. Recorded in WDR Studio L Cologne, Germany, with a 20mn interview of Kevin and Zoot byAlan Bangs.
• OFFICIAL DVD: 1979 LIVE AT WDR-STUDIO L COLOGNE IMAGE

Blast First Petite, PTYT 039, Nov 2011.

Araby

Right on her Side

Amsterdam

Having a Party

Saviour (AL/KC/GS)

Uggy's Song

Marjory Razorblade

Brothers of Mine [including extracts from The Sex Pistols' Pretty Vacant and God Save the Queen]

Dance of the Bourgeoisie
That Girl of Mine (cover? impro?) [unreleased]

Dynamite Days

Are we Dreaming (KC/PW)

Pretty Park

Don't blame Mandy

Burning Head Suite [unreleased]

The World is full of Fools (KC/BW)

Eastbourne Ladies 7:32

Roses in your Room 5:43

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) / Happy Day (Trad.) 6:16 [Happy Day unreleased]

49:56

Burning Head Suite was later included in I Want my Crown Anthology

earlier available on the following boots:

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: ROCKPALAST Image

Excalibur 069/070, released 1999

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: WDR STUDIO-L, KÖLN, GERMANY, 1979-01-04 ("DADDY WAS A SPACEMAN") Image

• ROCKPALAST EXTRACTS, included in the 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY 83. (Originally mistakenly identified as "W.D.R. German TV, May 21 1979 - maybe a re-run). Same as ROCKPALAST, except track 2, a short extract from Bangs's interview. Sound is bad.

Amsterdam 4:08

Talk 1:23

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 6:16

Dynamite Days 3:46

Are we Dreaming (KC/PW) 3:46

Roses in your Room 5:13

Pretty Park 6:09

Having a Party 5:04

35:48

•  Other ROCKPALAST extracts - this time in a different order - are included in a tape called "GERMAN TV 21-5-79"; I suppose the German TV made some re-runs...:

Amsterdam 4:08

Having a Party 5:04

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 6:16

Talk 1:23 [same as above boot]

Dynamite Days 3:46

Are we Dreaming (KC/PW) 3:46

Pretty Park 6:09
Roses in your Room 5:13

35:48

 

 

Kevin is on the cover of the NME (Feb 3 1979)

 

 

 

• BOOTLEG: AT HOME '79 - TAPE BY TONY (BONES) ART

Kevin solo on guitar. Sound is OK. Artwork by me after the back cover of Pointing the Finger
Tony was a friend of Kevin; one night in January 1979 (possibly 13th), after a night down the pub, Kev and Tony went back to Kevin's house. Tony put a cassette on and Kevin started improvising...
An absolutly amazing tape. With the exception of a VERY early version of Best Friend, the songs are improvisations that I'm only naming here with their first lines:
I never told you
Talk to me about IRA (God bless Ireland)
Best Friend
I thought I heard somebody call
TOTAL TIME 12:41

BOOT: UNKNOWN UK (?) SHOW IN 1979 (?)
Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money and Jerry Decade (both on keyboards)
Dance of the Bourgeoisie
Dynamite Days
Are we Dreaming (KC/PW)
Pretty Park
Don't blame Mandy
Burning Head Suite [unreleased]
The World is full of Fools (KC/BW)
Eastbourne Ladies (amazing version with sound effects by Decade)
Roses in your Room
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) / Happy Day (Trad.) [Happy Day unreleased]
Show included in "the Alan & Tony" DVD, a collection of boots.

 

• BOOTLEG: DARBY, FEB 2 1979

Kevin Coyne with Jerry Decade (keyboards*). Bad sound, probably audience recording

(sometimes called "Midland Hotel" or "Royalty")

Help Me (Save the World) [unreleased] 6:53 *

Araby / Right on her Side 8:48

Amsterdam 3:48
Having a Party 4:46

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:04

Uggy's Song 5:19

Marjory Razorblade 1:51

Brothers of Mine 4:58

Excellent. Very bizarre keyboards. These 8 songs are included in EDINBURGH BELLE

Another boot called ROYALTY 18-2-79 is the same show + Dance of the Bourgeoisie.

In April 2008, thanks to Dave from the Whatevershebringswesing Group, a new restored version of this show surfaced, called MIDLAND HOTEL 1979 RADIO DERBY, (sometimes called "Pennine Hotel") from Radio Derby; this is an edited version of the above show with some new songs. ART

Kevin Coyne with Jerry Decade (keyboards*).

Help Me (Save the World) [unreleased, edited version omitting Decade's instrumenal intro] 2:11 *
Right On Her Side [Araby edited out] 4:42
Amsterdam 3:11
Having A Party 3:42 with mention of Sid Vicious who just died
Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 4:23
Marjorie Razor Blade 1:49
Brothers Of Mine 5:05
Dance Of The Bourgeoisie [not on Darby Boot] 6:57
Dynamite Daze [not on Darby Boot] 6:57 *
Burning Head Suite [not on Darby Boot] 3:55
The World Is Full Of Fools [not on Darby Boot] 5:35 *
Roses In Your Room [not on Darby Boot] 4:03*
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) / Happy Day (Trad.) [Happy Day unreleased] [not on Darby Boot] 4:18 *

[Uggy's Song not included]

55:23
Here is Dave's introduction to the boot: "This gig is a homecoming show from a short tour that Kevin did to support his new album 'Millionaires and Teddy Bears'. He's backed by keyboard player Jerry Decade, who doesn't seem to have been heard of before or since. This is the end of Kevin's peak period, where he put out the best three albums of his career in short order (and 'Babble', which comes close in places) and toured frequently. I saw him a lot and interviewed him too around this time and was hazy on the year, but Uwe's records seem to indicate it was 1979. The hotel wasn't one that normally had rock gigs, and I recall Kevin wandering around beforehand talking to family and friends. The show is, I think, one of his best (though for me the absolute pinnacle was a gig at Rafter's in Manchester the previous year, the month 'Dynamite Daze' came out, with Zoot Money on keyboards). It includes a great rendition of my favourite Kevin song, 'The World Is Full of Fools' and a very rare live version of my second favourite Kevin song, 'Roses In Your Room' from 'Beautiful Extremes' which also came out that year. There are also a couple of interesting, unrepeated improvisations. I haven't separated out the short end pieces to a couple of songs, but they're noted in the tracklisting below. I did separate the false start to the last song. I knew that Radio Derby was recording the gig and managed to find out when it was on. However, I lived in Nottingham, not Derby, so the reception wasn't perfect and, during the first number, you can hear me try to improve the tuning. This doesn't spoil the quality much (indeed, later in the show, Kevin does his own little bit of radio tuning so it's kind of apt). It's in stereo and there's a fair bit of hiss but nothing too obtrusive. Maybe someone cleverer than me can remove it without reducing the fidelity but I didn't want to try. The tape is in remarkable condition for something 29 years old that's been played over a hundred times. There was one two second flaw where it had twisted and you could hear a bit of the other side, reversed, just before the beginning of 'Brothers of Mine'. Removing this is the only change I made. No music was lost, just a pause before the song. Kevin Coyne died in 2004, aged only 60. He was one of the most remarkable singer/songwriters of his time, with a unique, compassionate vision and dozens of wonderful, memorable songs that are right up there with the best. RIP."

 

• SINGLE: I'll Go Too / Having A Party Image

VS 255, Mar 23 1979, green vinyl picture sleeve

(both songs from the LP MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS)

April 6 1979; Kevin with Bob Ward and Zoot Money played in the small French of Longuyon (Meuthe-et-Moselle).

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: BABBLE ("SONGS FOR LONELY LOVERS")

(    (Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Krause) IMAGE

V 2128, Jun 1979. 200596 Virgin Ariola Benelux -Dutch

Here is the cover of the Japan pressing

Recorded spring 1979. The songs had been written in 1976.

Produced by Bob Ward at Alvic Studios, Wimbleton (engineered by Al and Vic).

Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money (piano), Bob Ward (guitar), Al James (bass), Vic Sweeney (drums), Paul Wickens (keyboards) and Jerry Decade (organ).

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included

 

Are You Deceiving Me? 2:54

Come Down Here 2:49

Dead Dying Gone 2:24

Stand Up 2:40

Lonely Man 3:11

I Really Love You 3:03 [1978 B-side]

Sun Shines Down On Me 3:00

-

I Confess 3:24

Sweetheart 3:00

Shaking Hands With The Sun 4:04

My Mind's Joined Forces 2:58

It's My Mind 3:50

Love Together 3:40

Happy Homes 1:40

It Really Doesn't Matter /

We Know Who We Are 3:58

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2128, released in 1991 . Both LP and CD extremly rare. Some folks make a fortune on ebay with those.
A fantastic album. Pure masterpiece. Dagmar Krause (who sang with Henry Cow, Slapp Happy and Art Bears) is incredible.
The complete musical with dialogues between Kevin Coyne and Krause was performed on stage but the text and musicians would change from one representation to another: see the following boots.
Shows in London: 31 July to 3rd August 1978 at Covent Garden Rock Garden then August 22 to 25th 1979 at The Oval House. July 15 and 16th at London Startford Royal Theater were cancelled after British "gutter press" (The Sun, Evening News) claimed it was an glorification of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, the "Moors Murderers", two famous British serial killers... Read a selection of Babble articles here and a chronology of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Coyne even tried to explain the matter on TV on "Nationwide".
Included in I Want my Crown Anthology are alternate versions of Lonely Man and It's my Mind (demo sung by Kevin with Ward on guitar) recorded respectively on June 15th and 21st 1976.
Check also this transcript of a live performance of Babble.

Finally here is the page about Will Oldham's hommage to Babble in 2011.

 

RADIO London 30-4-79 interview, no songs, included in "the Alan & Tony" DVD, a collection of boots.

RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR LIVE IN DE MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, APRIL 16 1979 IMAGE
Broadcasted by the Dutch Radioshow "Walhalla". Very good sound. Art by Alan Richardson
Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money on keyboards *
. I think this is not the real order, it probably began with 'Help me'.
extract from Burning Head Suite and introduction of the radio show1:11
Having A Party 4:59
Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 8:14

Help Me 1:42
Araby 4:02
Right On Her Side 5:37
Amsterdam 3:53
Saviour (KC/AL/GS)
3:29
Roses in your room 4:55 *
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC)2:28 *
Oh Happy Day (Trad. )1:31
[unreleased] *
Mr. Sandman, Bring me a Dream 3:01
[Pat Ballard, a 1954 hit by The Chordettes. unreleased] *
Take Me Back To Dear Old Blighty (Mills/Godfrey/Scott) 4:31 *
What a great show with a great sound!
Eric made a restored version in Dec 2006.

 

 

RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: DE LANTEREN IN ROTTERDAM, JUNE 10 1979 IMAGE

Interview outside De Lanteren in Rotterdam with Kevin Coyne for the "Walhalla" show on Dutch Radio with pieces of the musical Babble performed by Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Krause later that day.
Art by Alan Richardson
Songs were played from various albums.

Introduction by the DJ + Kevin about Jim Morrison 2:19
Kevin about I'll go too + I'll Go Too from the MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS album 4:07

Having A Party from the MILLIONAIRES AND TEDDY BEARS album 4:23

Kevin about Having A Party + DJ introducing Babble 2:27

Start of the musical Babble 1:20 [totally different text from the other Babble live boots]
Are You Deceiving Me from the BABBLE album + DJ introducting Dagmar in another live Babble extract 3:04
Come down Here by Dagmar Krause from the BABBLE album 3:32

DJ talk + Babble extract about the death of the father 2:14
Sweetheart from the BABBLE album 2:58

Kevin about Babble and Dagmar Krause 0:36

Shaking Hands With The Sun with Dagmar Krause from the BABBLE album 4:02

Kevin about Shaking Hands With The Sun and the controversial lines about Hitler and Mussolini 2:36

Kevin about his mother and father (who just died) + I Love My Mother from the HEARTBURN album 6:32

Kevin about being a millionaire ("I will be a millionaire. It's the most sure thing in this world"...) 1:04
Kevin about I Am + I Am from the DYNAMITE DAZE album + Kevin about a TV show 5:47

Interesting interviews including the truth (?) about the Jim Morrisson story. 

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BABBLE, LIVE, PARIS Image

Recorded live in Palais des Arts, Paris, Jun 20 1979, VERY poor sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Dagmar Krause (vocals), Bob Ward (guitars) and Brian Godding.

Same titles as the BABBLE LP. This is an edited version omitting the dialogues, the sound was really too bad.

50:21 (The complete – with dialogue – show was 70:44) . The show was also played in Holland, Germany and Sweden.

 

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL, LONDON, UK Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Recorded live, Aug 1 1979, sound not too good. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne solo (*), with Zoot Money (keyboards), Brian Godding (guitar). On disc 2 only: Bob Ward (guitar), Vic Sweeney (drums) and unidentified bass (Brian Belchum?)

I'm Still Here * 2:15 [unreleased]

Fat Girl * 4:48

Dog Latin * 5:29

Everybody Says * 4:36

Poor Swine * 4:30

If Six Was Nine (J. Hendrix) 5:30 [unreleased]

Talking to No-One * 3:28

Having a Party 6:20

Lunatic 5:27

Dance of the Bourgeoisie * 6:53

I'll Go too 6:04

Are We Dreaming (KC/PW) 3:20

Pretty Park 7:07

Old Soldier 3:45

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) / Happy Day (Trad.) 4:05 [Happy Day unreleased]

73:45

-

Brothers of Mine 5:44

Amsterdam 3:40

America 5:04

Eastbourne Ladies 6:19

20:48

1:39:33

 

Bonus tracks on CDR2: A SMALL EVENING WITH KEVIN COYNE.

 

A great one! Lots of rare songs from MARJORY and a Hendrix cover! Read a review of the show here. And check some photos from the show by Michael!

 

Here is a poster for a July 1979 festival in Holland

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: POLGOOTH FAYRE, UK, 1979 "CAN'T SEE" Image

A festival in Cornwall, August 10-12 1979 (more info, posters etc here). Not too good sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne solo and with Zoot Money (piano)*.

Right on her Side 2:05

Amsterdam 5:23

Having a Party 4:31

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 4:49

Uggy's Song 5:40

Poor Swine 4:00

Good Boy 7:00

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 5:32

Dynamite Days * 3:22 terribly out-of-tune...

Are We Dreaming (KC/PW) * 4:18 [end of the show - with Pretty Park - is missing]

Another good show. Looks like the event was a very cool small Cornish Woodstock... Splendid 'Saviour', solo with a rythm box.

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: BABBLE, LIVE, LONDON Image

Recorded live at The Oval House, London, UK, Aug 25 1979. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

There are two different CDR circulating, one of them with a much better sound than the other, so beware...

Kevin Coyne with Dagmar Krause (vocals), Brian Godding and Bob Ward (guitars).

Kevin introduces the show by saying that it has nothing to do with the Moors Murderers. Same titles as the BABBLE LP plus dialogues.

88:46

 

 

• FILM: "KEVIN COYNE HERZ AUS FEUER", a 27 minute film by Claudia Strauven and Wolfgang Kraesze, 1979. read more

 

 

[• BOOTLEG CDR: KÖLN, GERMANY]   

Sep 4 1979. [Probably the same as ROCKPALAST with a wrong date]

 

 

• RADIO:

Recorded Sep 5 1979, first broadcast Sep 19 1979, (John Peel ), produced by Trevor Dann (with Bob Ward), Bob Ward (guitar).
Ey Up Me Duck (4:04)

A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots (4:00) [different from ELVIRA]

(from the PEEL SESSIONS CD and the HALF MOON PUTNEY 90 boot)

Memory Lane pt. 12 (3:41) [unreleased]

Nothing's Changed (5:10) [unreleased, beautiful!]

(from the HALF MOON PUTNEY 90 boot)

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: ROCK GARDEN, LONDON, OCT 9 1979 "HERE WE GO AGAIN" Image

Very bad sound. Kevin Coyne solo. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Save The World 3::33 [unreleased]

Fat Girl 7:25

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 5:05

Evil Island Home 5:24

Pointig the Finger 4:23

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 4:50

Amsterdam 4:25

Karate King 4:27

Lonesome Valley (A.P. Carter arr. KC) 7:11

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 7:26

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:09

Having a Party 8:01

Mad Boy 4:20

Roses in your Room/Keep it Burning 6:44 [Keep it Burning unreleased]

1:18:23

Sound is really too bad.

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: OOKIE DOOKIE, NEUSS, GERMANY, NOV 28 1979 "MUMMY IS MAD" Image

Kevin Coyne solo with sound effects and with Bob Ward (guitar) on disc 2. Sound not too good. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

We Need Love (Help Me) 3:06

Fat Girl 8:15

A Leopard Never Changes Its Spots 8:56

Evil Island Home 7:25

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:24

The Hostess 7:41 [unreleased]

Right On Her Side 6:08

Amsterdam 3:36

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 11:56

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:03

Marlene 4:52

1:13:22

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Having A Party 10:17

Lunatic 6:33

Everybody Says 4:01

Don't Make Waves 3:48

Witch 5:59

One Fine Day 6:03

So Strange (KC/BW) / Memory Lane [unreleased] 10:23

47:04

2:00:26
Very good. Many unusual songs. So Strange is beautiful. The lyrics for A Leopard are different from the Sep 5 radio session and from the Elivra session below.

 

• CD: ELVIRA [SONGS FROM THE ARCHIVES 1979-83] Image

Golden Hind 388.7012.242, released Mar 1994 . The cd offers Elvira (from 1979) and another "archives" session from 1983.

Elvira was recorded at Alvic Studios Wimbledon, London 1979

Produced by Kevin Coyne and Bob Ward, engineered by Al James and Vic Sweeny

Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward (guitar)

Cover by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included

 

Stand Up For England 3:38

I'm A Girl 2:45

Debutante 2:46

A Leopard Never Changes Her Spots 3:53 [different from PEEL SESSIONS]

Golden Days (KC/BW) 2:48 [different form BURSTING BUBBLES]

Boys Boys (KC/BW) 2:40

The Long Arm Of The Law 2:13

Think Of Sunshine 3:33

Elvira 3:40

 

Again, that was written as a musical. These are demos; one can imagine the great album that could have done...
For the Songs From The Archives part of this CD, see 1983.

 

Here is an unidentified concert ticket from the 70s featuring Kevin, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Brindaband.

 

 

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