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THE 80's

 

• RADIO: METRO RADIO, JAN 1980 on the 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY, 80

Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward [?] (acoustic guitar).

 

Mrs. Hooley Go Home 5:50

So Strange 3:45 [very close to the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES version but different]

Juliet and Mark 3:51

Pointing the Finger 3:11

Karate King 4:21

Nice acoustic session with an early Pointing the Finger with extra lyrics. But the sound is not too good.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: MIDLAND THEATRE GROUP, NOTTIGHAM, JAN 21 1980 "PINKY" Image

a.k.a. POETRY READING MIDDLAND HOTEL DARBY
Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne reads poetry and sings 2 songs, with Bob Ward (special effects on electric guitar).

 

December Chant 18:22  [unreleased poem]

The Inevitable 3:18  [unreleased poem]
City Black 5:11  [unreleased poem]

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 5:19

The Edge 11:13 [unreleased poem]

The Idiot 3:25  [unreleased poem]

Happy Tunes 9:58 [unreleased poem]

Memory Lane 12:01 [unreleased]

1:08:47

Incredible! It sounds like Case History #2 plus disc 2 of Sanity Stomp. Great guitar by Bob Ward too.
The first version had a bad sound, then a much better sounding version surfaced in April 2007, called POETRY READING MIDDLAND HOTEL DARBY(a bit shorter: 53:07mn long, incomplete last song), thanks to Dave and Uwe for this.

 

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BATTERSEA TOWN HALL "GRAND GALA" a.k.a. CHASING RAINBOWS Image

Recorded live at the Town Hall, Battersea (UK), Jan 30 1980 in support of the show to save Battersea Arts Center. Sound OK.

Bombers 4 ("Bombers, The Trade Mark Of Poor Quality"), released 2001.

Kevin Coyne solo with sound effects except (*) with Bob Ward (electric guitar).

 

Help Me (We Need Love) 3:38 [unreleased]

Fat Girl 7:05

Evil Island Home 6:36

Dance Of The Bourgeoisie 10:40

Pointing The Finger 4:09  [with extra lyrics]

Amsterdam 3:55

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:04

Having A Party * 7:56  [dedicated to Sid Vicious...]

One Fine Day * 6:17

Memory Lane (Part 12) * 4:35

59:59

 

I love this one, a very rare solo performance. Best Fat Girl ever.

 

 

1980 is a bad year: Kevin Coyne goes though a nervous breakdown (see his liner notes on POINTING THE FINGER); the next album (with his frightening artwork) follows the mood:

    OFFICIAL LP: BURSTING BUBBLES Image

V 2152 (in), Mar 1980

Recorded 1979?

Produced by Kevin Coyne and Al James at Alvic Studios, Wimbleton (engineered by Al and Vic)

Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar), Bob Ward (guitar), Vic Sweeney  (drums) and Chris Hunter (sax)

Handwritten lyrics were printed on a large fold-out insert 

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

 

The Only One 3:19

Children's Crusade 3:55

No Melody 3:18

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 4:59

Mad Boy No. 2 (KC/BG) 2:57 [the 1st Mad Boy was on CASE HISTORY]

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Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 2:32

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 3:44

A Little Piece Of Heaven (KC/BG) 2:43

Day To Day (KC/BG) 2:34

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

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 3:48

 

CD release: Virgin CDV 2152, released in 1991

 

Fascinating. Again, new musicians who come from a jazz/jazz rock background and take the music in another new direction. A personal favorite.

In 2004, Brian Godding told (on his website) about the recording of 'Bubbles'. Extract:

"Kevin said he’d like to continue the musical relationship at the end of the run of gigs and invited me to contribute to his next Album for Virgin records so of coarse I was well down for that. At this point I had no idea what he had in mind but I knew it would be something totally different to to what I’d done before and, it most certainly was! I’d long given up the desire to write’songs’ so I assumed that I’d turn up, plug in and learn a few songs he’d written but that was not the plan at all! Kevin (well actually Bob [Ward]) booked some studio time and on arriving and setting up Kevin looked at me and said,” got any tunes or cord sequences”?-------(!!!!!!) I beg your pardon( I thought!), well, for some reason( probably sheer terror!) I started fiddling around with this little sequence of riffs and cords and Kev’ said, “I like that, play it again”. So, I play it again, Kevin riffles through a pile of poems and lyrics and starts singing this amazing song over the top of it!! Bloody hell!( me thinks) this is going to be good when we sort it out! “Got that on tape Bob”? Kevin says as we grind to a halt after some time, Bob gives a nod from the control room and we appear to have ‘ Learn to swim, learn to drown’,the first track for the new album , Bursting Bubbles!!! I said to Kevin that maybe we should do another take at least but he just said “why”? He was of coarse right as this was the way he worked and we made the rest of the album in the same way( he did let me do a few overdubs though, just to keep me happy!) A very spontaneous performer and artist with the ability to pull it off and, of great importance, a very selfless and generous gent!!"

 

 

Bob Ward Demos:

Talk About Love [unreleased] 4:29

Throw It All Away (KC/BW) [unreleased] 3:24

Talk Is Cheap (KC/BW) [unreleased] 3:02

Talk Is Cheap (KC/BW) [alternate - unreleased] 2:32

Excelent and rare studio stuff; (also included in DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES) provided by Tony (thank you!) via a journalist who interviewed Ward many years ago. Bob Ward later used some of these songs with Austrian artist Sigi Maron almost with the same backing tracks (see Covers). Sound is OK.

Not sure of the exact dates of these demos but they were often played live with Ward in early 1980.

 

 

•BOOTLEG CDR: PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, NL, MAR 28 1980 "CHICKEN WALKING" Image

FM. Mar 28 1980. FM but bad sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Line up is probably Bob Ward (guitar), Danny Brown (bass), Peter Wolf (drums).

 

Eastbourne Ladies 5:54

Tulip (KC/AS) 7:26
Talk is Cheap (KC/BW) 3:14

Talk about Love 6:01

22:36

Good show. Also included in this boot as a filler: INTERVIEW, RADIO DARBY, SOUND AND VISION

 

 

•BOOTLEG CDR: ROCK CLUB COVENT GARDEN, LONDON a.k.a. KEVIN COYNE AND THE OCCASIONALS "OLD RED FACE" Image

Apr 17 1980. Bob "The Soljenitsin of R'n'R" Ward (guitar), Danny Brown (bass), Peter Wolf (drums). Sound goes from ok to bad. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Having a Party 7:03

Dynamite Days 5:04

The Death of Beethoven/The Death of Gary Newman [unreleased] 0:30

Amsterdam 9:00

Mrs Hooley Go Home (KC/AL) 4:13

*Brothers Of Mine 3:15
*
Running Bear (?) / I Love You Because (?) / Moonlight Bay (?) [ [unreleased covers], Kevin Coyne filling in while Bob Ward changes a guitar string] 2:59

Marjory Razorblade Suite 7:00

*Talk Is Cheap (KC/BW) [unreleased] 3:18

*Talk About Love [unreleased] 6:22

Throw It All Away (KC/BW) [unreleased] 4:11
Memory Lane (Part 976) [unreleased] 5:30

Keep it Burning [unreleased, based loosely on Blind Willie Johnson's 'Keep your Lamp trimmed and Burning'] 5:44

Eastbourne Ladies 4:32

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) [a la Bo Didley] 4:42

 

A wild show. Killer Having a Party. The Running Bear medley is hilarious (times are approximate).

The songs marked * were also included in the BERLIN 03/09/81 Tim Tape boot CDR (17:40).
 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BATACLAN, PARIS, FRANCE Image

(and not "Batachan" as the artwork says...)

May 20 1980, bad audience recording.

Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward (guitar), Dan Brown (bass), Pete Woolf (drums).

 

Having a Party 10:02

Dynamite Days 3:31

Mummy 6:12

Mrs. Hooley Go Home (KC/AL) 6:57

Marjory  Razorblade Suite 7:54

Lonely Lovers 3:45 and not 'Lonely Hearts'

Eastbourne Ladies 4:11

Tulip (KC/AS) 6:08 and not 'St Julian'

Talk is Cheap (KC/BW) 3:13 [unreleased]

Talk about Love 6:33 [unreleased]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:42

Memory Lane 5:33 [unreleased]

Keep it Burning 5:00 [unreleased, based loosely on Blind Willie Johnson's 'Keep your Lamp trimmed and Burning']

Amsterdam 3:00

78:47

 

Excellent boot, very heavy band and an angry Kevin.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BRUPOP FESTIVAL, BRUINISSE, NETHERLANDS

Aug 9 1980, good sound

Kevin Coyne with Bob Ward (guitar), Dan Brown (bass), Pete Woolf (drums)

 

Mummy 4:58 includes a bit of the "Jerusalem" hymn ("and did those feet...")

Eastbourne Ladies 4:13

Marjory Razorblade /Children's Crusade 7:09

Lonely Lovers 3:32

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:31

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 4:35 [a la Bo Didley]

Memory Lane 5:00 [unreleased]

35:01

A good show. The Bo Didley Learn to Swim is a curiosity.

See the boot called SAVIOUR for this show (1984).

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BRU (?) INTERVIEW + 2 SONGS (1979-80?)

 

Interview #1 2:06
Interview #2 0:45
Interview #3 0:11

Interview #4 2:15

Pretty Park 8:28 [live at the Melkweg, NL, (1979?) with Zoot Money, fantastic version]

Throw it all Away (KC/BW) 3:50 [with a false start, live at the Paradiso, NL, might be Mar 28 1980] [unreleased]

17:25

Included in the WOLVERHAMPTON show.

 

 

    2 OFFICIAL LP: SANITY STOMP Image

Virgin VGD 3504, Nov 1980

(W. German Virgin 301 427-406)

(really two albums released together)

Back cover art by Robert Coyne

 

Disc #1 Produced by Paul Wickens at Berry Street Studios (engineered by David Hunt)

Kevin Coyne with Paul Fox (guitar), Segs (bass), Dave Duffy (drums), Gary Barnacle (sax) and Paul Wickens (keyboards) [actually, the band The Ruts]

Fat Man 2:30

The Monkey Man 3:04

How Strange 2:32

Somewhere In My Mind 3:25

When (See You Again?) (KC/PW) 2:32

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Taking On The World 3:11

No Romance (KC/PW) 4:00

Too Dark (One For The Hero) (KC/PW) 2:45

Admit You're Wrong 3:55

Formula Eyes 2:09

 

Disc #2 Produced by Kevin Coyne at Alvic (engineered by Mike)

Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar and keyboards), Robert Wyatt (drums), and a bit of Bob Ward (guitar)

New Motorway 2:58

A Loving Hand 3:07

Fear Of Breathing 3:33

In Silence 4:36

Taking On The Bowers (KC/RW) 3:19 (or 'Take On The Bowers')

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Wonderful Wilderness (KC/BG) 7:48

My Wife Says 3:58

The World Speaks (KC/BG) 2:27

You Can't Kill Us 2:04

 

CD release (1CD): Virgin CDV 3504, released in 1991.

 

Record #1 is pure power pop and works quite well; record #2 is very innovative avant-garde with Robert Wyatt.

In 1988, Brian Godding released a great instrumental jazz-rock LP called "Slaughter on Shaftesbury Avenue", recorded for the most part with GLS and where he played some of the themes from Sanity Stomp #2.

Says Kevin about 'Sanity': " I was quite ill when I made that record, as a matter of fact; I was quite mad, basically. That’s why it’s called Sanity Stomp. I had a nervous breakdown and, ironically, I don’t want to say ironically...amazingly...I was able to carry on making records. That’s a record I made when I was clinically ninety-five per cent nuts, and the themes are rather odd, but somehow it comes out as sounding all right. I’m amazed."

 

A note about Sanity Stomp by Jon Segs Jennings from The Ruts:
"It was a grey period. We'd done an album backing Kevin Coyne... supposed to be a giveaway but became the main album, Sanity Stomp. That was the beginning of trouble at Virgin. We then parted ways (a whole other story) and Kevin Coyne offered to put up £1000 for us to make an album. We considered it, and then thought "Why not do it ourselves?" We borrowed the money, and moved swiftly... !!!" The full article

 

"The second disc [was] intended to be the lead until Virgin stepped in and decided it wasn’t as commercial" Mike Barnes in the booklet of "I Want My Crown" Anthology.

 

In June 2010, this appeared on e-bay: "Kevin Coyne Unreleased V2182 Test Press LP. This test press LP is in virtually untouched condition having been filed for years and comes from a period when I was obsessed with test pressings and acetates. Now I have read Brian Godding saying that this LP was going to be a giveaway but that in the end it merged into the double SANITY STOMP LP. At this point it was given a new number." Track listing is the same as Disc #2 of Sanity Stomp.

 

 

•BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON PUTNEY, UK. 2 NOV 1980 Image

Nov 2 1980, UK. Artwork by Emma, layout by Alan Richardson. The artwork says "1981" and has a couple of errors in the songs titles.
Kevin Coyne with "GLS": Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums).

 

L earn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) / Day To Day (KC/BG) 13:44

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 5:07

New Motorway 3:10

America 8:26

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:55

Wonderful Wilderness (KC/BG) 5:58

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 8:19

Amsterdam 2:53

A Little Piece of Heaven (KC/BG) 5:02

Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) / Three Legged Duck With Words (BG) [unreleased]10:18

1:16:07

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: THE GREYHOUND, FULHAM PALACE ROAD, NOV 6 1980 "LIFE AMAZES US DESPITE OUR MISERABLE FUTURE" Image
Kevin Coyne with "GLS": Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 7:18
Day To Day (KC/BG) 6:55
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 7:40
New Motorway 3:50
America 9:56
The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:37
Wonderful Wilderness (KC/BG) [cut] 7:31
Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:55
A Little Piece Of Heaven (KC/BG) 5:55
Amsterdam
4:21
Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 4:17
Three Legged Duck With Words (BG) 4:40 [unreleased]
Cheat Me (KC/DC/NC) 2:55

77:57

Sound is not too good but this is one of those excelent "GLS" shows with great songs from SANITY and BUBBLES.

 
 

• BOOTLEG CDR: AS 'DJ' ON RADIO HILVERSUM (GERMANY), NOV 30 1980 Image
Kevin Coyne picks his favorite artists. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Charlie Parker - Parker's Mood (C. Parker) 4:13
Little Richard - Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (Price) 3:13
Robert Johnson - Hellhound on my Trail (R. Johnson) 3:30
Timi Yuro - Hurt (Crane/Jacobs) 3:14
Elvis Presley - Baby Let's Play House (Gunter) 3:21

Captain Beefheart - Ode to Alex 5:08
Robert Wyatt - The Sea Song (R. Wyatt) 7:30
KC- Dark Dance Hall (from Bursting Bubbles, extracts) 3:26

PIL - Careering (PIL) 5:46
Fabulous Thunderbirds - The Crawl (Shuler/Victorian) 3:12
Little Walter - Off The Wall (Little Walter) 4:04
Loudon Wainwright III - The Swimming Song (Wainwright) 3:11
Tommy McClennan - Highway 51 3:38

Rosie and The Original - Angel Baby (Hamlin) 4:53
58:29

Very interesting that one.
 
 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY, UK, DEC 7 1980 Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits).

Kevin Coyne with "GLS": Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Artwork by me.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 8:54

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 6:59

Day To Day (KC/BG) 6:24

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 4:01

New Motorway 4:23

America 8:49 

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:39

Wonderful Wilderness (KC/BG) 12:29

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:15

Don't Make Waves 4:20

Amsterdam 3:57

Turpentine 8:07

81:23

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A Little Piece Of Heaven (KC/BG) 4:20

Three Legged Duck With Words (BG) 4:48 [unreleased]

Eastbourne Ladies 5:39

Lucille (R. Penniman) 5:35

14:48

1:35:11

 

Bonus tracks on CDR2:

CAPITOL RADIO 1980 and METRO RADIO JAN 1980.

An excellent one, really wild and funny. Very rare live versions of songs from SANITY STOMP. And what a band... GLS rule!

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: LONDON, UK, DEC 13 1980, "IT GIVES ME PAIN" Image

Kevin Coyne with "GLS": Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Sound is very bad.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:38

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 4:59

Day To Day (KC/BG) 4:59

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 4:34

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:57

America 8:11 

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:19
Turpentine 6:07
A Little Piece Of Heaven (KC/BG) 4:25
Eastbourne Ladies 5:43
Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 5:58

Three Legged Duck With Words (BG) extracts 0:37 [unreleased]

1:03:27

Another great GLS boot but with a terrible sound...

 

 

• RADIO: CAPITOL RADIO, JAN 1980, as stated on some old artwork of the BOOTLEG HALF MOON, PUTNEY, 80. Actually it is really CAPITOL RADIO SESSION 1983

 

 

• Taking On The World from SANITY STOMP is included on CASH COWS, Virgin Records MILK 1, 1980. (CASH COWS has two versions: first has a track by The Professionals which is replaced on second by an injunction sticker and a track by Magazine). IMAGE

 

 

• VARIOUS ARTISTS LP: MINIATURES Image 

Pipe records, PIPE 2, 1980

Various artists recording one minute songs

Kevin plays (solo on the piano) "James, Mark and Me (in the manner of Tom Waits)" (unavailable anywhere else)

Too many other bands on the disc to be listed here...

 

CD release: Blue Print BP 159CD, released 1994

 

In 1980, Coyne played the Vienna Festival during a Austria Tour with Sigi Maron. That film "Volks stöhnende Knochenschau" features interviews of both musicians.

 

 

COMPILATION LP: HUMO PRESENTS TORHOUT/WERCHTER 1977-1981 IMAGE
Live LP Ariola Records, 1981 Cat.number 203.772, made in Holland

Includes Let's Have a Party
Other artists include: The Kinks, The Blues Band, Dr. Feelgood, Tom Robinson Band, Dave Edmunds and Rockpile, Raymond van het Groenewoud, The Specials, Dire Straits, Nick Lowe, Kevin Ayers, Fisher Z, Mind De Ville, Rory Gallagher.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: TORRINGTON, FINCHLEY, LONDON JAN 25 1981 "PARTYGIRL" Image

Kevin Coyne with GLS: Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums) (actually, Kevin introduces them with false names - Jean Cooper, Barney Kessel, Colin Hutchinson - during Bourgeoisie). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Sound OK.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:46

I Really Love You 6:30

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 6:03

Day To Day (KC/BG )4:47

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 3:51

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:27

America 8:15

42:39

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Don't Make Waves 5:14

Eastbourne Ladies 5:22

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 8:26

F.B.I.[Gormley] [unreleased] 4:50

Turpentine 5:30

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:23

As I Recall (KC/BG) 4:40

Three Legged Duck With Words (BG) 5:04 [unreleased]

46:29

1:29:08

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: GREYHOUND FULHAM PALACE ROAD, FEB 2 1981 "REVOLUTION" Image

Kevin Coyne with GLS: Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Sound not too good. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Instrumental by GLS 13:39 [unreleased]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 8:11

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:22

Amsterdam 3:28

Dance of the Bourgeoisie 10:01

Turpentine 5:27

Marjory Razorblade 3:20

49:28

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America 9:38

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 9:54

I Want To Be Happy [unreleased (Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar from the musical "No, no, Nanette" 1925) 2:17

Learn To Swim - Learn To Drown (KC/BG) 5:57

Day to Day/Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 9:57

Eastbourne Ladies 5:49

As I Recall (KC/BG) 5:22

Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:20

51:54

1:41:22

 

Incredible band, as ever.

 

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: "RADIO FEATURE", RADIO BREMEN, 1981 Image

Source: FM. A German radio show about Kevin Coyne with German voiced-over interviews and extracts from albums.

 

Marlene (cut) 0:47 [LP version]

Talk# 1 1:17

Old Lady 3:54 [LP version]

Talk# 2 1:49

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 4:43 [LP version]

Talk# 3 1:30

Asylum (KC/NC) 3:42 [LP version]

Talk# 4 1:36

Good Golly Miss Molly (Little Richard) 1:28 [by Little Richard...]

Amsterdam 1:33 [LP version]

Talk#5 1:52

Hello Judas 2:49 [rare LP version]

Talk#6 1:30

Talking To No One 2:28 [LP version]

Talk#7 1:04

The World Speaks (KC/BG) [Peace] 2:27 [LP version]

Talk#8 1:45

Sleeping/Walking 4:13 [LP version]

Talk#9 0:21

In Silence 4:00 [LP version]

44:57

 

Well... really of no interest if you already have the albums... and do not understand German... (note the rare Hello Judas though).

 

 

•  BOOTLEG CDR: MAUSEFALLE, STUTTGART, GERMANY, 1981-03-25 ("OUR CAPTAIN HAS AMAZING EARS"*) a.k.a. Dancing in the Madhouse Image

Mar 1981 25, source: soundboard

Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums), Steve Lamb (bass)

 

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 3:45 [fades in]

Shaking Hands With The Sun 6:10

I Really Love You 5:06

Turpentine 6:28

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:17

Amsterdam 2:27  [sadly guitar solo is cut]

Marjory Razorblade Suite 7:08  ["punk" version!]

Pretty Park 4:45

Eastbourne Ladies 5:40

Let's Have a Party (J-M Robinson) 3:05

Outro  0:40

52:39

 

Great sound, great players (what a guitarist! Check the solo on Let's Have a Party!), great songs (Turpentine, Marjory) including some from Babble: one of the best Kevin Coyne's boots!

Beware! Two different boots share that same name! (actually, the name of a Kevin Coyne painting) see 1992.

 

 

• BOOTLEG: THE UNDERGROUND CLUB, NEW YORK CITY, JUN 10 1981, "NO REVOLUTION" Image

Sound is bad. Kevin Coyne with "GLS": Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:57
The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:30
Turpentine 8:45
Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 6:20
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 4:53

America 11:08

Eastbourne Ladies 5:13 [cut]
A Loving Hand 6:57
Day To Day (KC/BG) 6:55
Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 4:56
68:38

Very good show but sound is bad...I think that was his first US tour; the next one was in the late 90s.

Battersea Arts Centre, Jul 5 1981
Kevin Coyne with an unidentified guitarist - I would say Pete Kirtley, who would play with Kevin for many years. Show included in DYNAMITE DAYS OUTAKES. Bad sound.

Serves you Right to Suffer 9:47 [J-L Hooker - unreleased]
The Monkey Man 8:25
I Keep Moving On [unreleased] 5:38
Your Holiness (KC/PK) 5:08
The Old Fashioned Love Song
(KC/BG) 3:39

 

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG LP then CDR: RADIO CONCERT, BERLIN, '81 LP Image - CD Image

Probably the first ever Coyne bootleg. Issued in the 80s? Source: FM, Sep 3 1981. Recorded live at Funkausstellung in the ICC Berlin

Kevin Coyne with John Etheridge (guitar, from Soft Machine), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums)

 

Eastbourne Ladies 4:48

Turpentine 7:01

The Death of Ludwig van Beethoven 1:17  [unreleased]

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 6:25

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 5:02

Day To Day (KC/BG) 9:18

America 9:02

Stand Up 3:28 not Bob Marley's 'Get Up, Stand Up'!...

46:22

 

A good show. Only LP boot I've heard of (on Chameleon Records Croo 19, 300 copies, VERY rare!).
The CDR has other rarities too:

Jun 29 1994, Source: FM , Bayrischr Rundfunk 3.Host is Karl Bruckmaier

Kevin Coyne solo

Araby 2:38

Moonface 2:18 [unreleased improv]

Interview 0:34

Uggy's Song 3:10

8:41

Aug 22 1999, Source:FM

Kevin Coyne with Robert Coyne (guitar), Rob Tibaldi (bass), Steven Smith (drums)

Introduction 0:59

Happy Little Fat Man (RC/KC) 3:48

My Wife´s Best Friend 3:42

Schoolboy (WW/RG/TL/AN/KC) 4:27

Outro 1:26

14:23

 


In 2006, Harald, the guy who actually recorded the show, wrote this:
"The correct date is 3rd September 1981, it was a concert with 4 acts at the "Funkausstellung" in the ICC Berlin. The correct setlist is Eastbourne ladies, Old fashioned love song, Turpentine, I don't know what to do, Dark dance hall/Day to day, America, Stand up, A loving hand, and an encore that has not been broadcasted on the radio; I don't remember anymore what is was, only that Steve Lamb did not came back on stage - only Dave Sheen and John Etheridge accompanied Kevin on that last one. It has been a very strange audience, Bad Manners was the main act, and unfortunately their fans made much trouble that you can hear of throughout the set ("I‚m not a popstar, so forget about it" etc. - but I don't know whether the bootleg really documents all these things?). Kevin even let is pants down and showed his ass to the audience (you may identify this scene by the reaction in the audience during John's solo in I don't know what to do). Really a bad context for a brilliant band. The interplay of the band has been extremely fascinating and full of energy - nothing that compares with Rough live (I also like Pete Kirtley, especially his Bush Telegraph with Steve Lamb on bass, but John Etheridge - even if he has spoken not very good about this time - is simply somewhat better)...
The Death of Ludwig van Beethoven was just a mini-sketch, not really a song. Just Kevin smoking on the stage (what was not allowed, of course), choking. Most probably a spontaneous idea. He had many of them those days"
Harald also provided a cdr transfer of the show, feat. 2 extra songs from a Dec 1983 show at the Quasimodo in Berlin.

Sometimes found as a three show CDR: Radio Concert, Berlin, Germany, 1981 + Zundfunk, 1994 + Mountain Charleston, 1999.

The show has been cut out in many different maners and appears on many other boots:

•  4 TRACKS FROM BERLIN, Germany, Sep 3 1981 included in the BOOTLEG: FRANKFURT, GERMANY (1975) and the SELF PORTRAIT WITHOUT CIGARETTES boot CD

 

Eastbourne Ladies 4:54

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) (cut) 4:46 [not on the RADIO CONCERT boot]

Don't Know What To Do (cut) 6:25

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) (cut) 4:32

 

 

•  3 OTHER TRACKS FROM BERLIN, Germany, Sep 3 1981 included in the Our captain has amazing ears bootleg CDR

 

America 9:02

Stand Up 3:28

A Loving Hand 6:13 [not on the RADIO CONCERT boot]

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: RARITIES DISK Image

Another CDR boot with the 1981 Radio Concert Berlin LP on Chameleon Records [see above] plus studio rarities:

 

All The Battered Babies From BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977

Fool, Fool, Fool From BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES 1974-1977

England Is Dying Virgin (VS 175) B-Side

Father, Dear Father Cherry Red (Cherry 49) B-side

I Really Love You Virgin (VS 203) B-side

Queenie Queenie Caroline Virgin (VS 107) B-side

Walk On By Virgin (VS 148) A-Side

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BERLIN 03/09/81 + ROCK CLUB COVENT GARDEN LONDON (EXTRACTS) 17/04/80 Image

Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. This Tim Tape (see Credits) is the only boot with the complete Berlin show [see above] (+ bonus tracks from 1980 Covent Garden):

 

Eastbourne Ladies 4:58

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) (complete) 5:08 [not on the RADIO CONCERT boot]

Turpentine 7:04

The Death of Ludwig van Beethoven / Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:32

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) / Day To Day (KC/BG) 14:21

America 7:40

Stand Up 4:12

A Loving Hand 6:13 [not on the RADIO CONCERT boot]

59:25

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: POINTING THE FINGER IMAGE

Cherry RedBRED 23 (204 118 in Germany), Oct 1981.
Ariola 204 118 with a different artwork FRONT BACK
Italian version HCLP 5004 Ariston - also a cassette from Town House mastering service credited to Kevin Coyne / GLS

Recorded summer 1981 at Alvic Studios.

Produced by Kevin Coyne and Brian Godding with G.L.S. (Godding, Lamb, Sheen) at Alvic, West Kensington.

Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums), Steve Lamb (bass) and Steve Bull (keyboards).

No timing

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included

 

There She Goes (KC/BG) 5:02

As I Recall (KC/BG) 4:27 [guitar riff sounds like Page! (J. Falstaff)]

Children Of The Deaf (KC/SL) 1:06

One Little Moment (KC/BG) 6:30

Let Love Reside 3:28

-

Sleeping-Waking 4:17

Pointing The Finger 4:07 [song dates from 1977 and England England] 

You Can't Do That 3:58

Song Of The Womb 2:36

Old Lady 4:00

 

CD release, Mau Mau (Demon Records) MAUCD 640 together with PØLITICZ, 1994. IMAGE

In March 2005, Cherry Red released the same CD again (CDM RED 265) with a complete discography, photos and nice liner notes by Cherry Red people. Awful artwork though. IMAGE

 

 "For me, his most stunning electric album" (J. Falstaff). Sadly this marks the end of Coyne's collaboration with GLS - but Peter Kirtley will be a nice replacement. Note the arrival of Steve Bull who will play a very important role in the next years.

A nice poster

 

 

DEN BOSCH, NL, OCT 21 1981

Kevin Coyne with probably Brian Godding (or Peter Kirtley?) (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums), Colin Gibson (bass).

Sound is so bad I cannot even figure the possible titles of the unknown songs... I suppose they're impro. One of them is Kevin's personal version of the Sex Pistols' Pretty Vacant...

 

The Old Fashioned Love song (KC/BG) 6:11

Unknown Song 7:41 [unreleased]

House on the Hill 6:04

Louie Louie (R. Berry) 7:01 [unreleased]

Unknown Song 4:32 [unreleased]

Turpentine 7:52

Unknown Song 4:03 [unreleased]

Unknown Song 3:01 [unreleased. Sheen plays PIL's Flowers of Romance]

 

Included in the YORK MAY 13 1995 PROPHET

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: THEATRE DE GALLY, VILLEPREUX Image

Recorded live in France, Nov 07 1981

Good sound (soundboard?)

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums), Colin Gibson (bass).

 

As I Recall (KC/BG) 6:13

House on the Hill 6:46

Marjory Razorblade / Day to Day (KC/BG) 12:31

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 5:31

Song for Ronald Reagan (C. Gibson?) 1:05 [unreleased, sung by Colin Gibson]

The Old Fashioned Love song (KC/BG) 4:49

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 10:13

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:09

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 5:20

59:41

-

Louie Louie (R. Berry) 4:53 [unreleased]

Sleeping-Waking 5:24

Eastbourne Ladies 5:39

There she Goes (KC/BG) 5:09

Hey Baby [Bruce Channel] 4:56 [unreleased]

26:03

 

Not one of their best nights, maybe because this must be one of the first shows with Kirtley instead of Godding. It will sound get better... Unusual guitar version of My Mother's Eyes. Boot also offers an extract from L'Empire, Paris, France 1979 with Zoot Money (piano).

 

 

• PRODUCTION:

- Kevin Coyne produces Ben Watt's (from Everything But The Girl) solo 7" with 3 songs: Can't, Aubade, Tower Of Silence (Cherry Red, CHERRY 25). Says Watt about this recording session: "I made the mistake of booking studio time on FA Cup final day. he [Kevin] wasn't best pleased." He also says: "I remember talking Cherry Red into putting Kevin's orig [of the song So Strange] out as a single back in 81-82"

- Also produced by Coyne, the 12" single a-side "Polar Exposure" and the song "The Trial", b-side of the "Another Reason" single by the band Five Or Six, also on Cherry Red, (CHERRY 19), 1981.

- And, finally, Kevin Coyne produced Why are you Dead by the Group Red Rinse. (their singer Jim Woodland sang backing vocals on POLITICZ)

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: EAST ANGLIA UNIVERSITY, NORWICH, UK, MAR 16 1982 "MAD HAT" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Steve Bull (keyboards). Bad sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Intro 2:28

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 4:09

Fun Flesh (KC/PK) 4:08
The Monkey Man 6:47
Brothers of Mine 7:44
Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 4:37

Marjory Razorblade 3:05

33:03

House on the Hill 8:52

Mummy 4:40

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 4:02

Poisoning You (KC/SB) 7:50

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 6:50

Pretty Park 8:52

I've Got The Photographs (KC/PK) 5:33

Banzai (KC/SB) 6:03

52:46

1:25:49

 

Very interesting one, a preview of POLITICZ.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER, MAR 17 1982 "A MOST UNUSUAL FRIENDSHIP" IMAGE

Very bad sound. Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Steve Bull (keyboards). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 1:32 cut

Fun Flesh (KC/PK) 8:42
The Monkey Man 4:53

Brothers of Mine 6:26

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:18
Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 5:06

I've Got The Photographs (KC/PK) 4:13

Mummy 3:22

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 4:26

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:45

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 4:49

Poisoning You (KC/SB)/Marjory Razorblade 7:04

House On The Hill 6:11

Pretty Park 6:28

The Miner's Song 4:02

79:17

Very good show with a very good Kirtley but with a very bad sound.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: POETRY NIGHT, PARADISO, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Mar 27 1982

Kevin Coyne solo (a capella)

 

Burn 1:49 [unreleased poem]

Fight 1:56 [unreleased poem]

Looking for the river 1:45

5:30

 

A short one, a curiosity. See the boot called SAVIOUR (1984) for this.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: ROCK GARDEN, LONDON, UK, APR 17 1982, "KNIFE" Image

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Bull (keyboards), Martin Norrington (sax), Steve Lamb (bass), and Dave Wilson (drums).

Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Sound is bad.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 10:26
House on the Hill 7:29
We're not Going to Work Anymore 2:08 [unreleased]
The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:05
Eastbourne Ladies 6:05

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:51
Turpentine 6:29
Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 6:02
Brothers of Mine 7:08
Sunday Morning Sunrise 9:33
Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC)
3:59

1:14:22

-
The Monkey Man 5:42
A Loving Hand 6:39

 

Good band with the unusual sax. Great "We're not gonna work" a-capella. The boot also includes DARBY JAN 19 1993

 

 

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: POLITICZ IMAGE

Cherry Red BRED 30, 1982
Ariola 204 689 (Dutch) - Ariola 204 689-320 German - Ariston HCLP 5005 Italy - Also a French test pressing with no number.

Recorded Spring 1982

Produced by Kevin Coyne, Pete Kirtley and Steve Bull at Chestnut Studios

Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Jim Woodland (backing vocals, he was the singer with Red Rinse, Coyne had produced a song by the band)

Lyrics included

 

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 3:10

Liberation (KC/PK) 4:15

Fun Flesh (KC/PK) 6:54

Flashing Back (KC/PK) 3:29

-                                                                

Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 4:04

Banzai (KC/SB) 4:30

Poisoning You (KC/SB) 4:04

Magnolia Street (KC/SB) 3:46

I've Got The Photographs (KC/PK) 2:57

 

CD release: Mau Mau (Demon Records) MAUCD 640 together with POINTING THE FINGER, 1994. IMAGE

In March 2005, Cherry Red released the same CD again (CDM RED 265) with a complete discography, photos and nice liner notes by Cherry Red people. Awful artwork though. IMAGE

 

"Side 1 and Photographs are acoustic, the rest is mostly synths etc." (J. Falstaff)

Pete Kirtley really shines on that one as a great acoustic guitar player. Steve Bull's side is very surprising and fantastic music.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: LIESTAL PALAZZO, SWITZERLAND, MAY 20 1982 IMAGE

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Great sound (with a few technical problems here and there). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (acoustic and electric guitar), Steve Bull (keyboards), Steve London? (bass) and Dave Wilson (drums).

 

I've Got the Photographs (KC/PK) 3:10

The Monkey Man 4:21

Blame it on the Night 6:06

Mummy 5:42

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 4:50

I Love Everyone In My Way [improv] 2:47

Pretty Park 7:19

There She Goes (KC/BG) 6:13

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:05

-

Day To Day (KC/BG) 5:09

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:54

Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 4:30

Eastbourne Ladies 5:20

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 7:55

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:55

A Loving Hand 5:48

46:33

 

Excellent! Kirtley always so good on acoustic.

 

• RADIO:

You Won't Like It 3:38 [unreleased]

I Talk To Myself 3:38 [unreleased]

Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 3:29

Liberation (KC/PK) 4:09

You'll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers and Hammerstein) 2:29 [unreleased]

(from the HALF MOON PUTNEY 90 boot)

Recorded Jun 7 1982, first broadcast Jul 8 1982, (John Peel ), Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Bull (keyboards).

 

Splendid and rare stuff. Again a great Tim Tape! You'll Never Walk Alone is a show tune often sung by football clubs supporters around the world.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: TEMPODROM, BERLIN, OCT 6 1982

Soundtrack of the film KEVIN COYNE AT THE LAST WALL (see below).

Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Dave Wilson (drums).

Included on the ZECHE, BOCHUM 19.10.82 BOOT. Very good sound.

 

Sunday Morning Sunrise 5:47

The Monkey Man 5:59

Children's Crusade 4:37

Rockin' On 3:46 [unreleased]

Nothing Seems To Matter 4:28 [unreleased]

A Loving Hand 5:44

27:00

 

Children's Crusade by Kevin Coyne solo on acoustic guitar before the show is only available on the DVD and the Kevin Coyne On Film compilation boot.

 

 

 • FILM: "KEVIN COYNE AT THE LAST WALL", a film of the concert of "The Last Wall" at The Tempodrom in Berlin (in front of the Berlin Wall), Oct 6 1982. 35 minutes; directed by Diethard Küster (see boot above). read more about this film

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: REGENSBURG, OCT 7 1982 "3 IDIOTS IN LOVE" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Dave Wilson (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

The Monkey Man 5:57

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:22

Rockin' On 3:40  [unreleased]

Sunday Morning Sunrise 6:31

Big Money Man 6:43

Eastbourne Ladies 11:47

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:26

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 4:55

Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 5:55

Pretty Park 6:43

A Loving Hand 5:27

Lucille (R. Penniman) / Jenny Jenny (J.L. Lewis) 3:03

Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 5:43

1:19:12

Very good one, the band was really good that night (says Kevin: "Best guys I ever had!").

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: ZECHE, BOCHUM OCT 19 1982 "HEAVEN TROUSERS" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Dave Wilson (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Turpentine 7:48

There She Goes (KC/BG) 6:39

Big Money Man 7:35

Don't Let Me Down (NOT Lennon/McCartney) 5:10 [unreleased]

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 6:36

Sitting On Top Of The World (trad.) 4:50 [unreleased]

We're Not Gonna Work Anymore 3:03 [unreleased]

Day To Day (KC/BG) 7:24

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 6:42

The Monkey Man 8:39

Eastbourne Ladies 12:04

1:16:30

-

Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:08

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 6:55

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 6:17

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:31

Nothing Seems to Matter 4:26[unreleased]

Lucille (R. Penniman) / Jenny Jenny (J.L. Lewis) 3:50

A Loving Hand 6:10

40:54

1:57:24

Another very good boot

Bonus tracks on CDR2:

TEMPODROM, BERLIN 6.OCTOBER 1982

 

The 4 first songs from the ZECHE, BOCHUM OCT 19 1982 show (see above) appear on a different booleg - sound is slightly better:

BOOTLEG CR: ZECHE/MUNSTER ART

Recorded by Georg Pachernegg - a big thank you, Georg!

Turpentine 7:31

There She Goes (KC/BG) 6:23

Big Money Man 7:38

Don't Let Me Down (NOT Lennon/McCartney) 4:59[unreleased]

Bonus tracks on this boot: JOVEL CINEMA, MUNSTER, GERMANY

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: LIVE AT REICHELSDORFER KELLER, NÜRNBERG-REICHELSDORF, 1982 "LIFE IN BIRD ASYLUM" Image
Autumn (probably October) 1982 Source: Audience recording (by Uwe, thanks!). Sound is OK (could be better...)
Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards), Dave Wilson (drums).

Turpentine 6:46
Nothing seems to matter 4:38 [unreleased]
Eastburn Ladies 10:53
Big Money Man 7:18
Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:11
Pretty Park (edit) 7:48
44:42

-
Just my Imagination (Just my Fascination) 4:41 [unreleased]
House on the Hill 6:52
Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 9:16
Strange Locomotion
(KC/DC/NC) 5:56
Knocking on Heavenęs Door (B. Dylan) 6:38
Rock me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) / Lucille (R. Penniman) (edit) 10:44
44:15
88:57

Great show with a great band, Kirtley and Bull really shining that night!

 

 

• SINGLE: So Strange (KC/BW) / Father, Dear Father (3:30) IMAGE

Cherry Red CHERRY 49 ( (picture sleeve), Nov 1982

side 2 with Andy Summers (guitar), from the musical England, England

(side 1 from the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs, side 2 unavailable anywhere else).
Ben Watt (from Everything but the Girl) says "I remember talking Cherry Red into putting Kevin's orig [of the song So Strange] out as a single back in 81-82". Everything but the Girl would sometimes play the song live.

 

A compilation album called Sounds Mirror Records Sampler from 2012 features a slow version of Eastbourne Ladies recorded live in 1982 in Holland. "This we restored from a dusty cassette found lying under a bed for 30 years! It was recorded from the mixing desk by Steve Ludlam in a small club in Holland around 1982. The band : Peter Kirtley guitar, Steve Lamb bass, Steve Bull keyboards, Dave Wilson drums."

 

 

• Various artists LP: PILLOWS AND PRAYERS

Cherry Red Z RED 41, Nov 1982

Includes one song:

Love In Your Heart (2:55), recorded in Aug 1978 (from the one man stage show Fat Old Hero) (can be found on the BEAUTIFUL EXTREMES LPs) ART
Side One - Five Or Six - portrait / The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens / Thomas Leer - All About You / Tracy Thorn - Plain Sailing / Ben Watt - Some Things Don't Matter / Kevin Coyne - Love In Your Heart / Piero Milesi - Modi 2 (extract) / Joe Crow - Compulsion. Side Two - Marine Girls - Lazy Ways / Felt - My Face Is On Fire / Eyeless In Gaza - No Noise / The Passage - Xoyo / Everything But The Girl - On My Mind - Attila The Stockbroker - A Bang And A Wimpey / The Misunderstood - I Unseen / The Nightingales - Don't Blink / Quentin Crisp - Stop The Music For A Minute

also picture disc version Cherry Red PZ RED 41, Mar 1983.

CD release CDMRED 41. Image

Reissue: a Japanese edition on Imperial Records TECI36004, Oct 2003, comes with a DVD and a different tracklist: Coyne's song is Pointing the Finger (from the same title album). "The DVD contains 11 tracks including bonus multimedia material such as an interview with Pillows & Prayers originators Lain Mcnay & Mike Always, & a gallery featuring Cherry Red Records album artwork" (CD Universe). ART

Reissued by Cherry Red Recods (Nov 07) as "Pillows & Prayers - Cherry Red Records ‘81-’84 25th Anniversary 3CD / 1dvd Box Set", includes Love in your Heart: ""Pillows & Prayers": an all-embracing collection of records that are achingly hip, lovably gauche, and bizarrely enduring. This extended 4-disc box set - 25th Anniversary special edition - offers a fantastic snapshot of the surge of creativity that surrounded Cherry Red at the start of the 80s and features early recordings from many pioneering and distinguished artists, including Everything But The Girl, Eyeless In Gaza, the Monochrome Set, Ben Watt, Tracey Thorn, Felt and many others… The Legendary compilation album that attained one whole year in the UK Indie charts, with 19 weeks at No.1!"

 

Nigel Burch tells about a show at Apples and Snakes Club, Adam's Arms, Conway St., London W1. on November 6th 1982. (flyer): "I still have a cassette recording of a concert he did in a small pub in London that no one else has got. It's harrowing listening as he was still drinking then (particularly that night) but obviously, by the nature of his performance, heading towards a break down. He sings very little and reads from his poem The Edge. I then played the guitar with him on Talking To No one but he's not in very good voice. I then played his guitar to start another song but broke a string. He then did a long unaccompanied version of "I'm Not Gonna Work Any More." Although he seems a man on the brink of falling to pieces the audience seemed to find it hilarious. Lesley was there and looking unimpressed."


POETRY OLYMPICS

Nov 27 1982 or 83? The event was organised by Michael Horovitz. The book (The New Departures - 1983) that accompanies the event features contributions from each performer- on the front cover are listed and pictured Kathy Acker, Gunter Grass, Ivor Cutler, William S. Burroughs and on the back cover Kevin, Richard Jobson and Ted Hughes. Kevin's poem The Holy Mechanic is featured (read it here). (thanks to Tony)
Kevin's performance:

Poem
Looking for the River
The Edge
Mona where's my Trousers

This performance is included as a filler in a boot called LODDISWELL ("Baby")

BOOT DOORNROOSSE 1-DEC-82
Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Dave Wilson (drums).
Saviour (KC/AL/GS)
Nothing Seems To Matter
Day to Day (KC/BG)
We're Not Gonna Work Anymore [unreleased]
House on the Hill
Monkey Man
Don't let me down (The power of this dream) [unreleased]
Eastbourne Ladies
Impro "I love to see you darling" [unreleased]
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG)
There she Goes (KC.BG)
Strange Locomotion  (KC/DC/NC)
The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG)
Lucille (R. Penniman)
This boot is included in "the Alan & Tony" DVD, a collection of boots

 

• RADIO: BOOTLEG CDR: PURMEREND, THE NETHERLANDS, Dec 3 1982 Image

FM broadcast. Excellent sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Steve Bull (keyboards) and Dave Wilson (drums).

 

Nothing seems to Matter 5:11 [unreleased]

Rockin´ On 4:09 [unreleased]
Send me some Loving (Price-Marascalco) 3.35 [unreleased]
Day to Day (KC/BG) 7.57

Sitting on Top of the World (Trad.) 4.59  [unreleased]
Your Holiness 3:00 and not 'Chairs Howling up'
Eastbourne Ladies 11.42
Just my Imagination 4.34 [unreleased]
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 7.54
There she Goes (KC/BG) 6.56
The Monkey Man 10:15
A Loving Hand 5.34
Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:12

79:00

Loads of unreleased stuff! Your Holiness, with just Kevin Coyne and Kirtley, is great! Also, a slow Eastbourne Ladies.
In 2005, appeared new restored version of this boot ("Chris' version").

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY, DEC 26 1982, "DELICIOUS" Image

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (acoustic guitar). Bad sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

I'll Keep on (Where Did she Go?) 4:37 [unreleased]

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 4:55

Araby 6:01

Blame it on the Night 5:20

Rockin´ On 3:54 [unreleased]

Best Friend 6:18

House on the Hill 6:54

Marlene 3:57

Talking to no-one 5:33

My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer) 5:38

The Monkey Man 9:47

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 4:58

1:07:52

Really bad sound, too bad: a great show (My Mother's Eyes, The Monkey Man...)

 

 

Tracks from 1983 surfaced on:

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

Golden Hind 388.7012.242, released Mar 1994

Recorded at Alvic Studios, Fulham, London 1983

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

Kevin Coyne with Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Bull (keyboards), Martin Normington (saxes), Dave Sheen (drums), Steve Lamb (bass) [or so the liner notes say; actually  here are – under [] – the instruments I can hear on the record: no Godding nor Bull...]

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included

 

Better Than You 2:38 [drums, piano (KC*), sax, bass]

Rambling Germany Blues 4:21 [drums, piano (KC*), bass]

Bimbo 2:40 [drums, piano (KC*)]

Up North 2:16 [drums, piano (KC*)]

Born in 1944 4:15 [acoustic guitar (KC*), bass]

Blood In The Night (KC/SL/MN/DS/) 5:25 [drums, sax, bass]

* no mistaking his playing...

A strange and frightening recording: paranoia at its worst... For the Elivra part of this CD, see 1979.

 

4 tracks recorded at JOVEL CINEMA, MUNSTER, GERMANY

Recorded by Georg Pachernegg - a big thank you, Georg! Probably 1983. Bad sound.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums).

Sea Of Love (Khoury/Baptiste) 4:46

Talking to no-one (solo) 2:52

We're Not Gonna Work Anymore 4:02

Peter Gunn Medley 4:47

These tracks appear on this boot: Zeche Bochum, Germany, Oct 19 1982 / Jovel Cinema, Munster, Germany, 1983?

 

• CDR BOOT: CAPITOL RADIO SESSION, RICHARD DIGANCE LATE SHOW "ELVIS IS EXERCISING" IMAGE

Recorded Jan 1983, broadcast Mar 2 1983 to Jun 18 1983.

Kevin Coyne with unidentified acoustic guitarist (my guess is Peter Kirtley).

 

Looking for the River 4:18

Talking to No-one 5:09

The Monkey Man 4:54

Witch 4:52

Talk 0:19

I've Got The Photographs (KC/PK) 2:52

Cheat Me 3:28

26:09

Also included in HALF MOON, PUTNEY, 80 although without anouncements and with an incomplete Cheat Me

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: FORUM DES HALLES, PARIS "DISGUISED" Image

Recorded live at the Forum, Paris, France, Apr 7 1983. Good sound.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Dave Sheen (drums).

 

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 4.01

Witch 5.04

Araby 6.49

Nothing Seems to Matter 5.55 [unreleased]

Rain Pouring Down (part 1) 1.10 [unreleased]
Rain Pouring Down (part 2) 0.43 [unreleased]

Marjory Razorblade (part 1) 1.29
Marjory Razorblade (part 2) 0.21

The Monkey Man 7.03

Sunday Morning Sunrise 7.38

Having a Party (part 1) 4.56

46.48

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Having a Party (part 2) 1.00
Having a Party. (part 3) / There she Goes (KC/BG) 7.05

Your Holiness (part 1) (KC/PK) 3.08

Your Holiness (part 2) (KC/PK) 2.02

Blame it on the Night (part 1) 2.11

Blame it on the Night 2.09

Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) / Livin Doll (C.Richard) [unreleased] 6.44

Knocking on Heavenęs door (B.Dylan) 5.30

Rock me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 5.12

36.08

82.56

We knew the Apr 8 show at the Forum (see below) but out of the blue in 2004 - and thanks to Patrick - comes this boot. Nobody knew Kevin had played two nights in a row. Beautiful.

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: LIVE AT THE FORUM Image

Recorded live at the Forum, Paris, France, Apr 8 1983

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Dave Sheen (drums).

 

Dimples (J-L. Hooker) 3:02 [unreleased]

Talking to no-one 5:07

Hey Baby [Bruce Channel] 3:45 [unreleased]

Araby 6:56

Nothing seems to Matter 6:53 [unreleased]

Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:57

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 5:54 [acoustic]

Blame it on the Night 6:03

The Monkey Man 7:30 [acoustic]

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:18 [acoustic]

Hush Hush (J. Reed) 4:39 [unreleased]

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 5:16

69:26
Really good that one, with special mention for the "unplugged" songs (The Monkey Man with great backing vocals). Kirtley is definitely a great acoustic guitar player. This is one of the first Kevin Coyne boots that appeared on the net.

 

  ... then, what do you know, in Sep 2009, Serge provided a THIRD show at le Forum on April 9! To think that Coyne filled a 500 seating venue three nights in a row at the time...

BOOTLEG CDR: PARIS, FORUM DES HALLES, 1983 APRIL 9

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Dave Sheen (drums) and guest on harmonica Mox Gowland. Great sound.
A photo from this show provided by Mox, thanks.
I'm in the mood for love (J.L. Hooker [unreleased] 5:15
You can't do that 5:53
I wanna hold your hand [impro] 7:16
Nothing seems to matter [unreleased] 5:29
Children's Crusade [a-capella!] 2:44
Araby 8:28
Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:05
The Monkey Man 6:11
The Old Fashioned Love Song 4:22
Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 7:10
Hush Hush (J. Reed) [unreleased] 5:24
Saviour [just Kevin and harp...!](KC/AL/GS) 2:32

An amazing recording...

Bonus tracks on this boot: Paris, Europe 1 radio studios, Top live show, 1994 November 24 FM

 

2 BOOTLEG CDR: CLUB 7, OSLO (NORWAY), 11.05.1983 ART

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Dave Sheen (drums). Good sound. Artwork by me.

Best Friend 10:38
Having A Party 11:45
Red House (Jimi Hendrix) 8:32
Sunday Morning Sunrise 11:00
I'm Not Going To Work Anymore (unreleased) 4:00
Nothing Seems To Matter (unreleased) 6:44
Araby 14:43
Need Somebody 8:03

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The Monkey Man 10:10
Be-Bop-A-Lu-La (Gene Vincent) incompltete 0:33
The Old Fashioned Love Song 3:45
Hey Babe (Bruce Channel) 5:56
Knockin On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 13:29
There She Goes 6:39

 

• RADIO:
May 16 1983 Radio RV Trondheim, Norway interview (9:49) included in the VERTIGO boot. (The interview was broadcated with LP version of Havin a Party and extracts from the Rockpalast show (Pretty Park).
 

 
 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON, PUTNEY, UK, JUN 5 1983 Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Sound OK (but speed problems on disc 2, tracks 2 and 3). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar) and Dave Sheen (drums). Thanks to Hakon Christensen

 

Having a Party 11:19

Talking to No-one 7:24

Araby 7:38

I'm not Going to Work Anymore 5:14 [unreleased]

I've Got the Photographs (KC/PK) 6:42

Your Holiness (KC/PK) / Marjory Razorblade 8:39

Marlene 5:23

Witch 8:19

The Monkey Man 12:12

72:53

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The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 6:10

Knocking on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan) 7:55

Perfect Light 1:50  [a capella, unreleased]

15:56

1:28:09

 

Kevin Coyne is in a bad mood but it's a good show anyway...

 

Bonus tracks on CDR 2: ROCKPALAST EXTRACTS and ROCK ON INTERVIEW

 

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: MARQUEE, LONDON, UK, JUN 8 1983 "ELVIS LIVES" Image

Bad sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Daniel White (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums).

 

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 5:26

Witch 8:22

I've Got The Photographs (KC/SB) 5:23
Marjory Razorblade 1:51
Marlene 9:16
Araby 5:20
The Monkey Man 9:50
Nothing Seems to Matter 9:23

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 7:05

Dimples [J-L. Hooker] 4:10
Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 6:10

72:16

 

Very nice show but very bad sound...

 

BOOTLEG UNKNOWN DATE
Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Sound is bad.
Don't let me down [unreleased]
Having a party
Monkey Man
Old fashioned Love Song (KC/BG)
Lucille (R. Penniman)
My Mother's Eyes (Gilbert/Baer)

BOOT HALF MOON  PUTNEY 31 AUG 83
Kevin Coyne with Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums).
Nothing Seems to Matter [unreleased]
Day to Day (KC/BG)
Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan)
I've Got The Photographs (KC/PK)
Eastbourne Ladies
Don't let me down [unreleased]
Having a Party
Monkey Man
Old fashioned Love Song (KC/BG)
Lucille (R. Penniman)
Sitting On Top Of The World (trad.) [unreleased]
These two boots are available on a cdr (only the first 5 songs for the 31 Aug show). The Aug 31 show is also included in "the Alan & Tony" DVD, a collection of boots.

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: PINDER OF WAKEFIELD, LONDON, UK, NOV 10 1983 "PARTY BOYS" Image

Sound is bad. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar).

 

Talking to No-one 5:52

Looking for the River 2:16

I want my Crown (trad. arr KC) 3:19

The Monkey Man 11:20

Good Boy 7:17

Marjory Razorblade 4:04

34:11

A short show with a bad sound but cool anyway...

 

2 songs from a Dec 1983 show at the Quasimodo in Berlin are included in one of the transfers of the Berlin LP boot:

Saviour
Eastbourne Ladies

most likely Kirtley-Lamb-Sheen

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: ROUGH - KEVIN COYNE LIVE IMAGE

On Record 12 - 1250 SPV, released 1985.

Recorded live at Schauburg, Bremen, Germany, Dec 6 1983, for Radio Bremen by Rockfarm Studios (engineered by V. Siedenburg)

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums, backing vocals) and Steve Lamb (bass)

Cover by Kevin Coyne

House On The Hill 7:20

Singing The Blues (M. Endsley) 3:14

Gina's Song 5:07

Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:13

Pretty Park 4:14

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Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 3:53

A Loving Hand 5:54

The Monkey Man 5:36

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:32

I Wander 0:42 [poem]

 

A nice live album - excellent sound - featuring bass virtuoso Steve Lamb and Pete Kirtley. Prefer the CD release with its extra songs. Complete show is on the VICAR boot.

 

Some copies of the LP came with a picture sleeve single:

• SINGLE: Happy Holiday (Open and Close) (4:42) / Pretty Park ART

ON SPV 01-1253, picture sleeve

A-side attributed to Wonderworker Coyne, written by D. Kolb, KC, M. McGod / F.Aumueller (4:42) No idea when that was recorded - 1985? time of the release of the LP?. B-side recorded live for Radio Bremen

Side one fo this single- probably the worst thing Kevin Coyne ever recorded - is included on the CD release LIVE ROUGH AND MORE, side 2 is from the LP and CD.

 

 

  OFFICIAL CD: LIVE ROUGH AND MORE IMAGE

Golden Hind (a label of Rockport Records distributed by Rough Trade) CD388.7020.242, released 1997, new artwork by Kevin Coyne

CD release of ROUGH plus 3 songs from the same show

 

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 3:53

The House On The Hill 7:20

Singing The Blues (M. Endsley) 3:14

Gina's Song 5:07

Black Cloud 5:25 [not on ROUGH LP]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 10:33  [not on ROUGH LP]

Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:12 [not on ROUGH LP]

Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:13

Pretty Park 4:14

A Loving Hand 5:54

The Monkey Man 5:36

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:32

Happy Holiday (Open and Close) (D. Kolb, KC, M. McGod/F.Aumueller) 4:42 [not on ROUGH LP]

I Wander 0:42 [poem]

 

In 2004, "due to popular demand", ROUGH was reissued on Kevin's label, Turpentine Records: LIVE ROUGH AND MORE, 'THE FUN IS A BOUT TO BEGIN' (Turpentine Records 1003) IMAGE

 

 

But still, this is not the full show: you need this next boot for that:

 • RADIO: 2 BOOTLEG CDR: RADIO BREMEN, 6TH DECEMBER 1983 a.k.a. "VICAR" Image

Recorded live at Schauburg, Bremen, Germany, Dec 6 1983, for Radio Bremen by Rockfarm Studios (engineered by V. Siedenburg)

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Dave Sheen (drums and vocals on Living Doll) and Steve Lamb (bass)

 

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 3:59

The House On The Hill 8:06

Singing The Blues (M. Endsley) 3:40

Gina's Song 5:25

Black Cloud 5:55  [KC says it's a 1969 song]

I Want My Crown (trad. arr KC) 3:38  [not on ROUGH]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 11:39

Sunday Morning Sunrise 7:59

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The Monkey Man 8:15

Living Doll (Cliff Richard) 3:18 [unreleased, not on ROUGH]

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG)  5:06

Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:23

Pretty Park 4:46

A Loving Hand 6:26

89:68

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: AUDIMAX, DUISBURG, DEC 9 1983 "I'M LOST" Image

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums). Sound is excellent. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Having A Party 11:19

Sunday Morning Sunrise 8:08

We're Not Gonna Work Anymore 3:28 [unreleased]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 9:47

Black Cloud 5:03

Ain't Nobody's Business (P. Grainger) 3:50 [unreleased]

Gina's Song 6:01

Raindrop On The River (KC/SL, lyrics by John Pigeon) 4:46

The Monkey Man 9:02

There She Goes (KC/BG) 7:56

Lucille (R. Penniman) 4:55

1:14:15

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Pretty Park 7:02

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 4:47

A Loving Hand 7:22

Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 8:26

Rock me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 6:32

Dimples (J.L. Hooker) 4:38 [unreleased]

38:47

1:53:02

Kevin is in a bad mood and has a cold but they play some rare songs from the new LEGLESS IN MANILLA LP.

 

 

• FILM: "Schwarzfahrer" aka "Joy Ride" (1983), a German film (three cool losers planing a hold-up) by Manfred Stelzer. Music by Kevin Coyne.

Rockin’ On
Best Friend [different fom ROMANCE ROMANCE]
Gina’s Song Impro
Money Machine [different fom LEGLESS IN MANILLA]
Rockin’ On instrumental

Kevin on acoustic guitar, most likely Steve Lamb on bass and a sax player on the last song.
These studio tracks have never been released (they are included in the Kevin Coyne on Film audio boot).
Hi-Fi lovers, beware! This is very bad quality sound and bugged by the film sound. It features however a few very rare songs from the “Legless In Manilla” area. Rockin’ On has never been issued on an album. Best Friend is very different from the version on ROMANCE ROMANCE. Gina’s Song Impro is Kevin improvising in the studio.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: LEEWARDEN MARK 2 THE COMPLETE SHOW (LEEWARDEN, LIVE AT ZAAL DE SCHAAF, THE NETHERLANDS JAN 19 1984 (sometimes spelled as "LEEWARDEN T'SCHAAL")  IMAGE

Jan 19 1984, source: soundboard.

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Dave Sheen (drums).

There has been many different versions of that show (see below). This one is probably the more complete (thanks Paul).

 

Eastbourne Ladies 10:45

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 4:54

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 5:39

Day To Day (KC/BG) 5:23

Nothing Seems to Matter 7:02 [unreleased]

Gina's Song 4:44

Mad Boy 2:58 [and not Mad Boy no. 2]

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:40

49:09

-

House on the Hill 9:20 [with extra lyrics]

Nobody's Bundle of Joy / Dimples (J-L. Hooker) 7:07 [unreleased, "Nobody" is Kevin solo]

There She Goes (KC/BG) 5:50

The Old Fashioned Love song (KC/BG) 4:36

Pretty Park 5:29

Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 9:20

Lucille (R. Penniman) 3:47

45:16

84:24

 

Very nicely played boot.

This Leewarden show is often found as a nice 2CDR bootleg called SAVIOUR, a good compilation of Netherlands shows from the 80's: an incomplete LEEWARDEN (Eastbourne Ladies missing) show plus POETRY NIGHT and BRUPOP. Image

There is also a boot called LEEWARDEN T'SCHAAF, HOLLAND 1981-01-19 'LONG LIVE THE KING' with omits the three last songs but adds the three poems from POETRY NIGHT in the middle of the show... Image

In 2003 came a new boot of the Leuwarden show ('Mark 2), beginning with two different versions of Eastbourne Ladies, a fast one then a slow one - with keyboards... which is rather strange in a same show... I'm almost sure the slow Eastbourne Ladies is the one from PURMERENT. Great stuff anyway.

And again, in 2005, a new restored version ("Chris' version") of Zaal De Schaaf Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Eastbourne Ladies missing) + Live at the BRUPOP Festival Bruinisse, Aug 9 1980

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: LEGLESS IN MANILLA LP IMAGE CD IMAGE

Collapse Records (Kevin Coyne's own label) RTD 22, Feb 1984 in the UK

Produced by Kevin Coyne

Kevin Coyne with Dave Sheen (drums), Steve Lamb (bass) and Pete Hope-Evans (harmonica)

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

Lyrics included (at least, in the CD)

 

Big Money Man 3:03

Gina's Song 3:59

Money Machine 2:07

Raindrop On The River (KC/SL, lyrics by John Pigeon) 3:00

Nigel In Napoli 2:21

-

Zoo Wars (KC/SL) 2:32

Black Cloud 3:38

Legless In Manilla (lyrics by John Pigeon) 2:56

Don't Raise An Argument (DS/KC) 4:09

Cycling 2:45

30:34

 

CD release: Golden Hind (a label of Rockport Records distributed by Rough Trade)

CD 388 7006.241, 1993, new artwork by Kevin Coyne

 

This one - the great and last LP of the England period - is hard to find. The absence of a lead guitar sets it quite apart from the other LPs. The LP was on Kevin's label, Collapse, which, of course, collapsed very soon after that.

 

 

BOOT HALF MOON PUTNEY 7 APRIL 85 (?)
Kevin Coyne with I suppose Pete Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass) and Dave Sheen (drums).
Eastbourne Ladies 1:34 only the end of the song
Knocking on Heaven's Door (B. Dylan) 7:0
Very doubtful... in 1985, Kevin was living in Germany... it's definitly not from 1983 so maybe 84?
This boot is included in "the Alan & Tony" DVD, a collection of boots

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: HALF MOON PUTNEY, MAY 7 1984 "OH OH OH" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Dave Sheen (drums)? Sound OK. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 11:15

House on the Hill 10:28

Lucille (R. Penniman) 6:18

Having A Party 11:36

Sunday Morning Sunrise 8:07

I've Got The Photographs (KC/SB) 5:41

53:25

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Your Holiness (KC/PK) 5:38

Turpentine 10:43

Singing The Blues (M. Endsley) 4:05

The Monkey Man 10:51

Sitting On Top Of The World (Trad.) [unreleased] 5:30

Eastbourne Ladies 5:17

42:04

1:35:09

 

FILM: LIVE AUS DES ALABAMA-HALLE (1984) Live at the Alabama, Munich, Germany, 1984.
Kevin Coyne with Peter Kirtley (guitar), Steve Lamb (bass), Dave Sheen (drums).
Saviour (AL/KC/GS)
The Monkey Man
Your Holiness (KC/PK)
Eastbourne Ladies
A great show

It's about that time that Kevin Coyne moves to Germany, first to Munich then to Nuremberg. Divorce, nervous breakdown, drinking problem, no more bands or label. Hard times. Kevin played with several different local musicians before settling down with the Paradise Band.
First with a young guitar player:

  • 2 BOOTLEG CDR: LUXOR, KOELN, GERMANY, DEC 20 1984

Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil (a.k.a Martin Mallone or Martin Ostersehl) (acoustic guitar). Recorded by CR from M, Germany, transfered to wav by CR from M, Germany- thanks to Cornelius and Uwe. One track only on each CD. Sound not too good.
Having A Party

Fat Girl
Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG)

Marjory Razorblade
Neighbourhood Girl
Islands [Swimming Pool] [unreleased + some Charles Bukowski bashing... more victims will follow during the show]
Can't Stand It No More [unreleased]
Sitting On Top Of The World (Trad.) [unreleased]
Cry Baby Cry/All Shook Up [unreleased]
Good Boy
Sex Machine (J. Brown) [unreleased]
All Your Love [unreleased]
Evil Island Home
Need Somebody
The Monkey Man
Pretty Park
75mn
Juliet And Mark (KC/BW)
Ballerina (Boogie Song) [unreleased]
Caress me Baby [?] [unreleased cover or impro? only appereance of that song]
Untitled Blues Impro
Children's Crusade
18mn
Cornelius says: "The concert took place in the Club Luxor, Koeln (Cologne), Germany. I was there two or three times, and visited this concert, and a concert of Eric Burdon at a time, not much people were interested in him. The club is small. At the entrance is a barroom, then a small, long corridor with tables and chairs at the walls. The corridor leads to
a small free room, maybe a dancefloor. There is place enough for about 100 or 200 people. The concert was pretty nice."

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: ZECHE, BOCHUM DEC 21 1984 "WALKING TO NOWHERE" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil (a.k.a Martin Mallone or Martin Ostersehl) (acoustic guitar). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Good sound.

 

Having A Party 8:16

Fat Girl 4:43

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 5:31

Neighbourhood Girl 6:48

Can't Stand It No More 5:11 [unreleased]

Cry Baby Cry/All Shook Up 4:48 [unreleased]

Sitting On Top Of The World (Trad.) 2:55 [unreleased]

Islands [Swimming Pool] 4:54 [unreleased]

Good Boy 6:05

Sex Machine (J. Brown) 5:34 [unreleased]

All Your Love 4:52 [unreleased]

Evil Island Home 7:14

Need Somebody 4:37

Pretty Park 4:32

1:16:00

-

The Monkey Man 5:08

Rock Me Baby (King, Josea, arr. KC) 4:24

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 3:29

Ballerina (Boogie Song) 4:41 [unreleased]

I Only Want To See You Smile 3:21

21:03

1:37:03
A good acoustic show.

Here is a photo of Kevin and Martin in Nurnberg in 1985 (thanks Martin!)

SINGLE: Happy Holiday (Open and Close) (4:42) / Pretty Park ART

ON SPV 01-1253, picture sleeve

A-side attributed to Wonderworker Coyne, written by D. Kolb, KC, M. McGod / F.Aumueller (4:42) No idea when that was recorded - 1985?. B-side recorded live for Radio Bremen
The single was originally given out with the ROUGH LP in 1985.

Side one - probably the worst thing Kevin Coyne ever recorded - is now included on the CD release LIVE ROUGH AND MORE, side 2 is from the ROUGH LP and CD

 

 

• FILM: Kevin Coyne appears as a non speaking actor in "VA BANQUE" (1985), a French-titled German film by Diethard Küster (who also shot two documentaries about Kevin Coyne) also featuring Willy de Ville. Distributed in 1986, 96mn. English version called "Point of No Return" shown on ITV. The original version was released on video (UFA Video).
Va Banque is an extremly boring German film
featuring Kevin Coyne who plays the non-talking part of a usher who appears for about 45 seconds... Here are a few stills from the film: 1 2 3 4



• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: MANEGE, MUNICH, GERMANY Image

Recorded live at the Manege, Munich (Germany), March 21 1985.

Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil (a.k.a Martin Mallone or Martin Ostersehl) (acoustic guitar).

 

Having A Party 6:54

Fat Girl 4:15 

Don't Know What To Do (KC/BG) 4:32

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 7:08 [with extra lyrics]

Can't Stand It No More 10:24 [unreleased]

Swimming Pool (Islands) 5:00 [unreleased]

Cry Baby Cry 4:57 [unreleased]

-

Sitting On Top Of The World (Trad.) 5:31 [unreleased]

The Don't Worry Adolf Hitler Blues 8:24 [unreleased]

Gina's Song 3:42

All Your Love 5:07 [unreleased]

Sex Machine (J. Brown) 5:02 [unreleased]

Sex Machine, The Bavarian Way (J. Brown) 2:21 [unreleased]

Hi, I'm Johnny Cash 3:45 [unreleased]

Don't Get Lonely 2:19 [unreleased]

Mein Frau 1:54 [unreleased]
You're The Girl For Me (Crazy About You) 2:18
[unreleased]

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 2:40

86:22

"From Kevin's point of view I suspect that the very poor quality of this is its saving grace as he's sounds the worse for wear drink wise. Mind you, from a fan's point of view this is brilliant stuff as he is so funny in a cringing kind of way. No one escapes his wrath from the Poles stealing wellies to Eamon De Velera. Johnny Cash is suddenly turned on and becomes a leather-clad gun-wielding fascist. What is it they say? 'Not for general consumption'." (Erik)

Yeah... Fat Girl is dedicated to Joan Amastrading: "Only woman who looks black and IS black", half of Can't Stand It No More is an harmonica solo, etc.

Most of the unreleased songs are really improvisation...

 

 

  BOOTLEG CDR: WATERFRONT, OSLO (NORWAY), 11.09.1985 "MUMMY THINKS SHE'S BILLIE HOLIDAY" ART

Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil (a.k.a Martin Mallone or Martin Ostersehl), ( acoustic guitar). Bad sound. Artwork by KC, layout by me. Thanks to Hakon Christensen
Need Somebody 6:08
Don't Know What To Do 4:13
All Your Love (unreleased) 6:04
Lunatic 7:32
Cry Baby Cry / All Shook Up (Otis Blackwell) 3:18 (unreleased)
I've Got The Photographs 3:51
Sitting on top of the World 2:56
Marjory Razorblade 1:52
Juliet & Mark 5:18
Fat Girl 6:21
America 4:23
Interview by Hakon Christensen for Radio Ung 11.09.1985, broadcasted in an edit version one week later 3:51

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: QUARTIER LATIN, BERLIN, GERMANY Image

A Tim Tape (see Credits). Nov 26 1985, source: audience recording, sound OK. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.
Kevin Coyne with Zoot Money on keyboards and vocals, Steve Waller (guitar-ex Manfred Mann's Earthband), Denis Bovell (bass-Dub Master with Linton Kwesi Johnson) and Sam Kelly (drums-ex Roger Chapman).


The first 4 songs are by the band without Kevin Coyne:

Zoot Money solo on piano: unknown song 2:24

Denis Bovell: The Dubmaster 04:46

Steve Waller: Superstition (Stevie Wonder) 8:51

Zoot Money: The Big One 3:28

 

Then Kevin Coyne comes along:

Turpentine 3:46

Games, Games, Games 5:36

Let me Be With You 4:15

One Fine Day 6:10

America (cuts) 5:57

Tulip (KC/AS) 7:39

Mrs Hooley Go Home 6:05

58:55

-

Day To Day (KC/BG) 4:56

Lunatic 5:39

Having a Party 7:04

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:09

Brothers of Mine 6:29

Strange Locomotion (KC/DC/NC) 4:41

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 4:09

Baby What You Want Me to Do (Shake that Thing) (Jimmy Reed) 4:16 [unreleased]

We're Not Gonna Work Anymore 3:54

We're All Angels 5:48 [unreleased]

Money (B. Gordy Jr./J. Bradford) 5:13

58:18

 

Zoot and Kevin meet again after 6 years and play some old songs... what a treat! That's one hell of a boot! Excellent, rocking, very tight band! Check the guitar solo on One Fine Day or the incredible Irish-gig-rock-solo on Mrs Hooley Go Home... Great backing vocals too (The World is Full of Fools)... although I could do without Zoot's Vocoder. At one point, some guy throws a beer can on the stage and Kevin Coyne sings "Brothers of Mine, Why do you throw things at me?"... A boot totally apart from the others.

A restored version of the boot ("Michael's") appeared late 2006.

 

The Quartier Latin show can be found on another single CDR boot called "QUARTIER LATIN GERMANY (HELLO LITTLE DOG)" with the following songs (sound is bad): Image

Turpentine 4:26

Games, Games, Games 6:12

Let me Be With You 4:35

One Fine Day 6:18

America(cuts 5:58

Tulip (KC/AS) 8:06

Mrs Hooley Go Home 5:42

PLUS: Filler: two unidentified acoustic solo songs (unavailable anywhere else):

Need Somebody 3:57
Having a Party 2:12

 

 

Here is a poster for a show with Kevin and Martin Odstrcil (in Kempten, Dec 14 1985). The show was filmed: more here.

 

 

In the 2000s, Martin Odstrcil sent a new amazing cd:

• BOOTLEG CDR: KEVIN COYNE MARTIN ODSTRCIL, LANGE ZEILE TAPES IMAGE
Martin says "The songs were recorded one afternoon-rehearsal (a rare event!) in 1985 with Kevin's walkman". They're all "work in progress" and were recorded at Lange Zeile 4, Nürnberg, Germany.

All the songs are unreleased and were, I suppose, written by Kevin and Martin

Kevin Coyne, guitar and vocal with Martin Odstrcil (acoustic guitar*)

All Your Love (1)* 3:45

All Your Love (2)* 3:10

Ballerina (1)* 2:34

Ballerina (2)* 2:28

Blow the Empire away (1)* 2:32

Blow the Empire away (2)* 2:35

Hot Foot Mama 2:43

Ramblin' Operator 2:46

My Little Heart is Broken 3:21

Swimming Pool [a.k.a Islands]* 2:44

Take that Bottle away from me 3:02

The Right Time 2:18

They don't Touch* 3:13

Don't You Cry 2:50

Tough Girl* 2:42

You were the One (1)* 2:46

You were the One (2)* 2:47

Your Love* 2:43
50,8mn

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: MAINZ, GERMANY, Fev 28, 1986 ("DADDY 1971") a.k.a. DISGUISES Image

Feb 28 1986, source: audience recording, sound not too good.

Kevin Coyne (on electric[?] guitar) with Martin Odstrcil (a.k.a Martin Mallone or Martin Ostersehl) (acoustic guitar).

 
Having A Party 8:57 [excellent version with extra lyrics and a little bit of You Can't Kill Us]

Marlene 7:11

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) 5:00

Blame It On The Night 5:47

Can't Stand It No More 6:23 [unreleased]

Sitting On Top Of The World (Trad.) 4:34 [unreleased]

Good Boy / You Are the Sunshine of my Life (Stevie Wonder) 4:33 [Sunshine unreleased]

America 3:43

46:12

-

Marjory Razorblade 2:15

Need Somebody / Shangri-la 8:17

I Only Want To See You Smile 3:31

Pretty Park 6:39

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 5:05 [and not House on the Hill]

You Say You're Mine (Ramblin' Operator) 4:23 [unreleased]

All Your Love 3:38 [unreleased]

I've Got The Photographs (KC/SB) 4:33

38:29

84:41

 

Kevin Coyne in great form; unusual songs and funny comments (Good Boy is dedicated to Helmut Kohl and Margaret Thatcher...)

 

 

In Dec 2004, Martin Odstrcil compiled a cd of some of the best performances he had played with Kevin:

BOOTLEG CDR: KEVIN COYNE & MARTIN ODSTRCIL 1984-1986 IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Martin Odstrcil ( acoustic guitar) . Recorded live between 1984-86, Germany. Soundboard quality.

Havin a Party 7:36

Gina's Song 8:15

Juliet And Mark (KC/BW) [and not Romeo And Juliet] 5:28

America 3:26

Sex Machine [James Brown] 1:01

Lunatic 7:44

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 4:01

Don't Know what to do (KC/BG) / Dance Ballerina [unreleased] 7:29

Martin, thanks a lot for this great CD.

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: BEI SZENE F Image

FM sound (the CDR is one 30mn track). Radio show recorded on Apr 2 1986 for Szene F ("Die Sendung für die fränkische Musikszene"), Radio F, Nürnberg, Germany. Artwork is an autographed drawing and poem made by Kevin Coyne at the end of the show.

Kevin Coyne with girlfriend Stefanie interviewed by Horst Spandler (who provided the CDR and artwork; thanks Horst! See Credits page).
Show starts with two songs by local musicians Joker and Martin Philippi, then a commercial, then a Kevin Coyne interview (in English). Kevin Coyne talks about his recent coming to Nuremberg; Nico, the baby he recently had with Stefanie (the STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE LP is dedicated to them); the "Angels", a French film for which he just recorded in Brussels the soundtrack that was to be issued by CBS (could be Angel Dust, although the film was issued in 1993 and it only features an old song, "Sleeping Walking") and a "techno" album he was to record with a German artist called Wunderworker ("Wächtersbacher Wunderwerke" and Ralph Ruppert): "something like Kraftwerk meets Stevie Wonder"), of which has surfaced the (infamous) Happy Holiday single. He also says he has a project of recording an acoustic album.
Songs (both played from the ROUGH album):

House on the Hill 8:06

Singing The Blues (M. Endsley) 3:14

Show ends with local band Van Bluus (singer Horst Spandler, see Credits page).

 

 
 
FILM:
KEVIN COYNE & VAN BLUUS. 1986 amateur filming of this show of Kevin with German band Van Bluus provided by singer Horst Spandler who also gave many details -the quality of the video unfortunately is pretty bad. Location: a gym in Postbauer-Heng, a village in the vicinity of Nuremberg. Date: July 11, 1986. read more

 
 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: KEVIN COYNE IN GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, JUL 12-18 1986 "M. INDUSTRY" IMAGE

Compilation by Robert Steinhart. Excellent sound. The first shows with the Paradise Band; they had only one show in West Germany before they went East.

Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums).

 

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) (recorded in Pössneck) 6:52

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) (Pössnek) 7:03

Pretty Park (Böhlen) 6:36

Having a Party (Berlin) 6:54

Turpentine (Leipzig) 4:27

Tell the Truth (KC/SB) (Dresden) 10:28

Harry from Magdeburg (Pössnek) 3:31 [unreleased]

45:51

-

Old fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) (Dresden) 3:32

House on the Hill (Dresden) 8:48

The Monkey Man (Böhlen) 8:11

I only want to See you Smile (Böhlen) 6:22

America (Böhlen) 6:59 [with a bit of Yellow Submarine!]

Dynamite Days (Dresden) 5:23

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) (Dresden) 7:10

Daddy (Böhlen) 1:29

47:54

1:32:45

 

This compilation (thanks Robert!) is really good and very surprising: the early Paradise Band was very close to the earlier English group (Kirtley, Lamb, Sheen), with Pukke very innovative on effects and synth-guitar. He even plays a bit of Hendrix's "Who Knows" on "Having a Party".

 
 

• BOOTLEG CDR: LA NUIT DES CHANTEURS DE RECIT, JUL 20 1986, "CRUCIFIXION" Image

FM sound. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Recorded on July 20, 1986 and broadcast on Oct 10.

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (acoustic guitar).

 

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 5:06

Your Holiness (KC/PK) 5:54

The Old Fashioned Love Song (KC/BG) 5:01

How Do You Feel 2:13 (unreleased impro)

The Monkey Man 7:48

I Am The Devil 2:28 (unreleased impro)

House on the Hill 3:58

Jacques Brel 2:45 (unreleased impro) Kevin on piano

Freedom is what's in your Head (unreleased impro) /Dynamite Days 6:26

41:39

The strangest boot... The show was recorded in Montpellier, France, for French cultural radio "France Culture". I'm quite sure the anouncer is the same as in THE CELLAR TAPES VOLUME 1 . The theme of the show was "La Nuit des Chanteurs de Récits" (The Night of the Singer-Story Tellers) and featured several other artists. Kevin was supposed to tell a story and sing... He talks a lot about death and the announcer translates in French! Kevin was most certainly drunk and in an improvising mood... Most of the audience hates the show which gives for a nice interaction with Kevin.

 

• 2 VARIOUS ARTISTS LP: WAAHNSINN IMAGE

EMI 1C 2LP 164 14 7188 3, 1986

A live album with various German artists recorded Jul 26/27 1986 at a German Rock Festival.

Kevin plays Saviour (KC/AL/GS) (5:12) with an unidentified band (probably Pukke, Steinhart and Steffen) then joins fellow musicians for a German hard-rock style cover of Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone (6:26 unreleased), a drunk Kevin Coyne improvising lyrics ("Everybody says that Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are real stars... but I didn't want any compromise..."). Weird. Both songs now included in the RARE KEVIN COYNE boot.
The Like a Rolling Stone is now included in a CD by Bap called: Ahl Maenner, Aalglatt (2006)

A picture book of the festival, called "WAAHNSINN Delta-Buch", was published by Franz Greno, Nördlingen (don't know if Kevin appears in this book).

Also, a film by "Delta-Filmverleih, Berlin" with an extract of The World is Full of Fools - view this on youtube. This extract is now a boot (cd with WMF file): ART
About the film:
WAAHNSINN -  Der Wackersdorf Film Am 26.April 1986 ereignete sich in Tschernobyl der GAU, dessen katas- trophale Folgen Wochen und Monate das tägliche Leben in Europa bestimmen sollten. Vor diesem Hintergrund bekam die öffentliche Diskussion um den geplanten Bau der atomaren Wiederaufbereitungsanlage WAA im oberfränkischen Wackersdorf eine neue Dimension. Der bis dahin eher lokale Widerstand gegen dieses Vorhaben wurde zu einem nationalen Thema und manifestierte sich am 26./27.Juli 1986 beim 5. Anti-Waahnsinns-Festival als eine Demonstration mit 120.000 Teil-nehmern. Größen der deutschen Rockmusik - u.a. Udo Lindenberg, Herbert Grönemeyer, BAP, Die Toten Hosen und Rio Reiser - unter-stützten die Anti-WAA-Bewegung mit ihren Auftritten. WAAHNSINN - Der Wackersdorf-Film dokumentiert das Festival, das an diesem Juli-Wochenende 1986 das zentrale Ereignis in Deutschland war. Der Rockpalast zeigt den Film am 20. Jahrestag des Festivals als deutsche TV-Premiere."

 

• BOOTLEG CDR: KEVIN COYNE & VAN BLUUS IMAGE

Recorded Jul/Aug 1986 at Wolfgang Hörbacher's Tonstudio (Neuses/Wendelstein), Germany.

Produced by Horst Spandler and Thomas Wulf

Kevin Coyne with the band Van Bluus: Christoph Strubl (keyboards), Lothar Kalau (guitar), Frank Michael Müller (bass), Michael Heid (harmonica), Sandor Toth (drums) and Horst Spandler (flute).

All songs unavailable anywhere else.

 

I'll Never Change (KC/C. Strubl & Van Bluus) 4:39

Rougher Than Rough (KC/C. Strubl & Van Bluus) 3:59

I'll Never Change (alternate Take) (KC/C. Strubl & Van Bluus) 4:39 Shows how Kevin will change the lyrics from one take to another..

13:20

 

Thanks to Horst we have this very rare studio boot with unreleased songs. He made it a special limited and numbered edition for the people on the Kevin Coyne Group. Thanks again Horst! Here are a few words by Horst about this area and particular recording:

"When I met Kevin in 1986 he was down and out, he had left his wife in England and gone to live with Steffi (the mother of his son Nico) and it was a very difficult relationship. He was out of money, he didn't even have a guitar anymore - he had lost it on a trainstation platform when he was drunk. He was struggling with depression and obsession and paranoia caused by his drinking habit. He got into trouble with the police - I remember that he kicked in a glass door at a gas station when he was drunk - he was fined and had to pay for the door and had no money. He didn't have many gigs and if he had one it was usually a one man show at a small venue for little pay and he had to borrow a guitar. He called me up several times and asked me if I could find some gigs or musicians for him. So I introduced him to my amateur band and we worked together for a very short time. I felt that he needed some professional musicians. So I called up Peter Harasim of Concertburo Franken and they fixed him up with some of the best local musicians available at that time who finally became the Paradise Band. The Concertburo payed his rent - they didn't give him any cash, because they feared he would spend it on alcohol. I think the professionalism of the band and the connections of the Concertburo played an important role in getting Kevin back into the music business. I don't dare to think where he might be now without them and - without Helmi."

 I'll Never Change is also included in "THE WORLD IS FULL OF FOOLS - A Fan Tribute to Kevin Coyne" cdr (nov 2005), along with "Something's Waiting, which is the same song with different lyrics and sung by Van Bluus singer Horst.

 

A poster for a festival in Germany

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: SCHWIMMBAD MUSIK CLUB, HEIDELBERG Image

Aug 27 1986, 2 sets. Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums).

 

The Monkey Man 4.57
I'm Still Here (HP/KC) 5.08
Dynamite Days 3.46
Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7.02
Brothers of Mine 6.53
House On The Hill 6.50
Turpentine 3.56
-

Daddy 4.32
America 6.06
Gina's Song 7.04
Having A Party 8.38
The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 4.17
Let me Be With You 3.19
Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 6.52
Pretty Park 6.47
Louie Louie (R. Berry) 3.17 [unreleased]
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 5.36
You Were The One 3.31[unreleased]

 

Not a good one. Lousy-sleepy musicians, nothing happening except Pukke trying every guitar-effect he has in store. EVERY ONE.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: THEATERFABRIK UBTERFOHRING, MUNICH, GERMANY Image

Recorded live at the Theaterfabrik Unterfohring, Munich (Germany), Sep. 4 1986.

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums).

 

Daddy 6:09

I'm Still Here (HP/KC) 5:02

America 6:46

talk 1:03

The Monkey Man 5:37

The World Is Full Of Fools (KC/BW) 5:13

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 7:08

Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 8:07

-

House UponThe Hill 7:17

Having A Party 9:18

Dynamite Daze 3:44

Gina's Song 7:41

Pretty Park 7:09

Pack Of Lies (HP/KC) 5:11 and not 'Everybody Says'

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 5:35

90:65

 

"It's nice to be back in Munich, and perfectly sober this time". Not one of the best shows... far from it.
Thanks to Dave Belbin, a new restored version of this boot surfaced in May 2010 with a much better sound, ending with an extra Louie Louie (3:13)

 

 

 

In 1987, Kevin quit drinking.

 

 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: SCALA LUDWIGSBURG FEB 28 1987 "THE BANANA BROTHERS Image

Kevin Coyne with (probably) Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me.

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:33

I'm Still Here (HP/KC) 4:46

Dynamite Days 5:12

America 7:42

Charming (HP/KC/RS/FS) 8:41

Marjory Razorblade 1:18

Daddy 6:13

The World is Full of Fools 5:03

Tell The Truth (KC/SB) 6:22

Victoria Smiles (HP/KC) 5:37

Having a Party 10:23

Gina's Song 7:50

75:47

-

Pretty Park 6:32

House on the Hill 7:29

Turpentine 6:27

Happy Band 4:05

Tear Me Up (HP/KC) 3:11

Sunshine Home 4:07

The Monkey Man 6:15

Brothers of Mine 5:23

Pack Of Lies (HP/KC) 4:32

No Revolution (HP/KC) 4:17

Love for Five Minutes (HP/KC) 5:43

44:21

2:00:08

 

One catastrophic show.

 

 

Kevin Coyne now tours either with the Paradise Band or in duo with a different guitar player over the years (Hans Pukke, Friedl Poher, Keili Keilhofer, Michael Lipton (in the US)).

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP: STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE (Kevin Coyne Band) LP IMAGE CD IMAGE

Line Records LILP 4.00438 J, 1987, early copies on white vinyl

Recorded Oct 1987??

Produced by Hans Pukke, Kevin Coyne and Wolfgang Eller at C.C.C. Studio, Erlangen

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums)

Cover drawing by Kevin Coyne

 

I'm Still Here (HP/KC) 3:58

Pack Of Lies (HP/KC) 3:51

How Is Your Luck (HP/KC) 3:11

Sunshine Home (HP/KC) 3:04

Tear Me Up (HP/KC) 2:22

No Revolution (HP/KC) 2:41

-

Victoria Smiles (HP/KC) 4:45

Charming (HP/KC/RS/FS) 4:01

Winter Into Summer (HP/KC/RS/FS) 4:40

Love For Five Minutes (HP/KC) 4:08

Back Home Boogie (HP/KC) 2:26 

 

CD releases:
Golden Hind (a label of Rockport Records distributed by Rough Trade) 388 7010.2 (purple instead of yellow artwork), 1993.

and Line (Line LICD 9.00438) booklet with lyrics and drawings; same art as the LP

 

"A great electric album, with two wonderful rockers, and a feel to it not unlike 1981's fine POINTING THE FINGER album" (J. Falstaff)

IMHO: the beginning of the painful German years: backed with studio musicians wanting to shine alongside a once famous British musician, a disinterested Kevin Coyne gets himself entangled in a middle of the road kind of music... and it's getting worse album after album for some years... Hans Pukke produces, writes the songs, soon he will even be designing the artwork!. Kevin Coyne - who has moved to Germany - looses most of his audience, his records are hard to find... he becomes the "Famous Unknown", a.k.a. "Beautiful Looser". The fans suffer...

 

A poster from that area

  Pack of Lies (from STUMBING ONTO PARADISE) is included in Line label promo sampler ANOTHER CHRISTMAS GIFT FROM LINE (LICD 9.00500G, Line Records, 1987; ltd edition CD ART

 

FUN BOY RADIO, BAMBERG, INTERVIEW, 1987 "BOY AND DOG" IMAGE

Radio broadcast. Interview by Pete Traynor and Harald Christa

25:36

 

 

2 CDR BOOTLEG - KEVIN COYNE - ZECHE, BOCHUM, GERMANY, 1987 ART

Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass) and Falk Steffen (drums)
Recorded by Georg Pachernegg - a big thank you Georg!

 

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:59

Victoria Smiles (HP/KC) 4:46

Tear me up (HP/KC) 4:05

The Slave (HP/KC) 4:19

Having a Party 8:51

Love for Five Minutes (HP/KC) 4:23

Tell the Truth (KC/SB) 9:17

Juliette and Mark (KC/BW) 6:12

Fat Man 4:34

Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG) 6:55 

60:00   

-

I’m Still Here (HP/KC) 5:00

Dynamite Days 4:34

The Monkey Man 7:18

Sunshine Home (HP/KC) 5:08

Pretty Park 4:44

Daddy 5:17

Good Boy intemede 1:06

Back Home Boogie (HP/KC) 3:51

No Revolution (HP/KC) 3:12

40:00

TOTAL TIME 1h40mn

 

 

    OFFICIAL LP and CD: EVERYBODY'S NAKED

(    Kevin Coyne and the Paradise Band) IMAGE

Label Zabo Records, JMS 572 18 022 (LP), IMC 572118023 CK (CD), 1988

Golden Hind (a label of Rockport Records distributed by Rough Trade) 388.9248.242

Recorded Jul/Aug 1988

Produced by Hans Pukke and Wolfgang Eller at C.C.C. Studio, Erlangen

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass), Falk Steffen (drums) and Henry Beck (keyboards)

Lyrics included

 

The Millionaire's Song 3:41

I Couldn't Love You (HP/KC) 3:43

Not The Way 4:03

We Don't Talk Too Much (HP/KC) 3:55

Here Comes The Morning (HP/KC) 3:40

City Crazy (HP/KC) 3:34

-

Take Me Back In Your Arms 3:24

Last Time Blues (HP/KC) 3:37

The Slave (HP/KC) 3:03

Old Hippie 2:00

Radio (HP/KC) 3:23

Everybody's Naked (In Their Way) (HP/KC) 4:16 [recorded Oct 1987]

 

"Another excellent electric album.  The Paradise Band really shines throughout"

(J. Falstaff)

IMHO again: even STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE seems listenable compared to this one... For a good shortcut, just check Beck's keyboard solo on the title song...

 

 

• RADIO:

Good Boy 3:20

Witch 3:58

Chairman's Ball 3:36

Ramblin' Operator 2:55

(released on BRIDGE ST ARTS CENTER boot).

Recorded Aug 18 1988, first broadcast Sep 1 1988 (Andy Kershaw), Robert Coyne (guitar).

Read this about this BBC session: 'UNCLIPPED COYNE'. On Chairman's Ball, Coyne added overdubs of his reading of 'Edelweiss' from the sound of music; said KC: "I did'nt want them to forget that it's a song about a dance in a mental hospital". First recorded sessions with Kevin's second son.

 
 

• 2 BOOTLEG CDR: PARADISO CLUB, AMSTERDAM, NL, DEC 16 1988 "HEY THERE’S A MONSTER ON TV" IMAGE

Kevin Coyne with Hans Pukke (guitar), Henry Beck (keyboards), Robert Steinhart (bass), Falk Steffen (drums). Artwork by Kevin Coyne, layout by me. Sound is awful.

 

Here Comes The Morning (HP/KC) 3:28

City Crazy (HP/KC) 3:26

Juliet and Mark 5:11

Tear Me Up (HP/KC) 3:50

We Don't Talk Too Much (HP/KC) 5:34

Daddy 6:57

Victoria Smiles (HP/KC) 5:49

No Revolution (HP/KC) 3:30

Take Me Back In Your Arms 5:30

America 5:54

49:14

-

I'm Still Here (HP/KC) 4:27

Saviour (KC/AL/GS) 6:40

I'm a Lonely Little Boy 1:11 [unreleased improv]

Dynamite Days 7:10

The World is Full of Fools (KC/BW) 3:47

The Millionaire's Song 5:12

Having a Party 9:19

Love for Five Minutes (HP/KC) 3:16

The Monkey Man 5:29 [cut]

52:17

1:32:00

IMO, one of the best shows with the Paradise band.

 
 

COMPILATION CD: DER SAMPLER 26 IMAGE
CAT NBR LINE LICD 900346 J - 1988


1 TYRONE CURRY let's have fun tonight
2 THE SMITHS girlfriend in a coma
3 THE RUBINOOS hard to get
4 ANITA WARD make believe lovers
5 A SPLIT SECOND flesh
6 THE VISION different language
7 FRANCK CHICKENS street angels
8 MINI CURRY doll in the window
9 KEVIN COYNE Charming (HP/KC/RS/FS) from STUMBLING ONTO PARADISE
10 THE FEELIES she said she said
11 GREG KIHN all the right reasons
12 FREDERICK KNIGHT shining star
13 NIC POTTER dimension z
14 JONATHAN RICHMAN abdul and cleopatra
15 EARTQUAKE lovin cup
16 THE JADE sweet love
17 SEVENTH WAVE roads to rome
18 ISOTOPE upward curve
19 THE SONICS do your love for me?
20 WILKO JOHNSON everybody's carrying a gun
21 WALING WOUNDED willy got lost
22 THE YOUNG GODS the irrtum boys
23 LOW FLYING AIRCRAFT fourth dimension
24 THE CONTROLLERS getting over you

Thanks Wil Gommans for this one

 

 

 Kevin Coyne plays the small part of a rock star in Linie Eins, a German musical at the Nuremberg opera house. Late 80's.
Horst: "Linie 1 is a German musical about a provincial runaway girl in search of her prince charming, a rock star, in Berlin. She gets stranded on the subway line #1 and meets all kinds of people there. In the Nuremberg production Kevin played the rock star, whose only (I believe) appearance is at the very end of the play. It was staged here in the late eighties, if I remember correctly, and is still performed in Berlin.
"

 

 Here is a poster for a UK Tour called "From Brixton to Deutschland", date unknown

BOOTLEG DVD: LIVE AT WEIDEN, GERMANY, 1989 ART
Kevin Coyne with the Paradise Band: Hans Pukke (guitar), Robert Steinhart (bass), Falk Steffen (drums),  Henry Beck (keyboards)
Audience film, bad image and sound
Here comes the Morning (HP/KC)
City Crazy (HP/KC)
Juliet and Mark (KC/BW)
Saviour (KC/AL/GS)
We don’t talk too much (HP/KC)
No Revolution (HP/KC)
America
Victoria Smiles (HP/KC)
Tear me up (HP/KC)
The Millionaire's Song
Daddy
Take me back in your Arms
Dynamite Days
Dark Dance Hall (KC/BG)
Love for Five Minutes (HP/KC)
Havin’ a Party
The Slave (HP/KC)
The Monkey Man
Pretty Park
I Couldn’t Love you (HP/KC)
Back Home Boogie (HP/KC)

BOOK: NIGHT OUT. A photo book with texts by KC: "Pics are from various nightly photo sessions 1988/1989 in the discotheque ‘Golden Gate” in Nürnberg, Höfenerstr. It was mostly frequented by black GI’s, styled for their ‘night out’".

THE 90's

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