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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 1990 12:53:47 PDT
From: 6500nag%ucsbuxa[at]-remove-hub.ucsb.edu (Naggi Asmar)
Subject: (no subject)
Greetings. I got the tapes last week and thought I'd take some
time before I commented on them.
tape 1: odd collection of b-sides, live songs and the Atlanta
hotel session. All of this is excellent, every version
of every song on this tape is classic. I remember
(vaguely) that the JBC played 'Grey Flanelette' in 1988.
the hotel tape had some pleasant surprises in Pat singing
'Pale Blue Eyes' and 'afterhours', 2 great Velvets songs.
The version of 'Caroline Wheeler...' on that tape is
amazing. Do you know when 'Xmas with the pygmies',
'Affection' and so on were recorded? Who the personnel
on them are? 'The heaviest Group of all' is a true
classic. Is that an original?
tape 2: Live at Swift's in Cambridge. This is an excellent live
show. But I must say the band was a bit more reserved
than when I saw them that year. Maybe by the time they
got to the west coast they were looser (more tired) and
tended to clown around more.
tape 3: Interview and music from KCRW session. An excellent show
from an outstanding radio station (KCRW is the NPR station
in Los Angeles. It is also a college radio station( Santa
Monica City College). So it combines the best of radio.)
Pat sounded very loose and happy, and the band seemed to
have enjoyed this show very much. I must admit that
Deirdra tends to grate on me, but she was prety nice to
the JBC (except for the constant request for 'Girls who
tape 4: Interview with Pat in Milwaukee. This is also very interesting
and I might add illuminating. It seems that Pat is a very
mellow and honest chap. As usual he's also very funny.
The interview you sent was also interesting. I was very happy with
all this stuff. Thanks. I have an interview with pat from the
magazine called Contrast from 1986. If you would like I can dig it
out and mail you a copy.