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Re: The Jacobites

From: Perfection As A Hipster <Andreas.Hering_at_stud.uni-hannover.de>
Date: Tue 26 Jan 1999 - 15:21:37 PST


Arik Florimonte wrote ...

>>anyone else who appreciates the work of Glass Records contemporaries,
>>The Jacobites ?
>
>Yes, years back I could be found whining along with Nikki & Dave to songs
>from Robespierre's Velvet Basement and, oh crap, I can't even remember
>other main one I listened to.

That would be the same titled _Jacobites_ album. ;^D

Anyway, Dave Kusworth and Nikki Sudden are possibly my favourite folk rock songwriters of the last decade. Sublime melancholy ballads and some fine folk rock tunes made _Robespierre's Velvet Basement_ an absolute classic masterpiece. The uninitiated are well advised to check out the easily available _Robespierre's Velvet Basement_ DCD reissue (UK/Regency Sound JANIDA 02/'93) which provides for some additional tracks primarily stemming from the _Lost In A Sea Of Scarves_ LP originally issued in Germany (only). Related information can be found on The Jacobites website at http://avus.de/viktoria/jacobite ... I wouldn't recommend any of the Nineties reunion stuff, though.

Jazz Butcher content ? Check out Pat Fish playing the lovely flute on "The Last Drop Of Wine" and the saxophone on "What Time Blows Away ?" which can both be found on the truly excellent _All The Heartbreak Stories_ (solo) LP/CD (UK/Creation 108/'91) by Dave Kusworth.

Recommended Nikki Sudden solo stuff ... the _Back To The Coast_ LP/CD on Rockville Records is a fine introduction, but anyone interested should be able to find the worthwhile early stuff such as the _Waiting On Egypt_ LP, _The Bible Belt_ LP and the _Texas_ LP (also available on the _Dead Men Tell No Tales_ CD).

How about a Swell Maps thread then ? ;^D

"Someone Who Cares"

Andreas

The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella
But more upon the just because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella

(Charles Baron Bowen) Received on Tue Jan 26 15:22:39 1999

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