Thursday, 3 September 2015

Various Artists ‎– "Blorp Esette Volume One" (Los Angeles Free Music Society ‎– LAFMS#05) 1977

The Iconic compilation from the abstract world of the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS),complete with faux naive  artwork by none other than Don Van Vliet; that very over-rated painter formerly known as Captain Beefheart, the very under-rated musician.
All the usual combinations of LAFMS members are here,plus an exclusive track from none other than, no not Don Van Vliet, but The Residents, from during the height of their creative summer.
It may have been 1977,but you won't find any Punk Rock on here; having said that, you won't find any Punk Rock as Punk Rock as this either.The boundaries of the definition of music are stretched like the loose elastic of Meat Loafs sweaty underpants. So much so, that when The Residents track appears, they sound like Top Ten material......which of course they should have been?

Track Listing:

A1 - 'Intro' - Unknown Artist
A2 - 'Neil Schneck' - Dr Odd
A3 - 'Her Father's Love' - Electric Willy
A4 - 'Somebody Pooped In Their Pants' - Daniel Stewart
A5 - 'The Lubricated Braggarts Countdown' - Cheezit Ritz
A6 - '(LA(WEBSTER7)0)' - Reet/Craig
A7 - 'Excerpt from "I Smell Smoke" - Smegma
A8 - 'Oktaaves' - Mr. Foon
A9 - 'Whoopy Snorp' - The Residents
A10-'Half magic' - The Patients
A11-'Outro/Wolf Loop' - Unkown Artist

B1 - '2or 3 unclaimed Negros Corpses' - The Professor
B2 - 'Still Life' - D.K.,Reet Meate
B3 - 'Japanese Super Heroes' - Le Forté Four
B4 - 'The return Of The Pyramidal Oinksnovs' - Gods Of The Pits
B5 - 'Ya Gotta Geek The Geeker' - Smegma
B6 - 'HEA/AOS' - ACE=1,c/s-Helena Armand
B7 - 'Reet Solo Real Bass' - Ju Suk Reet Meate
B8 - 'Microphobia' - Mr. Foon's Bandaloon
B9 - 'Just Don't forget,Frank Is The Real Boss' - Frank Bedal

DOWNLOAD one blorp essette HERE!


pinkie said...

Ta very much - looking fwd to hearing this in the mornin' :)

ted mills said...

Wow! Heard of this back in 1987 when it was mentioned on Residue of the Residents...and here it is!!! Marvelous find!

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yeah,thats where I first heard of it(back in '83 for me). Volume two arrives tonight!

George Harold said...

Thanks for putting this up, looking forward to listening to it.

Anonymous said...

Hey how about some Musical Janeens? I already have them but it would be cool to introduce them to more people. I never understood why nobody seemed to like their album. Any rare stuff by them would be deeply appreciated too.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Never heard the Musical Janeens....except for the Musical Janeens on the Sheffield comp, "Bouquet of Barbed Wire",but i don't think they are the same band.Dutch are they not?

Anonymous said...


Thanks a lot. Hope you're recovering well.
Follow what the docs tell you, especially
it they reommend aural rehabilitation ...

Hey, is there a Volume Two of this?


Jonny Zchivago said...

Yep, volume two coming up tonight.

the saucer people said...

"Say blorp upside your head say blorp upside your head,
Say blorp upside your head say blorp upside your head
Pay attention now!"

can't thank you enough for this - I can see I am going to develop an unhealthy obsession for Smegma - 'Ya Gotta Geek The Geeker' - clearly a contender for best band name and song title wrapped into one - and my gods, you have already posted an entire album of their music that I missed last year in the form of Glamour Girl 1941 - great, that's my music for riding the bus to work on and disturbing the old lady/schoolgirl/office drone who has the misfortune to sit next to me because there's no seats left.

It really is incredible to think this came out in 1977, the Los Angeles Free Music Society were not just on another planet, but several dimensions away - just astounding.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Apparently Smegma were not from L.A.?...from memory,Portland Oregon;but nonetheless one of the finest from the very fine LAFMS family. Nearly everything this lot(LAFMS) released was inspired,out-there,and great. especially the compilations.I got another couple to post, "Blub Krad",and the Emergency Tape vol.1 and 2.
Most of these geezers are still very active today.

Mr Fab said...

Pardon me for being an annoying know-it-all, but Smegma were indeed from LA, later moving up to Oregon, contributing to the LAFMS from afar.
Alas, I missed it, but Smegma played a show recently here in LA with a number of other Free Music freaks. The LAFMSers play around town fairly frequently. Maybe now They're all retired geezers who finally have the free time to perform.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Bloody Know-it-alls!.....i could have done some research I suppose,but i couldn't be bothered; I stand amended.Very unprofessional, which is ok because i'm not a professional.And that is the whole point of this blog I suppose? Thanks for the info and for keeping me on my toes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This is such a good album... Some of it barely sounds like music, but it's held together by lots of personality. Whoopy Snorp is one of my favorite Residents tracks. Is it for sale today?

Anonymous said...

Also, is there a place where I can find more Mr. Foon tracks? I like all the ones here the one on vol. 2 is incredible.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes fine tune is Whoopy Snorp.....its on The Residue of the Residents which i think is still available?
As for Mr Foon, i doubt very much if there's any product available, beyond any cd versions of Blorp essette, which may have had some bonus tracks i think.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this!