Sunday, 19 February 2017

Jackdaw With Crowbar - "The Peel Sessions:1987" (a Die Or DIY? compilation)

Jackdaw with Crowbar's two Peel Sessions only include one reggae number, which is a good thing.That leaves six tracks (they only manged 7 over two sessions!), of prime period,1987 vintage, Jackdaw.
Plenty of borderline sanity, Beefheart on speed loony tunes for the casual nutjob.
The songs that appeared on their 1988 "Hot Air" album are indeed inferior to the versions from these sessions, as always is the case.
However, on the whole, this is an increasingly rare bird whose glossy black plumage hides some genuinely unique and crazed music; the like of which is seldom seen this side of the late twentieth century.

Track Listing:

1 Iceberg(19-5-87)
2 Ignorant(19-5-87)
3 Turkey Shoot(19-5-87)
4 Amerillo(19-5-87)
5 Tightrope(04-10-87)
6 Stomach Pump(04-10-87)
7 Sailor Soul Survivor(04-10-87)

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pinkpressthreat said...

Thanks Jonny - astonishing stuff, same goes for the other releases of theirs you've put up so far. Amazing how so many bands managed to absolutely nail it on their Peel Sessions, often improving on the 'official' material. Cheers.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes a lot has to be said for having a short and strictly limited amount of time to record stuff. This leads to the 'first thought best thought' method of creation......too much thought leads to crap and sterile art.....without exception.