Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Kevin Harrison ‎– "Inscrutably Obvious" (Cherry Red ‎– BRED 16) 1981

Cherry Red seemed intent on signing up everyone in Nuneaton.So, Kevin Harrison got his chance to foist his revamped version of his "Earth2" cassette from 1980 on the public,and called it "Inscrutably Obvious".
It's a very krautrocky, minimalist electronic offering, which reminds one of fellow Coventry area electronicists "Sea Of Wires", and of proto-house cosmic guitar legend,kraut, Manuel Gottsching's mid-seventies albums,or Achim Reichel; with a large splash of Frippertronics.


A1 The Cantonese Detective Agency
A2 Some Aspect Of Music
A3 All Night Long
A4 Wooden Heartthrob Of Peking
A5 Chase The Dragon
A6 The Word
A7 Cyclotron
A8 Water
A9 Take It Away
B1 Flicker
B2 Stretch / 1
B3 Stretch / 2
B4 Horizontal / Diagonal (Live At Nags Head Nuneaton)
B5 M0903A
B6 Melodica Melodica
B7 People In Space
B8 Free-Float


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog..its reliably good stuff, thanks for your hard work.
Unfortunately I'm over 60 and from Coventry, - Kevin Harrison was/is from Cov not Nuneaton.
Its not really important, apart from perhaps to those born in the two places.
To Coventrians, Nuneaton (& nearby Bedworth more so..) was a brutal wasteland, their accents were gutteral & impenetrable, in 1980 it was an NF stronghold compared with Covs' emerging anti-fascist cross-community unity.. - Nuneaton was a dark, feudal trap that was never entered into out of choice.
Bedworth was Nuneaton magnified.
Im reasonably sure that Kevin Harrison lived around Mount St, in the Earlsdon area of Cov.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Its these local rivalries that make for a fertile scene. Think i only drove through Nuneaton once. Didn't Larry Grayson live there?....Ooooh What a gray day! Cov's right on politics and enforced jollity rather put me off.Bloody hated Two Tone. Liked The Flys however, rather overlooked group.
Kevin Harrison sounded like he was from Nuneaton thats good enough for me whatever the truth.
Thanks for the insightful local info,much appreciated.