September 26, 2007 Playlist

"The Rotter's Club" by Hatfield & The North (1975)
Hatfield & The North  "The Rotter's Club"  1975 (UK)
Hatfield & The North (named for a highway exit sign near London) was a distinctive progressive rock supergroup which included former and current members of such Canterbury scene luminaries as Caravan, Matching Mole, Egg and Gong.  Their amalgamation of jazz and classical sounds in a rock context bears more than a little debt to Frank Zappa's pioneering work in the sixties, but is delivered by H&N in a uniquely British style.  The group's original run only produced two albums, their self-titled debut and this, their second and final studio album.  At least two more CD's of archival and live material have been released this century, and the group reunited for touring in 2005 which continued until drummer Pip Pyle passed away in August of 2006.  
Live clip from the 1970's - progadelic!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
The Stark Reality Thirty Days Hath September Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop
(Now CD reissue)
1970 USA
John Coltrane Part One: Acknowledgement A Love Supreme 1965 USA
Hatfield & The North Mumps
   I.  Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut (Quiet)
   II.  Lumps
   III. Prenut
   IV. Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut (Loud)
The Rotter's Club
1975 UK
Qui (David Yow) Willie The Pimp (Frank Zappa) Love's Miracle (N) 2007 (Ipecac) USA
Scratch Acid (David Yow) She Said Scratch Acid EP
(The Greatest Gift CD compilation)
1984 USA
The Jesus Lizard (David Yow) Gladiator Liar 1992 USA
DMBQ Nowhere The Essential Sounds From The Far East
2005 Japan
High Rise Psychedelic Speed Freaks Psychedelic Speed Freaks
1984 Japan
Metallica The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All 1983 USA
Diamond Head The Prince Lightning To The Nations 1980 UK
Judas Priest Metal Meltdown Painkiller 1990 UK
Van Halen On Fire Van Halen 1978 USA
Led Zeppelin How Many More Times Led Zeppelin 1969 UK
"The Mustang" Haight Ashbury Time Organ Freakout:  A Happening With The Mustang c. 1968 USA
The Association I Am Up For Europe The Association 1969 USA
The Association Broccoli The Association 1969 USA
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Buddha Get Your Rocks Off 1973 UK
Gil Evans General Assembly Gil Evans 1970 USA
Pacific Gas & Electric The PG&E Suite
   I.   The Young Rabbits
   II.  Constitutional Strand
   III. Fat Tom
   IV. Boy Wonder
Pacific Gas & Electric 1969 USA
Madvillain (Madlib & MF Doom) America's Most Blunted Madvillainy 2004 USA
Cypress Hill Hits From The Bong Black Sunday 1993 USA
Gang Starr Take Two And Pass Daily Operation 1992 USA
Yo Yo Pass It On You Better Ask Somebody 1993 USA
The Pharcyde Pack The Pipe Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 1992 USA
De La Soul Fanatic Of The B-Word De La Soul Is Dead 1991 USA
John Coltrane Dahomey Dance Olé Coltrane 1962 USA
John Coltrane Mr. Syms Coltrane Plays The Blues 1962 USA
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