April 8, 2011 Playlist

"In The Land Of Grey And Pink" by Caravan (1971)
Caravan  "In The Land Of Grey And Pink"  1971 (UK)
Caravan is one of the most central and quintessential of the so-called "Canterbury scene" of British prog bands in the early 1970's (the other big one being The Soft Machine), and this is their most popular album.  The "Canterbury" style is usually described as a mix of classical, jazz and psychedelic rock riffs with "whimsical and very English" singing, often displaying a surreal or goofy sense of humor.  In The Land Of Grey And Pink is all those things, in spades.  One side contains lovely, silly, adorable little tunes and the other is a 22 minute epic suite called "Nine Feet Underground."
Caravan's most high-profile video appearance seems to be this performance of the ridiculous yet unforgettable "Golf Girl", from Top Of The Pops.  Two contemporary British bands with eagerly awaited new albums coming out this year are Earthling Society and Cornershop.
(N) = New Release
(R) = Listener Request
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Frank Zappa (R) Cosmik Debris Apostrophe' 1974 USA
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention (with Johnny Guitar Watson & Captain Beefheart) (R) San Ber'dino
   / Andy
One Size Fits All 1975 USA
Hampton Grease Band Maria Music To Eat 1971 USA
The Dukes Of Stratosphear (XTC) My Love Explodes 25 O'Clock EP 1985 UK
Cream Pressed Rat & Warthog Wheels Of Fire 1968 UK
Caravan In The Land Of Grey And Pink In The Land Of Grey And Pink
1971 UK
Caravan Golf Girl In The Land Of Grey And Pink
1971 UK
Caravan Waterloo Lily Waterloo Lily 1972 UK
Caravan If I Could Do It All Over Again, I Would Do It All Over You If I Could Do It All Over Again, I Would Do It All Over You 1970 UK
Lunar Dunes Off World Beacon forthcoming album "Galaxsea" (N) 2011 (forthcoming on 4Zero) UK
Earthling Society Child Of The Harvest forthcoming album (N) 2011 (forthcoming on 4Zero) UK
featuring Bubbley Kaur
Supercomputed Cornershop And The Double-O Groove Of (N) 2011 (Ample Play) UK
Bruce Haack Lie Back Farad: The Electric Voice (N - reissue compilation) rec. 1978 (2010 Stones Throw) Canada
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 He Miss Road He Miss Road 1975 Nigeria
Maserati We Got The System To Fight The System Pyramid Of The Sun (N) 2010 (Temporary Residence) USA
Ringo Death Starr Never Drive Colour Trip (N) 2011 (Sonic Unyon) USA
My Bloody Valentine Only Shallow Loveless 1991 Ireland/UK
Yuck Rubber Yuck (N) 2011 (Fat Possum) UK
Sonic Youth Thème D’Alice Simon Werner A Disparu (N - original movie soundtrack) 2011 (SYR) USA
Old Black Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light I (N) 2011 (Southern Lord) USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Arc (excerpt) Arc 1991 Canada/USA
Chain & The Gang Music's Not For Everyone Music's Not For Everyone (N)
2011 (K Records) USA
Neil Young (with Levon Helm & Rick Danko) Revolution Blues On The Beach 1974 Canada
Bardo Pond Sleeping Bardo Pond (N) 2010 (Fire Records) USA
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