[TypicalGirls] Scritti Politti

Alan Korn aakorn at igc.org
Sun Nov 12 19:08:49 EST 2006


I'd strongly recommend Scritti Polliti as well.  I caught them about 
a week ago in SF and they were much better than I had expected.  I 
agree with Daniel's that Green seems to be getting in touch with his 
inner-Robert Wyatt.

- Alan

At 12:41 PM 11/12/2006, Lani Smith wrote:

>Scritti Politti are playing in Boston tonight, but a friend convinced me
>to go see Wreckless Eric playing in someone's livingroom in Somerville(!).
>There's been another livingroom show added tomorrow night with Amy Rigby.
>If anyone's interested I can get you more info.
>- Lani
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Daniel Selzer <danselzer at yahoo.com>
>To: "Typical Girls: Women in Punk/Post-Punk/Underground Music (Circa
>1975-1980s)" <typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 11:34:23 -0800 (PST)
>Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] 4. Re: Rough Trade launch digital store
>(mike at appelstein.com)
>
> > all those early rough trade releases definitely
> > reverted to the artists...or to whatever company
> > bought them. I spent a lot of time hunting stuff down
> > in an effort to put out a cool expanded CD of Wanna
> > Buy A Bridge, as I mentioned here previously. I
> > should've stuck to my rule of not talking up potential
> > projects because it looks like we may not be able to
> > go through with it. 2 of the songs are owned by major
> > labels who are expensive to deal with, while 1 song,
> > We Are All Prostitutes, has been absolutely denied for
> > licensing. And dealing with a compilation where you
> > have to split royalties so many ways, especially with
> > the "best rate" as defined by the major labels, it all
> > comes out to us losing a great deal of money.
> >
> > On the flipside, we are working on a series of digital
> > only releases, and I plan to stop releasing CDs
> > alltogether in the near future. It's a whole debate,
> > but I can assure you as someone who is a total vinyl
> > fetishist, someone who completely adores record
> > packaging artwork, I'm the last person who'd say it's
> > time to kill the physical manufacturing of musical
> > media, however after thinking long and hard, I think
> > it's the smart way to go and it's the future.
> > Personally, I buy the occasional CD, rip it into my
> > computer, listen to it on my computer, stream it to my
> > stereo via a Squeezebox, and listen on my iPod. More
> > and more young people are only experiencing music
> > digitally, online sales are increasing
> > exponentially...there's an exciting future in all
> > this, perhaps. Anthology Recordings in NY
> > http://www.anthologyrecordings.com/ has become the
> > first digital ONLY reissue label and well, I plan on
> > following in those footsteps but in a completely
> > different manner. You'll have to wait a few months to
> > see what I mean though.
> >
> > As far as the research I did regarding Wanna Buy a
> > Bridge, I'll be contacting everyone this week to let
> > them know, and with several of the artists, maybe
> > hoping to work something else out, as of course I
> > agree, there's still so much wonderful music to make
> > available.
> >
> > And speaking of Scritti Politti, I hadn't heard the
> > new album, and missed their show friday night in NY
> > because I'm just that lazy these days, didn't even
> > catch the Slits. Then saturday got an email that they
> > were performing for free at a record store in
> > Williamsburg, and since my girlfriend and I were
> > planning on driving down there late afternoon for some
> > shopping and dinner, I figured why not stop by. The
> > little cafe they performed at was packed, Green was
> > charming and funny, and they sounded wonderful. Only
> > stuck around for a bit but picked up the new CD on the
> > way out and have enjoyed it in the car this morning. I
> > feel like he's reached some sort of Robert Wyatt level
> > of diy art-pop music. Really wonderful stuff, and to
> > think we saw the show in such a space, I always love
> > that.
> >
> > -dan selzer
> > acute records
> > nyhappenings
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