The Drum - Slapp Happy - Slapp Happy (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. Slapp Happy's first album is a pretty nondescript collection of rootsy psychedelia. Avant garde collaborations with Henry Cow were pretty far off at this point. This album closely resembles the more pastoral side of Amon Duul II combined with some of the Dead's or the Airplane's sloppy /5(4).
  2. Essentially a remake of the "Acnalbasac Noom" (also called "Slapp Happy or Slapp Happy") album with strings replacing Faust as the backup instrumentation. The material is still awesome and well-presented but it can't measure up to the original. Still worth checking out if you're a big fan.
  3. Like the first Slapp Happy album(s) (the history of their second album is too complicated to go into now--I recommend Acnalbasac Noom above the other options), Desperate Straights is primarily structured around the lyrics of Peter Blegvad, sung by the peerless Dagmar Krause, set to music by both Blegvad and Anthony Moore. Of course, since Henry /5(6).
  4. LP version. gram vinyl. Includes CD. Edition of Tapete present a reissue of Slapp Happy's Sort Of, originally released in Left-wing intellectual film critic Uwe Nettelbeck, who had good connections to Polydor, had set up his own studio in rural Wümme, disrupting the mainstream with pioneering sounds by the likes of Faust, inventively engineered by the "boffin's boffin", Kurt.
  5. Blegvad, Dagmar Krause and Anthony Moore work in a short song format, and understandably quirky and great things happen. Desperate Straights is something else, the first fusing of Henry Cow and Slapp Happy (who went on to make in Praise of Learning as well. This is a powerful album, musically sophisticated and quirky as all get-out/5(20).
  6. Sort Of () Just a Conversation Paradise Express I Got Evil Little Girl's World Tutankhamun Mono Plane Blue Flower I'm All Alone Who's Gonna Help Me Now? Small Hands of Stone Sort Of Heading for Kyoto Jumpin' Jonah bonus track on CD reissue Slapp Happy () Casablanca Moon Me and Parvati Half-Way There Michelangelo Dawn Mr. Rainbow The Secret A Little Something The Drum Haiku .
  7. The history of this album is a bit complicated. Originally titled Casablanca Moon, it was recorded for Polydor in , but scrapped when the group signed with Virgin; their first Virgin release was an entirely re-recorded version of the same material, although it was entitled Slapp Happy when released. To compound the confusion, the Virgin version was retitled Casablanca Moon when it was.
  8. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Slapp Happy - Slapp Happy at Discogs. Complete your Slapp Happy collection.

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