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Skeleton Crew
Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs]

Skeleton Crew: Learn to Talk and Country of Blinds [2 CDs] (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A timely reissue of two timeless classics. On the first CD it's just Fred Frith and Tom Cora, the legendary two man crew who somehow in real time, not with endless overdubs - managed to play all their own instruments (cello, bass, electric guitar, violin, casio) and sing - as well as, between them, constructing the drum parts dislocated into elements with each of them having bits of the kit. This made for some fantastic - and normally unplayable parts - most drummers having only one brain. No one sounded like Skeleton Crew, ever. Devious, complicated, brutally simple, always unexpected, turning on a dime, this was not just a pop band but a tocsin, a call to arms - and in a short recorded life it produced a catalogue of invention that is still breathtaking today. On the second album, the inspired addition of Zeena Parkins (keyboards, accordion, more drums, more vocals) led to some of the best music of the decade. The recording was rawer, more urgent, the songs standing out in sharp relief; every part essential. And yet - it's a puzzle almost impossible to unravel: how on earth did they ever evolve those dislocated parts and still make them fit so perfectly together? Did I mention the texts? So much to the point, so good. And where are the Skeleton Crews today when we really need them? Both CDs are here, in full, re-mastered by Fred and with 10 extra tracks each as good as anything on the official albums"-Recommended Records

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Frith, Fred
Cora, Tom
Parkins, Zeena
December 2005

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725901420

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR/FRO 08/9
Squidco Product Code: 5521

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Originally released in 1984 and 1986 on Rift Records.


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Tom Cora

Zeena Parkins

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