A little disc in a box...

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A little disc in a box...

Postby Ally Craig » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:13

A little disc in a box...
...and the whole world cringes

A Cardiacs anthology for your compulsory delectation

Stone Age
01. A Little Man and a House
02. Arnald
03. To Go Off And Things (live 1986)
04. Stoneage Dinosaurs
05. R.E.S.
06. Mare's Nest
07. Blind in Safety and Leafy in Love
08. Two Bites of Cherry
09. In a City Lining
10. Big Ship
11. Is This The Life (live 1990)

Iron Age
12. Eden on the Air
13. Day Is Gone
14. Dog-Like Sparky
15. Wind and Rains is Cold
16. Flap Off You Beak
17. Odd Even
18. A Horse's Tail
19. Ain’t He Messy Though



In an attempt to convert a friend who is willing to enjoy Cardiacs but currently doesn't "get" them, I have compiled this... compilation. I know trying to distill Cardiacs into a handy mix is somewhat futile, especially when trying to consider the tastes of a specific recipient, but I think I've planned a quite satisfactory CD here. I've divided it into the '80s "big" band stuff and the '90s quartet work, and I plan to insert Cardiacs chimes throughout the CD to brainwash my friend. I still don't know what to call it, "A little disc in a box" is still a working title. Anyway, if anyone else has made similar efforts, feel free to share your tracklistings, and also feel free to bitch at me for missing out your favourite song. I've missed out some of my favourites too!

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Postby dane bramage » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:20

Bless you! You've included my fave "Blind In Safety..." :D

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Postby brother abnego » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:23

...wot no 'Clammy Lammy'?

...that's poptastic, that one...

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Postby schlep » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:37

That's a pretty nice mix, your friend is lucky to have that!
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Postby Gubbins » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:40

I'm convinced you can convert anyone with Dirty Boy. How can you not be moved by it?!?!?! If you're soulless, that's how.

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Postby schlep » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:45

I don't know - the monolithic length and complexity of 'Dirty Boy' make it sort of bewildering to hear the first time or two. It's like a train coming through your living room!
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Postby Gubbins » Thu Jan 25, 2007 22:47

But it's that overpowering... POWER that gets you I find. It's just so relentless! It actually gets more and more epic with every single chord. How, I do not know.

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Re: A little disc in a box...

Postby whippersnapper » Thu Jan 25, 2007 23:23

Allycraig, my compliments for the great title. And I love the Stone Age and Iron Age idea! That's a real nice concept! That alone would make such a box worth spending money on...

When I introduced my brother to Cardiacs I made him a nice compilation and I called it "Cardiacs - The Fiery Gun Bunch"

PS: Oh and I like the songs too, nice that you put some good live ones on there...

AllyCraig wrote:A little disc in a box...
...and the whole world cringes

A Cardiacs anthology for your compulsory delectation

Stone Age
01. A Little Man and a House
02. Arnald
03. To Go Off And Things (live 1986)
04. Stoneage Dinosaurs
05. R.E.S.
06. Mare's Nest
07. Blind in Safety and Leafy in Love
08. Two Bites of Cherry
09. In a City Lining
10. Big Ship
11. Is This The Life (live 1990)

Iron Age
12. Eden on the Air
13. Day Is Gone
14. Dog-Like Sparky
15. Wind and Rains is Cold
16. Flap Off You Beak
17. Odd Even
18. A Horse's Tail
19. Ain’t He Messy Though



In an attempt to convert a friend who is willing to enjoy Cardiacs but currently doesn't "get" them, I have compiled this... compilation. I know trying to distill Cardiacs into a handy mix is somewhat futile, especially when trying to consider the tastes of a specific recipient, but I think I've planned a quite satisfactory CD here. I've divided it into the '80s "big" band stuff and the '90s quartet work, and I plan to insert Cardiacs chimes throughout the CD to brainwash my friend. I still don't know what to call it, "A little disc in a box" is still a working title. Anyway, if anyone else has made similar efforts, feel free to share your tracklistings, and also feel free to bitch at me for missing out your favourite song. I've missed out some of my favourites too!

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Postby Batesy » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:23

Nice compilation - I like the chimes idea too, even if it is a little sinister of you!

I always think 'Signs' and 'Day is Gone' make decent ice-breakers. I put this together for my girlfriend's iPod thing - with her consent as well - a personal triumph, I feel. It's got some Spratleys, Sea Nymphs and Drake on there too and clocks in 1 hour almost on the button.

Big Ship
Day is Gone
Ivy Dun
Baby Heart Dirt
Signs
Fanny
Appealing to Venus
In a City Lining
Buds and Spawn
Vine
Sleep All Eyes Open
Is This the Life
Dirty Boy
Freedom & Love

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Postby Made Of Worms » Fri Jan 26, 2007 18:06

I just done gone and made a compilation for the guitarist in the folk band I just joined (hahaha yes, you heard, well it's a poppy sort of folk and of course I immediately thrust the Shrubbies CD into the hands of the main protagonists). He's the young, over-widdly, doesn't know when to shut up, plank spanking type, so I put a lot of Fiery Clinks Amen stuff up front, and ran the whole thing in reverse chronological order, so it's called Cardiacs 2007-1977.

Shame I didn't think of the chimes, I had 22 seconds left on the CD. Think I'll re-burn it for him just to add the chimes :roll:.

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Postby Batesy » Fri Jan 26, 2007 18:11

Fiery Clinks Amen


Excellent - that's the title sorted!

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Postby Gubbins » Fri Jan 26, 2007 18:21

Made Of Worms wrote:He's the young, over-widdly, doesn't know when to shut up, plank spanking type


When will people learn there is a difference between being a musician and being able to play an instrument. :roll:

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Postby Made Of Worms » Fri Jan 26, 2007 18:40

Oh he's alright, you know, the value of silence is kinda the last lesson a musician has to learn in my book. I still forget quite easily, especially when using rehearsals to work out which little bits'n'fills fit the song.


Anyway no true compilation is possible without any ALMAAHATWWW tracks. Hear my cry in the Pond.

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Postby brother abnego » Fri Jan 26, 2007 18:45

Made Of Worms wrote:Hear my cry in the Pond.


...your cry has not fallen upon deaf ears...

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Postby schlep » Sat Jan 27, 2007 20:23

Gubbinz wrote:But it's that overpowering... POWER that gets you I find. It's just so relentless! It actually gets more and more epic with every single chord. How, I do not know.

re: Dirty Boy
It seems to spiral up and up, like the MC Escher ever-ascending circular waterfall!
Similar illusion to the end bit of 'Loosefish Scapegrace' - the eight-note figure that seems to keep going up, like a Mobius Strip made of octaves.

(no I'm not stoned, as it happens! Never touch the stuff!)(anymore)
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I meant to say to you today

A day goes by I try thats why

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