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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 09:50

OK. It's good. Phew.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2021, 09:51

Rorschach wrote:Of course!
I don't suppose Sir Henry at Rawlinson's End counts?


It should.

In the meantime, two among many from degenerate beatnik poets



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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 10:02

Rayge wrote:
Rorschach wrote:Of course!
I don't suppose Sir Henry at Rawlinson's End counts?


It should.


It's a spoken word album rather than a track though. Depends how liberal you want to be with your classifications.
Anyway, it's been mentioned and commented on and that'll do me.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 10:03

There's a hell of a lot more of this sort of stuff than I originally thought.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby C » 17 Mar 2021, 11:47

Charlie O. wrote:^ Ginger had another "protest recitation" on the Masters Of Reality album he did - about how Americans can't make a proper cup of tea.

Personally, I prefer this:




They are both splendidly robust Chas.

Peter has the perfect voice for this sort of thing



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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2021, 13:02

And how could I forget this?. Patti performing her poem with backing by Richard Sohl and Tom Verlaine

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 13:56

Rayge wrote:And how could I forget this?. Patti performing her poem with backing by Richard Sohl and Tom Verlaine



She did a couple of albums with Kevin Shields as well. I haven't heard them because I've never got Loveless and I don't really like Patti Smith. Don't you find her a bit sneery?
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Postby Rayge » 17 Mar 2021, 14:30

Rorschach wrote:She did a couple of albums with Kevin Shields as well. I haven't heard them because I've never got Loveless and I don't really like Patti Smith. Don't you find her a bit sneery?

Oh, not at all. Quite the opposite in fact, athough a New Jersey accent doesn't help :) . I don't really see her as a singer, but as an ecstatic poet in the NYC Beat/Romantic tradition, and she adapts her voice - sometimes singing, sometimes talking, often incantation, and all three in the same track - to the material: she can croon quite sweetly, but doesn't do it often. I know there's plenty don't like her, but I don't judge her musically, but as a writer and performer of sometimes shamanic intensity.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Rorschach » 17 Mar 2021, 14:46

Rayge wrote: I don't judge her musically, but as a writer and performer of sometimes shamanic intensity.


Fair enough. I've always found her a bit up her own fundament. I really went off her when she got religion. Not because she got religion per se, but the way she was certain she's been singled out by god for a lesson.

Mind you, if I were God, I might have pushed her off the stage as well, so she may have had a point.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby trans-chigley express » 18 Mar 2021, 04:40

I'm not a huge fan but Laurie Anderson's O Superman works pretty well.


Roy Harper's The Lord's Prayer starts off as spoken word before the main song fades in and is much more my thing.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2021, 06:47

Laurie Anderson is a good call.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Jimbly » 18 Mar 2021, 08:17

Futurist Manifesto - Be Bop Deluxe
A Dream Within A Dream - Propaganda
A Blessing - Jackie Leven
Leven set many poems to music over his albums, usually within songs rather than fully spoken.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2021, 09:09

Jimbly wrote:Leven set many poems to music over his albums, usually within songs rather than fully spoken.


That's the best way, I think.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Charlie O. » 18 Mar 2021, 09:15

For Googa...





Charles Lloyd with Mike Love
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby never/ever » 18 Mar 2021, 09:48

Poetry or letters....this man was a grand master of both.



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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Mar 2021, 09:51

Charlie O. wrote:For Googa...





Charles Lloyd with Mike Love


Thank you, Charlie O...! Never knew about that one! Hope it's on CD.
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Re: Best spoken word tracks

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 18 Mar 2021, 10:40

That ‘Sunscreen’ one
Give a shit or be a shit.

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

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Re: Best spoken word tracks

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