3/5/13

Alternative TV / Nikki Sudden / Jowe Head - The Tribute to Kevin Coyne fake EP (2007)



Another re-up allowing to salute in the same post 3 of my heroes: Nikki Sudden, Mark Perry and Kevin Coyne (let's add Jowe Head). Another of my mf deleted files I discovered I forgot to re-u on rs and nobody asked for. Sad actually. Except if everybody bought the album but I have doubts. So here it is again.  Can't realize this post was done exactly 2 years ago. Time is like wind and takes our lives away as straw sticks it's terrible.

Since I try to post all the Alternative TV rarities, it was unavoidable that I post the Mark Perry's cover of a very rare Kevin Coyne song called "Hello Judas". It's the occasion to talk about Kevin Coyne just to say that he's one of my fave artists since 1973 and that I'll someday post his singles discography for sure. Here, the ATV song is driven from a 22 + 2 song compilations called Whispers From The Offing (with an awfully unrelevant cover sleeve and many many weak versions of rather unknown singers, an exception for the splendid version of "Case History n°2" by Pascal Regis that I could have included in this fake EP but I was not sure he would agree). Cos' it seems that the musical heritage of Kevin Coyne is kept by his fans and family as a private treasure, see the recent text of his son who ask us not to illegally dl the scandalous reissue of the Kevin Coyne's Virgin back catalogue only in non remastered MP3 version. They should have refused to give their agreement to such a bastard way to consider music lovers as paying pigs. Esoteric is said to release it in solid form (CD) soon. It's better to wait and to dl it without giving your money to Virgin that will be encouraged otherwise to do the same with their other artists. You can buy the Whipers of the Offing if you want, it's not a Virgin product, and benefits go to a charity institution. But here I made an EP with the 3 artists that many of us sure appreciated the most in the whole bunch. If the Nikki Sudden rendition of "Marlene" is quite common and predictible, the Alternative TV and the Jower Head covers areof first quality. The cover sleeve was created with paintings from Kevin Coyne. I can't say I'm very receptive of this naïve art but who care.Sorry for the mistake on the History of Case History)



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for the kind words on my cover song.
More info on Kevin:
http://kevincoynepage.tk
I think Kevin's son request was about the recent CD reissues ('Marjory' and an amazing 4-cd Anthology, remastered and with bonus and all), not about the unremastered download only reissues which he had no power to approve or not.
As for the Whispers from the Offing cd, as you said it goes to charity and comes pretty cheap so I'd recommand buying it but well.
Thanks for keeping Kevin Coyne's name alive
Pascal Regis

dk said...

Sorry Pascal, but he was really talking about the unmastered download. For me Virgin are winning money on the back of one of their victim, that's all.
dk

Anonymous said...

It's all here: http://www.kevincoyne.de/News.htm
Newsletter January 2010 (from Eugene Coyne)
PR

dk said...

Yes. I can read. And that's exactly what I was saying. Visitors can judge by themselves below

Illegal Downloads

Finally, if you are hosting downloads of albums that are commercially available, please stop. [] Provided no money changes hands we have no objection to out-of-print recordings or live shows being traded or made available for download. But as far as commercially available recordings go, if we want EMI or anyone else to release more of my father’s music we have to demonstrate there is a demand. And we can’t do that if no one is prepared to pay for his work. Albums that are legally available for download include ‘Marjory Razor Blade’, ‘Blame It On The Night’, ‘Matching Head And Feet’, ‘In Living Black And White’, ‘Dynamite Daze’, ‘Millionaires And Teddy Bears’ and ‘Babble’.

His son is rather embarassed since he seems to contradict himself, first saying it's OK for available dl albums, then citing the commercially available one as the one we shouldn't post but buy. Now it's up to everyone to make his mind. Mine is done. Industry sucks. Hope Bandcamp will become the main way to buy music in the future.

Anonymous said...

hi-i used to have a single 'i'll go too' that hasn't been included on any collections that i've seen would love to hear it again if you come across it=came out around 77 and got a fair amount of airplay as it was pretty commercial sounding.
keef

dkelvin said...

"I'll Go It Too" is on Millionaires & Teddy Bears. You can hear it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBXOeiQTX30

Anonymous said...

hey that's great thanks for the help-never thought to check yt either.
keef