Drum Beat For Baby - Weekend - La Varieté (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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Ended: 09 Jul, BST. Sellers declare the item's customs value and must comply with customs declaration laws. Again this is the kind of wet student music that Cherry Red specialised in at this time; the Pillows and Prayers crowd.

Having said that, being an oficionado of Easy listening, I like it! That's all I have to say! Or something. I found an older version of this CD maybe 15 years ago in a bargain bin, where I saw it languish for weeks before I decided to give it a try. I guess no one else knew what to make of it either. It became one of my favorite CDs. She sings in a small, quiet, breathy, sometimes smoky voice that another reviewer compares to Astrud Gilberto "The Girl from Ipanema" , with a bit of a British accent.

Sometimes she, and some of the songs and noises, sound like Young Marble Giants, and sometimes they also remind me of early His Name Is Alive unfortunately, a reference not much less obscure than this music--check them out!

She plays bass. Guest musicians add the above-mentioned brass, drums and percussion. The music has a curiously discrete energy; even with occasional blaring brass and free brass solos, Latin percussion, whistles, it's all contained within a relaxed, casual, slightly spacey frame.

Sometimes there's a driving groove. There are some darker pieces the ones that sound most like early His Name Is Alive, though not nearly as dark on the whole. It always sounds fresh. There have been several releases of this album on CD, with different tracks. This one isn't the fullest, but if you find it at a good price it might be worth getting. You don't have to be into lounge music or alternative or the even more precise categories others have placed it in to enjoy this, but if you are, you'll probably want to give it a try.

These folks were ahead of their time, and the music has held up very well for me. Sometimes she, and some of the songs and noises, sound like Young Marble Giants, and they also sometimes remind me of early His Name Is Alive unfortunately, a reference not much less obscure than this music--check them out! This latest one is the fullest, including everything from the original LP plus a bunch of bonus tracks.

You don't have to be into lounge music or alternative to enjoy this, but if you are, you'll probably want to give it a try.

La Varieté is an impressive achievement, but is too stylistically diverse to make much sense, and at times the individual tracks seem like genre exercises. It's a bad sign that "Drum Beat for Baby," a deliberate stylistic throwback, is the strongest cut on the album.9/.

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  1. Jan 12,  · View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of La Varieté on Discogs. Label: Rough Trade - ROUGH 39 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Lounge, Pop Rock/5(53).
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of La Varieté on Discogs. Label: Rough Trade - RTL • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock, Pop • 3/5(1).
  3. Jan 12,  · referencing La Varieté, LP, Album, ROUGH 39, VR This release with page booklet in color with drawings en lyrics in my collection Reply Notify me Helpful/5().
  4. La varieté, an Album by Weekend. Released in November on Rough Trade (catalog no. Rough 39; Vinyl LP). Genres: Indie Pop, Sophisti-Pop. Featured peformers: Alison Statton (vocals, bass), Simon Booth (guitar), Spike (guitar, viola, string arrangements), Dawson Miller (percussion), Roy Dodds (drums), Dave Harwood (double bass, violin, string arrangements), Larry Stabbins (tenor saxophone /5(18).
  5. La Varieté, an Album by Weekend. Released in (catalog no. UK Rough LCD 39; CD). Genres: Indie Pop, Twee Pop/5(2).
  6. WEEKEND La Variete ( UK Rough Trade track LP, much overlooked album that ploughs a similar furrow to early EBTG, featuring the vocal talents of Alison Statton [Young Marble Giants], includes Drum Beat For Baby and The End Of The Affair picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played ROUGH39).
  7. La varieté, an Album by Weekend. Released in on Rough Trade (catalog no. ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Indie Pop, Twee Pop.
  8. Weekend was a band formed by Alison Statton following the split of Young Marble Giants in The band was actually a merger between two projects. Statton began writing with Spike of Z Block Records and Reptile Ranch in Cardiff, Wales in the summer of before moving to London where she teamed up with Simon Emmerson (at that time using the name Simon Booth) of Methodishca Tune.

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