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 VIVIAN STANSHALL - MEN OPENING UMBRELLAS AHEAD
Vivian Stanshall
 HRKCD 8336

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Unavailable since the mid 1970's this special limited edition CD features all the tracks on the original and much sought-after LP plus further bonus tracks from the same sessions.

Nigerian coffee tables are not the first instrument that comes to mind when thinking percussion, but they feature large in this inescapably delirious celebration of Dadaism in music.
Brought lovingly up to date with sympathetic and insightful notes by Dutch musician Freek Kinkelaar, this is a real treat and celebration for all lovers of Viv!

 

 

Track Listing
1. AFOJU TI OLE RIRAN
2. TRUCK-TRACK
3. YELP, BELLOW, RASP ET CETERA
4. PRONG
5. REDEYE
6. HOW THE ZEBRA GOT HIS SPOTS
7. DWARF SUCCULENTS
8. BOUT OF SOBRIETY
9. PRONG & TOOTS GO STEADY
10. STRANGE TONGUES
11. BABA TUNDE*
12. LAKONGA*
*Bonus Tracks
Vivian Stanshall: vocals/recorder/euphonium/ukulele/Chelonian pipes “Bubs” White: electric guitar Steve Winwood: bass guitar/organ Caspar Lawal: talking drum/congas/xylophone/& kit drums onZebraNeil Innes: Piano/slide guitar/&organ on 'Zebra',
Jim Capaldi
: kit drums/lesser log Deryk Quinn: kebasa/ Nigerian coffee tables/greater log Ric Creech: violin ‘Reebop’ Kwaku Baah: congas onProng & TootsLadies’ Voices: Doris Troy, Madeleine Bell and Barry St. John. Male Yoruba Chorus: Ayus Apé, Cani, Caspar Lawal. All muck written and arranged by V.S. except ‘Afoju Ti Ole Riran’, ‘Baba Tunde’ and ‘Lakonga’ written jointly with Caspar Lawal. Recorded at: The Manor, The Workshop, Trident and Apple Studios. Made by: John Darnley & Vivian Stanshall Completed: April, 1974.