24 March 2018

VARIOUS ARTISTS GOLDFISH 2018 (3LP+7” Fruits de Mer Records)



Well, my beloved friend Keith, first of all, let’s start with this. Fruits de Mer Records motto is: “it’s as if the last 40 years never happened”. Since you’re (and we’re) celebrating 10 years of FdM Records, I believe you’ll have to change it into “it’s as if the last 50 years never happened”. Right?

As you have already guessed this is a compilation (3LP +7”) celebrating 10 years of psychedelia, progressive rock, acid-folk, krautrock, space-rock and all these musical ‘underground’ genres that paraded through the numerous bands that supported Keith’s dream. This remarkable triple vinyl set could also be a helpful ‘starter’ for the uninitiated out there, if there’s still any, because, after 10 years of continuing LP + 7inch feeding the suspicious minds, every picked-up stone of the underground should have the name ‘Fruits de Mer’ written on it! 3 LPs, 6 sides, 1 7inch, 30 songs praise the glorious obscured underground of the last 50 years (50, right Keith?) From Vibravoid and The Pretty Things to Sendelica and The Chemistry Set! From Tor Peders and Cranium Pie to Nick Nicely and Tir Na Nog! Anyone for a threesome? Count me in! (TLM)  



Label: Fruits de Mer Records

Format: 3LP+ 7”, Album, Vinyl, 7inch, triple-gatefold sleeve

Released: late April 2018 



Goldfish (3LP)

Side one
Tor Peders – Theme One (Martin) from Tor Peders ‘Brev Fran Ederstorp’ LP+7″ winkle 17
Sendelica – Venus In Furs (Reed) from Sendelica ‘A Nice Pear’ 7″ crustacean 13
Us and Them – Willow’s Song (Giovanni) from Us and Them 7″ ‘Summerisle’ 7″ crustacean 20
Stay – 2,000 Light Years From Home (Jagger/Richards) from the Stay 7″ crustacean 3
Tir na nOg – I Pick Up Birds At Funerals (O’Kelly) from Tir na nOg ‘I Have known Love’ 7″ crustacean 49
Side two
The Chemistry Set – Come Kiss Me, Vibrate and Smile (McLean) from the Chemistry Set 7″ winkle 8
Hills Have Riffs – Down By The River (McCarthy) from the ‘Keep Off The Grass’ double LP crustacean 21
White Sails – Fluff (Iommi) from the White Sails 7″ winkle 11
Soft Hearted Scientists – Caterpillar Song (Soft Hearted Scientists) from ‘Whatever Happened To The Soft Hearted Scientists’ double LP+7″ crustacean 38
Side three
Vibravoid – Eye Shaking King (Karrer/Rogner) from Vibravoid ‘Krautrock Sensation’ 7″ crustacean 7 (previously unreleased, extended mix)
Claudio Cataldi – Here She Comes Now (Reed/Cale/Morrison) from Claudio Cataldi ‘Here She Comes Now’ 7″ winkle 22
King Penguin – She Don’t Care About Time (Clark) from the ‘7 and 7 is’ box-set crustacean 51-57
Beautify Junkyards – From The Morning (Drake) from the Beautify Junkyards 7″ crustacean 30
nick nicely – Hilly Fields – The Mourning (nicely) from nick nicely ‘Hilly Fields’ 7″ crustacean 27
Side four
Blue Zeta Giant Puppies – Journey Of The Sorcerer (Leadon) from ‘The Fruits de Mer Records Guide To The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy’ 7″+CD crustacean 74
Cranium Pie – Baby You’re A Rich Man (Lennon/McCartney) from the Cranium Pie 7″ crustacean 8
Crystal Jacqueline – Cousin Jane (Page/Matthews) from the Crystal Jacqueline 7″ crustacean 39
Mark McDowell – Girls Of Belvoir (McDowell) from the Regal Crabomophone Annual 2014 7″ winkle 13
The Pretty Things – Helter Skelter (Lennon/McCartney) from ‘The White EP’ (double 7″) crustacean 33
Side five
The Honey Pot – Dr. Crippen’s Waiting Room (Crowley/Greeley) from The Honey Pot ‘Ascending Scales’ double LP winkle 25
Permanent Clear Light – Wherewithal (Ward) from the FdM 2011 Annual 7″ crustacean 16
Frobisher Neck – Isi (Dinger/Rother) from ‘Roqueting Through Space’ (LP+7″) crustacean 13
Kris Gietkowski – I Will Be Absorbed (Brooks/Campbell/Stewart) from Kris Gietkowski ‘Music from Egg’s first LP’ LP strange fish eight
Jack Ellister – The Man With The Biochopper (Ellister) from the Jack Ellister 7″ winkle 6
Side six
Sidewalk Society – Strange Roads (King/King) from Sidewalk Society ‘Strange Roads’ LP crustacean 81
Astralasia – The Desert (Boulton/Swordfish) from Astralasia ‘Wind On Water’ LP+7″ winkle 17
Superfjord – A Love Supreme (Coltrane) from the ‘Coltrane’ 7″ crustacean 59
Schizo Fun Addict – Ogdens Nut Gone Flake (Marriott/Lane/McLagan/Jones) from the Schizo Fun Addict 7″ crustacean 1 (flake mix – previously unreleased)

Little Goldfish (Bonus 7″)
A. Saturn’s Ambush – White Horses (Carr/Nisbet) from the ‘Do Not Adjust Your Set’ 7″ crustacean 22
AA. Johnny Vines – Waterfall (Hess/Panka/Nadolny/Krantz) from the ‘Head Music’ double LP crustacean 26




UK customers buy the Album directly through FdM Records:


UK and the rest of the world buy it through Heyday Mailorder:


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