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    Just got the rather marvellous Instro Hipsters vol 5 compilation and there's a track called 'Land Of The Magic Wizard' by Electric Frankenstein which is a bit good.

    Unfortunately, Past and Present seem to have ditched the idea of putting composer/label credits on their inlay cards, just giving the bare minimum of info (v. annoying, chaps - do sort it out for vol 6&#33, so does anyone know from whence this track came?

    Any info on the other tracks would also be appreciated!

  • #2
    italian 'electric frankenstein' did one lp in 75 called 'what me worry?'. its a comedy side project from the fuzzy gitarist from 'area' . i personally think its a bit like 'power of zues' vs 'vampires of dartmoor'
    its also got a picture of herman munster on the front with a random insert of the zacharia 'rock opera' sleeve above his head... weird. pretty rare on a cramps vinyl. but you can get a cd.
    word up.
    what the hell is Instro Hipsters though.
    kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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    • #3
      Thanks for that - 'Instro Hipsters' is a series of compilations done by the Past & Present label, that basically round up a load of nice instrumental tracks from various obscure 45s, library LPs etc. Probably highly illegally too.

      The Electric Frankenstein might well be the one you're referring to - unforunately there seems to be a couple of bands of that name, so it's a bit confusing! The one I'm interested in has a lot of moog and sound effects on it, if that helps.

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      • #4
        A damn fine compilation series. Can't remember the name of the label could be 'Past and Present' but i 'aint sure, they do nice comps of psych stuff as well, the 'Fading Yellow' (or something) series i think.
        derelicts of dialect

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        • #5
          Oops!, sorry Si, you beat me to it.
          derelicts of dialect

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          • #6
            What's the 'Fading Yellow' stuff like then? I do like their 'We Can Fly' series, just a shame about the godawful sound quality, and the dubious legality! (Are they a legit label? I've never been able to get a definitive answer.)

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            • #7
              it IS the one youre talking about.
              that's why i posted.
              kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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              • #8
                Very nice as it happens, i got the first one, all soft psych kind of stuff very gentle whimsical English stuff, there's a few Mike Batt tracks on there that are actually faily good. Can't remember what elso though, i'll have to dig it out, but i can reccomend 'em.
                derelicts of dialect

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                • #9
                  Dunno about the legality of the label, they have a website and their stuff has been reviewed in a few record collecting type magazines, so i wouldn't have thought that they would review 'dodgy' product, but i could be wrong.
                  derelicts of dialect

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] (DOKO*ENO @ June 26 2004,19:55)]it IS the one youre talking about.
                    that's why i posted.
                    Oops - sorry guv, misread the post the first time! Too quick on the 'reply' button, that's my trouble.

                    Ta very much - I'll look out for it.  

                    I'll have a look for those Fading Yellow ones too.

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                    • #11
                      whats the website address for "past and present" records?
                      God bless Fatso.

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                      • #12
                        it used to be at www.megaworld.co.uk/past, but this seems to have gone.

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                        • #13
                          thar she blows, MR.Thames.
                          kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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                          • #14
                            I've got the shiny 5" of instro hipsters vol 2 - didn't know there were so many more. What are the vinyl presisngs like - other than a bitch for postage as compared with CD?
                            Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

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                            • #15
                              ETK???
                              have you seen the 'terrayama' film 'emperor tomato ketchup' that you're named after.
                              tenjo sajiki projects are always rife for jap psych (and Edan samples) check this out for dope-on-plastic.

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                              kraut rock ist nicht tot!
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