Notes and Editorial Reviews
1. World Looks Red
2. Shaking Hell
3. Clay Man
6. Hiding Your Present from You
7. All-Boy All-Girl
8. His Master's Voice (Opening)
9. Guitar Trio (1977)
10. Crowds and Power
Personnel: Thurston Moore (vocals, guitar); Arthur Russell (vocals, cello, electronics); Jill Kroesen, Michael Gira (vocals); Tim Schellenbaum (guitar, violin); Sue Hanel, Joe Dizney, Kim Gordon, Nina Canal, Rhys Chatham (guitar); Fritz Van Orden, Kurt Hoffman, Phillip Johnston (saxophone); Lesli Dalaba (trumpet); David Sacks, Jim Staley (trombone); David Linton, Chuck Wood, James Sclavunos, Jonathan Kane, Bobby
Previte, Charles K. Noyes (drums); Al Diaz, Roli Mosimann (percussion); Christian Marclay (turntables).
'Amplified: New Music Meets Rock, 1981-1986' is the third release in a series of CDs compiled from The Kitchen's archive that documents historic concert recordings at The Kitchen from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. While the first two releases, 'New Music, New York 1979' and 'Steve Reich and Musicians, Live 1977' focused on major figures of new and experimental music from The Kitchen's first decade, 'Amplified' moves into the early 1980s, representing a vocabulary that emerged from the avant-garde, minimalist, and No New York scenes in the 1960s and 1970s in New York City. Highlights from the CD include the layered guitars of Rhys Chatham's works; classical cello played through electronic pedals by Arthur Russell; a Christian Marclay piece created with multiple turntables 'prepared' with his 'To and Fro-nograph'; one of the earliest Sonic Youth concert recordings; two tracks by Swans; and a rarely performed large orchestral piece by Elliott Sharp. Even now, more than twenty years after these shows took place, these recordings capture an explosive energy that still feels vibrant and vital.
Uncut (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The feral energy of early Sonic Youth and Swans is offset by two cello/voice swan songs by Arthur Russell..."
The Wire (p.62) - "Chatham's 'Guitar Trio' mesmerizes with metallic, streamlined, interwoven guitars, and Elliott Sharp's 'Crowds And Power' harnesses a big band sound of brass and strings then channels it into a drawn-out splurge of avant-jazz noise." Read less
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Various
Rhys Chatham (Trumpet),
Arthur Russell (Voice),
Christian Marclay (Turntables),
Elliott Sharp ()
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