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Kevin Coyne Recommendations?


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I'm a big fan of Robert Wyatt and on Alexander's recommendation I picked up Michael Mantler's Edward Gorey album "The Hapless Child" with Wyatt on vocals. I liked it so much I also checked out Mantler's Pinter album "Silence" with Wyatt, Carla Bley and Kevin Coyne on vocals. I liked that very much too, which inspired me to investigate Coyne. I picked up "Marjory Razorblade" and while I like it, I find the backing a bit sparse at times and wonder if anyone here has any suggestions for a Kevin Coyne album with a jazzier backing, somewhat akin to "Silence" or was that a one of a kind event for Coyne?

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Silence and The Hapless Child were definitely a couple of goodies,

but, actually, you already have Coyne's best LP in Marjory Razorblade.

His best sides were the dozen or so that he did for Virgin,

but not all were winners. After that period in the 70's,

I couldn't continue listening to him regularly because his output became too erratic -

much of this due to his life being (or becoming?) a real mess.

Not really much of anything you could call jazz with these sides,

but you can cherish "Silence" as the great LP that it is.

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Silence and The Hapless Child were definitely a couple of goodies,

but, actually, you already have Coyne's best LP in Marjory Razorblade.

His best sides were the dozen or so that he did for Virgin,

but not all were winners. After that period in the 70's,

I couldn't continue listening to him regularly because his output became too erratic -

much of this due to his life being (or becoming?) a real mess.

Not really much of anything you could call jazz with these sides,

but you can cherish "Silence" as the great LP that it is.

Thanks. I love "Silence" not only because I am big fan of Pinter but also because I love the way Wyatt, Bley and Coyne are inspired to sing by Mantler's music which is a very enjoyable kind of jazz-latin-rock fusion. I guess I was hoping that Coyne as a solo artist was more like Wyatt than he was...

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Lots more worth exploring though his backings are usually more blues/rock than jazz. Sanity Stomp has Wyatt helping out on half the record. The Virgin records are mostly pretty hard to find though

Yeah, but Sanity Stomp, like Coyne himself was a real bi-polar affair -

I mean, half of the 2 LPs are with The Ruts(!!!) as backup band.

Coyne himself admitted to having a nervous breakdown during the time of this recording.

Someone who's a (typical) fan of the Mantler stuff may have some issues with The Ruts. :g

BTW: there is a song on the more contemplative LP (disc 2 - or the second half on the CD) called "In Silence."

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