Monday, April 23, 2007


801: Rongwrong-->Sombre Reptiles [1976]

from 801 Live, recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 3 September 1976

"Rongwrong" was written by Quiet Sun-drummer and This Heat-founder Charles Hayward. Genius melody and chords. A drummer wrote that? :)

It occurs to me that in addition to "Sombre Reptiles", I also listened to Peter Gabriel's "Excellent Birds" yesterday. How many adjective/animal jams can you name?

12 comments:

Mike said...

Three little birds
Dire wolf
Tiny dancer

redality said...

famous mockingbird

Jude said...

god...

in this lifetime, i won't ever shake the grip of a rich, flavourful Eno vocal delivery.

really masterful.

Jude said...

...oh yeah, forgot my "animal" jam submission...

in point of fact, Pink Floyd's "Sheep" will blow your balls off--and crush your big, stooopid head.

i just love when gems appear on albums labeled "difficult", "inaccessible",or "dense".

John Lennon said...

Hey, that sounds like #9 Dream!

Sheridan Dupre III said...

Ape Man
Monkey Man
Peace Frog
Tiny Dancer

Emmett said...

Heavy Horses

Mike said...

Lost Sailor

Mark said...

Never realized how different this version of sombre reptiles is from the one on Another Green World.

Let's not forget...
The Fish

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Veronicahhh said...

hi
what's the source for this photo?
did the musical group also use this cover, of the dada publication from 1917?

emmett said...

Hi Veronica,

I'm not sure where the photo's from... I found it using google image search, somewhere. To my knowledge the band never used this image, but presumably the song title "Rongwrong" is a Marcel Duchamp reference. Thanks for the comment. Cheers, Emmett