TG – Plays Over ‘The Yellow Princess’ by John Fahey (1999)


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Plays Over ‘The Yellow Princess’ by John Fahey

CDr Fille Skeuds fsk 003 / RuminanCe (France, 1999)

01. Plays over ‘The Yellow Princess’
02. Plays over ‘View (East from the Top of the Riggs Road/B & O Trestle)’
03. Plays over ‘Lion’
04. Plays over ‘March! for Martin Luther King’
05. Plays over ‘The Singing Bridge of Memphis, Tennessee’
06. Plays over ‘Dance of the Inhabitants of the Invisible City of Bladensburg’
07. Plays over ‘Charles A. Lee: in Memoriam’
08. Plays over ‘Plays over ‘Irish Setter’
09. Plays over ‘Commemoratove Transfiguration and Communion at Magruder Park’

TG’s albums are so different from each other that it is always a surprise to discover a new one. Visiting so many styles, the musician has indeed more than one string to his bow. But TG Plays Over the Yellow Princess is certainly one of the craziest projects he has ever worked on. The process is quite simple and at the time it was so well-thought-out. Whereas John Fahey’s album The Yellow Princess turns on his stereo, TG improvises on an electric guitar. But where the thing gets even bolder is when (remember that the album is a monument to folk music) TG plays saturated, distorted noise music. Pure provocation, sacrilege, or scandal? None of that; this is only a tribute, very imaginative and original, to a great composer. (Romain Guillou, Allmusic)

FR Là, tout est dans le titre. C’est sorti sur Fille Skeuds (défunt sublabel de RuminanCe), et la première chose (la seule?) qui me vient à l’esprit en l’écoutant c’est ‘Pourquoi?‘.
ENG Everything is in the title. This is the 13th post of this blog, download at your own risk.

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2 commentaires pour TG – Plays Over ‘The Yellow Princess’ by John Fahey (1999)

  1. « la première chose (la seule?) qui me vient à l’esprit en l’écoutant c’est ‘Pourquoi?‘. » = the first (and only) thing which comes to mind is WHY ?

    The answer is simple : for the money 🙂
    4€ profit per CDR sold in TG Gondard’ pocket, on the back of a few dozen people ready to buy anything with « John Fahey » written on the cover.

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