Thursday, September 27, 2007
17 Pygmies - Jedda By The Sea LP
Don't think I've seen this one on any blog lately. Here's the first full lenth of 17 Pygmies and second release. The first is the Hatikva 12". Has been re-released on CD in the 90's but is out of print now.
Can be considered as a Savage Republic (who split up for the first time) album as 2 members are responsible for a lot of tracks, Bruce Licher and Mark Erskine. And Robert Loveless and Philip Drucker were also Savage Republic members. Actually tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 & 12 were originally performed by Savage Republic, but never released before.
A lot of variety on the album: ethereal pop to tribal percussion to soundscapes.
17 Pygmies are still going and have a myspace page here.
My copy is the German pressing. Originally released on Resistance Records. Sleeves of the original issue are all handpainted.
Jedda By The Sea LP (Rough Trade Germany-RTD 27-1984)
1. Words Never Said
2. Waiting To Arrive
3. Still Waters
4. Moment In Ceylon
6. By The Sea
7. Last Grave At Dimbaza
9. The Living
10. Hollow Lands
11. Tropical Grasslands
17 Pygmies (new link)