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
5. Jerusalem
6. By The Sea
7. Last Grave At Dimbaza
8. Lazarus
9. The Living
10. Hollow Lands
11. Tropical Grasslands
12. Nocturne

17 Pygmies (new link)


Erik said...

Nice, I'm certainly going to download this one. I really enjoyed the Hatikva 12" (especially Lawrence of Arabia) and like their choice of theme. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Very good indeed.
Can you upload the lot of Savage Republic ?
Thanks in adv.
Your's trully
Costas from Greece

Anonymous said...

Well, I really don't consider "Jedda" a SR seems funny now but the straw that "broke the Republic's back" was the inclusion of violins on Moment In Ceylon. Bruce and Mark thought it sounded like (and I quote) "old people music" while Robert Loveless and myself thought differently. Thanks for the kind words though...-PD

Curious Guy said...

Hello Philip, I don't consider it a Savage Republic album too as it sounds quite different. It's just that both bands almost have the same personnel. Thanks for leaving a comment here.

Anonymous said...

True dat. Snoope Doggie Phil

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, "words never said"
one of my favourite tunes ever.


mrquizzical said...

Thanks a lot, always loved this LP, was never able to find it on CD. Was just about to transfer my vinyl copy but you saved me the trouble! Love Savage Republic and 17 Pygmies...


Jen said...

Thanks for posting this! I'm looking forward to hearing it. I recently discovered 17 Pygmies while looking for Savage Republic LP's at a record store. I bought Captured In Ice and I'm really enjoying it.

Jen said...

I'm having trouble downloading it. Can you please re-upload?

Curious Guy said...

Hello Jen, just tried and it works fine with me. Maybe try another time?

Jen said...

Ok, it's working now. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see this wonderful album getting the love it deserves. I purchased the original way back when, taped it, took it on all my travels, and am listening to that tape today, 25 years later.

It is as strong today as it was back then.

x in SF

Jim Slip said...

Thanks a lot.

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kfr said...

Very nice album. Do you know if the Savage Republic tracks that featured on this lp are the band's original versions, or where re-recorded by 17 Pygmies for "jedda"? Thanks.