(Before I begin I just want to apologize for my absence prior to this post, I've digging into other bands/social interaction lately that other things slip by. But I hope there hasn't been too much discourse anyhoo I thought I'd do another music/album entry on Brian Eno since I've got a poop ton of his work and unable to move out of the mindset that it isn't cd of the week anymore but other than that I hope you enjoy my selection for this week )
Artist: Brian Eno
Album: Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Release Date: November 1974
1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More 2. Back in Judy's Jungle 3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg 4. Mother Whale Eyeless (featuring Phil Collins on drums) 5. The Great Pretender 6. Third Uncle 7. Put a Straw Under Baby 8. The True Wheel 9. China My China 10. Taking Tiger Mountain
The usual Roxy musicians bar Ferry are on here, as well as Robert Wyatt of Soft Machine fame doing percussion/backing vocals, and the aforementioned Phil Collins doing drums.
Burning Airlines had a working title called "Turkish Airlines" referencing the infamous DC-10 crash that happened over Paris earlier that year.
The cover is a series of lithographs produced by Brian's friend and collaborator Peter Schmidt, 1,500 were made overall (sold separately and weren't included with the album itself).
Finally, It can't be overlooked that the title borrows from the Maoist Chinese opera of the same name.
"Live for today, gone tomorrow that's me, ha! ha!"
Good album powwow, just got my phone to type on, so here are some thoughts from just playing the whole CD on my headphones.
- Awesome iconic riff to kick off the album. - Like on Jets, the title track is my fave. - Great percussive album. - Nice touch with the female vox on the eighth track. - Seventh track is good, second track was great too. - I can hear a lot of where he probably had an influence on Ric Ocasek on a lot of this. - Like quality modern art, proves that avant-garde doesn't have to be boring.