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Cardiacs

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4.52 | 15 ratings | 3 reviews | 73% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Duck And Roger The Horse (6:42)
2. Theres Too Many Irons In The Fire (3:25)
3. Its A Lovely Day (4:50)
4. Everything Is Easy (3:56)
5. Two Bites Of Cherry (4:49)
6. I Hold My Love In My Arms (1:12)
7. Arnald (2:43)
8. Baby Heart Dirt (4:04)
9. All Spectacular (2:41)
10. To Go Off And Things (8:02)
11. The Leader Of The Starry Skies (4:33)
12. Tarred And Feathered (4:32)
13. Fast Robert (3:33)
14. Big Ship (7:03)
15. Visiting (1:49)
16. R.E.S (6:46)
17. Is This The Life (7:46)

Total Time: 78:26

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Line-up / Musicians

- Tim Smith / guitar, vocals
- Jim Smith / bass
- Sarah Smith / saxophone
- Bic Hayes / guitar
- William D. Drake / keyboards
- Dominic Luckman / drums
- Tim Quy / percussion

Releases information

LP/CD Alphabet Business Concern ALPH018 / ALPHCD018

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4.52
(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(73%)
73%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(7%)
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Review by russellk
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5 stars A series of chimes ring out announcing the Alphabet Business Concern, the totalitarian (and totally fictional) umbrella under which CARDIACS performed. Pigeons coo, the crowd cheer and throw a prosthetic leg about the place. Everyone's up for it, and with a stinging guitar chord it begins...

... an hour and a half of the weirdest, most thrilling musical ride imaginable. CARDIACS don't care about fashion or labels. They care about drama and great fun, they see music as an out and out knees up. Complex time signatures because they fit, not because they're trying to be clever. Pomp and prog and punk and progression and psychedelica all mixed together in a great slab of in-your-face joy. Wry humour everywhere - Christan, the lead guitarist, is referred to throughout as 'she' and the crowd chants for Jim, the battered and picked-on younger brother of the band's leader and resident genius, TIM SMITH. And real skill: if you have the rare VHS video that goes with this performance (or if you watch the various Maresnest clips on YouTube) have a look at the work of the rhythm section and the keyboardist. Genuine virtuosity. 'It's a Lovely Day' is a microcosm of everything CARDIACS - a carnival whirlwind of everything that makes music such a fundamental part of life. Within this song is every component of progressive music youy could wish for, albeit presented in an unorthodox manner, a collision between the Canterbury Scene and Punk Rock, exploding everywhere with outrageous energy. The pace never slackens, the compositional and performance skills remain of the highest quality throughout. Pure gold, every moment.

As well as being a right royal rave-up, this live recording (released in 1995 but from a 1990 concert in Salisbury Cathedral) is something of a historical document, being the last time SARAH SMITH and TIM QUY performed with the band. This is a watershed in CARDIACS history, as after this they became a standard four-piece band. They retained their zaniness but, to my mind at least, lost that golden edge, that deep magic they mined during the 1980s. This adds a bittersweet tinge to a glorious moment in time. Adding further to that feeling is the knowledge that TIM SMITH is still recovering from a heart attack and subsequent strokes.

I tell you something, the man and his band made my heart feel better with this infectious, wacky, wholehearted, impossibly glorious music.

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3 stars I'm a huge Cardiacs fan but they always struck me as one of those bands who's live albums never really worked. It's a case of 'you had to be there'. There's nothing ostensibly wrong with this album, it's just that I'd much rather listen to the studio versions. I was originally going to give th ... (read more)

Report this review (#812832) | Posted by raggleman | Friday, August 31, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Perfect flowing between the audience and the group, maybe only comparable to that of Faith no More. The audience are really passionate and participative while the band sound like a theatrical, often operatic symphonic jazz orchestra, all at the same time. Recorded at Sailsbury Arts Centre, a littl ... (read more)

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