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    Posted: October 06 2005 at 07:16

Pip Pyle was the drummer for Hatfield & the North and National Health two Canterrbury bands you should check out if you don't know them yet. In the beginning of the 90's PP tried to record a solo record and had bad luck with a record contract. It took him finally 7 years (1991-1997) to finish and release this record. Some of the compositions go back to the 70's. (He performed 'Seven sisters' already on the last National Health tour in 1979). The musicians who played on the record are those Pip Pyle played with at one point or another of his carreer. (they are all mentionned on the bottom of the sleeve) The tracks on the record are quite different and range from Prog (Canterbury) to Jazz ,up to straightforward Rock. There is even a Beatles Cover (Strawberry fields). And on 2 tracks you have Pip perform with R.Sinclair, D.Stewart, and P. Milller...yes the complete!!!! original Hatfields. A very nice record  with different moods.

MP3: Pip Pyle : Seven Sisters:

http://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=34IOQS1I73A8E2AN4MX07V1MF 8




 

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2005 at 12:50
Ooooooh... me wanty!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2005 at 13:00
Definitely will have to check that one out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2005 at 17:39
The cover of the Beatles' 'Strawberry fields forever' (sung by Barbara gaskin if my memory serves me well) is very good apart from the programmed drums at the end of the track. This last pint is the main problem on this album : why such a gifted drummer included programmed drums on an album he conceived for 7 years ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 05:52

http://s43.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=34IOQS1I73A8E2AN4MX07V1MF 8

Thanx to Tony the link to the song works now:

Pip Pyle : Seven sisters (includind the complete original Hatfield)

BTW: The link expires friday 14/10

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 06:08
Let's not forget Pip Pyle was drummer for Gong too (on "Continental Circus" and "Camembert Electrique"; he also plays on their "25th Birthday Party" live album from 1994; the late Pierre Moerlen couldn't make it because he was stuck in a contract for "Evita" ). He also played in the band "Soft Heap" (the band name is a play on words with Soft Machine and the first names of the band members - Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Alan Gowen and Pip Pyle).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 06:21
Underrated drummer, and one of the best... his work in the late Hatfield is gorgeous...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 07:52

Originally posted by Melos

Underrated drummer, and one of the best... his work in the late Hatfield is gorgeous...

LATE Hatfield? THEY'VE REFORMED, MATEY!! Pip intact.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2005 at 08:04

Originally posted by BaldFriede

... "Soft Heap" (the band name is a play on words with Soft Machine and the first names of the band members - Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Alan Gowen and Pip Pyle).

Wow, another mystery resolved. I knew Matching Mole came from "Machine Mole", the French translation of Soft Machine, but I didn't know the etymological origin of Soft Heap. Thanks once again, Friede.

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