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Topic: Kevin AYERS
Posted By: febus
Subject: Kevin AYERS
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 10:37
Wink We know KEVIN AYERS as a founder of SOFT MACHINE and an important persona pf the Canterbury myth.
We also know he was not the hardest at work in a studio and touring, prefering beaches in Spain. pretty women, cheese and wines than working hard on arrangements.
More of a troubadour, minstrel on the edge of prog.
He has not released any masterpieces IMHO, but .....charming albums!
Faves is -''Whatevershebringswesing''  followed by ''Confessions of dr Dream''   
Vive la banane!LOL
Your take??

Posted By: The Wizard
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 10:41

Can pick they're all great.....his BBC sessions are probably my favorite but I don't don't have them.


Posted By: salmacis
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 10:42
Yes, I'm not sure his albums could be termed masterpieces- 'flawed masterpieces' perhaps. But yes, they have a lot of charm. I love his first three albums, from the Syd Barrett-style psych pop of 'Joy Of A Toy', the more avant garde/Soft Machine flavour of 'Shooting At The Moon' but I think my fave is 'Whatevershebringswesing' as well- the most polished and accomplised of the three, imho. So that gets my vote too. Have to admit, I've not heard his others as of yet.

Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 10:53
I've not heard all of these but "Bananamour" is my favourite of the ones I have heard. I like the song with the duck.

Posted By: fuxi
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 11:05

I also have a soft spot for the excellent SWEET DECEIVER!

Posted By: Man Erg
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 12:11
Voted,'Joy of a Toy'

But the first 3 are interchangable. I like all 3 equally.

Too much cod - reggae/calypso on later,post 'Confessions' albums for my liking.

The first 5 albums are a who's-who of the 'Canterbury School'.

I agree with The Wizard. The BBC Sessions are excellent.


Do 'The Stanley' otherwise I'll thrash you with some rhubarb.

Posted By: seamus
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 13:17
JOY OF A TOY!!! IMO one of the best canterbury prog albums!

Posted By: CrazyDiamond
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 13:38
Oh my God finally a post about our beloved Kevin Smile
If I can spend two words on this wonderful artist, I'd like to say that he is one of my fav musician of all times. Yes, after Mike Oldfield, he helped me starting my great journey on prog, and believe me my friends, all of his album are worth checking out.
Well, my fav are JOY, WHATEVER, BANANA, SHOOTING, RAINBOW, FALLING UP, yes, I know, too many for a "favorite album poll" Big%20smile
Let's say that I grew up with his albums, and now that you started a topic about him, I will take my earphone and take one or two or more spins of his works Clap
Believe me, check out also his latest albums, such as FALLING UP and STILL LIFE WITH GUITAR and RAINBOW TAKEAWAY, and you will not be disappointed Thumbs%20Up
If I might add, I suggest it to all Mike Oldfield and Soft Machine fans aroun here Big%20smile


Posted By: Heptade
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 14:31
Bananamour is perfect.

The world keeps spinning, people keep sinning
And all the rest is just bullsh*t
-Steve Kilbey

Posted By: febus
Date Posted: March 29 2007 at 14:51
The man is still touring and recording ; lives in south-west France and Majorca
Nothing has changed; still likes the good life; same hairstyleThumbs%20Up
check his website ; -

Posted By: BroSpence
Date Posted: March 30 2007 at 00:00
June 1974 is pretty awesome.  Kevin, J. Cale, Eno, Nico.  The cover of the End is spoooooooooooky.

Posted By: ANDREW
Date Posted: April 10 2007 at 15:52

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