An 18-track rock, blues & cabaret compilation of our recently reformed band Rainbow Eagle & Howling Coyote (David Allen Stringer & Chris Tetsall respectively).
A zany & entertaining sequence of whimsical, satirical, experimental & surreal songs and performance poems, in all kinds of “punky-funky”, “ancient & modern” styles, in the spirit of The Goon Show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus & The Marx Brothers.
The title of this CD is the translation of the name of a 1980′s German Anarcho-Situationnist group.
For a glimpse of the “tip of the iceberg”, the title tracks run as follows:
1. Present Arms
2. Leave it all behind
3. Dead or Alive its a Hard Hassle (Track is in MP3 format and approximately 8mb)
4. Monday to Friday
6. Macho Power, Female Power
7. Bread and Honey
9. Down Barbican Way
10. Chicken Train
11. Tom Bombadil
12. The Man in The Steet is On The Moon
13. Extract From the Book of Bull
14. The Only God Guru is a Dead Guru (Track is in MP3 format and approximately 7mb)
15. Wanna Be a Star
16. Christ on the National Grid
17. T for Texas
18. Thats Just My Paranoia Speaking
This 21-track compilation of our band, Rainbow Eagle & Howling Coyote, takes the inspiration for its title from the track of that name, which means “Songs of Life” in the native language of the traditional Hopi Indians of Arizona, USA, (to whom I owe a great spiritual debt in my own Vision Quest).
This ‘variety performance’ of songs & poems, in styles that range from those of traditional Irish folk-music, electronic improvisation, lyrical Elizabethan, blues, rock & reggae guitar through to Afro- & Amerindian drumming and chanting, is divided into two sections or themes.
The first, Visions of Past, Present & Future covers green & ecological issues, with a sense of foreboding that we might render ourselves and other life on the planet ultimately extinct if we carry on as we are doing now, especially in the “Chernobyl-like”, “Tarkovsky-film” mood poem, “Zones”.
The second section consists of a Spiritual life/ Great Spirit affirming resurgence of hope of a New Age of Harmony to come in this New Millennium.
To illustrate this, by way of a taster, the track titles run as follows:
1. Elegy of Plastic Puke
2. Concrete Uber Alles
3. Green Land
4. Recipe To Make a System Man
5. Babylon Zion
7. Lament for the Trees
8. Zones (Track is in MP3 format and approximately 3.5mb)
9. Ron McDonald Had a Farm
11. Rainbow Bird Dance
12. Rambling Man Blues
13. Pale Blue Shell of the Sky
14. It Blows as Cool as the Wind on the Crag
16. Gypsy Woman
17. Raindance – Sunflame Dance
18. Automatic Control
19. Get Me Back Into the Earth (Track is in MP3 format and approximately 3.5mb)
20. Dance of Freedom
21. Hopi Prayer For Peace
The final track is an adaptation of the 1987 message to the world of the traditional Hopi Indian Elders of Hotevilla, as also their ancient prophecy for our contemporary future, which prompted us to set out again on the Vision Quest that led to the development of the our current Universal Alliance, also prompted, in 1986, by the Chernobyl Nuclear Catastrophe. My own blood- & soul- brotherhood links with the traditional Navajo & Hopi Amerindians go back as far as 1968 & 1981 (Rainbow Eagle)
The Red Herring Cloak-&-Dagger Productions will be doing a compilation of Music from people who have played at or been involved with the Red Herring in the New Year, 2009.
Michael & Alyson Dixon of the Red Herring having, also, been previously involved with live-music & club promotion in London & Birmingham, U.K.
For further information contact: The Red Herring
(fully licensed café-bar & take-away)
38, The Esplanade, Fowey PL23 1HZ Tel: (0044) (0) 1726 833 693
(Fowey is the ‘cultural capital’ of South East & Mid-Cornwall).