Saturday, April 29, 2006

Siltblog Plays....Invisible Jukebox! This Month; Gordon Gilbey-Burnett.



Superfan Gordon Gilbey-Burnett has been rockin the music scene since before rubber hit the road. Among other things, he claims to have given David Crosby his first line of coke. He also says that he was drawn into rock & roll initially as a child clairvoyant. But one person didn't want to listen. "I told the Big Bopper, I said 'Bop, don't get on that plane', recounts Burnett, 'I gotta funny feelin about this"! In the mid 70's he had a short lived band, Habeas Corpuscle, who never got around to playing live or even recording, which has left Burnett bitter, yet reflective. "I have forgotten more about music than you'll ever know"! boast's the Geeg after a few negroni's. And who knows, maybe he's right. For the past few yrs, Burnett has been frantically buying & trading contempo outsider releases, amassing a gigantic collection of New Weird America tapes, cdr's, cd's, lp's, lathe cuts, 10"ers, 7"ers, 3"ers, roll calls, et al. If you fall under that umbrella of sound, chances are he's got yr shit. "I have separated them into 2 camps" he explains, "DC & Marvel. For instance, band's like Wolf Eyes or Hair Police, they're DC. Matt Valentine, Wooden Wand, that sorta stuff is lumped into Marvel. I can't explain it. It's just easier that way." Dude, I hear ya! Presently Burnett is busy filling a notebook (in blue ink) w/the names & titles of all the music he has ever heard in his life. And in conjunction, he is also drawing charcoal illustrations of every band he can remember, whether he liked them or not. This Jukebox took place in a driveway in Camden, New Jersey.

Mouthus Side
Cousins Of Reggae/Mouthus Split lp (OESB, 2006)


GGB-Let's see.....this is definitely a new release, right?
SB- Yes, it's just out.
GGB-I recognize it. It's DC material. Hmmm...Is it Double Leopards?
Sb-No.
GGB-Skaters?
SB-No.
GGB-Dead Machines?
SB-No.
GGB-Magik Markers?
SB-No.
GGB-Hair Police?
SB-No.
GGB-Burning Star Core?
SB-No.
GGB-Hototogisu?
SB-No.
GGB-Hive Mind?
SB-No.
GGB-Wolf Eyes?
SB-No.
GGB-Kites?
SB-No.
GGB-16 Bitch Pileup?
SB-No.
GGB-Black Dice?
SB-No.
GGB-Prurient?
SB-No.
GGB-Fat Worm Of Error?
SB-No.
GGB-Axoltol?
SB-No.
GGB-Vertonen?
SB-No.
GGB-Metalux?
SB-No.
GGB-Lightning Bolt?
SB-No.
GGB-Gang Wizard?
SB-No.
GGB-Mouthus?
SB-CORRECT! How did you know?
GGB-Oh, that was easy. They have a sound that is instantly recognizable.

Magik Markers-Inverted Belgium
(1 sided lp, Hospital 2006)
GGB-(immediately) I know this, it's a trick! It's the Mouthus record again!
SB-No, I wouldn't do that. Hint, it's new as well.
GGB-(puzzled) Really? Wow, okay.....is it Cousins Of Reggae?
SB-No.
GGB-Skaters?
SB-No.
GGB-NNCK?
SB-No.
GGB-Lightning Bolt?
SB-No.
GGB-Sunburned Hand Of The Man?
SB-No.
GGB-Workbench?
SB-No.
GGB-Wolf Eyes?
SB-No.
GGB-Double Leopards?
SB-No?
GGB-Hototogisu?
SB-No.
GGB-Dead Machines?
SB-No.
GGB-You sure it's not Mouthus?
SB-Yes. I mean, no! It's not Mouthus.
GGB-Hive Mind?
SB-No.
GGB-Axoltol?
SB-No.
GGB-Kites?
SB-No.
GGB-Burning Star Core?
SB-No.
GGB-Magik Markers?
SB-AMAZING! Your a natural at this.
GGB-Hey, when you've been around the block as many times as I have, the good shit just sticks out. Trust me!

Tested by Roland Woodbe. Photo by Ansel Adams


3 comments:

queenbeatricks said...

such a shame that gordy doesnt realize habeaus corpuscle isnt completely forgotten. i overheard this guy regaling their genius at a yard sale. i hung around looking at three legged tables and shim-worthy paperbacks just to hear this dude rant about how great they could have been... sniff, sniff...is that a reunion I smell?

Harper said...

Hillarious-

aaron a. said...

this made me laugh out loud for real...that said, i think you coulda thrown the un 7" or sandoz lab technicians lp on siltbreeze in for similar effect :)