Label: Finders Keepers Records – FKR025LP Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country: UK Released: Oct 2009 Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop Style: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde
On paper a label like BYG shouldn’t have worked. A collapsed business plan salvaged from the flames of a Molotov cocktail. A makeshift label built around second hand music, handshake deals, alter egos and backstabs after scratches; resulting in an unexpected explosion of positive and spiritual energy emerging from political turmoil in an unsympathetic era united and guided under a divine symbol – that was stolen as a marketing mascot from a plastic key-fob.
This is the untold story of the bloodline of a sprawling musical legacy that unites a freakish family of disparate, influential pop-cultural orphans and the estranged surrogate parent that lost-pop forgot it ever knew. Celluloid Records, Frank Zappa, Marmalade Records, Actuel magazine and the free press, the May 68 riots, the Tour Du France, Fellini, Magma, Blade Runner, Procul Harem, Charly Records, Serge Gainsbourg, Los Bravos, Saravah, The Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin, Soft Machine, The Marquee Club, Hitler, Jesus, Aliens, Pot Headed Pixies and Elton John. Buddha smiles over all of them.
Between 1968 and 1974 the combination of B, Y and G might not have been the surefire code to financial fulfillment but the indelible contribution to experimental pop, free jazz, spiritual prog rock and Total Space Music would continue to send positive vibrations through future generations of progressive pop... NM/NM
Tracklist A1 –Alice: Que Pouvons-Nous Faire Ensemble ? A2 –François Wertheimer: L'Automne A3 –Brigitte Fontaine And Areski: Ca Va Faire Un Hit A4 –Gong :Hip Hypnotise You A5 –Alan Jack: Ny Change Rien B1 –Coeur Magique: Mademoiselle Marie B2 –Valerie Lagrange: Si Ma Chanson Pouvait B3 –Alpha Beta: Astral Abuse B4 –Jacques Barsamian: Rockers En Liberté B5 –Ame Son: Je Veux Juste Dire C1 –Art Ensemble Of Chicago: Rock Out C2 –Gong: Rational Anthem C3 –Freedom: Dirty Water C4 –Vangelis: Stuffed Tomato C5 –Ame: Son Eclosion (Marie Aux Quatre Vents) C6 –Paul Semama: Mon Petit Garçon D1 –Inter-Groupie: Psychotherapeutic Elastic Band Floating D2 –Banana Moon: All I Want Is Out Of Here D3 –Alice: Viens D4 –Coeur Magique: Pacha D5 –Joachim And Rolf Kuhn: Bloody Rockers D6 –Gong Mister: Long Shanks (Oh Mother I Am Your Fantasy)