5/06/2010

ELLIOTT MURPHY - Lost Generation / Night Lights

ELLIOTT MURPHY Lost Generation/Night Lights cd 2003
cd 1: Lost Generation (1975): Hollywood / A Touch Of Mercy / History / When You Ride / Bittersweet / Lost Generation / Eva Braun / Manhattan Rock / Visions Of The Night / Lookin' Back / Visions Of The Night*.
Produced by P. A. Rothchild
* bonus track
E. Murphy: vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano / N. Doheny, J. Clark, S. Landreth: guitars / G. Edwards: bass / J. Gordon: drums and percussion / J. Smith: saxophone / B. Kimball: harmony / W. DeVillier, R. Tee: keyboards.
cd 2: Night Lights (1976): Diamonds By The Yard / Deco Dance / Rich Girls / Abraham Lincoln Continental / Isadora's Dancer / You'll Never Know What You're In For / Lady Stilletto / Lookin' For A Hero / Never As OLd As You / Night Connection* / Wha-d-ya-know* / Drowning* / Razor Love* / Everything A Boy Should Know* / From 20th Century City* / Deco Dance* / What's The Matter* / Rich Girls* / Fan Mail*.
Produced by S. Katz with E. Murphy.
E. Murphy: vocal, acoustic & electric guitars, arp strings, organ pedals / J. Harrison: piano, organ
, arp strings / A. Paley: drums & percussion / E. Brooks: bass, vocals/ Billy Joel: piano / M. Braun: drums & percussion / R. Davis: upright bass / R. Schuckett: organ / D. Yule: electric guitar, vocals / L. Soloff, L. Marini, M. Brecker, H. Johnson, T. Malone: horns / H. Lookofsky: violin / Geraldine: lead whisper / S. Katz: vocals / M. Horowitz: pedal steel / Mr. Harte's Westorchard School 4th Graders: chorus on°
* bonus tracks
UK twofer for the Paris-based folk-rock singer-songwriter combines 'Lost Generation' (1975) & 'Night Lights' (1976) with 11 previously unreleased bonus tracks, both are unavailable domestically. 30 tracks in a slipcase. Camden Deluxe. 2003. Amazon BUY IT HERE!
"E. Murphy grew up in an upper-middle-class family. His father owned Aqua Show, a water ballet arena on the grounds of the World's Fair in 1939 and 1964. During Murphy's childhood, the arena was the site of big-band concerts by such jazz musicians as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
Acquiring his first guitar at the age of 12, Murphy quickly advanced on the instrument. Within a year, he was playing in his first band. In 1966, Murphy's band the Rapsillions placed first in a New York statewide Battle of the Bands.
Together with his brother Matthew, Murphy spent the late '60s in Europe, performing his original tunes in subway stations and street corners. He also had a bit role in Federico Fellini's 1972 film Roma. Returning to the United States in 1973, Murphy formed a band, Elliott Murphy's Aquashow. Performing frequently at New York hot spots, including Max's Kansas City and the Mercer Arts Center, Murphy and the group became associated with the art rock scene that included Patti Smith and the New York Dolls. Although their 1975 debut album, "Aquashow", was critically acclaimed, it failed to break through commercially. Murphy's subsequent 1970s recordings -- "Lost Generation", "Night Lights", and "Just a Story from America" -- sold poorly. In 1980, Murphy launched his own record label, Courtesan, with a six-song EP, "Affairs". The following year, he released a folk-rock album, "Murph the Surf". Murphy's album "Party Girls & Broken Poets", released in 1984, was nominated for a New York Music Award as Album of the Year.

Murphy has consistently worked with innovative producers. "Milwaukee", released in 1986, was produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, while "Change Will Come", released in 1987, was produced by James Ball of the Smithereens. A live album, "Hot Point", released in 1989, featured lead guitar by Chris Spedding.
Despite the state-of-the-art sound of his albums, Murphy continued to encounter commercial resistance in the United States. In Europe, however, it was a much different scenario. Murphy's concerts were packed by enthusiastic audiences while his albums sold well. In 1990, Murphy emigrated to Paris, where he continues to live with his wife, Francoise, and his son, Gaspard.
Shortly after moving to Paris, Murphy released a 24-song album, "12", that was shortened and rechristened "Unreal City" upon release in the United States. Then "If Poets were Kings" followed in 1991. In 1995, Murphy assembled a new band that featured drummer Andy Newmark (Roxy Music, Eric Clapton), acoustic and electric bassist Cuch Merchan (Eurythmics), and percussionist Luis Jardim (Rolling Stones). Recorded at ICP Studios in Brussels, Belgium, the album"Selling The Gold" included a duet with Bruce Springsteen on Murphy's tune "Everything I Do (Leads Me Back to You)." In 1998, Murphy returned with the album "Beauregard". "La Terre Commune" (with Iain Matthews) & "Rainy Season" were issued in 2000. "Soul Surfing" & "The Next wave" arrived in 2002. The next year "Strings Of The Storm" was released followed by the "Never Say Never: The Best of 1995-2005" compilation in 2005. Murphy released "Murphy Gets Muddy" the following year, "Coming Home Again" in early 2007 and "Notes from the Underground" in 2008.
In addition to his career as a musician, Murphy has been active as a writer, penning the liner notes for the Velvet Underground's 1969 Live and the Violent Femmes' Add It Up (1981-1993). Murphy's articles have been published by Spin and Rolling Stone magazines, and have included feature stories on Tom Waits and Keith Richards. Murphy has also published a novel, Cold and Electric, and two collections of his short stories. All Music

14 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Elliott Murphy: "Lost Generation/Night Lights"

Two gems !

DEE DEE a dit…

Hi, great post as usual, but there's an error in the links: Link#1 of the 320k files is a flac link so there's no way to extract the 320k Files. Can you correct the links please?

jaydub a dit…

Excellent albums! Thank you! Possible to replace the first mp3 link? (It's a flac link.) Thanks

Anonyme a dit…

Don't recall Lost Generation but love Night Lights, Thanks very much, Grant

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Oups ... too tired this night !!!
The 320 files are OK now !

RetroKimmer a dit…

Did a post you'll like I think...

http://www.retrokimmer.com/2010/05/where-in-world-is-jimmy-recca.html

Anonyme a dit…

Excellent post.
Is it possible to have Lizard train - The ride (Cd Greasy Pop)?
Many Thanks
Rob

Anonyme a dit…

excellent

possible ?
lizard train - the ride
(greasy pop )
thx in advance

halford "yellow man"

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mtorJiLXUl0/SLw9FrKWmWI/AAAAAAAAAOY/mel1rFeP3mk/s400/dorifore.jpg

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

I'm sorry I don't have the Lizard Train "The Ride" ...if someone got the cd & wants to rip it...welcome!

DEE DEE a dit…

It's me again: are the 320k links been updated? They look just the same to me...

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

to DEE DEE:
320 links updated ...

Anonyme a dit…

So now we have to download a .txt file to find the links?

Is it a problem for you to post the links in the comments?

Sorry to sound like I'm complaining. I'm really just curious if this is the way you'll be doing links from now on.

Thanks for all your hard work!

Franco58 a dit…

Thanks for these beauties !!!!

Anonyme a dit…

Any chance for reup the flac links as they're down? And thanks for this share of course!!!