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Pip Proud – A Bird In The Engine

$45.00
Condition: Brand New
Ships from: Melbourne

Description

In the late '60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia – Adreneline & Richard and A Bird In The Engine – before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the "Australian Syd Barrett," yet Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation.

A Bird In The Engine is even more rare than his debut. From the extraordinary "Eagle-Wise" to the remarkable title track (which includes the uncredited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), Proud's unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form.

While other compilations of Proud's music have been released in recent years, this is the first time A Bird In The Engine has been reissued in its original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan and Jandek.

- Superior Viaduct

Release details

Label: Superior Viaduct
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: US
Released: 2014
Style: Folk

Tracklist

A1 Marie
A2 Hey Sue
A3 A Fraying Space
A4 She Says To Me
A5 She Dwindles Her Fingers
A6 A Bird In The Engine
B1 Eagle-Wise
B2 French Girls
B3 Vida
B4 There Is No Rest
B5 Nancy
B6 Lover, Lover