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Electronic Meditation

Electronic Meditation
Thursday July 2nd, 2015 with Sean McFee
Leader of the Starry Skies

Happy birthday Tim Smith! (tomorrow) You can get all Cardiacs material direct from www.cardiacs.net In North America, you can get most anything Cardiacs related from www.waysidemusic.com Proceeds from such CD sales, needless to say, are a benefit to Tim Smith.
Before we begin, rest in peace Chris Squire.
Tempus Fugit
Yes - Drama - Atlantic
Tim Smith is responsible for the existence of the Cardiacs and has also been implicated in several no less odious side projects. Tonight we pay tribute to his mad genius and play a cross-section of the weird, the anthemic, the glorious, and the truly disgusting.
The Alphabet Business Concern
Cardiacs - Heaven Born and Ever Bright - The Alphabet Business Concern
Is This The Life?
Cardiacs - A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window - The Alphabet Business Concern
Big Ship
Cardiacs - Songs For Ships and Irons - The Alphabet Business Concern
Stoneage Dinosaurs
Cardiacs - Songs For Ships and Irons - The Alphabet Business Concern
After starting with some radio-friendly (?) fare, let us proceed to some of the more excessive displays of pronk and circumstance.
To Go Off And Things
Cardiacs - The Seaside - The Alphabet Business Concern
R.E.S.
Cardiacs - A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window - The Alphabet Business Concern
The Duck and Roger the Horse
Cardiacs - On Land and in the Sea - The Alphabet Business Concern
Goodbye Grace
Cardiacs - Heaven Born and Ever Bright - The Alphabet Business Concern
Let us conclude the tour of the "early" material with the grandest album closer of grand album closers.
The Everso Closely Guarded Line
Cardiacs - On Land and in the Sea - The Alphabet Business Concern
Let us begin the tour of the "newer" material with the grandest album opener of grand album openers (CD 2 of 2-CD set category)
Dirty Boy
Cardiacs - Sing to God - The Alphabet Business Concern
Fiery Gun Hand
Cardiacs - Sing to God - The Alphabet Business Concern
Spell With a Shell
Cardiacs - Guns - The Alphabet Business Concern
A Cake for Bertie's Party
Cardiacs - The Special Garage Concerts - The Alphabet Business Concern
Now, as warned, we tour the myriad of side projects.

The first two are Tim Smith, Sarah Smith, and William D. Drake. The lack of rhythm section gives it a real chamber / neo-folk feel.

Spratleys Japs heavily features a broken Mellotron.

Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld is Tim's impressive one man band project; Sarah plays sax on one track (not present here).
Wergo
Mr. And Mrs. Smith and Mr. Drake - Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. Drake - All My Eye And Betty Martin
Lilly White's Party
The Sea Nymphs - The Sea Nymphs - The Alphabet Business Concern
Swimming With the Snake
Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld - Tim Smith's OceanLandWorld - The Alphabet Business Concern
Hazel
Spratleys Japs - Pony - All My Eye And Betty Martin
Ocean Shipwreck
Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld - Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld - The Alphabet Business Concern
The Closer
The Whole World Window
Cardiacs - Rude Bootleg - The Alphabet Business Concern
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