Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"45 45's until I'm 45" (#20/45)

Good day to you, my beauties,

the Marabar Caves are fictional caves in the novel 'A Passage to India' and the film of the same name. The caves are based on the real life Barabar Caves located in the Jehanabad District of Bihar, India. They serve as an important plot location and motif in the novel.

Above information is of course absolutely essential for the millions of fine art connaisseurs amongst you, those who visit Sexyloser just for the top notch lyrical and/or cinematic recensions which appear here frequently.

For the rest of you, i.e. for all the other five readers, the Marabar Caves might be interesting in a different context, at least they should, because they're my choice for today and a fine one at that. Your number twenty, friends, so please enjoy a bit of psychedelic 60's garage revival:

TIKI Records - MBAR 1 (1984)

Again, a band I can't tell you anything about at all. As far as I know they're British and the track above is just the 7"'s B-Side .... in comparison you can easily forget about the A- Side ('Sally's Place') though.

I must admit I am by now myself really fed up with my unability to provide you with at least a bit of information about the records I chose or the bands that made them, but the thing is you see, most of them I heard on Peel, bought them and then by and large none of them turned out to be pretty successful .... and that obviously results in a significant lack of information in the internet these days.

Perhaps I should go for something more frequently known for the rest of this rundown, something easy, you know .... The Beatles 'Help' for example .... I'm sure I could find tons of information for you about that!





TheRobster said...

But where would the fun be in that, Dirk? You could, of course, completely make something up.

How about something like: The Marabor Caves were the side project of Victor E. March, vibraphone player with the Golden Moths of Hindustan. Initially intended as an exploration of Mongolian folk music, it evolved into a hybrid of 60s psychedelia, garage rock and, as March put it, "the thoughts and visions of a mentally unstable llama farmer from the remotest Peruvian mountains accessible to man."

The band's sole single 'Sally's Place' was described by legendary bloke John Peel as "quite nice really", though they split soon afterwards for unknown reasons, though rumours at the time suggested veteran Alpenhorn player Miles N Miles became disillusioned with March's increasing reliance on obscure Chinese string players, including a family trio of yangqin players.

Victor E. March now breeds lionhead rabbits in Papua New Guinea. Miles' whereabouts are unknown.

Walter said...

Please go on the way you started Dirk. Who needs more frequently known 45s? If you don't know details about the band you'll have guys like robster.

Dirk said...

Now, this, Robster, made my day! Awesome stuff, man: thanks for that!!!

Swiss Adam said...

Never heard of this. Obscurity is good.