Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay ‎– Snake Charmer

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Island Records ‎– IMA 1
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A1 Snake Charmer
Drum Programming [Linn Drum] – Francois Kevorkian*Rhythm Guitar – Animal (3)Slide Guitar, Soloist [Slide Guitar Solo] – The EdgeTape [Dictaphone], French Horn, Lead Guitar, Grand Piano – Holger Czukay
A2 Hold On To Your Dreams
Drums – Jaki LiebezeitLead Guitar, Effects [Atmospherics] – The EdgeLyrics By – Arthur RussellVocals – Marcella AllenWritten-By – Evans*
B1 It Was A Camel
Drums – Jaki LiebezeitEffects, Synthesizer [Ams, Efx] – François KevorkianGuitar – Ben Mendelson*Tape [Dictaphone], Lead Guitar – Holger CzukayWritten-By – Jaki Liebezeit, Murray*
B2 Sleazy
Drums – Jim Walker (4)Lead Guitar – Animal (3)Written-By – Animal (3), Jim Walker (4)
B3 Snake Charmer (Reprise)
Drum Programming [Linn Drum] – Francois Kevorkian*Rhythm Guitar – Animal (3)Slide Guitar, Soloist [Slide Guitar Solo] – The EdgeTape [Dictaphone], French Horn, Lead Guitar – Holger Czukay

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Front cover reads: "Francois Kevorkian presents Jah Wobble, The Edge, Holger Czukay." Labels and spine omit Francois Kevorkian.

Recorded & mixed at The Fallout Shelter, London, except 'Sleazy', mixed at Sarm West.
Invaders Of The Heart Band: Ollie Marland, Animal, Neville Murray.

Special Thanks: Chris Blackwell, Ashley Newton, Hazel Charik, Suzette Newman, Ollie Marland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): IMA 1 A - 1U - 1 - 1 - GRAEME
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, (Variant 1)): IMA 1 A - 1U - 1 - 2 - 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): IMA 1 B - 1U - 1 - 1 -

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chemaleal

chemaleal

September 6, 2017
R.I.P. Holger Czukay. Gracias por tu música. Tanta creatividad solo está al alcance de los genios.
TENSE2000

TENSE2000

September 5, 2017
I imagine this will be reassessed post haste now that we've lost both Jaki and Holger. This was an accidental score for about 4 dollars many moon ago in a favorite record store...picked up because of the ridiculous amount of talent on one ep...instantly moved me and has been a favorite ever since. That was 10 years or so ago.

SOMEONE REISSUE THIS SO EVERYONE HAS THE CHANCE TO HEAR THESE AMAZING TRACKS!
AreaChild

AreaChild

April 30, 2016
anyone know what house track sampled hold on to your dreams (vocal loop "your the one your the one, hold me")
WonderSoil

WonderSoil

April 29, 2016
Agreed with majordeegans comment. How is it possible that no re-press have been made? This is essential "disco no disco"-music of the 80's. The best works of both Czukay and Jah Wobble in my opinion. Deep, trippy leftfield disco at it's best!
majordeegan

majordeegan

May 11, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
Pretty freaking criminal that Island hasn't re-released this puppy. (Hardly a mini album - it's much longer than the average Serge Gainsbourg LP.) Excellent work by all involved at a surprisingly early period in their careers (1983.) One would have thought the appearance of The Edge alone would bring this back, there has to be thousands of downloads waiting from U2 completists. It's obvious that lots of free playing and fun was had by all during these sessions. Maybe it was a relief to get away from all their primary bands at the time. 'Sleazy' seems to predate the sounds of Achtung Baby Edge guitar by a decade. 'It was a Camel' is a Holger Czukay workout, a hoot. 'Hold onto Your Dreams' is kind of weak but shimmers and aims at the sounds of the mid '80's around the corner. 'Snake Charmer' kicks it up a notch. For Jah Wobble, this one clearly pointed the way to Invaders of the Heart. And a certain demented part of the audience (myself included) turns this wacked out jammy album up loud and dances to it. You can hear the whole thing on YouTube, but a remaster is called for, nay, demanded! Good luck finding the vinyl. The cover has a nice coarse parchment finish appropriate to the lovely primitive woodblock print.