Tony McPhee ‎– The Two Sides Of Tony (T.S.) McPhee

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The album sleeve features 'tear' shaped cut out's on the front, and a 'matrix' style cut out on the rear, and comes with 4 page insert with lyrics printed on inner pages.
Side A is traditional Blues Rock. Side B is wholly electronic composition, and is split into 4 tracks, but only one is listed. It features 2 x Arp 2600 Synthesizers, Electric Piano and The Rhythm Ace Drum Synthesizer.
All compositions published by Heat Music.
"Support Hunt Saboteurs".

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beatdigger

beatdigger

March 11, 2016
What? Hello? Side two side two side two. I'm definitely with the Tony who sheds odd tear on the back. And has a shot on the two ARP synths. Spot on
munion

munion

August 3, 2015
I wonder where he was at mentally when he made this LP. I suppose we will never know. I think Side 1 is absolutely amazing, totally original and well ahead of its time. Amazed that it was ever released. If you like musical exploration and being suprised, even shocked, have a listen.
SirPeter

SirPeter

September 20, 2014
Well, this is the limit

Krautrock

hahahahhahahahahhahahhahahhahahaahaha

Krackpot
Firecrest1000

Firecrest1000

April 28, 2011
Also issued on CD by Castle Communications label in UK. Catalog# CLACD 267 (barcode 5 017615 626728). Issued in 1992.
WaxFinderGeneral

WaxFinderGeneral

September 10, 2009

Techno before techno, this is a very obscure record from the Groundhogs front man. The a-side being very straight Blues Rock, with next level lyrics of a political slant. The flip however is an oddball, brilliant slice of experimental synth music based around the hunts which used to occur throughout the Home Counties in the UK until they were outlawed recently.
Sounding almost like Drexciya, Rob Hood and early Asmus Tietchen's on Sky all in the studio programming Arp's together, with Tony's voice over the top. There are some moments of genius on here, or i wouldn't have referenced the earlier artists. The 4/4 section of The Hunt is especially prophetic, proto-techno for sure. There are also moments that sound completely dated, and pretty bad, but are overshadowed by the naive genius of Mcphee.
It's a good example of experimental electronics from the 70's, found in an unlikely place, with a good political stance and a great custom sleeve.