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- Liner Notes – Nick Saloman
"The Catatonic Periscope EP (POT-7)
It's that bit in the box again. You know, the one that tells you all about the wizard 7" thirty-three-and-a-third RPM free EP enclosed in your 'Platonic Telescope' (as one devoted reader called it).
So, what's the recipe today, Jim? Well Raymondo, we begin on Side One with Tony 'T.S.' McPhee's thundering version of Howling Wolf's 'Meet Me In The Bottom'. This was recorded in 1979 with the Terraplane line-up which included the late Wilgar Campbell on drums. Unbelievably, this is its first appearance on vinyl. Humble thanks go to T.S. for his great interview, photos and music.
Next up is the Marshmallow Overcoat (who now prefer to be called The Overcoat), with a great slice of carport rock (this thing is too primitive to be called 'garage'!) - a cover of the Sonics' 'Cinderella'. This version is an out-take from the Marshmallow Overcoat's first LP sessions dated 1987, and we're indepted to Tim Gassen for allowing us to plunder the archives in this way. To complete the side we have a bonus mystery track lasting all of thirty seconds. Want a clue? OK - never outrig your wine if it's stouped, or you could find yourself delating.
Side Two bursts open with 'Slow Motion', a hazy, lazy, crazy and mazy instrumental from the beautiful people who make up the Sundial. This is a demo version of a yet to be issued track.
And finally, Sir David Jackson and his floating 'Hazard Dream Sequence', a brand new track that goes some way towards indicating what the man's 'Tonewall' project is all about. The backing vocals on this number are supplied by various members of Bracknell's very own Magic Mushroom Band.
Yet again we've managed to squeeze over fifteen minutes onto one seven inch record, which, of course, we couldn't do if the lovely folks you're jitterbugging to now didn't donate their music to our worthy cause. So, thanks to everyone involved from the bottom of my liftshaft (and from the top of my pylon -Phil)
P.S. Thanks to Rob Ayling of VOICEPRINT Records for allowing us to use the 'TONEWALL' stuff.
(Informations from the magazine)