VariousRecommended Records Sampler

Label:Recommended Records – R.R.^ eight & nine
2 x Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Sampler
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Rock
Style:Abstract, Art Rock, Experimental, Avantgarde


Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, PercussionVogel*
Lyrics ByRobel Vogel*
PercussionNagel Shlegel
Percussion, Backing VocalsLu (26)
A2FaustExtract 5 From Faust Party Three : "The Voice Of The Pumpkin."
Bass, TrumpetJean-Herve Peron*
DrumsZappa Diermaier*
GuitarRudolf Sosna
KeyboardsJoachim Irmler*
Recorded ByKurt Graupner, Uwe Nettelbeck
SaxophoneGunther Wusthof*
A3Art BearsAll Hail
Bass, Guitar, PianoFred Frith
DrumsChris Cutler
Lyrics ByChris Cutler
Recorded ByDavid Vorhaus
VoiceDagmar Krause
Written-ByCutler*, Frith*
A4Stormy SixReparto Novità
BassPino Martini
DrumsSalvatore Garau
Guitar, Trombone, Voice, VibraphoneFranco Fabbri
Lyrics ByUmberto Fiori
Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Saxophone, ViolinTommaso Leddi
VoiceUmberto Fiori
Written-ByMartini*, Fiori*
A5The HomosexualsWalk Before Imitate
A6Joseph Racaille & Patrick PortellaOn Ne Plus Compter Sur Ses Doigts
ClarinetPatrick Portella
Lyrics ByJoseph Racaille
VocalsJoseph Racaille
Written-ByRacaille*, Portella*
A7Feliu Gasul**
B1The Black SheepStrangelove
Guitar, DrumsDaddy Longlegs (2)
Trumpet, VoiceRed Phantome
VoiceZeena Plotnik
Voice, ClarinetL. Chemist
B2Univers ZeroInfluences
Bass GuitarGuy Segers
ClarinetDirk Descheemaeker
Drums, PercussionDaniel Denis
Keyboards, GuitarAndy Kirk (2)
Recorded ByEric Faes
ViolinAlan Ward (5)
B3Aksak Maboul / The Honeymoon KillersBoss De Crosses Dans Le Doulos
BassVincent Kenis
GuitarGerald Fenerberg*
Guitar, VocalsYvon Vromman
KeyboardsMarc Hollander
VocalsVeronique Vincent*
B4The WorkHoudini
BassMick Hobbs
DrumsRick Wilson
EngineerEtienne Conod
Engineer [Assistant]Bubu Steiner, Pete Bullen*, The Work
GuitarBill Gilonis
Guitar [Hawaiian]Tim Hodgkinson
Lyrics ByTim Hodgkinson
Written-ByThe Work
B5Henry CowSlice
BassGeorgie Born
Bassoon, SaxophoneLindsay Cooper
DrumsChris Cutler
GuitarFred Frith
Organ, Saxophone, ClarinetTim Hodgkinson
Recorded ByEtienne Conod
B6Henry CowViva Pa Ubu
BassGeorgie Born
Bassoon, SaxophoneLindsay Cooper
DrumsChris Cutler
GuitarFred Frith
Lyrics ByTim Hodgkinson
Organ, Saxophone, ClarinetTim Hodgkinson
Recorded ByEtienne Conod
B7Decibel (2)Radio Extract
Bass GuitarWalter Schmidt (3)
ClarinetJavier Baviera
Drums, PercussionJaime Castaneda
Piano, SynthesizerCarlos Robledo
C1Art ZoydSimulacres
GuitarAlain Eckert
PianoPatricia Dallio
SaxophoneGilles Renard
TrumpetJean Pierre Soarez*
C2The MuffinsTwo Extracts From Chronometers
DrumsStu Abramowitz*
Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, XylophoneTom Scott (2)
Guitar, ViolinMichael Zentner
Piano, OrganDave Newhouse
Written-ByNewhouse*, The Muffins
C3Heiner GoebbelsBerlin - Kudamm 12 April 1981
Recorded By, Mixed ByEtienne Conod, Heiner Goebbels, Robert Vogel
Synthesizer, Performer [Rythmmachine], Piano, Cello, Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarHeiner Goebbels
C4Amos (3)Steer Clear Of England
PerformerAmos (3), C.D. Greyt*, Sara V.*
Technician [Slave Master]Charles Bullion*
Written-ByBalloona, Otto Dix (2)
C5ConventumCommerce Nostalgique
Double BassPierre Cartier
DrumsEduardo Pipman
Electric GuitarRené Lussier
FluteJean Derome
C6Hector ZazouVera C
CelloIseux Choix*
FluteXavier Le Masne
MarimbaFrancois Verly*
Recorded By, Mixed ByH. Zazou*, J. Boutaud*
D1This HeatPool
Bass, KeyboardsGareth Williams
DrumsCharles Hayward
GuitarCharles Bullen
Written-ByThis Heat
D2The ResidentsWalter Westinghouse
Written-ByThe Residents
D3R. Stevie MoorePedestrian Hop & Copy Me
Recorded ByRobert Stevie*
D4Ron Pate*I Talk To My Haircut
D5Picchio Dal PozzoUccelin Del Bosco
Bass, Trombone, Guitar, VoiceAndrea Ceccon
Drums, Performer [Chincagleria], Vibraphone, OrganAldo Di Marco
Guitar, Flute, VoicePaulo Griguolo*
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Alto Saxophone, VoiceAldo De Scalzi
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, ClarinetRoberto Romani
Written-ByScalzi*, Marco*
D6Robert WyattThe Internationale
Performer [Personnel]Robert*
Recorded ByIan Solomon

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Limited edition of 3000.

Fold-out card outer in clear PVC bag with glitter print.
With insert including titles, lyrics and RR label information.

Subscription copies of this sampler included Various - The Recommended Sampler E.P., which was also sold separately.

Track B5 ends in a locked groove.
Track D4 listed as "Fun In The Fundus" on label.

Side A time: 28:06
Side B time: 30:45
Side C time: 31:00
Side D time: 30:08

Cover printing:
PVC bag: Third Step Printworks
Card outer: Frank Rook Ltd. London
Inner: Image Print Resources

Cut & pressed. Nimbus

Track A1 recorded at Sunrise Studio Switzerland.
Track A2 recorded at Wümme in 1972/3.
Track A3 recorded at Kaleidophon, London in Winter '80.
Track B1 recorded at M.C.C.B. in Feb. 1982.
Track B2 recorded at Hennuyeres Jan 82.
Track B4 recorded 6 mixed 9/10 November '81 at Sunrise.
Tracks B5, B6 recorded at Sunrise Studio, Switzerland in Jan & August 78.
Track B7 recorded on Mexico City University Radio Station 1979.
Track C2 recorded at Unconscious Quantum Laboratories in 1979. This mix 1982 at CAB Studios.
Track C3 recorded and mixed at Sunrise Studio, Kirchberg, Switzerland, August 1981.
Track C6 recorded & mixed at Anagrame (Paris).
Track D2 recorded at El Ralpho & The Crypt Studios, California, Nov 76-Jan 77.
Track D5 recorded at 'Studio G', Genova, 1981.
Track D6 recorded at Wave, Twickenham 28./29. August 1981.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched/stamped runout): RR^8-A. NIMBUS ENGLAND NRL PR I MPT V JH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched/stamped runout): RR^8 B. NIMBUS ENGLAND NRL PR I MPT V JH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, etched/stamped runout): RR^9 A. NRL PR I MPT V JH NIMBUS ENGLAND
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, etched/stamped runout): RR^9 B-2. NRL PR I MPT V JH NIMBUS ENGLAND
  • Other (Catalog# disc 1): R.R.^ eight
  • Other (Catalog# disc 2): R.R.^ nine

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Recommended Records Sampler (2×CD, Reissue, Sampler, CD, Mini, Reissue, Sampler)ReR MegacorpReR 25 A/BJapan2008
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The Recommended Sampler 1982 · 25th Anniversary Edition (2×CD, Reissue, Sampler)ReR MegacorpReR 25 A/BUK2009


  • chinapig55's avatar
    A work of love, for sure!
    Contains one of the most moving tracks ever, to be played when my coffin goes in the oven:
    "Hector Zazou – Vera C"
    • recorddeviant36's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      this is a classic compilation of outsider underground music . must own!
      • arsebucket's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        in among all the odd, strange and difficult tracks on here is Vogel - Flaschenzug, which is actually not tucked away but the first track and oh boy what do we have here, i think we have drunks playing the music, singing the song, tip toeing along a tightrope celebrating and eventually finding their way home. fucking glorious
        • wackyoldskool's avatar
          A5 is also from 1978, according to It's the exact same version.
          • jtm1967's avatar
            From top to bottom this is a supreme linenup of classic no wave, new wave, post punk and electronic bands from the 70s and early 80s. Just brilliant and a must own for any fan of these genres.



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