Saturday, 22 August 2009
Cry from the city
"I have reached the end of my tether. No one getting their act together. It's all trial and error. No one seems to want to cope, in the city of no hope ..." The words may sound desolate but the song itself is incredibly beautiful. This is the dub version of Cry From The City by Fish Out Of Water, with some neat scat vocals in the background by Robert Wyatt. This comes from a 1995 LP, Lucky Scars, which is wonderful. Fish Out Of Water is a group led by Genie Cosmas, with a great reggae, jazz, classical, Raincoatsy vibe. Genie has for the last 20 years been running Stream Records, a label promoting music by disabled musicians. There's some great material available at the label's website (http://www.streamrecords.co.uk/).