Tuesday 1 December 2009

Notting Hill Gate

"Things look great in Notting Hill Gate" claims Quintessence with the optimism that comes from meditation and mysticism. Getting it straight in Notting Hill Gate at the end of the '60s freak scene, this was the quintessential hippy outfit, jamming and searching, with amusingly direct connections to Factory Records. At this point, with the focus on the environs of Notting Hill it is only appropriate to pay tribute to the pioneering pop-situ work of wordaholic Tom Vague and his remarkable Notting Hill timeline. There is a whole raft of writers on the fringes of popular culture and the serious art world like Tom Vague, Stewart Home, and so on whose industriousness amazes me. Anyway, this Quintessence track dates from just after I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet and all that ...

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