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Slessig CD - "Wichita Lineman" b/w "Guinnevere".
postpaid. Price is for one cd and protective case
Combo CD - "Wichita Lineman" b/w "Guinnevere"
Bronson, Mark Lightcap (Acetone) and Steve Goodfriend (Radar Brothers)
perform as the Dick Slessig Combo. The group creates dreamy instrumental
arrangements of songs from the late '60's through the early '70's.
On this disc they produce a high desert evening quiet drift of the
Jimmy Webb classic "Wichita Lineman" that clocks in at
a calming 43 minutes. Also on this disc is a ghostly arrangement
of "Guinnevere" by David Crosby. This disc is excellent.
Dick Slessig Combo has played in art and music contexts, opening up
exhibitions as well as for groups like Matmos, in the United States
as well as Europe. Greil Marcus described his discovery of the Combo
in one of his Salon Top 10 lists a few years back:
Slessig Combo, presented by Jessica Bronson, "Rock Your Baby,"
at the Portland, Ore., Art Museum (July 7)
Carl Bronson, bass, Steve Goodfriend, drums, and Mark Lightcap,
guitar -- the Dick Slessig Combo, as in dyslexic -- were playing
on L.A. conceptual artist Jessica Bronson's internally lit bandstand
for the Portland opening of "Let's Entertain," a motley
assemblage of glamorous art statements first staged at the Walker
in Minneapolis. They were at least a half-hour into a performance
that would eventually cover 90 minutes before I realized the
nearly abstract, circular pattern the trio was offering as the
meaning of life -- it was all they were playing, anyway -- was
from George McCrae's effortlessly seductive 1974 Miami disco
hit. Or rather the pattern wasn't from the tune, it was the tune,
the thing itself. Variation was never McCrae's point (the big
moment in his "Rock
Your Baby," the equivalent of the guitar solo, is when he
barely whispers "Come on"); finding the perfect, self-renewing
riff was. "I could listen to that forever," I said to
Bronson when he and the others finally stepped down for a break.
"We'd play it forever if we were physically capable,"
he said. The bandstand is empty now, but a 50-minute edit of the
number will be running in the air above it, over and over, through
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