Pip Proud discography

A Fraying Space LP

emlp
released August 2014

1. Adreneline and Richard (3:11)+
2. De Da De Dum (2:45)+
3. Latin Version (2:14)+
4. A Fraying Space (4:46)
5. The Sun was Yellow (4:01)+
6. Purple Boy Gang (2:21)
7. A Bird in the Engine (3:07)
8. They Took Us All So Kindly (4:32)
9. French Girls (2:24)
10. An Old Servant (6:35)
11. Laughter and Laughter (2:15)+
12. Eagle-wise (1:41)
13. She Dwindles Her Fingers (4:03)
14. Adreneline and Richard (2:27)

AU$ 28.00


+ First time re-issue
• Previously unissued


Imagine being a punk rocker before there were any others, or a hippie whose message of peace was infused with a sardonic whimsy. That’s what it must have been like to be Pip Proud, in Sydney in the late 1960s, railing against the media and its hypocrisies, making a music that cut through all lies. — David Nichols


Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access.

This collection has been selected by Proud's biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Proud's music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle oddball weirdo portastudio lofi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or US varieties, will find a precursor here.

Available on both 12-inch vinyl and CD with three bonus tracks, "A Fraying Space" also features liner notes by David Nichols as well as Proud's lyrics.



Eagle-wise

hac45
released September 2009

1. De De De Dum
2. Eagle-wise
3. She Dwindles Her Fingers
4. Purple Boy Gang
5. Nancy
6. Latin Version
7. Marie
8. The Tennis Player
9. French Girls
10. Sounds
11. Adrenaline And Richard
12. She Says To Me
13. An Old Servant
14. Hey Sue
15. We Crossed The Atlantic
16. When Each Descends
17. A Fraying Space
18. Into Elizabeth's Eyes
19. There Was Melancholy
20. Vida
21. A Bird In The Engine
22. Empty

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Eagle-Wise is a compilation of his LP's A Bird In The Engine and Adreneline and Richard, both albums that were originally released in 1968 and 1969 and incredibly hard to find now. Booklet written by David Nichols (Go-Betweens biographer and ex-drummer from Cannanes) who was the driving force behind the re-discovery of Pip Proud and helped Half A Cow with the release of this cd.

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A Fraying Space cd (plus 3 songs)

emcd
released August 2014

1. Adreneline and Richard (3:11)+
2. De Da De Dum (2:45)+
3. Latin Version (2:14)+
4. A Fraying Space (4:46)
5. The Sun was Yellow (4:01)+
6. Purple Boy Gang (2:21)
7. A Bird in the Engine (3:07)
8. They Took Us All So Kindly (4:32)
9. French Girls (2:24)
10. An Old Servant (6:35)
11. Laughter and Laughter (2:15)+
12. Eagle-wise (1:41)
13. She Dwindles Her Fingers (4:03)
14. Adreneline and Richard (2:27)

CD bonus tracks:
15. Jumped in My Rowboat (2:49)
16. Starship (3:28) + *
17. Don't Push Me Off (3:01)

IMPORT!

AU$ 20.00


Imagine being a punk rocker before there were any others, or a hippie whose message of peace was infused with a sardonic whimsy. That’s what it must have been like to be Pip Proud, in Sydney in the late 1960s, railing against the media and its hypocrisies, making a music that cut through all lies. — David Nichols


Pip Proud, sui generis, could be considered an Australian outsider, with his untutored and uninhibited singing style, his primal guitar playing, his resolutely personal vision captured on recordings from 1967 to the early 70s - except that, unlike most outsiders, he was loved and accepted, with two of his three album releases on a major label, with frequent television appearances and coverage in music magazines. Heralded in his native land though he was, he maintained a low profile from the early 70s, never made an impact overseas, and his recordings have been difficult to access.

This collection has been selected by Proud's biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Proud's music. Considered by some as a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, listeners will hear that Pip was clearing his own private and primal path, more poet than pop star, despite the media attention. Other than one Velvets-style band track, all songs here feature Pip solo, some with appealingly primitive overdubs. Fans of ramshackle oddball weirdo portastudio lofi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or US varieties, will find a precursor here.

Available on both 12-inch vinyl and CD with three bonus tracks, A Fraying Space also features liner notes by David Nichols as well as Proud's lyrics.

CD version:
Standard jewel case. 20p booklet including liner notes
written by David Nichols. Lyrics. English & Japanese text.



Purple Boy Gang 7"

em7
released August 2014

1. Purple Boy Gang (1968)
2. A Million Years From Now (1997) -previously unissued

IMPORT!

AU$ 10.00


A singular single from a singular singer, 1968's "Purple Boy Gang" and the previously-unissued 1997-recorded "A Million Years From Now" traverse three decades yet display Pip Proud's unchanged and unchallenged uniqueness !?Poet, singer, songwriter, romantic visionary, beloved outsider, Proud's unrestrained genius shines forth on both the Velvetsy band-backed A-side and the solo vox/guitar home-cassette-recorded B-side. Although considered by some to be a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, Pip Proud developed his world without prior knowledge of Barrett's work. From the upcoming EM Records release A Fraying Space [EM1121CD/LP], an anthology gathered from his three late-60s albums, plus some previously unreleased recordings.



Half A Cow
Half A Cow Records
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Email: haclabel@mpx.com.au
Phone: +61-2-9716 6926
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