January 26, 2011

(Scraping the bottom of the barrell 4:) One unrealised 1989 live track of the Third Ear Band!

There's hardly anything left in my personal archive, but  searching better I've recently discovered one unrealised live track from the band, recorded in London at the end of Eighties.
Glen sent me a sampler of it with the indication "Dog Club" on the tape (see below), but the concert was probably that played at the "Sir George Robey" pub  on December 15th, 1989 as reported on this archive at the page http://ghettoraga.blogspot.com/2009/12/tebs-tape-recordings-at-london-british.html.

The line up, the same of the Vinci concert:
Glen Sweeney – hand drums
Lyn Dobson – sax and flute
Mick Carter – electric guitar and effects
Allen Samuel – violin

From the set played that night you can listen "The Book of the Dead" (no recordings of the other track quoted on the tape, "Midnight Drums"...) with Glen announcing it as "Necromancer".
All you have to do now is download this rare unexpected gemns at:
and realize as great and powerful has been that line-up...

no©2011 Luca Ferrari


  1. On a different topic, there's a rip of "New Forecasts From The Third Ear Almanac" on this blog -


    which may or may not sound better than the 320kbps one floating around the internet - this one's at 320, though I haven't managed to listen to it yet.

  2. Thanks for the signalling. I'll try to listen it.

  3. I've got a whole gig called Dog Club (or Club Dog) - starts of with Lyn Dobson commenting on Glen tuning his drums!

    Do you have that? If not I'll put it up for a share as it's cracking stuff.

  4. No, I haven't got it. If you could put it up for a share we'll be very glad of it! Thanks!

  5. Have you people ever heard this rare cassette by Italian musician Roberto Mazza: http://ilgolpeeluva.blogspot.com/2010/11/roberto-mazza-scoprire-le-orme-adn-1991.html
    I think it is inspired by the Third Ear Band, the sound of the oboe in particular.

  6. What a wonderful music! Thanks a lot, Mirco for this.
    You're right, the oboe is incredibly inspired by Paul Minns. I know very well Roberto Mazza and Telaio Magnetico but I didn't know this rare cassette... Every TEB fans have to listen to it!
    Thanks a lot.