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Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Fraying Space
Format: CD
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"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 Prouds biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Prouds 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, lo-fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or U.S. varieties, will find a precursor here. CD includes with three bonus tracks and features a 20-page booklet with liner notes by David Nichols as well as Prouds lyrics." - EM.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Fraying Space
Format: LP
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $25.00
"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 Prouds biographer David Nichols and will engender a new appreciation of Prouds 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, lo-fi bedroom pop of the 80s, 90s and beyond, whether of the NZ, UK or U.S. varieties, will find a precursor here. Includes an innersleeve with liner notes and lyrics." - EM.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: Purple Boy Gang/A Million Years From Now
Format: 7"
Label: EM
Country: Japan
Price: $14.00
"A singular single from a singular singer, 1968s "Purple Boy Gang" and the previously-unissued 1997-recorded "A Million Years from Now" traverse three decades, yet display Pip Prouds unchanged and unchallenged uniqueness. Poet, singer, songwriter, romantic visionary, beloved outsider, Prouds unrestrained genius shines forth on both the Velvets-y band-backed A-side and the solo vox/guitar home-cassette-recorded B-side. Although considered a sort of Antipodean Syd Barrett, Pip Proud developed his world without prior knowledge of Barretts work." - EM.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: A Bird in the Engine
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the late 60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia -- Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine -- before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the Australian Syd Barrett, Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation. A Bird in the Engine is even more rare than his debut. From the extraordinary Eagle-Wise to the remarkable title track (which includes the uncredited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), Prouds unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form. While other compilations of Prouds music have been released in recent years, this is the first time A Bird in the Engine has been reissued in its original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan, and Jandek." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: PIP PROUD
Title: Adreneline & Richard
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
"In the late 60s, Pip Proud recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia -- Adreneline & Richard and A Bird in the Engine -- before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the Australian Syd Barrett, Proud actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation. To quote Byron Coley, who like a handful of underground luminaries discovered Proud in the 80s via collector mail-order lists, Adreneline & Richard features weirdly strummed barre-chord guitar, monotone vocals that occasionally [try] to pass way beyond their known range, oddball lyrics that [combine] nursery rhymes with druggy imagery. It [is] a hell of a cool record. While other compilations of Prouds music have been released in recent years, this is the first time that Adreneline & Richard has been reissued in its original format (including inner sleeve with lyrics). Recommended for fans of outsider and lo-fi pop from the US, UK, New Zealand, and beyond." - Superior Viaduct.

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