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zphage
zphage
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Edited Feb 18, 2008, 03:15
Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 03:09
http://www.thomashayes.com/reissues/news/
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http://destination-out.com/?p=160
Read the last comments on the bottom



Apparently, there is a possibility that this is a modern day Italian
prog/fusion band: Catasto Elettrico .
bubblehead2
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Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 04:00
Yeah, i have to say i'd agree ( thanks again for the heads up Achuma ) after spending a couple of fruitless hours trying to come up with anything concrete regading its provenance.

That said, i still really like side 1 of this and would happily buy a copy if available.

Gullibubblehead.
zphage
zphage
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Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 04:40
I don't really understand the point of putting all that effort into a hoax.

Where did the art work for come from? Is that why it is just a black cover?
bubblehead2
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Edited Feb 18, 2008, 05:54
Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 05:48
Perhaps the sleeve's a homage to Spinal Tap's Smell The Glove ( which is kinda appropriate in this case ).

Why do it ? Publicity i'd guess, i'd never heard of Catasto Elettrico before but i have now. Would i have investigated a 21st century jazz fusion release ? Hmm, it's highly unlikely. Would i check out a lost 70's masterpiece from a troubled guitar prodigy with a penchant for Pete Cosey's work and on Columbia , Miles Davis label at that time ? You betcha !
Jim Tones
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Edited Feb 18, 2008, 07:34
Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 07:34
Strange...but I was just looking at this page just yesterday......

http://catastoelettrico.blogspot.com/

A thick plot indeed!!

Thanks for the heads up
zphage
zphage
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Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 15:32
Very interesting. Do they sound like Gout?
Dog 3000
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Edited Feb 18, 2008, 19:56
Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 19:56
bubblehead2 wrote:
Why do it ? Publicity i'd guess, i'd never heard of Catasto Elettrico before but i have now. Would i have investigated a 21st century jazz fusion release ? Hmm, it's highly unlikely. Would i check out a lost 70's masterpiece from a troubled guitar prodigy with a penchant for Pete Cosey's work and on Columbia , Miles Davis label at that time ? You betcha !


Absolutely! I heard about this one and it seemed too good to be true.

The title "Shaft in Afghanistan" is way too future-perfect-hip for 1974 if you think about it -- but a perfect cliche-title for this decade.

I came across a "long lost Scott Walker / David Bowie collaboration" online once, and it turned out to be some contemporary LA band with a jones for late-70's Berlin sounds.

A clever hoax definitely gets attention.
zphage
zphage
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Edited Feb 18, 2008, 20:06
Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 20:05
hmmm...
Dog 3000
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Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 20:15
(Of course, I am disappointed that it's NOT true!)

What with the whole retro-nostalgia cycle we're caught up in, recording fictional albums from the past kinda makes sense. Someone should record "Carburateur Dung by The Count Five" -- haven't you always wanted to hear that one? ;-)
zphage
zphage
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Re: Art Jackson's Atrocity a Hoax?
Feb 18, 2008, 20:18
Yes! That is a classic.

I know there were some questionable krautrock unearthings, but they were actually trying to sell cds.

It doesn't seem like that here.
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