Episode 293: Tim Smith Tribute Special

This is the 293rd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. You can CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD but note that the shows are large files. The show is also available to stream via Mixcloud and the Progzilla Radio Network (the show appears on Progzilla in alternate weeks). On this show I’ll be paying tribute to the music, the legacy and the genius of the late, great Tim Smith. Our feature album this time reflects that as it’s the fourth album proper by the band that Tim founded & fronted, ‘Sing To God’ by Cardiacs, and you’ll hear three tracks from that on the playlist. Other than that you can expect the usual eclectic musical mixture, including music from Tim’s various other musical projects: his solo work, Mr & Mrs Smith & Mr Drake, The Sea Nymphs, & Spratley’s Japs, plus cover versions of Tim’s work, music that influenced Tim, & bands who were in turn inspired by him. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 2 hours and 4 minutes. Downloaded file is 113.3 MB.

1. The Black Hooded Clam (2:47) – The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the album ‘On The Dry Land’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-dry-land, www.cardiacs.net/ & williamddrake.wordpress.com)

2. Fanny (6:23) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

3. Fiery Gun Hand (5:13) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

4. The Stench of Honey (5:25) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl, www.facebook.com/knifeworld/ & www.cardiacs.net)

5. Veronica In Ecstasy (4:21) – Tim Smith (Taken from the Cardiacs compilation album ‘Sampler’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/tim-smiths-extra-special-oceanland-world & www.cardiacs.net)

6. Camouflage (3:43) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net

7. Lauft…Heisst Das Es Lauft Oder Es Kommt Bald..Lauft (8:08) – Faust (Taken from the album ‘Faust IV’; see www.faust.com/music/rock/faust-band/)

8. Wireless  (8:22) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

9. Shaping The River (1:29) – Rob Crow (Taken from the album ‘Everybody’s Got Damage′; see robcrow.bandcamp.com/album/everybodys-got-damage)

10. Is This the Life (6:22) – Mikrokosmos (Taken from the album ‘Leader of the Starry Skies – A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1)’; see burningshed.com/variousartists_tributeto_2vinyl & www.cardiacs.net)

11. Stoneage Dinosaurs (5:42) – Gilmore Trail & Friends (Available as a single – see gilmoretrail.bandcamp.com/album/stoneage-dinosaurs, www.gilmoretrail.co.uk/ & www.facebook.com/gilmoretrail)

12. Nurses Whispering Verses (9:59) – The 180Gs (Taken from the album ‘Singin’ to God′; see davidminnick1.bandcamp.com/album/singin-to-god & www.facebook.com/180Gs)

13. My Shoulder Ride (2:55) – Shrubbies (Taken from the album ‘Memphis In Texas’; see shrubbies.bandcamp.com)

14. Your Removal Of Me (2:34) – Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake (Taken from the album Mr And Mrs Smith And Mr Drake; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/mr-and-mrs-smith-and-mr-drake & www.cardiacs.net)

15. Oh (8:09) – Spratleys Japs (Taken from the album ‘Pony’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/pony & www.cardiacs.net/)

16. Tickle Trot (3:51) – Little Trophy (Taken from their demo CD, which is not widely available; see www.discogs.com/artist/1639697-Little-Trophy & www.facebook.com/littletrophy/)

17. Mathematics Of Love (4:01) – Army of Moths (Taken from the album By Word Of Moth’; see armyofmoths.bandcamp.com/album/by-word-of-moth, armyofmoths.com & www.facebook.com/ARMYOFMOTHS)

18. Send Him Seaworthy (6:37) – Knifeworld (Taken from the album ‘The Unravelling’; see www.knifeworld.co.uk/www.facebook.com/knifeworld & www.insideoutmusic.com/artist.aspx?IdArtist=773)

19. Up In Annie’s Room (3:34)  The Sea Nymphs (Taken from the ‘Appealing To Venus’ EP; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/the-sea-nymphs & www.cardiacs.net/

20. Foundling (5:28) – Cardiacs (Taken from the album ‘Sing To God’; see alphabet-business-concern.bandcamp.com/album/sing-to-god-vol-i-ii & www.cardiacs.net/)

If you would like to make a charitable donation in memory of Tim Smith, please see www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/21-07-2020-timothy-charles-smith

Thanks to all the musicians who contributed, particularly to the late, great Tim Smith, and to all listeners. Send us comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). If you want to keep up to date with news about the show, EppyFest, or just chat with other listeners, don’t forget that there’s a Facebook group – just search for the Eppy Gibbon Podcast Show on Facebook and request to join, plus don’t forget that we’re now part of the Progzilla Radio Network. I should hopefully be back for the next show in a couple of weeks but things are a bit up in the air at the moment so just keep an eye out. Whatever we come up with, I can promise you it will be a great show.

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