La Cave Saravah Vol. 1-Une Compilation D'Oeuvres Rares Et Inedites (1966 - 1980)

1. Intro -Pierre Barouh à Aubignan
2. La nuit de mon amour -Pierre Barouh avec Baden Powell, Milton Banana & Oscar Castro Neves
3. La maison du café -Brigitte Fontaine & Areski
4. Ode to maffen -Chic Streetman
5. Ntçe ngani -Pierre Akendengue
6. Le moral nécessaire -Alfred Panou & l'Art ensemble of Chicago
7. For all we know -Marva Broome & l'Art ensemble of Chicago
8. Colopin bombin - Cohelmec ensemble
9. Le tango -Jacques Higelin
10. Ooh la la -Champion Jack Dupree
11. Berimbau - Trio Camara
12. Pause café -Jean-Charles Capon & Pierre Favre
13. Le temps -Michel Roques
14. 80 A.B. -Areski
15. Musique pour publicité - Olivier Bloch Lainé
16. Killy -Nicole Croisille
17. E.D.F. power -Electronic Distorsions of France
18. Piège -Jean-Philippe Goude & Olivier Collé
19. Un homme qui me plaît -Francis Lai
20. Sur un banc, sous la pluie - Dominique Barouh & David McNeil
21. Fille du soleil -Francis Lai
22. Solstice -Catharsis
23. Cyclothimie -Daniel Vallancien & Philippe Maté
24. Outro -Pierre Barouh au Flipper du Bistro le Saint-Jean

In 1966 Pierre Barouh collaborated (as lyricist) with Francis Lai on the score for the Palme d'Or winning movie Un Homme Et Une Femme. He also starred in the movie alongside Anouk Aimée, who he later married. Barouh was a world music enthusiast who had made a film about Bossa Nova with Baden Powell. He bought a mill in the Vendée where he established a recording studio and the the Saravah record label. Sarvah was all about eclecticism and released work by African, folk, blues, and French pop acts. This is a compilation of rarities from 1966-1980.

Pierre Barouh

Here's a link to the soundtrack of Un Homme Et Une Femme (спасибо Joao K).


Great Boxers From Wales # 2- Percy Jones

Percy Jones
(1892 – 1922)
Total fights 52 Won 46 (25) Lost 3 Drawn 3.
World Flyweight Champion 1914 (Wales’ First World Champion).

Percy Jones lost his leg serving in The First World War, and died of the combined effects of poison gas and Trench Fever.


Photographs from An Illustrated Casebook of Victorian Psychiatric Patients in Bethlem Hospital

By Hering.
In the 1850's Henry Hering photographed patients at Bethlem (see Richard Dadd), his work being used for diagnostic purposes.

By Galton.

In the 1880's Francis Galton photographed patients, motivated by his interest in eugenics.

This fascinating book , showing photographs taken from the mid 1880's to the mid 1890's by Alfred Barker, Herbert Parker, Carbutt Fairbank and Horace Pring (all of whom were on the hospital staff) is going for a hundred quid on Amazon. In the book the photographs are accompanied by case summaries .

Presumed Curable: An Illustrated Casebook of Victorian Psychiatric Patients in Bethlem Hospital- Colin Gale & Robert J Howard
Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd (2003)
ISBN-13: 978-1871816488


Laurel Aitken-Rudi Got Married (2004)

In a recording career that spanned over 45 years Laurel Aitken (1927-2005)- The Godfather of Ska- only registered one top 100 record in the UK. His influence, however, far exceeded his commercial success (or lack of it), and he enjoyed renewed and prolonged fame following the resurgence of interest in Ska brought about by 2Tone.

Born in Cuba, raised in Jamaica, Laurel Aitken lived in London for 3 years (1960-63) and then came to the UK again and settled in Leicester from 1970 onwards. His career spanned the development of Jamaican music from mento right through to dancehall, and he was playing gigs well into his seventies.

Plaque erected at Mr Aitken's former house by Leicester City Council (? the year of his birth- most sources give 1927)



It is abundantly clear that violence is needed to resist the violence of the adversary, and we must advocate and prepare it, if we do not wish the present situation of slavery in disguise, in which most of humanity finds itself, to continue and worsen.
Errico Malatesta- Anarchism & Violence

For (Malatesta) anarchism was not a philosophy for a future utopia which would come about one day as if by magic, or simply through the destruction of the state without any prior preparation. On the contrary, Malatesta was, throughout his life, concerned with a practical idea. His anarchism was something concrete, to be fought for and put into practice, not in some distant future but now. It is in this aspect of practical anarchism that gives him a special place amongst anarchist theorists and propagandists.
Dave Poole, reviewing Malatesta, Life and Ideas, edited by Vernon Richards (Freedom Press) in Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review #4 (1978).

Available to read here, with thanks to Mona.


Great Boxers From Wales # 1- Jim Driscoll

Jim Driscoll

'Peerless Jim'




Total fights 74 Won 56(39) Lost 3 Drawn 6 No Decision 9*

In 1908 Driscoll fought World Champion Abe Attell in New York. At Attell’s insistence the ‘no decision’ rule was in operation, which meant that Driscoll could only claim the title by knocking Attell out. Driscoll dominated the fight, but there was no knockout.

Ignoring the chance of a lucrative rematch (without the ‘no decision’ rule in place), Driscoll promptly returned to Cardiff to fulfil a prior engagement, appearing at a charity show for orphans.

*Records from this era are notoriously inconsistent.


Black Flag # 4- EZLN & Subcomandante Marcos

Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (Zapatista Army of National Liberation) originated in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico in 1983.
I'm not going to write a lengthy history of the EZLN- more skilled and knowledgeable writers have already done so- but briefly, The Zapatistas (they take their name from Emiliano Zapata) came to international attention on January 1st, 1994, when they declared war on the Mexican government in order to promote the rights of indigenous peoples in the face of globalisation.
Although defeated after a dozen days of combat, the EZLN have maintained their resistance.

Subcomandante Marcos...

A prominent figure in the EZLN, Subcomandante Marcos is anonymous but instantly recognisable in his balaclava, smoking his pipe.
An urban intellectual , Marcos is a prolific writer who combines sharp analysis with the Latin American magic realism tradition.
He champions the causes of all oppressed minorities.

The Fourth World War Has Begun.

If the Third World War* saw the confrontation of capitalism and socialism on various terrains and with varying degrees of intensity, the fourth will be played out between large financial centers, on a global scale, and at a tremendous and constant intensity.
The Fourth World War Has Begun (1997)
An English translation of this work is available to read here.

* ie. The Cold War

Our Word Is Our Weapon.

Subcomandante Marcos reads in English from his most widely known work.


The KLF- Ultra Rare Trax (1993)

All You Need Is Love.
It's Grim Up North (For Love Nor Money Mix)
What Time Is Love (Techno Scam Mix)
3am Eternal (Blue Danube Orb Mix)
Last Train To Trancentral (Remix 1)
Kylie Said To Jason (Full Length)
What Time Is Love (Power Remix)
Doctorin' The Tardis (Gary Glitter Mix)
Justified And Ancient (Tammy Mix)
3am Eternal (Top Mix- feat. ENT)
What Time Is Love (Wandaful Mix)

Like it says: rare tracks from The Kopyright Liberation Front. Geniuses.

Part 1:http://d01.megashares.com/dl/lGGuC5x/The KLF- Ultra Rare Trax.part1.rar
Part 2: http://d01.megashares.com/dl/BtBznIX/The KLF- Ultra Rare Trax.part2.rar

The Manual.
The K Foundation Burn A Million Quid.


Morrissey - Janice Long Session, BBC Radio 2- December 17th , 2004

A rare excursion (incursion?) in to the 21st century for Burning Aquarium.
This is Morrissey, appearing in session for Janice Long on BBC Radio 2. The set was recorded on December 9th and first broadcast on December 17th 2004.
01 - Intro
02 - Play Easy To Get
03 - Redondo Beach
04 - Interview
05 - Noise Is The Best Revenge
06 - It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
07 - Outro

Redondo Beach is of course a cover of a Patti Smith song, taken from her classic LP Horses.


Extreme Noise Terror- A Holocaust In Your Head (1988)

During the mid eighties a new genre emerged under the influence of hardcore punk bands such as Discharge and Chaos UK. Genres and microgenres aren't really my thing, and there have been a variety of terms used to describe this sound. I think that the name of this band sums it up nicely.

This was the band's appearance at the 1992 Brit Awards in collaboration with The KLF (having being denied a spot on 1991's Xmas Top of the Pops they at last achieved the level of exposure they deserved- a TV audience in excess of 5 million).


Herbert Gehr at Worcester, 1949.

Life Magazine (01.08.1949) featured photographs by Herbert Gehr (1910 - 1983) of Worcester Hospital for the Insane, Mass.


The Spaghetti Incident?

I'm not posting the Guns N Roses covers album The Spaghetti Incident? (1993)

Instead I've trawled through my old files and compiled the tracks as performed by the original artists. Beware of variable bitrate!

Since I don't Have You- The Skyliners. New Rose- The Damned. Down On The Farm- UK Subs. Human Being- The New York Dolls. Raw Power- The Stooges. Ain't It Fun- The Dead Boys. Buick Mackane- T-Rex. Big Dumb Sex- Soundgarden. Hair of the Dog- Nazareth. Attitude- The Misfits. Black Leather- The Professionals. You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory- Johnny Thunders. I Don't Care About You- Fear. Look At Your Game Girl- Charles Manson.


Bjork- Unplugged (1994)

A July 1998 survey by an Icelandic national newspaper found that 54.4% of Icelanders believed in elves.
This is a recording of Bjork's first appearance on MTV Unplugged in 1994, and features songs from her first solo album, Debut,


Janis Zhaklis

The Siege of Sidney Street took place on January 2nd 1911.
Ian Bone interviews Phil Ruff about the antecedents to the siege and his research into the identity of the enigmatic Peter the Painter.