CHERRY THING

January 19, 2013 – 4:40 am

This is “raw like sushi”.

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THE THING AND NENEH CHERRY
Village Underground, London 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Village Underground, London; July 15, 2012. Broadcast on BBC Jazz On 3, Jan 7, 2013. Ex FM stereo.

This is uncharted territory - singing in a free jazz band. The band are The Thing.

The Thing is a Norwegian/Swedish jazz trio, of well-known free jazz players Mats Gustafsson (saxophones), Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (double bass), and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums). Formed in 2000, the trio recorded Don Cherry compositions and are influenced by James Blood Ulmer, Frank Lowe, PJ Harvey, White Stripes and Joe McPhee. Musicians who have joined the Thing for recording and performances include Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Otomo Yoshihide, Thurston Moore, Jim O’Rourke and Jeb Bishop. (wikipedia)

The singer is Don Cherry’s daughter.

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish singer-songwriter, rapper, and occasional DJ and broadcaster. Blending hip hop with other influences, Cherry experienced mainstream success with several of her recordings most notably, Raw Like Sushi. (wikipedia)

The track that works best is “Dirt” - a longish instrumental intro before Cherry comes in singing the lyrics of The Stooges song. Punk meets free jazz in a dark alley. Otherwise, it does lean to an R ‘n’ B singing style, Cherry does rap a little (”Accordion”, “Call The Police”). Thankfully, the screams pioneered by Yoko in ‘69 are absent.

The loud, amplified sound of this concert add to the chaos. Like cream on cake. This performance covers every track off their debut collaboration except for “What Reason Could I Give”. On balance, we say go buy the CD.

With thanks to TomP who shared this on Dime and fastone for the fine artworks.
- The Little Chicken

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Garage/Too Tough To Die* [8:53] (14.2MB)
Track 02. Dream Baby Dream* [Alan Vega/Martin Rev 7:46] (12.4MB)
Track 03. Golden Heart* [Don Cherry 7:43] (12.3MB)
Track 04. Sudden Moment* [Gustafsson 7:44] (12.3MB)
Track 05. Cashback* [Neneh Cherry 6:29] (10.3MB)
Track 06. Dirt* [The Stooges 8:28] (13.5MB)
Track 07. Announcer/Accordion* [Daniel Dumile 7:23] (11.8MB)
announcer talks over the first 15 seconds
Track 08. Call The Police [Stephanie McDee 9:28] (15.1MB)
63:54m

* Studio versions can be found on the album The Cherry Thing.

Lineup:
Neneh Cherry - vocals
Mats Gustafsson - saxophones and electronics
Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten - bass and electronics
Paal Nilssen-Love - drums

When Neneh met Gustafsson, The Cherry Thing was born. First collaboration between the sometime pop singer and the free jazz man, The Cherry Thing, was released June 2012. Buy it here.

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  1. 44 Responses to “CHERRY THING”

  2. I’ll try anything once…

    By NAMoosedog on Jan 19, 2013

  3. WOW, THIS MAKES ME PINE FOR THE KILLING FLOOR.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Jan 19, 2013

  4. i cant wait to hear her sing with the hulk

    By barth on Jan 19, 2013

  5. Very interesting and abstract. I like how different it is…experimental
    Thanks, BigO!!!

    By DanC on Jan 19, 2013

  6. SORRY DAN C BUT SOMETIMES ABSTRACT JUST DOESN`T MAKE IT FOR ME.
    MONKEYS THROWING TURDS INTO A FAN BLOWING AT A CANVAS HARDLY ENCOURAGES ME TO BREAK OUT THE WALLET FOR WALL ART JUST LIKE THIS GROUP MAKES ME AURALLY NERVOUS.
    MIGHT BE AN AGE THING OR IT JUST MIGHT BE ME BUT JAZZ IS SCARY AT THE BEST OF TIMES.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Jan 19, 2013

  7. great stuff! At least it’s not noise like the ramones (small letters intentional)

    By jimbob on Jan 22, 2013

  8. Jazz is scary….c’mon who said that…. own up Dropkick Sarge…reveal yourself…that is terrible…and using the word ‘Aurally’ with ‘Nervous’ just does not go….just does not go my friend. And JimBob are you from the South..For Real…Do You know BettyLou..or Jeremiah….

    Jazz my man, is the reason your breathing go back to Kerouac and Dizzy…and you will find out about counter-culture etc or even further go back to Satchmo or Mez Mezzrow…BTW I love Dots…..I Love dots…
    JimBob..The Ramones make a glorious sonic FourChord Rapture…Music to jerk off to when your fifteen and counting pubes..BIG LETTERS INTENTIONAL

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  9. hey Dropkick Sarge ive just written a song called ‘Sometimes Abstract Dosen’t Make It For Me’ And i was looking for Permission to include the line “Monkeys throwing turds into a fan blowing at a canvas” which i think is tremendous….really…i would give you a co-write on the credits if its a hit and why wouldn’t it be with fantastic lines like that….the public would lap it up…call it art-house retro or something…whaddya say go on say yes..and i will post some Allmans Sisters Band…circa 1976 The Ashtray Sessions

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  10. kerouac was a knob a pretentious knob with goofball bum buddies like “grindsberg”. jazzmiass.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Jan 22, 2013

  11. i was looking for Permission to include the line “Monkeys throwing turds into a fan blowing at a canvas” which i think is tremendous…

    feel free to send lots of dollars…
    I have a few more but they need punctuatin`

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Jan 22, 2013

  12. I hear ya jimbob

    throw in the whole bunch of punk rock along with ‘em and you still have an open cesspool and worth about as much!

    By joe colostrum on Jan 22, 2013

  13. i`d rather listen to a dollars worth of punk than 100 dollars worth of the Eagles.

    By fuzz doubt on Jan 22, 2013

  14. what can i say-some ppl are cheap.Punk was never worth anything,lol.Now the Eagles they were/are a real band.Not wannabe cartoons
    Case closed,lol

    By joe colostrum on Jan 22, 2013

  15. the eagles were slicker than goose shit on a wet afternoon.

    By randy mcnally on Jan 22, 2013

  16. i hate the f’n eagles man

    By stroker mcgurk on Jan 22, 2013

  17. sorry but they knew more than 3 chords and it shows in sales as well.People don’t buy garbage.

    the difference between real music and a garden rake being dragged down a classroom chalkboard
    is the difference between the two.

    By stump johnson on Jan 22, 2013

  18. the eagles hate you more

    By justin case on Jan 22, 2013

  19. darth has pictures of the eagles at white castle with him holdin` their burgers.

    By renny da mouche on Jan 22, 2013

  20. not joe walsh

    By stroker mcgurk on Jan 22, 2013

  21. yer mammy digs me

    By stroker mcgurk on Jan 22, 2013

  22. yes joe walsh too-he told me

    By justin case on Jan 22, 2013

  23. Hey You Guys ….’People Dont Buy Garbage’ is a new concept album by A Floydian West Coast LA Detroit band by the name of TheHardSell ….IT will tickle the fancy to all you old Woodstock lapdogs sittin by the fire eatin your honeyslides

    Dropkick I bet you think Carly Simon writes songs about writing songs about you dont you dont you

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  24. God how I loathe self righteous pretentiousness…

    By justin case on Jan 22, 2013

  25. ‘A garden rake being dragged down a classroom chalkboard’….My goodman thats simply sublime..
    But is that not a steal from Waters ‘The wall’ It sounds very much like it…’We dont need no education…A garden rake being dragged a classroom chalkboard’ OR have you simply absolutely stumped me with original brilliance..word gold mmmm Anyway heres the Allmans Sisters Band as promised Circa 1976 The Ashtray Sessions….ENJOY

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  26. Yeah with a name like justin case very powerpoppy floppydoppy dipsy doo

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  27. apparently i have stumped you,,,seems it din’t take much either.

    By justin case on Jan 22, 2013

  28. TO RANDY MCNALLY STROKER MCGURK AND STUMP JOHNSON IM CALLING YOU OUT …..YOU HEAR ME GOOD OL’BOYS….DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO IS CALLING YOU OUT….THIS TOWN AINT SOUTHERN ENOUGH FOR ALL OF US SO YOU BOYS BETTER BE ON THE TRAIN BY SUNDOWN DYA’HEAR….OR THERE GOIN T’BE A SOUTHERN WAR WITH LOTS OF CONFEDARATE FLAGS AND LYNNRD SYNNRD (pronounced leonard skinard) GEETARZ PLAYING ALL OVER THE PLACE SO IM CALLING YOU BOYS OUT

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  29. I AM UNSTUMPABLE MY FLOPPY DOPPY POWERPOPPY FRIEND

    UNSTUMPABLE

    FOR
    I
    AM
    FAE
    GLESGA

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  30. I love this game..what`s next , name that tune?

    By hugh jorgan on Jan 22, 2013

  31. DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO

    too many names . Your ma must`ve had a hard time scrawlin` your nom de plume on all your undershirts afore `n you went to girl guide camp.

    By hugh jorgan on Jan 22, 2013

  32. Hugh we couldnt afford undershirts or girl guide camps but if you wish too make fun out of others impoverished upbringing so be it so be it

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  33. WHERE HAS JUSTIN POWERS GONE probably disappered into a kaleidoscopic vortex of 1960sh swinging Londoness

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  34. HUGH WHERE IM FROM YOU WOULD BE KNOWN AS ‘SHUG’ DAE YOU KNOW THAT

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  35. kerouac was a knob a pretentious knob with goofball bum buddies like “grindsberg”. jazzmiass

    YOu know this was actually posted by 12BucklemaShoe word for word on the WE HATE KEROUAC AND WE DONT CARE forum…..HOWZATT

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  36. the internet is no place for 6 year olds,lol

    By justin case on Jan 22, 2013

  37. MAN …Thats me stumped for the night …BYE EVERYONE JUST THOUGHT I WOULD BRING SOME MUCH NEEDED LIFE AND A LITTLE TOUCH OF HUMOUR TO THESE DEAD OLD BOARDS UNFORTUNATELY THERES A PARTISAN ELEMENT IN THE CROWD WHO EITHER A) DONT LIKE THE ALLMANS SISTERS BAND AND B) LIKE THE EAGLES OR C) LIKE THE ALLMANS SISTERS BAND DONT LIKE THE EAGLES BUT DONT LIKE ME ANYWAY I NEVER GOT INTO THIS TO BE LIKED ITS A WAY OF LIFE FOR ME AS ROBBIE ROBERTSON SAID IN THE LAST WALTZ “A GODDAMN IMPOSSIBLE WAY OF LIFE”

    THATS ME NOO CHEERIE BYE FOR NOO

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  38. There was no stopping him. When people start talking about their bowel movements they are as inexorable as the processes of which they speak.

    By Bill Lee on Jan 22, 2013

  39. IM BIG SHIRTLESS STEVE BECAUSE I RIGHT IN CAPITALS, The Eagles Rule Carly Simon not so good for me!

    By Big Shirtless Steve on Jan 22, 2013

  40. Spaceman Bill, let’s pound some Buds!

    By Jim Bouton on Jan 22, 2013

  41. Same Place Same Time Laters….. BIG SHIRTLESS STEVIE TRUST ME MATE YOU WILL REGRET THAT DO NOT DISS THE CAPITAL LETTERS OF OUR LANGUAGE STRUCTURE OR ANYBODY WHO USES THEM
    FOR
    I
    AM
    FROM
    GLESGA

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  42. Spaceman Bill, let’s pound some Buds

    You Two have been pounding something

    Eagles and Carly suck Stevie and i bet your not even shirtless are you pal….i think i know who you really are….still playing with your big telescope eh

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  43. HE MAY BE A SCIENTIST LOOKING FOR LSD BLOTTERS STUCK ON THE INSIDE OF A CURVEBALL.

    By DROPKICKSARGE on Jan 22, 2013

  44. Dropkick sarge your poetry and images are wasted on these pages…..good analysis on Van….Have you heard Caledonia Soul Music 14 minutes of Celtic Soul Bliss where Van mutters a classic “Gimmie Sum Horn” in his best Californian Belfast Brogue…. love Jackie Wilson….sound of sheer joy in some of his music…thats what i like …no fakers…Jackie was the real deal lived it and was some boxer by all accounts…of course the record companies got him tied to all sorts of contracts and had him doing all sorts of unsavoury stuff…but for a time the young Jackie Wilson was Soul Dynamite

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 23, 2013

  45. Rightie Ho then Chaps….Anybody know where i can find John Martyn the 1972 Old Woodbine Sessions..where supposedly theres a 1256 minute spacey echoplex demo of ‘Inside Out’ … been searching for years but to no avail….Oh well i can dream….one day ill track that baby down…Darth have you got it mate

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 23, 2013

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