Music Box 16/10/2021

Apologies for missing last week's due to circumstances beyond my control.

Dirty Wurds were a mid-60s Chicago garage band who released two singles in their brief lifetime. This is Takin' My Blues Away, the B-side to their debut, Why (Marina Records 7” 1966).
Fightmilk (website) is an indie rock band from London, England, and this is the wonderful Sci-Fi video for single I'm Starting To Think You Don't Even Want To Go To Space (self-released digital single 2020). Buy here.
Javasounds (website) provide the most reliable introduction to the revered music of Java Indonesia, and to promote a new model for the collaboration of traditional music and listeners. This is from Volume 2 in their collection - Ruk Ruk Rukmana & Kacapi Suling. Buy here.
Our 69 psyche-pop hit comes from 60s British legends The Spencer Davis Group, and this is Letters From Edith, the title track to their eight LP Letters From Edith (CBS 1969).
We conclude with a couple of film themes from another British legend. Richard Rodney Bennet (1936 – 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist and occasional vocalist. We conclude with the haunting Anya's Theme (that high-pitched instrument is called an Ondes Martenot from the film Billion Dollar Brain (1967), and then the equally haunting flute based Prelude & Epilogue from Far From The Madding Crowd (also 19670. These are two of my favourite films, helped enormously by Bennet’s beautiful scores. Both were released on vinyl, by United Artists and MGM respectively.