Ruddy Yurts RIP

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Santino, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Just seen that former Octet players Rich Brown and 'Marmaladey' Hughes are touring the fringe circuit this summer. Anyone fancy it?
     
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  2. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Ooh! I wonder if they'll make it as far as Edinburgh? Probably nailed on for Latitude, that should be a shock for the punters.
    I loved Hughes' Acid Jazz album Fingers in the Jam a couple of years back. Have you got heard that existentialist?
     
  3. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    I quite enjoyed Marmalade Hughes' first album, "Orange Peel", and "Live in Seville" was OK, if a little rough around the edges. But, TBH, by the time of "Fingers in the Jam", I think he was trading on his name somewhat :hmm:
     
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  4. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    "Coarse Cut" is still his finest moment.
     
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  5. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    Yeah but issuing hand-cut promo vinyl to the stations was never going to work. Meh, they wouldn't have played it anyway.
     
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  6. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Is that Rich 'Gravy' Brown?

    Or am I thinking of R 'Bisto' Gravey?
     
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  7. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    That's the badger. :thumbs:
     
  8. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Gilles Peterson occasionally plays tracks from it.
     
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Fingers in the till.
     
  10. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I can't listen to "Live in Seville" without thinking about that thing with the "Robertsons" backup dancers - it would have been a low point for a lot of other artists, but we all know it was a while longer before Hughes got the lid back on the jar, so to speak.
     
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  11. friedaweed

    friedaweed Sitting down for a wee

    Aye then there were to rumours about the snare drummer Gela 'Tiny' Pectin floating around in the mix in those days too. I've got the rare lemon curd vinyl of 'Live in Seville' with the infamous free 7" Kilner Wax Disc inside featuring Sugar Therm playing the Wide Necked Funnel.
     
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  12. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    It gets some airplay on Andorran Forces Radio which I can pick up under certain atmospheric conditions. The one DJ, presenter, station manager and only very occasional cleaner Jordi 'Hepcat' Hernandez is given free rein by the Andorran defence minister,
    His Excellency Jordi Hernandez, to play whatever the Andorran Forces, Major-General Jordi 'No Surrender' Hernandez, likes hearing.
     
  13. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    Thought he stopped because of the facebook campaign? Yurt's obsession with expanding and contracting dynamic range can sound bloody awful on radio TBF.
     
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  14. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    RIP Ruddy - 5 years, today. :(
     
  15. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    Don't worry. He's still with us :thumbs:
     
  16. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree All Cretans are liars, Epiminides (Cretan)

    Amazing that there have been so few rumours that this is true on a more physical plane.

    I suppose the sheer number of people who witnessed his highly unorthodox but so very Ruddyesque passing makes Yurts sightings less likely. Coincidentally, Elvis also died on the lav, but not in front of a worldwide live TV audience.

    Of course Ruddy was trying to get a high F out of an Armitage-Shanks Sandringham with an oboe reed connected to the inflow, which everybody knows is virtually impossible. Wrong wind instrument and wrong sanitary-ware manufacturer for a start.

    But that was Ruddy all over, in so many ways.
     
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  17. Poi E

    Poi E Well-Known Member

    Good points, but I meant the jokey lyric that comes up on backwards play of Six Feet Thunder. Or was that just the Japanese edition?
     
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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    it's also on the korean and thai ones.
     
  19. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    I thought the message on the Thai version was "Ruddy Is Your King Now" - apparently a few luckless bassoon aficionados remain in the Bangkok Hilton to this day under lese-majeste laws.
     
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  20. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    it was going to be but was never released thus, though you may have a rare test pressing
     
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  21. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Lovely to see the Danish-Chinese jazz-funk piccolo player Jarring Ping feature prominently in tonight's late night prom. Many of us will remember his session work on Ruddy's early 00s albums, described by several critics as 'well above the standard required by his contract'.
     
  22. existentialist

    existentialist The sausages need an explanation

    Amusingly, he was known to get quite disproportionately outraged if the "å" in his first name was written without its little circle, leading one venue to have to hand-amend 3000 programmes to overcome a threatened refusal to play.
     

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