Saturday, August 9, 2008
The Lost Jockey (tape, no label, 1983)
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the small box of EU Records that I'm uploading this and next week was this tape release by The Lost Jockey. I thought they just released those two records which I posted a year ago. Four long pieces of sheer minimal classical (think Steve Reich) music. Last year, John Wesley Barker, one of the founding fathers of The Lost Jockey, left a comment,in which he said about a CD re-issue: "The reason none of Lost Jockey has been released on CD is that it would have had to be re-released and the group split up with no legal constructions to enable such releases.", which is something I don't understand. Get them all to sign a piece of paper saying it's ok to release a CD - or since we know now:a double CD! No longer for sale at EU Records: I bought it.