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Sort of...Slapp Happy


  • 1. Just a Conversation
    2. Paradise Express
    3. I Got Evil
    4. Little Girls World
    5. Tutankhamun
    6. Mono Plane
    7. Blue Flower
    8. I'm All Alone
    9. Who's Gonna Help Me Now
    10. Small Hands of Stone
    11. Sort Of
    12. Heading for Kyoto - (bonus track)
    13. Jumping Jonah
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 318

  • Credits
    ProducerUwe Nettlebeck
    EngineerKurt Graupner

    Personnel: Anthony Moore (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Peter Blegvad (vocals, guitar); Dagmar Krause (vocals).
    Recorded in May & June 1972.
    Personnel: Peter Blegvad (vocals, guitar, clarinet); Dagmar Krause (vocals, piano); Anthony Moore (vocals, keyboards); Gnther Wsthoff (saxophone); Werner Diermaier (drums).
    Slapp Happy's debut unveiled a band that was not so much an avant-rock group as one that seemed primarily interested in toying with rock conventions, as if such subversion was more inherently worthwhile than playing it straight. That meant that at its least impressive, it didn't qualify as either good avant-rock or good conventional rock, instead lumbering along with self-consciously jagged tunes. It sounds best when Dagmar Krause's vocals come to the forefront, as on "Heading for Kyoto" and the downright poppy "Blue Flower," a pretty folk-rockish number that lifts a hook from the Velvet Underground's "Femme Fatale." "Who's Gonna Help Me Now?" is strange roots-rock, and "Sort Of" a surfish instrumental that sounds like a postmodern "Telstar," all contributing to the feeling that the band was more concerned with tongue-in-cheek eclecticism than moving toward a settled identity. ~ Richie Unterberger

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