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Cruel Circus

Artist Song Buy
Kennelmus  Dancing Doris  buy on itunes
A Fir-Ju Well  Neigh   buy on itunes
Tall Dwarfs  Bob's Yer Uncle  buy on itunes
Starlight Mints  Black Cat   buy on itunes
Epicycle  The Fat Girl's Gonna Dance Naked  buy on itunes
the Chemistry Set  Lee Minor 7  buy on itunes
the Clean  Chumpy   buy on itunes
Epicycle  Rattlesnake & Cricket  buy on itunes
the Seeds  Nobody Spoil My Fun   buy on itunes
the Shamen  World Theatre  buy on itunes
the Colourfield  Cruel Circus   buy on itunes
Stackridge  The Galloping Gaucho   buy on itunes
Idle Race  Skeleton And Roundabout  buy on itunes
Simian  Round and Round  buy on itunes
Regular Fries  Voodoo  buy on itunes
the Coral  Song Of The Corn   buy on itunes
Gris Gris  Everytime   buy on itunes
the Trodds  The Stalk  buy on itunes
A Fir-Ju Well  #4  buy on itunes
Syd Barrett  Octopus   buy on itunes
the Mountaineers  Red Thong  buy on itunes
Fun Boy Three  The Lunacy Legacy   buy on itunes

Comment:

OCTOPUS
Trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
you have no word
trip, trip to a dream dragon
hide your wings in a ghost tower
sails cackling at every plate we break
cracked by scattered needles
the little minute gong
coughs and clears his throat
madam you see before you stand
hey ho, never be still
the old original favorite grand
grasshoppers green Herbarian band
and the tune they play is "In Us Confide"
so trip to heave and ho, up down, to and fro'
you have no word
Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride!
Isn't it good to be lost in the wood
isn't it bad so quiet there, in the wood
meant even less to me than I thought
with a honey plough of yellow prickly seeds
clover honey pots and mystic shining feed...
well, the madcap laughed at the man on the border
hey ho, huff the Talbot
"Cheat" he cried shouting kangaroo
it's true in their tree they cried
Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride!
The madcap laughed at the man on the border
hey ho, huff the Talbot
the winds they blew and the leaves did wag
they'll never put me in their bag
the seas will reach and always seep
so high you go, so low you creep
the wind it blows in tropical heat
the drones they throng on mossy seats
the squeaking door will always squeak
two up, two down we'll never meet
so merrily trip forgo my side
Please leave us here
close our eyes to the octopus ride!

Thanks to Gerry Mc' and Stippenquop for assistance in tracks found herein....a bazaar for the bizarre.

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Dom1
Date: 5/24/2005
I was thinking of doin' something similar but that might well be 'cos I viewed series 1 of Carnivale in 2 mammoth sittings... I see the lights are dimming so please excuse me while there is still enough light to find my seat...great stuff Ring Master Valis!
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p the swede
Date: 5/24/2005
If there's a pile in your house that says Sweden, put this in that one please
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Velasquez
Date: 5/24/2005
Great mix Valis.
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Salman1
Date: 5/24/2005
Looks amazing. Love the Gris Gris and Tall Dwarfs tracks especially. I just found out that "Weeville" and "Fork Songs" by the Tall Dwarfs are being re-issed in North America in August, and that they'll be playing a few shows with the Olivia Tremor Control in July/August.
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McDonald12
Date: 5/24/2005
This is absolutely wonderful, old chap. Love the nod to Syd (he, of the too much ah-cid, unfortunately), and that cover is a morter-forker. Glad the lay-off and the impending shift of living quarters hasn't dampened your enthusiasm for AOTM, my friend.
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hemizen
Date: 5/24/2005
Wow! If your willing, I would love to add this to my collection.
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Moe
Date: 5/24/2005
Looks like you're the ringleader for the greatest show on earth --well at least in Ohio anyway. Don't know too much here, but if that Epicycle song is even half as good as Sunday Girl, it deserves to be in the spotlight. Impending shift of living quarters? Lay off? We need to talk!
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G-Sphere
Date: 5/25/2005
This looks awesome. Wonderful cover too.
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mckbrd
Date: 5/25/2005
nice one by the looks of it. will have to look into a trade in the future??? yep, it's all quite a circus out there!!!!!
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Mixxer
Date: 5/25/2005
A worthy product of the Vast Active Living Intelligent System.
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musicgnome
Date: 5/26/2005
Dig this...
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Rob_z2.
Date: 5/26/2005
beautiful
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Sean Lally
Date: 5/27/2005
nice cover! great to see any mix built around octopus - i love that song. everything i know here is great. another valis winner.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 5/28/2005
Ace line-up. Always liked Terry Halls' voice so the double dose here is more than welcomed. Glad to see the Idle Race here as well, especially since I'm currently frantic trying to find where I misplaced the first disc from Back to the Story.
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gobi
Date: 6/20/2005
Sonia says that we should trade because you always do the best mixes. Actually, I think I could bring myself to listen to this too! (esp the 12 to 16 stretch) A propos of nothing, it's not a million miles from Octopus Ride to Alien sex. Be careful, mon ami.
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French Connection
Date: 9/27/2005
Only 4 months late with my comment 'hey ho'- just a bit still. Roll up, roll up for the greatest mix on earth, perhaps I just might!
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McDonald12
Date: 11/4/2005
out there in the universe someplace, there is a distant galaxy, tripping their nuts off to this mix, and thinking "where do these wonderful sounds come from? Is it planet earth, or planet Valis?" or both.........? stellar stuff, as ever.
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joey de vivre
Date: 12/22/2005
When I hear a valis soundtrack, it projects a movie for my inner eye, & this one is a 3-ring wonder w/ dancing midgets, cruel clown acrobats, black cats, & death-defying roundabouts.
I rolled up for a mystery tour & what should appear to my wondering eye but a galloping gaucho ghost rider in the sky. The freak show was fascinating but I spent most of my time on the roundabouts & Octopus.
I'm giving my standing ovations to Syd Barrett, Stackridge, Starlight Mints, Gris Gris, Kennelmus, & the Clean, but tell you the truth my hands are raw from applauding.

thank you for the ticket to the circus valis - "this is my million dollar day"


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SwankQueen
Date: 1/20/2006
Stunning!
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joker und thief
Date: 7/8/2007
Captivating!

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