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Classic Pop AUGUST 2017 - by Paul Lester
BRIAN ENO REISSUES
Now in deluxe limited edition gatefold 2LP heavyweight vinyl form, remastered at half-speed for 45rpm, are Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets and Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (both 1974), Another Green World (1975) and Before And After Science (1977). Hear him incorporate elements of prog, psych, art rock, glam, avant garde and '50s rock'n'roll and use the studio as an instrument more creatively than any other artist of his day. Here Come The Warm Jets is a masterpiece of skewed pop, with portents of punk in Blank Frank. Taking Tiger Mountain is more whimsical than its predecessor, although Third Uncle is an astonishing hurtle, predating by several years the serrated funk of Gang Of Four. Another Green World veers from genteel whimsy to the "digital guitar" of Sky Saw - years ahead of its time. And BAAS shows what a busy boy Eno was in 1977, producing this and working on Bowie's Low and "Heroes", anticipating white funk on No One Receiving and King's Lead Hat (an anagram of Talking Heads). Together, these albums make most modern rock music sound, well, a bit silly, really.