Thursday, October 14, 2010

TVD's Obscure Alternatives

It's our Thursday flashback, culled from the rare and (ultra) obscure crates of 80’s vinyl, curated by our pal Gil:

KIM CLARKE – It’s A Grey Day LP

We head to British North America for another underappreciated indie obscurity. This post starts with an imposing front album jacket picture of artist Kim Clarke wearing a gas mask. Kim Clarke has spent the majority of his time in Vancouver, BC. In his early days, he was a skilled guitarist by trade and even taught guitar lessons.

He played in a variety of bands in the mid-late 70’s and then in the early 80’s he joined the obscure guitar post punk band Mocassin Telegraph. Kim then struck out on his own in the mid 80’s to record and produce this only solo full length effort. The main driving force behind this energetic album comes from the multi-talented Al Rodger, who was producer, engineer and instrumental guru. Al would go on to work with major Canadian music talent and have his own production studio.

By the looks of the front album jacket, one would expect an apocalyptic type of session here. Well, Kim does deliver the goods in an ominous post punk style with some of the more notable tracks being provided below. Other tracks move into a guitar oriented alternative rock sound that works with the overall theme. Overall - this is a worthy addition to a post punk angled 80’s vinyl collection.

Go visit Kim, he’s got a presence in the online w.orld….you can find more detailed info, bio, videos and songs here.

Kim Clarke - It's A Grey Day (Mp3)
Kim Clarke
- Place To Escape To (Mp3)
Kim Clarke
- You Are Fire (Mp3)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great category, vinyl obscurity. Good stuff. In this post I notice that the link for "Place..." is actually the link for "It's...". Do you have the correct link for "Place"? Thanks.