Quiet Sun

Quiet Sun was an English jazz-rock band from London, initially active circa 1970/71 and briefly reactivated in 1975 by guitarist Phil Manzanera during a break from his main act, Roxy Music. Their singular album, Mainstream, appeared that year on Island/Antilles. Drummer/vocalist Charles Hayward subsequently formed the experimental trio This Heat and later headed Camberwell Now. […]


Massacre were an English-American avant-rock/No Wave trio based in NYC that released the album Killing Time on Celluloid in 1981. The band comprised guitarist Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Art Bears, Skeleton Crew), bassist/producer Bill Laswell (Material), and drummer Fred Maher, who subsequently joined Scritti Politti. In 1998, the Material nameplate was resurrected with drummer Charles […]

The Camberwell Now ‎– The Ghost Trade (1986)

The Ghost Trade is the singular full-length album by English art-rock trio Camberwell Now, released in 1986 on Ink/RecRec. Tracklist: A1. “Working Nights” (7:41) A2. “Sitcom” (4:40) A3. “Wheat Futures” (6:11) B1. “Speculative Fiction” (6:09) B2. “Green Lantern” (3:11) B3. “The Ghost Trade” (11:11) Credits: Trefor Goronwy — voice, bass, guitar, erh hu, percussion Charles […]

Everything but the Girl ‎– Eden (1984)

Eden is the debut album by English jazz-pop/art-pop duo Everything but the Girl, released in 1984 on Warner-subsidiary Blanco y Negro. Tracklist: A1. “Each and Every One” (2:49)* A2. “Bittersweet” (2:49) A3. “Tender Blue” (3:05) A4. “Another Bridge” (2:12) A5. “The Spice of Life” (3:29) A6. “The Dustbowl” (1:38) B1. “Crabwalk” (3:23) B2. “Even So” (2:32) […]

Quiet Sun ‎– Mainstream (1975)

Mainstream is an album by English jazz-rock band Quiet Sun, released in 1975 on Island/Antilles. Tracklist: A1. “Sol Caliente” (8:02) A2. “Trumpets With Motherhood” (1:30) A3. “Bargain Classics” (5:37) A4. “R.F.D.” (3:09) B1. “Mummy Was an Asteroid, Daddy Was a Small Non-stick Kitchen Utensil” (6:09) B2. “Trot” (5:00) B3. “Rongwrong” (9:39) Credits: Charles Hayward — drums, […]

Camberwell Now

Camberwell Now were an English art-rock trio that debuted with a five-song EP on small-press Duplicate Records in 1983, followed in 1986 by The Ghost Trade LP and the following year’s Greenfingers EP on Red Flame-subsidiary Ink. The band was formed by drummer/composer Charles Hayward, formerly of the bands Quiet Sun and This Heat. Members: […]