Re: MC5/RA

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#1 Tue, 1994-07-12 12:01
Robert L. Campbell
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Re: MC5/RA

Pat, Can't help you with Omniverse Sun Ra. I think Hartmut was constrained by high production costs and high postage costs (the surface mail copies were spirited away to Vienna and mailed from there, simply because Austrian postage costs less than German). As for The Earthly Recordings, Bob Rusch doesn't give discounts on his books unless you're a wholesaler. And he sent me a total of three freebies, one of which is on its way to John Gilmore. The only consolation is that his price is quite low for a published discography (academic publishers would have charged a lot more for it, on the assumption that only libraries would buy it). rlc PS. There is a live MC5 track from a concert tape (c. 1969) that has alto sax and flute on it. A collector (I think it was Doug Walker) told me that Danny Davis and Marshall Allen were rumored to be on it. I'm quite sure from listening to it that they weren't --MC5's guests sound nothing like them and don't even have fully professional chops. It does make you wonder just how much commmunication MC5 had with Ra, though.