Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pip Proud (Australian 60s Low-Fi Folk)

Pip Proud - Eagle-Wise (1968-1969)

Eagle-Wise is a compilation of his LP's A Bird In The Engine and Adreneline and Richard, both albums that were originally released in 1968 and 1969 and incredibly hard to find now. Incredibly Tender intimate Folk.

Reminds me at times of Alistair Galbraith, Syd Barrett, Sentridoh, and Neon Pearl.



BIO:
The greatest Australian singer-songwriter of the 1960's. While all around him artists fell over each other trying to imitate overseas trends - beat groups, psychedelia, or whatever they were listening to in London and LA that month - Pip Proud was starting from scratch, and making his own music. The Adelaide-born Proud learnt guitar and developed his own idiosyncratic style as a teenager; moving to Sydney in his late teens, he began writing poetry, novels and songs at an impressive rate.

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Pip Proud

11 comments:

tish said...

awesome ::

Andrew Meehan said...

Ooh, excited...

goldencrust said...

I'm so psyched that you posted this. I love his new stuff, been looking for this for a while.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is just awesome - thank you so much! Some friends of mine were travelling across Australia and bought a copy of "Adr & R" because the seller had put a sticker saying "The Worst Record Ever Made" on it and we were not disappointed when they got home and we listened to it. I was recently driving home from work playing this fine collection very loudly in the car with windows open and people were desperately trying to inch forward in the traffic to get away from being able to hear it. It's so nice to be able to get up people's noses at my age :-) PS - if there is any chance of a re-up of the K Higney it would be wonderful, but even if you can't I will love your site forever just for the sharing of this!!!

Richard said...

Thanks so much for this. One of the true greats. If you can post anything more by him then I for one will be hugely appreciative.

nathor said...

Pip Proud died this year on March 4th of throat cancer I was lucky enough to attend his funeral. He had an inspiring life but you should hear about it in the mans's own words he wrote this charming autobiography for Meanjin

http://meanjin.com.au/editions/volume-67-number-2-2008/article/drugs-dransfield-women-and-songs/

. said...

thaaanks great discovery for me thanks to you thanks a lot!

Boggler said...

Part I of the archive is OK, but Part II does not exist anymore. It makes me real sad because I can't find this compilation in a decent quality anywhere. Is it possible to do something about it&

FM SHADES said...

Just updated the DL link.

Russell said...

a friend from AU just recently sent me another PP comp. this one should be good too....thanks!!

Krunkaslona said...

He was a sweetie hero friend of mine. Hanged out in Tenterfield for 17 daze and he came to Austin for a month. LOVE you homie! Sweetheart laughy