Thursday, 14 May 2009


Between his first two solo brilliant recordings, Eno released the single, 'Seven Deadly Finns'. Like bodies in heavenly align a line of thought this Martian music is drawn to the world of uncanny constellations from fiery sphere known as Planet Mondo:


"Eno is a genuine genius we all knows that – but because of his colossal catalogue of influence and output, Eno’s fizzy inventiveness as a lyricist is often overlooked. Weighty, worthy and well crafted wordplay is all well and good (Andy Partridge and Ian Dury being two personal faves) but it takes a unique skill to join the dots in a rhyming dictionary with lyrical skits that scan, bubble and bounce like a Gilbert and Sullivan set piece.

'Seven Deadly Finns' is a single only release from 1974, with a guitar solo that that sounds like a prototype for Bowie's 'Boys Keep Swinging'. There's a great piece on 'Seven Deadly Finns' here."

Eno - Seven Deadly Finns


Oblique Strategies (over a hundred subtitles valid dilemmas) is a card game published by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first in 1975 now in a fifth edition. Each card makes a phrase or cryptic which is be done to break the deadlocks dilemma situation.

Download Oblique Strategies widget here.


Planet Mondo said...

Thank you for the linky - glad you digging the tune too..

georgie said...

The civilizations on your world are certainly advanced.... Thank you!

Luis Portugal said...

Hello, I like the blog.
It is beautiful.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from Portugal

georgie said...

Hi Luis --

You've said the perfect thing! Thank you.


The Wolfmen said...

Love this tune - did you know The Wolfmen have covered Needles in the Camels Eye

Anonymous said...

Eno is amazing but you already knew that.

-Zane of ontario honey