Forgotten Music: Judy Nylon – Snatch
There’s been a lot of booze under the bridge since then but I do remember going to Newcastle buying ALL I Want by SNATCH after hearing it on the John Peel show in 1978. And I loved it’s glamorous looking embossed gold cover.
A little later I heard Kings Lead Hat/R.A.F by Eno & SNATCH , which I thought was well barmy!
They both stand up pretty well, I think, and R.A.F. certainly seems well ahead of it’s time!
Okay, I’m being lazy here but I’ll just quote a SNATCH (SEE WHAT I DID THEN?!) of what Wikipedia say about the legendary Judy Nylon:
‘Judy Nylon is an American artist who moved to London in 1970. She was half of the punk act called Snatch, which also featured Patti Palladin… Nylon is responsible for inspiring the Brian Eno version of ambient music according to Brian Eno‘s liner notes (the back cover of his Discreet Music contains his version of how this happened).
… Also, for sound montage/cut-up techniques innovation (hers), see the Brian Eno track “R.A.F.“, the B-side of Kings Lead Hat, which is by Eno and Snatch, and released on Polydor Records.’
Here is Judy Nylon’s My Space page.
And here is the SNATCH DICOGRAPHY
Have a listen!
More Forgotten Music can be found at Scott D. Parker’s blog