Pip Proud

A Bird In The Engine

Superior Viaduct SV062LP
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In the late '60s, PIP PROUD recorded two of the oddest records ever to come out of Australia – Adreneline & Richard and A Bird In The Engine – before vanishing into obscurity for the better part of three decades. Often called the "Australian Syd Barrett," yet PROUD actually released his second album in 1969, a year prior to The Madcap Laughs, and developed his indigenous psychedelia in virtual isolation.

A Bird In The Engine is even more rare than his debut. From the extraordinary "Eagle-Wise" to the remarkable title track (which includes the uncredited performance of a friend hitting a cardboard box with a microphone), PROUD's unrestrained genius is laid bare, a delicate tension of simple melodies and maddening form.

While other compilations of PROUD's music have been released in recent years, this is the first time A Bird In The Engine has been reissued in its original format. Recommended for fans of Alvarius B., Donovan and Jandek.

Pip Proud: A Bird In The Engine

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She Says To Me Pip Proud 1' 20''
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A Bird in the Engine Pip Proud 3' 09''
Eagle-Wise Pip Proud 1' 42''
French Girls Pip Proud 2' 25''
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Nancy Pip Proud 3' 52''
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