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Title: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: Dali on April 07, 2017, 02:25:46 PM
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Fairly recently, I accidentally came across some tracks on youtube from this side project I hadn't previously known about. I found this music to be not bad, not bad at all. What do you all think of "Snake Charmer"? Is the album even available on CD, if not as a standalone then maybe as part of a box?
I'm actually surprised Edge hasn't done more outside excursions like this from 1983 or his soundtrack to the film "Captive" from 1987.

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but I just didn't find anything about it on this board.
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: WookieeWarrior10 on April 07, 2017, 02:55:53 PM
I just listened to a little bit on YouTube and it sounds very interesting. Never heard of this before you posted, so thank you for posting!
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: Smee on April 09, 2017, 01:13:48 PM
I have this on Vinyl. Im not 100% sure, but i think it is only available on vinyl
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: JFW on April 09, 2017, 03:56:26 PM
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I have this on Vinyl. Im not 100% sure, but i think it is only available on vinyl
Yes, only vinyl ans cassette

https://www.discogs.com/Jah-Wobble-Edge-The-Holger-Czukay-Snake-Charmer/master/22925
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: miryclay on April 09, 2017, 06:14:45 PM
I own this and it seems to fall into many of the 80s experimental releases from that era that was spearheaded by Eno. Get a new instrument/toy/device and make an album out of it. Sadly, many of these did not date well.

I got turned onto Can because of this release but the more interesting band from this genre is Faust. Now that is interesting stuff. 
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: Starman on April 12, 2017, 09:42:02 AM
I bought a copy of this a few years ago and it's an interesting listen, though far from essential.
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: MEMORY_MAN on April 12, 2017, 05:03:24 PM
Years ago I was talking with a record store owner about U2 and he told me about this.  He was so amazing.  He made a copy of this on cassette from his vinyl.  I wore out that tape.  Much of what I love about the Edge is on this.  I miss the way he played lap steel and wish he would bring it back.  Wish the more experimental and side of U2 would shine again.
Title: Re: Jah Wobble / The Edge / Holger Czukay - Snake Charmer
Post by: il_capo on April 12, 2017, 05:23:30 PM
I liked the Captive soundtrack, and the single "Heroine", with Sinead O'Connor, is very good.  For those who haven't heard it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpwsK2mLFeI