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- 'Heath Common was lost. Somewhere west of Notting Hill, somewhere south of '69. Heath Common was lost but now he's found and the Renaissance can begin. This is a rebirth re-emerging from the darkness. A song-cycle reaching back to the Beats and drawing on the energies generated in those highly charged times before dope-dancing on to the days of the Freak. This is an Odyssey which looks back and then steps forward at one and the same time. Never trust a hippy? Sure thing ...... but only if you wanna lose track of where you're coming from and where you're tripping to. Hare Krishna Humphrey! '
Heath Common is a songwriter, poet and performance-artist from northern England. He began his musical career playing in New York City with Robert Lockwood and Johnny Shines – the stepson and close friend, respectively, of the legendary blues musician, Robert Johnson. Following this, Heath Common worked with – and was greatly influenced by – many major figures in the New York ‘Art Rock’ scene of the 1980s and early 1990s. Subsequently, Heath Common formed a duo with the Thin Man before both men went on to work with a diverse number of musicians ranging from the guitarist John Fahey to the British indie act, The Rhythm Sisters. Heath Common continues to work closely with many of the surviving figures from the Beat Movement and he is a published poet.
"Heath Common is utterly inspired and he comes to us as refreshingly original." ***** R2 magazine
"This record is something different. Northern England and America in a subtle mix. It is fabulous." Beat Scene
"Heath Common is what Jack Kerouac would have sounded like if he came from Manchester" Congleton Chronicle
- HEATH COMMON
- 1 CD
release date. 2014-02-10