FLYNT & NOVA BILLY, HENRY - NOVA'BILLY (CD)


"Taste the magic! Nova'Billy is another edible audible from Henry Flynt's dusty lower Manhattan bunker and it stands as one of the fullest, most beauteous document of Flynt's tenure with a full working rock band to date. For less than one calendar year between 1974 and 1975, Henry Flynt's hard driving, heavy jamming agit country rock band, Nova'Billy embraced bareknuckled deep fried groove attacks, bearded hippie jam band workouts & a monstrous melange of blues, boogie and free jazz squeal into a musical soufflé that could only have come together with Flynt cooking up what was proven to be, time and again, an impossible vision within the confines of the SOHO art orbit of the '70s. After a couple performances at Anthology Film Archives and studio sessions in Richmond, Virginia and Manhattan, the band postered SOHO in a last ditch effort to get some traction with the hipsters that read, 'Party on down to the Kitchen. Stoned country music for rock country.' The gig, like all the others before it, was poorly attended. Nova'Billy played what would be their last live gig at the Kitchen on June 27, 1975. Nova'Billy covers a damned fine and important moment in Henry Flynt's musical career. If the Insurrections laid the foundation for his anti-war primitive garage rock sound, the emergence, nearly a decade later, of Nova'Billy is the realization of Henry's own vision of obtuse personal politics ('I was a creep'), provocative leftwing posturing (check their version of the world Communist anthem, 'The International!') and a gleefully recombinant spin on southern music. Thirteen cuts and 60 minutes of old glory!" (label info)
in stock | US| 2007| LOCUST | 16.90


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