Man Made Self (1994)

by Wizards of Twiddly

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about

The second Twiddly album, from 1994, saw the band continuing to uniquely combine elements of jazz, metal and punk.

However, the writing and performances were considerably more ambitious than on their debut, with the extended outro of 'Large Geographical Features', the Bowie fronts Crimson mayhem of 'Man Made Self', and the Kurt Weil flavoured 'Abnormal Man' (where the band are joined by Liverpool's Brasshoppers providing extra brass for a stirring close to the album) suggesting powerful new directions.

The album was highly acclaimed by Vivian Stanshall ('The Best Thing I've heard All Year' MOJO) and the legendary, Kevin Ayers (who toured with the band throughout 1995).

REVIEWS:

'...a collection that includes jazzy TV themes gone haywire, yobboik punk numbers, outrageous guitar heroics and the most blissful sixties-drenched pop' - Facelift Magazine

'21st Century Schizoid Swing' - Ptolemaic Terrascope

credits

released February 1, 1994

Carl Bowry - guitar
Andy Delamere - drums,vocal, backing vocals
Andy Frizell - vocals, bass guitar, alto sax, trombone, flute
Simon James - vocals, flute , saxophone
Martin Smith - trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion, vocal

plus

Keith Lancaster - vocals (7 & 16)
Paul Gillespie - piano (4)
Benjamin F Tin & Ambrose Reynolds - percussion (12)
Dominic Starkey - piccolo trumpet (8)
Dave Edge - alto sax (16)
Keith 'Tank' Sharples - tuba (16)
Toby Rathbone - tenor sax
Martin Dobson - trombone (16)
Lyn Graham - clarinet(16)

Produced by Wizards of Twiddly & Carl Brown
Engineered by Carl Brown with Graeme Stewart
Administration by Pete Goddard

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Wizards of Twiddly Liverpool, UK

''When someone gets around to re-scripting the map of the musical landscape of Liverpool somewhere upon that redrawing the name Wizards of Twiddly will be somewhere at the forefront.these impish rascals have proven themselves to be mercurial musical magpies.''

Mark Barton, losing today - indie music online 2011

"'The best band to ever come out of Liverpool"
Steve Davis BBC 6 Music July 2011
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Track Name: Large Geographical Features
Dozing on the 7.22, missed connection
Dreaming of the lakes and skies of blue and the sun's reflection...