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Album : Here Come The Warm Jets – Eno

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An older brother of a friend of mine knew some of the music I was digging at the time, King Crimson, Genesis, etc.  He said go get this Eno guy’s record, you’ll like it.  So CB scraped enough dough together and headed down to the used record shop.  He found a used copy (I guess the previous owner didn’t like it.  Red flag ).  The clerk looked at me like I was a dog turd and I left with my new used copy of  Here Comes the Warm Jets.

Dave the Roadie was right.  I did like it.  It was definitely a departure. A different style of music with lots of changes, sounds.  It was sort of like a Monty Python skit, the music changed directions fast.  Plus it was completely different than what was popular at the time.  The first two cuts on side one had my attention.  ‘Needles in the Camels Eye’ was the first Eno song CB ever heard.  I liked the sound of the music.  ‘Blowtorch’ had that off beat stuff I liked. ‘Baby’s On Fire’ was the song that sealed the deal..  CB was already a big Robert Fripp fan and his guitar is killer on this one.  I didn’t hear this song coming.  An all time favorite.  ‘Cindy’ is a little pop tune Eno style. ‘Backwards’ just adds more of this new sound to the mix.  Repetitive piano filled in with the sound and some more Fripp.

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‘Faraway Beach’ is another song that got to CB quickly.  Has a soundtrack feel. Eno builds this one and comes in with the lyrics.  Love it.  Great sound.  ‘Blank Frank’ comes right after and kinda kills the mood ‘Beach’ set but that’s OK because it’s a great tune with Fripp ripping some great licks.  ‘Finks’ how could CB resist.  Lots of Monty Python/Marx Brothers in this one.  This one is still stuck in my head.  ‘Some of Them’ is another change of pace and then it slides into the title cut. I guess you would call it the Eno sound.

There is lots of great work on this record. Along with Fripp on guitar , Phil Manzanera, Paul Rudolph and Chris Spedding all standout. Eno put it all together like a mad conductor.  This was a different ride for CB but he liked it.  It got into his head and opened up some more musical doors.  Find out more about this Eno guy and his music  was on the to do list.  The lesson here is, if a 250 pound roadie named Dave with long red hair and a beard tells you to listen to something, you listen.

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34 comments on “Album : Here Come The Warm Jets – Eno

  1. raynotbradbury
    January 21, 2018

    Baby’s on fire – better throw her in the water…😲 haha

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2018

      Come on Ray do you really dig Eno? You’re my Heroine.

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      • raynotbradbury
        January 21, 2018

        Lol Im a hero of the day ✌️😬🎸🎸🎤🎤 No doubt ☃️

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 21, 2018

        Check out ‘Far Away Beach’. It’s as romantic as CB gets. Eno even throws in another “Baby” lyric. I’ll have to pop over and see what’s happening at your station.

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      • raynotbradbury
        January 21, 2018

        I’ll check tonight after dinner 🥘 🙃✌️

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  2. Aphoristical
    January 21, 2018

    Better throw her in the water…

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  3. hotfox63
    January 21, 2018

    “Here Comes the Warm Jets” stands as one of Eno’s best solo albums (and has been visited in hotfox63). Later he would venture into more ambient territory but here Eno rocks out with a vengence. “Baby’s on Fire” with Fripp’s stuttering guitar solo is one of the stand out breaks.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2018

      I see you have it coming up on your takes. Yeah it’s a good album. CB likes it. Fripp does some great work on the record especially on “Baby’s”

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      • hotfox63
        January 22, 2018

        The bridge on “Baby’s On Fire” is 3 minutes long with an incredible solo by Robert Fripp. I like the early albums of Eno with the unique combination of twisted pop tunes with subtle tonal gimmicks.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 22, 2018

        I love that solo and I agree on Eno’s early albums.

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  4. Jim S.
    January 21, 2018

    I always dug the title, second only perhaps to “Weasels Ripped My Flesh.” I’ll have to give it a spin.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2018

      It has some good guitar work in Doc. Yeah ‘Weasels” (Weasels scare the shit out of me) is a good one. Dave the Roadie in my take is like a character out of your book. I betcha you knew a few Daves in your time.

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  5. J.
    January 21, 2018

    I’ve yet to delve into Eno’s solo stuff. Always appears to be such a daunting prospect… even when I’m sorta aware of a good starting point. Doesn’t help that there’s so much great music out there!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2018

      I run into the same problem if it is one, about so much good music. Doesn’t help that I keep finding good stuff on this blog thing. As far as Eno is concerned this is where I started and lived for a while. Helped that I was into Fripp.

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      • J.
        January 21, 2018

        Yeah, I’m always adding new artists and album titles to a little notebook each time I’m online! I’ve found some great stuff, though… some that I probably would have continued to ignore… and jumped into some stuff that I initially found too daunting.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 21, 2018

        I don’t know if you’ve got into the jazz world but talk about “daunting”. That’s a life time of music in its self.

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      • J.
        January 21, 2018

        Yeah… you’re not kidding. I’ve stepped into the jazz world once or twice and thought “zoiks! get me out of here”.

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  6. Yeah, Another Blogger
    January 21, 2018

    Got to say that I don’t know a whole lot of Eno’s post-Roxy stuff, except for Taking Tiger Mountain, which is an album that I like a lot.

    I wonder what Phil Manzanera has been up to over the years. I hope that he is still with us.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 21, 2018

      Yeah I like quite a bit of his solo work especially the first few including “Tiger”. I was listening to a couple of Manzanera’s solo albums a while ago. I think he’s still pumping out good music. Vinyl Connection did a piece on him a while back if I’m not mistaken

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    • greenpete58
      January 22, 2018

      I think Manzanera’s still around, Neil. Last I checked (a few years ago) he was doing solo stuff as well as performing in David Gilmour’s band. I always liked his guitar playing, with Roxy and solo. “801 Live” is one of my favorite live albums, with lots of Eno, and a killer version of the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        January 22, 2018

        “801 Live” is a good one. I have Gilmour ‘Live at Pompeii’ cued up. Will have to look for Manzanera.

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  7. jerseydreaming
    January 22, 2018

    I accidentally left all my Eno albums behind when I came to the US 😦 Good review CB. Makes me sting a little.

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  8. dcw0731
    January 26, 2018

    My favorite Eno album. Great review CB. Fripp’s solo on Baby’s on Fire has to be one of the best every put down on a studio album. It’s a shame that when magazines ans people do those best ever guitar sols polls this never shows up on them .

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      January 26, 2018

      I remember your take on “Baby’s”. It was a good one and yeah so many good guitarists that don’t get a lot of recognition. I think among his peers Fripp would get a few nods.

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  9. catchgroove
    March 11, 2018

    I have never listened to this one. You got me hooked – I will check it out.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 11, 2018

      Yeah it was a departure at the time. It still sounds good to me. A little artifact. I dug the ones right after this one also.
      On the Tom Scott front. I listened to the album on Spotify and it vaulted me into all sorts of related stuff. I enjoyed that little reminder,

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  10. Spoilt Victorian Child
    May 16, 2018

    You should hear The Creepers’ cover of Baby’s On Fire! A big departure…

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      May 16, 2018

      Just listened to it. I like it. Brian has been a busy boy over the years. ‘Far Away Beach’ has always been a fave.

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  11. Spoilt Victorian Child
    May 16, 2018

    PS. Love this album too. The scope of Eno’s output always impresses.

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