Ivor Cutler

I don’t know much about Ivor, apart from being confused and not really understanding when I heard him played on John Peel in the early 90’s but I really really enjoyed this documentary on Sky Arts yesterday evening. It was really warm, touching and fascinating in equal measure. Think I might search out some of his records.

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A genius. Dandruff and Jammy Smears are both great albums

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Watched the documentary the other month an enjoyed it a lot.

Regarding albums of his, I think Velvet Donkey might be the most consistent. There’s quite a lot of his stuff that I just don’t “get” though to be honest. These are some of my favourites-

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Love to sing his songs to myself/cows while walking across fields

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Had this one during the ceremony when I got married

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he was amazing. properly singular and beguiling.

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Only heard this for the first time on the documentary. Just beautiful.

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Only caught a few mins last night but what I did see seemed to reuse some footage from this which I remember being excellent

My kids enjoy this too
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Used to sing this to them when walking round the kitchen rocking them in my arms at 3am

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Unfortunately I missed it last night so thanks for the link to this documentary.

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The Sky arts one might be on catch up? if you have Sky of course. I’m gonna watch the 2005 one as well pretty soon I think.

I don’t have Sky, no. I’m sure it will be repeated…

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Suppose I should given the username

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How can you wear your elbows down for me?!

Excellent documentary.

Sad to hear about his (lack of a) relationship with his mum, though.

I only really know this song but I love it due to who/what it reminds me of

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Short but sweet

That one’s my favourite

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