Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Kan Kan



The Mutant Sounds blog posted the East Of Croydon comp. LP recently and it has a great track of Kan Kan. This prompted me to post their output.
Not a lot of info to be found on the band but Kan Kan was the brainchild of Patrick Dineen. The band also recorded a Peel Session in 1982, with 4 tracks not issued till today.
The 7" was self released and probably has no picture sleeve; my copy doesn't have one.
Anyone with more info, please post it in the comments section.

Visit Patrick Dineen here.

Film Noir 7" (Kabaret Music-1980)
1. Film Noir
2. The Watchmaker

Changing Trains 12" (Dining Out-TUX 17-1981)
1. Changing Trains
2. Laugh Clown Laugh
3. Blue Tango
4. Statues

The Informer 12" (Illuminated-ILL 1612-1982)
1. The Informer
2. Memories And Dreams
3. Angel
4. Marching Marching
5. Silent Partner

Kan Kan (Divshare)

Kan Kan (Mediafire)

29 comments:

Jim Slip said...

Thanks a lot for that. Been on my list for years.

Curious Guy said...

Thanks for your comment Jim Slip. At least one person who knows Kan Kan. Seems that this band is lost in complete obscurity...

Anonymous said...

I was searching vinyl copy but ebay price are $$$.Thanks!!!!! from GREECE

mutantsounds said...

oh ....ou were faster than me..anyway...great post

elad said...

wow!
thanx a lot this is such a great piece!

Anonymous said...

still playing laugh clown laugh after 25 years still sounds good to me jim stockport

English Paul said...

Is it just me or does anyone else here a little of The Damned's Dave Vanian in this guys voice ?.

trespasser_w said...

Nice post! I've got all of their releases except of the first 7", could you upload it or something?
I've been searching it 4 quite a while..
& about those pill sessions I've heard of them before, what do you mean "until now" will there be a release/ any chance of posting or findin' it on Soulseek or something?
Greets from Greece

Curious Guy said...

Hello Trespassers W, the first 7" should be in the file if you download it. With 'until now' I mean that it is still never released (unlike many other Peel Sessions)and I wish I could hear those tracks. Maybe someone recorded it from the broadcast on tape? Songs are 'Apartment 100','Shot In The Dark', 'Somethings Never Change' and 'Déja Vu'.

trespasser_w said...

Niiice! Thanks.. had no idea it was actually a live recording, and really nasty one too ;-)

O said...

Thanks for this! I've never heard the first single before. All I know about them is that they played a lot at the Scala Cinema...

Mystery Poster said...

Kan Kan is great, thanks for this and the rest of your posts. I like what you are doing, immensely. So many wonders to discover and names I never knew to look for in the vinyl hunt!

Keep an eye out on my blog, I will be ripping my LP of The Units "Digital Stimulation" shortly.

~Myst

patric said...

hi folks can't believe it! just stumbled on this site thanks for all your great comments on kankan hey so long ago! still doing music my website is patrickdineen.co.uk got peel session on a shelf somewhere! so get in touch...
laugh clown laugh was the track i was most proud of

best
patric

Curious Guy said...

Hello Patrick,
thanks for leaving a comment here.
Seems that there are still people around who enjoy Kan Kan.
I'll contact you soon for the Peel sessions.
All the best to you.
PS: added a link to your website.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a blog. Thanks for all your hard work.

Marc the informer said...

Good to see some recognition for this mostly forgotten post-punk artist, i have a knackered copy of the Peel Session from 82 on tape ,and one track in particular Apartment 100 , is a film noir classic . Lots of dark piano and ethereal synth on the session tracks .
Hope it gets a long overdue release.

Anonymous said...

I love Kan Kan, good to see others do too.

Rebecca from Baltimore

the only michael said...

I played the bass in the 'original' line-up of Kan Kan (originally known as 'Changing Trains') - I've been inspired to look around the web today for info on the band after hearing the sad news of the death of Paul Raven of Killing Joke, who Kan Kan supported at the National Ballroom in Kilburn sometime in 1981 (lost my diary..)
Patrick if you see this - or anyone who might know how to contact him (web address given here goes nowhere) then please get in touch...

Curious Guy said...

Hello Michael, Patrick's email address should be:
pdineen(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk
Haven't heard from him for a long time and never received the Kan Kan CD he compiled. hope it works for you though...

graham said...

Hi there you guys. I can barely believe I'm reading this. I'm Graham McGill- the guitarist & bass- musical partner of the faaab Patrick Dineen with KanKan.It's great to see someone out there still enjoys/remembers us.It's much appreciated.
Oh, what fond memories.If anyone wants to know any more on KanKan please feel free to get in touch.grahamcmcgill@gmail.com

graham said...

Graham here again-of KanKan- Just saw Mikes comment. Hi there Mike, do hope all's well.Get in touch if you sc wish.

Curious Guy said...

Hello Graham,
thansk for the comment. If you wish to contact Mike, here is his adress:
michael(at)mjharding.f9.co.uk
(I used 'at' instead of @ to avoid spamming)
Patrick's mail address can be found on his site.

petrosis said...

hey!
thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!
:)))))

Anonymous said...

eeh! está bueno el grupo! lo encontré por casualidad en esos momentos de ocio cuando vas a la deriva por la web. Gracias!
Saludos desde Chile!

Anonymous said...

Massive music. World must know this. THANKS!

tigerbitemarks said...

Thank You for this!

Anonymous said...

...reissued on double LP with numerous previously unreleased tracks! :-)

http://www.geheimnis-records.gr/details.php?AA=15

Anonymous said...

can this be re-upped please

jay

Unknown said...

You can buy Kan Kan's rereleased album from Geheimness Records, Athens, Greece. It's called "Always Changing Trains".
The 2 main musicians are Patrick Dineen and Graham McGill.