|This newly remastered version is the sole release to celebrate the 30th year of Hat Hut Records.
Joe McPhee Survial Unit II with Clifford Thornton N.Y.N.Y. 1971.
It is one of the few recordings of Clifford Thornton. This broadcast from 1971 a few month after Attica is also a politcial statment and great document. The broadcast was recorded home by Chris Albertson who was the manager of WBAI's Free Music Store.
I first heard these tapes during my visit to the U.S.A. in 1974. The occasion was my first meeting with Joe McPhee and Craig Johnson of CJR Records. That meeting and the impact the music of these and other unreleased tapes had on me, are the reason I became a record producer. Originally this release was planned for 1988 on LPs. Due to the rapid rise of the CD medium, the original plan was postponed and was eventually forgotten. 1996, 25 years later, this music/concert has been made available in a limited edition for the collectors of Joe McPhee's creations. 2006, 35 years later, this newly remastered version is the sole release to celebrate the 30th year of Hat Hut Records.
Werner X. Uehlinger, October 2005