Van Morrison’s Contractual Obligation Album

WFMU’s Beware of the Blog presents: 31 improvised songs from Van Morrison’s Bang Records Contractual Obligation Session

In the great pantheon of contractual obligation records, there is the noisy (Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music), the brassy (Neil Young’s This Note’s For You) and the phony (Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Record).

And then there is Van Morrison’s Bang Records Sessions.

In order to fulfill his obligation to his early solo label Bang Records,Van Morrison sat down in 1967 or so and cranked out 31 songs on the spot, on topics ranging from ringworm to wanting a danish, to hating his record label and a guy named George. Make sure you get past the first few tunes – it takes him a few to get cooking.

(Thanks to the person who sent this link to me. I lost the email and am not sure who it was.)

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