Excerpts from the rock opera "The Formale Female". Reissue of this private pressing from the USA, 1972. LP with glossy heavy sleeve, 180 gram pressing. All tracks where recorded by JW Jarquhar in 1972. The songs on THE FORMAL FEMALE were written as an outcry against the materialistic nature of the woman during that time period in 1972. Many will tell you it is still that way. JW had recently extricated himself from a 10 year marriage and the words from this experience fit the lyrics on the album still. During that time he lived by himself in a 3rd floor apartment in Philadelphia. It was a street with a lot of traffic.
Messy breakup albums or songs are manifold throughout popular music's recent history, from Marvin Gaye to Kanye West, so JW Farquhar's home-recorded 1972 acid rock curiosity is not unique thematically - as the liner notes to the 2008 reissue explain, he had recently "extricated" himself from a marriage that left him more than a little on edge. Yet The Formal Female does deserve individual consideration thanks to its sound and place in history - if utterly unknown at the time, its implied impact has grown more with the years.
JW Farquhar is an American musician and singer-songwriter based in Philadelphia. He is known for his 1973 album, The Formal Female. Music critic Ned Raggett called it a "forerunner" to lo-fi and outsider artists including R. Stevie Moore and Jandek. Farquhar graduated high school in 1956 at Woodrow Wilson High Schopl in Camden, NJ, and studied electrical engineering for three years at Drexal University, but never finished his degree.
Line-up:: JW Farquhar - Vocals, Harmonica, Rhythm Guitar, Pedal Bass Riffery Lowknut - Fender Bass Slash Mullethead - Percusions Callust Likfinker - Lead Guitar. Farquhar recorded in early ’70s The Formal Female, which is one of the very first lo-fi records. It’s made in the same spirit like what Jandek or Stevie Moore later did, but . Farquhar is still not fully discovered by the masses. Shadoks reissued his LP awhile ago with extended liner notes. This basement acid rocker recorded all by himself and he even used basic drum machine.
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The Formal Female, Part 1. 5:17. My Bundle of Joy. 9:23.
WDCDradio PLEASE CHECK OUR AUCTION LISTINGS FOR MORE GREAT RECORDS! WDCDradio JW FARQUHAR THE FORMAL FEMALE Fascinating outsider psych recorded by Farquhar at home in his apartme. Fascinating outsider psych recorded by Farquhar. at home in his apartment in Philadelphia in 1972. The Formal Female Part 1. The Formal Female Part 2. The Formal Female Part 3. The Want Machine Part 1. The Want Machine Part 2.
|The Formale Female|
|The Want Machine|
|3||My Bundle Of Joy||9:03|
|4||Where Have You Been||6:00|
NotesReissue of this private pressing from the USA, 1972.
|FAR 100||JW Farquhar||The Formal Female (LP, Album)||Brainblobru Records||FAR 100||US||1972|
|099||JW Farquhar||The Formal Female (CD, Album)||Shadoks Music||099||Germany||2008|
|SHAD 099||JW Farquhar||The Formal Female (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Shadoks Music||SHAD 099||Germany||2008|
|FAR 100||JW Farquhar||The Formal Female (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||Brainblobru Records||FAR 100||US||2008|