Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports


Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
Studio album by Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
Released May 3, 1981[1]
Recorded Grog Kill Studios, Willow, New York, November 1979
Length 36:15
Label Harvest Records (UK), Columbia Records (US)
Producer Nick Mason and Carla Bley
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Tentative Reviews 3.5/5 stars[3]

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason fronted the group who made the one-off self-titled album Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports in May 1981 in the UK and US, this being Mason's first major work outside of Pink Floyd. However, the album is considered by many a Carla Bley album in all but name, since she wrote all the songs and co-produced it.[4][5] It is sung by Robert Wyatt, except for the opening song. The album was recorded in November 1979 but its release was delayed for almost two years.

I made 'Fictitious Sports' more as an exercise. There's more longevity in 'Profiles'... it's strong enough to be accepted as a 'proper' record.
Originally, I had arranged to go to America and make an album using all sorts of material, but then Carla sent me a cassette with some of her ideas. It was very different from what she had done before and absolutely in line with what I like. So I thought it would be much better to do that than to struggle desperately to find things that work together.

Track listing

All songs written by Carla Bley.

  1. "Can't Get My Motor to Start" – 3:39
  2. "I Was Wrong" – 4:12
  3. "Siam" – 4:48
  4. "Hot River" – 5:16
  5. "Boo To You Too" – 3:26
  6. "Do Ya?" – 4:36
  7. "Wervin"' – 3:58
  8. "I'm a Mineralist" – 6:16

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