Death Rattle – The Stone Roses, Primal Scream, Oasis and the travesty of British Alternative Rock in the 90s
Large elements of the UK alternative press seemed to be waiting for the right guitar band to get behind, the right guitar band to believe in. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Stone Roses.
You can hear elements of everyone that mattered … Swell Maps, New Age Steppers, This Heat, The Door And The Window, ATV, Twelve Cubic Feet, Robert Wyatt, The Raincoats, Arthur Russell, The Slits …
The echo is sullen. The harmonies are anything but. The guitar sound is very early Creation and pure Shop Assistants
We’ve featured The Raincoats on Collapse Board before, right? Please tell me we’ve featured them before. No? Sigh.
The oddest thing about this cautionary tale of Christmas alienation and loneliness with its gently chiding guitars and taut rhythms and repetition, as told by former Slits guitarist Viv Albertine, is that it sounds way, way more like prime Raincoats than it does her former band. There’s the same worrying paranoia and utilisation of vaguely […]
Someone was kind enough to send me the Effi Briest album. I was thinking of subtitling this post “one more reason why I’m cooler than you” but realised that the increments of cultural capital I’m obtaining by behaving in such a juvenile way are micro-minute, and that probably I’m best left talking about circular patterns […]
As I’ve stated before, I’m riotously easy to please. As I’ve stated before, you want me to hear your music? Send me a link to an MP3 or your MySpace page. Don’t bother your cute honey ass with money-wasting promo CDs and international postal rates. Lust-Cats of the Gutters will never be this great again. […]
Say what you like about rockabilly. It’s always been fucking great live music. Family outfit Kitty Daisy & Lewis absolutely rocked the joint the other night. I’ve been a fan since their debut single, 2005’s Moon Mullican cover, ‘Honolulu Rock And Roll’ – and they sure didn’t disappoint. My feet are still sore and cracked […]
This is the first in the series of columns I wrote for Playground. I hope they commission more. I’ve really enjoyed writing them. Hugs And Kisses The Strangely Muted Outbursts of Everett True 1. Various Artists – Soundman Shots: the Caribou & Downbeat 78’s Story http://www.honestjons.com/shop.php?pid=35144&CatID=2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tQ8m_vjJTE http://everetttrue2.blogspot.com/2009/09/equators-elizabeth-archer_13.html Life is a continual distraction. You sit […]