Alcoholics Unanimous – Art Brut (angular satire produced by the bloke from the Pixies)
Spoiled – Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (a keeper from the newbie)
Bridge – Lucy Wainwright Roche (is it something in the water these Wainwrights drink?)
Midday (Avoid the City After Dark) – Yusuf (from the 06 album)
Buttons and Bows – Bob Hope (I know the song from “”Paleface”, listen Hope held his own with Bing Crosby. Have you ever heard the original “Thanks for the Memories”? It is too hurt to be funy. I may get around to writing about his music.)
Georgia On A Fast Train – Billy Joe Shaver (Because Dylan is listening to him)
Stillness Is the Move – the Dirty Projectors (this is what they mean by semi-pop)
Psykick Dancehall – The Fall (This is a fascinating song in which Mark E. Smiths suggests the vibrations that will exist on his recorded songs after he dies will be a form of communication between the dead and the living.)
Michael – Franz Ferdinand (Off their first album, their latest “Tonight” has its hat in the ring for album of the year)
Love, Sex, Magic – Ciara (Did you see her on SNL last night? Timberlake was awesome)
I mean worst set not like Johnny Thunders passing out mid song I mean bad like what the hell gives. I worshipped at athe alter of Liz Phair in 1994. She had just released her first album and straight up sucker masterpiece “Exile In Guysville” and I anticipated her April 1994 at the Town Hall (a great hall with an impressive history) but I have no idea what her problem was. Liz and a pianist couldnt even begin to get it together. LIz was both scared and obnoxious, she couldn’t sing in tune and she could barelycarry a tune. Liz’s voice was weak and her stage presense non existence.
By the end of the set (a short hour long) the audience was booing, Liz was sneering before storming off stage.
Me? I didn’t boo. As bad as she was at least Liz was the real deal. Still a worst concert ever.
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Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – January 1983 (Volume 14, Number 8)
a cow with eighteen udders
“a journey through his life, passions, influences, and enduring legacy”
the true Godfather Giannini Russo
Has Brit rock ever been worse?
essence de 2023
A very percussive song
the mixes his producer Daniel Lanois didn’t like
her best since “Milionària”
dip yourself deep in sonic hellaciousness and disquiet