Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Back to the Future, First in a Series

Skullflower - Live at The Garage, London, UK (6/15/95)

I feel compelled to prove to you all that I neither live in the past nor wallow in nostalgia for the 80s. Except for the music, the 80s stunk. Okay, there were some damn good books too. And a handful of decent films. Other than that...!

Musically, in the 90s, I began to delve into heavier, droning, sometimes psychedelic instrumental rock. And jazz, especially Sun Ra. I gave up on songs and songwriters for almost a decade. I barely heard a song I thought had been worth the writing let alone the recording, except for the work of Vic Chesnutt. Go see him live if you ever get the chance. It's worth days of driving, nights without sleep. Trust me!

One band that really tripped my trigger was Skullflower. Hard to find but worth the effort. This is the only boot I've got and it's just one nearly 40-minute dronefest of a piece. Beautiful! I think this is only part of the show, though. Another piece from the same gig, much shorter, is on the Transformer album.

This is the first of a new series, projecting into the future from the 80s. Hope ya like it.

They also got new shit out!

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