Does anyone follow Shrieback? While I've heard of the band for a good long while, I've never consciously listened to their music. A few months back I stumbled upon the band's blog and was immediately impressed with Barry Andrews' writing. I have to admit that their music isn't an instant hit for me but I do enjoy reading about the life and times of the group.
Andy tweeted a link to this interview. I thought the best part was his answer to the question of a dead artist that he would like to have worked with. His choice was Lux Interior of The Cramps. Maybe they would have written "Bikini Girls Who Melt the Machine Guns."
Thanks for that link, weasie; an enlightening read.
While I remember always enjoying Mr. Christgau's reviews in Rolling Stone back in the day, I think he secretly liked XTC quite a bit more than he let on. Maybe it was the one upsmanship with Lester Bangs (who was the master) that held his outright esteem in check. Granted, Mr. Bangs died shortly after the release of English Settlement but Mr. Christgau continues to this day to carry the torch of that sub-genre of music criticism.
Robert Christgau's entire site is worth checking out.
Mare: sticksman1...Hey Terry! Thank you so much for sharing! Thanks to The Fossil Fools and all who helped get the show off the ground with a thoroughly enjoyable performance! I'm excitedly awaiting the release of your set after post winds up!
Sept 28, 2021 2:04:41 GMT