Friday, August 21, 2009
becoming the world's greatest disco band
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love (out September 22) There was a time my whole personal soundtrack sounded like this: a slow grind of synthesizers with earnest boys trying to sound as simultaneously soulful and detatched as possible through it.
New Order - Movement (listen) I watched a documentary once about either New Order or Joy Division where the members said that even before Joy Division imploded, they had designs on becoming the world's greatest disco band, because in their eyes, disco was world's more dangerous and underground than punk ever had been.
Clan of Xymox - Clan of Xymox (listen) Clan of Xymox was a band that weirdly clicked in Houma when I was in high school. My friends and I heard it through Coyote J. Calhoun's Sneak Music Previews on Q 93 out of New Orleans, but this was the rare "underground" tape that made the rounds. There are a couple of hometown women on my Facebook page that still bear the traces of such contact.