15805Re: [thewire] "Musical Artists Not Made For This Economy"
- Sep 9, 2002I don't know how "large" Beefheart's following is. Sure, a lot of people know about him and may have heard something from Trout Mask. But how many people do you actually know who own his albums? I can count them on one hand.
Gene Clark and Residents are good ones. I just got the reissued White Light (1971) which is good but not amazing. No Other really needs to be reissued -- I haven't heard it. I'm giong to trade for a CDR with someone soon -- it must have been dubbed from vinyl.
Having been into post-punk for a long time, it seems that every other band is compared to them in some way, which goes to show how they were really quite well known.
John Farrar wrote:> What should we add to that list?
Hmmm, I think he has a pretty large fan base.
James Blood Ulmer:
True! I've only heard "Are You Glad To Be In America" - extraordinary
Again spot on! The double live is superb. "When an Old Crickerter Leaves
the Crease" never fails to moisten the eyes.
And again! He's got some new stuff out hasn't he?
Andy Roberts - "Nina and the Dream Tree" was an amazing album.
The Residents - OK, may have a reasonably sized cult following, but still
Gene Clark - "No Other" was the classic Americana album - before the genre
Wire - Seem to have recently been the band to name check. But no-one
mentioned them much in the late 79s and early 80s.
Fast 'n' Bulbous
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