15807Re: [thewire] "Musical Artists Not Made For This Economy"
- Sep 9, 2002
> I don't know how "large" Beefheart's following is. Sure, a lot of peopleknow 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
Well, me anyway..... I went to his shows in the UK in the 70s and they
were always sold out. But, of course, I suppose it's all relative.
There were other bands from the US that seemed to be a lot less recognised
than they should have been: Spirit, Steve Miller Band and later, Giant
> Having been into post-punk for a long time, it seems that every other bandis compared to them (Wire) in some way, which goes to show how they were
really quite well known.
On the other hand, Wire gigs were pretty poorly attended during the period
of their first couple of albums.
Oh, and how about John Martyn, Michael Rother, The Comsat Angels, Viv
Stanshall, The Chameleons, Kevin Ayres, XTC.....
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