Don’t know where you were, don’t know where I was either. But time being on our side, we can all make up for losing some of it by jumping on this risky, occasionally brilliant, and always surprising track by track tribute to the first of the post-modern Lollapaloozas, the Clash’s Sandinista!
Graveyard Country Rock music is like a Jackson Pollock black pouring, or a Robert Motherwell elegy. It is imbued with Garcia Lorca’s duende: “black sounds are the mystery.” Gritty, stark storytelling, part southwest rock, part Cash and Escovedo. Sparse, but accessible, there’s a thread that runs through the music, from Hawthorne and Poe (fitting, since we’re from Baltimore), to Faulkner and Flannery O’Conner.
Dean Wareham details his life in the elastic time of late 80′s indie rock when opportunities to hear the music you might love came via live shows played in rooms only the cognoscenti knew of___ or on college radio…
MotesBooks has released the first volume in the Motif series of anthologies, each of which is focused on a particular motif or theme. Edited by Marianne Worthington, communication and journalism professor at University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky., the first volume is entitled Motif: Writing by Ear. An Anthology of Writings about Music.