If I look in a back cupboard well enough, I will find the tour ‘magazine’ from that concert. It’s not in storage where so much of my ‘stuff’ still lives moving to the far North. It had to travel with me. I had it signed by Tina & Jerry. What a groupie I was in high school.
Henry Burnett Roseanne Cash Lera Lynn
John Paul White
Bonnie ‘Prine’ Billy
Nick Cave/Warren Ellis
This is a solid set of mostly ‘dark’ Americana & barroom tracks from the tv series that I don’t recall at all. Sometimes it’s just ‘nice’ to have a pre-made mix ready to go!
After playing True Detective I gravitated to Lera, given there are 5 of her tracks on it.
True Detective may have raised Lera Lynn’s profile but it did her no favors. She was shackled to a stage in a gloomy room, singing dirges to an audience consisting of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, a barroom purgatory that suggested Lynn only existed in a sludgy solitude. (allmusic)
The above review is taken from her follow up album Resistor. However, I thought it apt here. I feel this is a better album than Resistor also & the pick of the 3 I have. Clearly, not well enough known for allmusic to have a review of this album.
For fans of perhaps Cowboy Junkies, Gillian Welch (no sublime David Rawlings acoustics), Lucinda William (not as ‘rocky’) etc. She seems to tread the line across a number of genres, without settling firmly in any.
yes, we both have a lot of overlap in taste.
I’ve seen all of the members of CAN live several times, but unfortunately never as a complete CAN, but with other bands and projects.
Jaki Liebezeit was the most magical drummer for me.
Damo Suzuki also played a half-hour version of Halleluwah at the concerts with Jaki Liebezeit on drums. Those were magical moments for me.
The craziest thing was probably a video performance with Holger Czukay, completely wacky.
If I think of drummers he is likely the first that comes into my mind. I spent years transfixed to his rhythmical drumming style in my teens-early 20’s & Can generally. And usually, the drums are not what I focus on, so much so, that I think so many albums can do without them altogether; just hitting the high hats endlessly for no reason.
You are very lucky to have seen all members (Malcolm Mooney?) play live. Alas, out here I’ve never had the opportunity. However, I do think Jaki toured and roughly 12 or so years again Malcolm did some solo tours.
For such a diverse set of individuals & highly talented musicians, their diversity & groundbreaking albums are particularly unique - they’ve influenced so many!
Thank you - I don’t own that book even though I know it. Funnily enough, I think I have a closer affinity to Julian’s music ‘journalism’ than the bulk of his music (even though I do like a fair slab of his music).
you do right
I saw everyone except Malcolm Mooney.
Czukay, Karoli and Irmin Schmidt only once, but Jaki Liebezeit more often with Damo Suzuki Band, Club off chaos and once with Burnt Friedman (they lived in the same house in Cologne)