It’s probably terribly difficult to do. Perhaps, even, impossible. But if it is desired that the listener listen without preconception then shouldn’t, at least to some degree, the composer, the songwriter - the maker - create without preconception, too?
Wings To Fly captures all that I love and admire about Nanci as an artist. Her wonderful songs and pipe clear voice.
I'm remembering a memory, and it's a strange feeling. I'm remembering the memory that was, in itself, a remembering of a memory. I'm guessing we all have moments like this. But this particular one, well, it's Lush again.
Interview Magazine getting Phair to interview Elizabeth Wurtzel, ahead of a re-issue of Wurtzel's Prozac Nation, was a wonderfully unexpected read: Two Elizabeths, two women who made their name making (mostly) white men feel uncomfortable for the fact that they are white women.
In these ten bands you'll hear the spirit of The Drop Nineteens, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Curve, Spiritualized, The Belltower, along with those other well-known shoegaze bands The Killers and... Interpol.
No, I am writing to thank you. To thank you for allowing those that want to hear Funstyle - and who choose to really listen to it - the opportunity to do so.
Music fills the space in American Honey, literally: papering over the cracks, the warped joints and the eclectic histories of the young road crew.
There's a toughness to Coming Up which had been hinted at up to that point, on songs like We AreThe Pigs, Killing Of A Flashboy and Metal Mickey.
In music, what might just happen to be *good* or *excellent* or *innovative* or *outstanding* must compete with the subjectively poor, lazy, awful and depressingly *bad* music that is liked, believed in and popular.
There are short chapters (such as the tender 'Andy', about Andy Warhol) inserted between much longer segments that undulate and ruminate, tease and go around in circles before coming to fruition.
I had thought that this post would be the only thing I wrote about Lush reforming. I should have known better because when something that meant so much to you returns to your life suddenly out of the blue, and after such a long time, a lot of emotions are going to be stirred. Lush are a band to hold your breath to.