Tuesday, September 21, 2004

We were bored, had no money and sick of it

I was quite a fan of Captain America in their day, although I'm not sure I'd stand by that now; would need to hear their records again. I never heard The Vaselines, their singer Eugene Kelly's former band, but am not quite sure how, seeing as during the era of Kurt Cobain one could hardly pick up a paper without finding a mention of them. Anyway, Jack over at Submit Response is a fan, and has just written an article about them, and posted their 'Son of a Gun' MP3 on his blog (later covered by Nirvana, of course). Go here to give it a listen.

Elsewhere, the Guardian published an article about Daniel Johnston the other day, another Cobain favourite.

The only thing about pursuing this line of linking is that, as anyone who has read Kurt Cobain's list of the 100 greatest ever albums will attest, he had bloody rotten taste in music...

5 comments:

Powerful Pierre said...

Daniel Johnston sounds very interesting - have you got any of his stuff?

jonathan said...

Hmmm, I don't think so. I did once have a tape which someone made me with some of his stuff on, so I do know it, but I don't think I've got that tape anymore. I don't remember being bowled over by what I heard. I did think it was kind of funny how that article presented him as having influenced people all over the world (which is true). All the same, though, judging by that list (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo) those people across the world all ended up producing music of a very similar kind. It didn't exactly scream variety, that set of references...

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
Have you heard of Gary Neville ?

Anonymous said...

Hello there,
Have you heard of Gary Neville ?

jonathan said...

um. yes.

you're not going to tell me that Gary Neville is a fan of Daniel Johnston too?