Monday, April 11, 2005

Lost time is not found again.

Remember Pylon? (As I recall, some twenty years ago REM was poised to become "the next Pylon.")
[via largehearted boy]

Anybody need a blurb? I mean, really, anybody?
[via TEV]

It's not enough for them to create whole worlds for us (or blurb any and all books for us); now they have to score it, too?
[@ largehearted; via we forget]


Blogger Chilly Jay Chill said...

Pylon's first two releases - before their first comeback in the early '90s (when I saw them open for REM) - are both surprisingly excellent and ripe for rediscovery. They take that stripped back post-punk sound and soak it in a vat of Georgia moss and peanut oil. The quasi-soulful mumbled vocals and eliptical lyrics gave you-know-who plenty of ideas, but the jagged sonics and propulsive drone are sui generis. Maybe not as lasting as "Murumur," but today those recordings still sound startling.

Oh yeah: Available on CD as "Pylon's Greatest Hits."

4:57 PM  
Blogger Prof. Drew LeDrew said...

Yep. Makes me wanna break out my Athens, GA Inside/Out soundtrack. I liked Pylon a bunch around then, and never really made much of the REM comparisons.

5:13 PM  

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