I hear more from the 60s and 70s than the 80s...maybe deliberately neo psych 80s akin to XTC (Dukes) and Cleaners. Both bands I love.
Did you finish Retromania? I gotta finish up some other books before I go for that throat
no, more like being finished by my engineering degree haha. i will read it once the holidays roll around. you've read rip it up, right? i also got that lords of chaos book about black metal, so it's a tossup between those two as to what i read first. i'm a poseur when it comes to smart stuff like books. i have lots and lots, only a small percentage have been read.
i remember ariel mentioned how he loved seeking out bootlegs in the early days (the whole idea of the superfan, being a "better fan" etc). this could have influenced his music. a lot of demos by even the most famous bands sound like ariel, only difference is ariel's songs are fully fleshed out "demos", with every tape jam-packed and bounced several times, while the demos of his rock heroes were just rough drafts for the real thing. also the internet is a goldmine for that stuff now
i need to properly listen to xtc, thanks for reminding me
and i'm posting as much as possible so i can have my title changed from "city maus" to "mausochist"
haha, i wonder who thought of these.