[Jandek] Blue Corpse edits
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Fri Apr 8 09:40:09 PDT 2005
I agree with you that it's strange that Corwood would go back and change things after all this time. It's very interesting to me.
I noticed a change in the lyrics on the track "Georgia East" on Nine-Thirty and actually wrote Corwood and asked why the lyrics were changed. It might be old news to some of you, but I just noticed it. The original lyrics say:
"Big wheels turning
Talk about negroes
Talk about the fruit"
But on the cd re-release the line "Talk about negroes" has been removed.
In my letter, I told Corwood that changing that line made a big impression on me and I asked him why they felt the need to change it. "Social responsibility" was Corwood's short reply.
From: Steve Bouton <sleeve at efn.org>
To: jandek at mylist.net
Sent: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 22:32:49 -0700
Subject: [Jandek] Blue Corpse edits
For some reason, this really, really bothers me. I don't trust artists
who think they can second-guess themselves later in their careers and
try to rewrite their history. This is very different than including or
cutting studio chatter. It reminds me more of the butcher job Frank
Zappa did on the early Mothers albums when they came out on CD. I have
a lot of trouble thinking of the new version of "Only Lover" as
"authentic" in any way. Jeez, it was almost 20 years ago. Leave the
damn song alone, man. I know it's his trip and he can do what he
wants, but again, I think this is a troubling development.
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