[Jandek] My first Corwood 20.
fatehi at berkeley.edu
Wed May 21 12:11:41 PDT 2008
On May 20, 2008, at 5:39 PM, D. Craig Wasson wrote:
> Anything I should omit? Any additions? What I am looking for is a
> good cross-section of the Rep's Oevure, with emphasis on his more
> adventurous music. That being said, I'm not yet ready for the a
> capella albums(I prefer exploring his instrumentation right now).
> What "bass album" should I consider? What newer albums are "Musts?"
I would add:
Living in a Moon So Blue. I listen to it more than almost any other
Jandek album. I don't know why, even, but I just keep picking it back
up. The harmonica that breaks in on "Alexandria Knows" is probably
part of it.
Put My Dream on This Planet. I know you expressed your reluctance
about the spoken word albums, but I think Ratan X's point would be
well taken -- you'll have had 19 other CDs to warm you up further to
Jandek's sensibilities before you would need to give it a listen.
Brooklyn Wednesday. It's a scorcher!
For later albums to consider, lots of folks like Khartoum (or
Khartoum Variations) and Raining Down Diamonds, or so has been my
impression. I have weaker feelings about the newer stuff just by
virtue of the fact that I haven't listened to it as much (I also find
the newer albums more homogeneous internally and disc-to-disc, so I
haven't found them as rewarding to explore).
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