[Jandek] Tonal vs atonal // favorite Jandek moment

Jeremy Frey falcon_156 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 15 19:48:10 PST 2005

Two more questions:
  1)  Any theories as to why Jandek slowly inched towards normal music (in the late 80s), then "regressed" back into weirdness?  Not saying one is better than the other, everyone is entitled to their favorite records.  It's just strange.  Look at 1/2 Japanese.  They started out banging on pots and pans basically, and look what they built up to.  Does conventional music scare Jandek?  Does he really not differentiate between any of his albums/styles, and it's just a coincidence that he had a semi-normal streak?
  2)  Favorite Jandek moment on album, whether it's a tone, a lyric, what have you?  I think mine might be the intro riff to "Talk that Talk," even though Jandek himself probably isn't playing it.  It's such a tasty riff.  Someone should tab it.

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