Subject: [Jandek] Tonal vs atonal // favorite Jandek moment

alextl at alextl at
Thu Nov 17 18:59:32 PST 2005

when in Point Judith he sings "Why disturb the silence so go away in the moonlight and bring back a StarrrrFisssh" 
and I Went Outside 

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> Subject: Subject: [Jandek] Tonal vs atonal // favorite Jandek moment
> Subject: [Jandek] Tonal vs atonal // favorite Jandek moment
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.
> Answer 1) He lost his more capable 'collaborators' - though he seems to have capable collaborators these days
> Answer 2) 'Give it the name' off 'On the way' - Jandek has soul and sounds way cooler than Tom Waits or Jon spenser!
> fave atonal bit: 'The Lectric end' - still haven't listened to it in one go.
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