[Jandek] OT: great private press records online 4 free that jandek fans might dig

stacey graham staceygraham at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 18:37:56 PDT 2007

Off topic a little, but maybe not...

I found a website http://grown-so-ugly.blogspot.com/ that features
out-of-print and private press and psych/drug/folk of the type that will
appeal to many Jandek fans, and the complete albums are all posted as .ZIP
files for anybody to download.  I've been working my way through the loner
folk recordings from the 1970s that he's been featuring and some, like the
Gary Higgins album "Red Hash" are excellent.

He also posts complete .ZIP files of more current of the freak folk/new
weird america/trance folk and also some more rocking freakout and foreign
music for all to download, and his policy is that once something comes back
in print he removes the .ZIP files.

If you're like me you've devoured books on non-mainstream artists, and I've
always wished there were a source for Private Press records.  Some are being
reissued nowadays, but some are just flat-out too bizarre.  This person
really knows his stuff about obscure musics.  All the way from out of
print Fahey/Takoma/Basho acoustic guitar discs to French psychedelic hard
rock to records recorded by musical communes to downer suicidal loner folk
that makes you imagine the singers were one step from the ledge to records
that even LOOK like Jandek records.


If this is too off-topic then feel free not to respond in this Jandek Forum,
and I really don't want to turn this into a discussion of the ethics of
downloading free music, but all along I've been thinking that there are many
on this Jandek list who are always looking for stuff that is waaaaay out of
the mainstream, so here is a good source.

stacey graham
Minneapolis  MN  USA
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