Yay! The first reply, and a good one too!
Wow... it's really nice to know that Mr. Thirwell is still going. I remember Scraping Foetus off the Wheels, You've Got Foetus On Your Breath and
Screaming Foetus Under the Wheels from when I was a kid. Not something I'd necessarily go and buy, but I do like this stuff, and I am massively
impressed by Time Marches On
: huge sound, good song, nice art direction on the video. I really like the layers of dissonance and the
instrumental section in the middle.
The videos are exceptionally slow to load, though, which is a bit of a drag.
I loved The Need Machine
, although I thought the video was a little one-dimensional. Nice though. I shall be coming back to this thread and
every so often I'll be going back for more Thirwell.
Next on my list is Little Feat
, specifically with Lowell George, their frontman who was one of
those tragic rock and roll casualties. This track is "Rock'n'Roll Doctor", and it showcases the funkiness of their feel and the beauty of
George's voice. I was very, very sad when he died. I was lucky enough to see them support The Who in 1976 and it was one of the best gigs I've
ever been to. Another song of theirs I particularly like is:
Fat Man In the Bathtub
Funnily enough about the same time I was getting into Little Feat, the Pistols were breaking, and I still think that John Lydon is a unique and
exceptionally charismatic vocalist. This track, Rise,
even features Steve Vai on guitar. How
about that? This version of Death Disco
is also quite extraordinary. For
those people who've never seen Top Of The Pops, it was the weekly TV show through the late sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties that was devoted
to basically top forty music. It had its ups and downs, and when this was on it was full of drossy pop bands miming. Now I'm not totally sure, but
I actually think that this lot were playing live, which is a real departure for that programme in that day and age, and I'd bet the farm that Lydon
said that that was the only way he'd play TOTP. It's also quite shockingly un-user-friendly for a cuddly teatime chart show. Go Johnny go!