The FULL story of the 10 records David Nichols took round to The Legend!’s house in mid-1986
By David Nichols The full story needs a caveat. Over the last ten years I have found my celebrity accelerated in some quarters (from a 0 to a 1) by a story in which I apparently am a major hero. I visited Calvin Johnson in Olympia in April 1986. He gave me some copies of […]
Song of the day – 576: The Wharton Tiers Ensemble
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That’s SIR Wharton Tiers to you punkette, man who’s drummed with the Bangs almighty No Wave band Theoretical Girls (ft. Glenn Branca) and Laurie Anderson.
Song of the day – 482: The Groceries
The Groceries were my secret crush, mine and mine alone, and I never even knew what they looked like.
The 4-track DIY aesthetic of The McTells
I used to love their scratchy, fragile, poignant, personal music. They always seemed like scurrying little creatures bringing light to the deepest shadows.
Tara Simmons – ‘I Cannot Be Saved’ [music video]
Ed’s note: Edward left this in my inbox without any sort of explanatory note. I’m guessing he wants Collapse Board to post this video up here to help publicise himself. I can’t imagine it’s for any sort of musical reasons. As I happen to be in a successful local band with him, The Thin Kids – transparency, […]
Song of the day (Australia) – 148: The Cannanes
The debut Cannanes single was the third record that David Nichols brought across to my house in Willesden Green that fateful day in 1985. I’m not saying that I liked it… but I made it Single Of The Week in the NME, and then formed a record label (Calculus) with my future house-mate Jamie to […]
Song of the day (Australia) – 143: Venom P. Stinger
OK. Day two of my tribute to becoming Australian, and this group have significance for me. I’m sure my pal David Nichols can remind me of this, but when he found himself at a loose end for those crucial 12 hours in London on a stopover back from Olympia, WA to Melbourne in 1985, and […]
Song of the day – 67: The Stress Of Leisure
Can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s The Apartments, or someone. Sneaky Feelings. Something about the waver in the voice, and the soft burr of guitar. Well I mean, duh The Go-Betweens circa ‘Cattle And Cane’. Sorry to go all comparative on your ass. I really don’t like the video I’m linking to you […]
Spotlight – 2: Beaches
Occasionally, I wonder if I stopped off in the wrong city. It’d be nice to travel down to Northcote or Collingwood of an evening and be able to catch a sprawling set of often instrumental music from Beaches: music that touches on much of what I enjoy (Krautrock, 60s garage, beach parties, Sonic Youth, 1980 […]