Despite reasonably regular purges, ManFriend and I still have about 400 cds that we haven’t listened to in years. Since we’re moving soon, I’m going through them all. (Obviously, I’m not making calls on ManFriend’s cds – that’s up to him. I’m just not one of those people who makes their partner throw things out.)
So, this is where you get to judge me on my musical past. But please, be kind – these are the cds I don’t listen to anymore:
Luna – Pup Tent
I bought this in Boston. I’d fallen in “love” with a local and stayed there for a month to see if it would work. He was a really nice guy who wanted marriage and kids. I was in what I like to call My Wild Phase. I’m sure you can guess the ending. It’s not a bad album. It’s going in the maybe pile.
The New Christs – We got this!
This is a freebie from my music journo days. It’s Rob Younger’s other band – his first being Radio Birdman – and is Aussie pub rock via dark new wave/post-punk British rock. Keeper.
Bomb the Bass – Clear
This is a cracker. Vocals by Will Self, Justin Warfield and Sinead O’Connor. Keeper.
Sebadoh – The Sebadoh
I found Sebadoh via Dinosaur Jr. It was released in 1999 but I reckon I would have liked them more if I found them earlier. Chucker.
Drop City – Magic transistor radio
Ah, psychedelic Aussie indie pop. Love it. This one’s even signed. When I first moved to Sydney, I’d see bands on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, and Drop City was one of my favourites. Funnily enough, I now have tinnitus. Years later, ManFriend introduced me to a mate of his – Matt J Tow (DC singer). I was very drunk (a friend had died) and, to my shame, made a dick of myself. Keeper.
New York Dolls – Rock ‘n Roll
How did this one end up in the rarely-listened-to pile? Keeper.
The Tremors – Cash up front, no kissing
Fuck yeah! Dirty rockabilly. Keeper.
Word of Mouth
This one came with a music mag when I lived in London. Tracks by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul Weller, Ed Harcourt, Sons & Daughters, The Handsome Family. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve listened to it since I moved back to Sydney. In 1999. Chucker.
Tamam Shud – Permanent Culture
I bought this because they have a few songs on the lovely Morning of the Earth soundtrack. I’ve listened to it once. Chucker.
Reckon that’ll do me for today. What oldies have you got in your past?