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Re: OT Re: DEFINING CULTURAL YEAR of THE DECADE?
On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 6:11 PM, mark francombe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> and the 90īs? maybe not one particular year.. but WOW what music!!!!
Yes, it all opened up in the very beginning of the nineties. Crossover
music, mixing genres, were heard in main media for the first time
(leaving out those legendary US radio station of the sixties since
they were closed down anyway and wasn't heard here in Sweden).
A big experience for me was when the guys of :Zoviet*France: called me
on the phone one afternoon in -91 to ask me over to play at a festival
in Edinborough. They had money for the flight ticket already covered.
This was really an out-of-this-world experience for me. That someone
that far away can connect on basis of mutual musical taste that was
normally regarded as "crazy ideas". A couple of days later they called
me up again and told me the police had "closed the venue and forbidden
the festival". What a bummer! But the experience was tremendously
uplifting anyway. I had already worked on a gold selling album (60.000
copies) and toured fulltime, but this phone call meant even more,
since it was the first time someone that I admired artistically had
contacted me for the sake of my music. It left a strong impression and
a feeling that the world may not be such a lonely place after all.
This was before the internet explosion and guys like them, hafler trio
etc, had to build their own snail mail distro channels. A noise jazz
industrial live looping duo cassette I had recorded in the late
eighties had been floating around obscure fanzines and landed by
someone who cared.
> recording session.. He once wrote a note and handed it to a band that
> was playing... it read. "Hi, great gig, you possess the kind of
> unmusical qualities that we should applaud, please call x x x x x to
> arrange coming in for a session for the John Peel show. .. The band
> was The Fall.
Wow - I loved discovering The Fall in the eighties. What album covers!
I glued one on my toilet wall as decoration to be looked at through
the mirror and kept the record in the inner sleave.
Yes. Peel rocked!
Greetings from Sweden
Per Boysen - www.perboysen.com