Thursday, December 11, 2008
When You Are Gone, You Are Gone VIII
If you do not own any American Music Club albums, you are really missing out on some really profoundly brilliant and depressing shit.
One of my favorite bands of all time. Mark Eitzel was one of the best songwriters of the late '80's and early 90's.
We used to have the odd drink or two, and I got to know him a little bit.
Start with "Engine" and go through them all until "San Francisco." Then stop, unless...
...you really dig it. Then pick up their first album, "Restless Stranger" and his early solo stuff, like "50 Watt Silver Lining."
Do not ever listen to "West," which he recorded with Peter Buck from REM.
If you have any questions about anything in his catalogue, please, feel free to ask me. The one he did with the Greek guys where they covered a bunch of AMC songs is outstanding. And weird.
I have it all. Except for "West." OK, I probably have a copy laying around somewhere...
"Everything collapses here, in slow motion..."
I have two more shoots this year. I think.
Cover Star: Scar
Headlining Band: American Music Club