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I agree. The complaint is he isn’t making the collectable color variants easily available. But that’s the point of LIMITED EDITION pieces. Only a very small handful of the music he’s released isn’t readily available in standard black vinyl formats. It’s a whiny complaint I’m tired of hearing.
Seeking out limited edition pieces is one part of the fun of being a record nerd, most of whom are music nerds first and foremost and will happily just purchase the black vinyl releases (or even the, God forbid, CD or download) if the cosmo-tri-split-Xray-what-have-you version sells out.
Considering almost none of his TMR releases are completely out of print (save the Vault releases, which are subscription based so they must be preordered by a certain date but the amount of preorders taken isn’t capped) I have hard time believing he doesn’t “produce quantities that gives people a chance to experience what he loves about vinyl, owning it and listening to it”. That’s preciesly what he does; he throws in some nuggets for the nerds too.
SUNN-O)))!!!!! This SHOULD happen.
2013, you meant. Coming in 2013.
“Revolver”. Similar to Mary Poppins in that it’s “practically perfect in every way”.
Though I also love “A Hard Day’s Night” – a young band basking in their still innocent brilliance.
I too believe “Monument To Time End” was one of the best heavy releases of 2010, along with Burzum, Agalloch, etc. However, what you both failed to mention was that The Body’s “All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood” crushed everything in its path that year. Totally dominating.
How did White Light have precedent in John Zorn? His earliest compositions came about 7 years after.
Umm…you must not have a sense of humor?
Though on the other hand, if an article is going to name drop Public Enemy and The Flaming Lips as indicative of a “current local scene” simply because those bands have PLAYED there (but aren’t even from there), it seems you’d at least mention the city’s most well-known musical export, even if they aren’t quite “cool” enough for an article about a city where there supposedly “isn’t a crippling self-consciouness”.
Does the “regular Joe listener” want this? 10,000 (or more) copies of this were released on crazy splatter colored vinyl for Record Store Day, and it’s coming out on CD soon. I think that’s what the “regular Joe listener” will go for.
Also, I think there’s a charity connection here too. I’m not sure all of the details have been released yet.
And I’ve seen one of these in person. Got my picture taken with Wayne and on of ‘em. They look crazy. In a good way. I personally would never want one, but there’s something oddly awe-inspiring about them.
Make that “Comfortably Numb”.
May be a cliche answer, but “Wichita Lineman”.
Josh T. Pearson.
@Davey Pants…you realize the guy is dying of Alzheimer’s right?
I love Stereogum, but this list is pretty poorly written.
First off, “Fly Farm Blues” is solo. The Edge and Jimmy Page don’t appear on the track.
Jack and Conan played live together on an Eddie Cochran cover for Conan’s “Live At Third Man” vinyl release, which I think makes more sense as a collaboration then Jack recording Conan talking. (Though the spoken word single is awesome.)
Are we really bagging on The Raconteurs? Are The White Stripes a “collaboration”…or, I don’t know, the band that made him famous so he could do collaborations?
And I think you missed his killer organ solo on JEFF The Brotherhood’s “Whatever I Want” single and his drumming on ex-wife # 2 Karen Elson’s solo album.
Glad you included ICP, though. I’m stil laughing about that one. So glad he did that.
O.C. Supertones – “O.C. Supertones”? Nah? Okay.
Guided By Voices.
White Pony or Diamon Eyes.
Nice to see the love for Josh T. Pearson.
So many good ones…I guess overall I have to go with “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”.
Let’s all re-read the first paragraph starting with the sentence “But one thing that many stripes of music fans persistently fail to acknowledge..”
Brave choice, Stereogum. Kudos.
What about Napalm Death’s “You Suffer”???
Seriously though, it’s a fun playlist but truthfully the top ten indie rock songs under two minutes are ALL by Guided By Voices.
Revolver or A Hard Day’s Night.
Foo Fighters! J Mascis! Seriously, come on! Otherwise I think you did fine.