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*from the title of a review of Arthur Koestler's Arrival and Departure by Michael Foot, Evening Standard, Nov. 26, 1943.
Mar 07

On whether the current roster bears similarities to those old bluesmen:

I think a lot. Especially someone like Wavves. He’s just real good at causing incidents.

label profile: fat possum records at 17 dots by desnoise

Interesting reminder that the WavvesBro attitudes aren’t necessarily anything new, and that hyperventilating medium of their transmission is perhaps also not much more than a technological updating of the old message.

Incidentally, I first knew about this label - via Epitaph, who “rescued Fat Possum from bankruptcy” in 1996 - through the Black Keys and Junior Kimbrough, but now I’m kinda interested in this new band of theirs Yuck. They’re from Yurip*, specifically London, and the comparisons tend to be with Dinosaur Jr, but I think should also include Male Bonding.

*No snark, but does the reference to “mostly European-descended” label owners just mean ‘white’? In contrast to mostly ‘African-descended’ early blues and rock musicians? I have trouble thinking of my continent in terms of race unless I’m dealing with history prior to 1800 (after which, of course, Europeans were still mostly white, but so were many Americans and Australians)

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