Wednesday, December 4th, 2002
The Shrieking Of Innumerable Gibbons
Swung by Soundscapes after work, hoping to feed my Longwave jones, alas the response to ‘Do you have any Longwave?’ was, ‘What’s Longwave?’. Erkk. It’s rare that Soundscapes disappoints me, but this was one of those times. Also disappointed that they had every Joe Pernice release except the Big Tobacco record. I may grab the Scud Mountain Boys’ last album Massachussets eventually, I keep forgetting it’s still in print.
There was some consolation that I snagged a copy of the new TapeOp – though it looks like I have totally missed the last issue and am going to have to be placing another order for the three issues I am without.
This Mountain Goats record is really growing on me. According to the 75 Words Or Less review, it’s a concept record about “a married alcoholic couple who move across the U.S. desperately trying to save their gin-soaked relationship by buying a house in Florida”. Sounds good to me.
np – The Mountain Goats / Tallahassee