Friday, June 11th, 2004
Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste
It’s “compilations giving props to bands from the late-80s and early-90s who never got their due” day! We’ve got t-shirts made up and everything.
Intended to tie in with the release of Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste: Galaxie 500 1987-1991 on June 29, Rykodisc will be releasing The Uncollected Galaxie 500 on August 3rd. This was originally the fourth bonus disc in the Galaxie 500 box set released in 1996 and contains b-sides and live tracks and alternate versions of the material on the three proper G500 studio albums. While the inidivdual album reissues are still readily available, the box set has gotten pretty tough to find of late – I’m thankful to have picked up my copy for under $50.
The perfect companion to The Creation Years, The House Of Love will release The Fontana Years in the UK on June 15. The double-disc set will contain 33 songs from 1989 through 1993 – full tracklisting here. I suspect that owning Fontana, Babe Rainbow and A Spy In The House Of Love will make the collection redundant for me, but it’s nice to see that the HOL are finally getting some props. And as far as I know, the reunion is still ongoing and a new album featuring both Chadwick and Bickers is still in the works.
The Independent talks to Wilco. He compares himself to Willy Wonka. Almost all of these interviews cover the same ground – if you’re getting tired of reading the same thing, imagine how tired the band is of saying the same thing.
RIP, Ray Charles. I will always remember him as the gun-toting music store owner in The Blues Brothers. Oh, and as one of the biggest names in soul music of the 20th century. That too. But mostly the gun-toting music store owner.
Sorry for the quick update today – things are busy at work.
np – The Waxwings / Low To The Ground