Kaputt by Malaparte, which Bejar has never read, Kara Walker, specifically the lyrics she contributed to the song "Suicide Demo for Kara Walker".... Chinatown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's ... Baby blue eyes ... 80s Miles Davis ... 90s Gil Evans ... Last Tango in Paris ... Nic Bragg, who played lead guitar on every song, again ... Fretless bass ... The hopelessness of the future of music ... The pointlessness of writing songs for today ... V-Drums ... The superiority of poetry and plays ... And what's to become of film? ... The Cocaine
Addict ... American Communism ... Downtown, the neighborhood bordering on Bejar's ... The LinnDrum ... Avalon and, more specifically, Boys and Girls ... The devastated mind of JC/DC, who recorded, produced and mixed this record from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010 ... The back-up vocals of certain Roy Ayers and Long John Baldry tours ... Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence...
These are some of the themes alluded to or avoided in the album Kaputt....
THE WAR ON DRUGS
Mixing the grand-scale guitar attack of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine with a melodic sense and lyrical perspective that recalls Bob Dylan roaring down Highway 61, Philadelphia's the War on Drugs are the creation of a pair of Dylan fans, Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile, who met at a party in 2003. After several drinks, Granduciel and Vile discovered their shared fascination with the Bard of Minnesota, and began working on songs together. By 2005, the pair had enough material to launch a proper band, and the War on Drugs were born. With Granduciel and Vile fronting the band, a variety of accompanists drifted in and out of the lineup before the War on Drugs settled on a stable lineup of Granduciel on vocals, guitar, and keyboards; Vile on guitar and vocals; Charlie Hall on organ and drums; Dave Hartley on bass; and Kyle Lloyd on drums and percussion. While the War on Drugs were hesitant to quit their jobs and begin touring extensively, the band became a frequent presence on the Philadelphia music scene and impressed out-of-towners during occasional gigs in New York City. In 2007, the band completed its debut EP, a five-song set called Barrel of Batteries, posted online as a free download. Positive press for both the EP and the group's powerful live shows caught the attention of the noted independent label Secretly Canadian, which signed the band, releasing its first full-length album, Wagonwheel Blues, in June 2008. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide
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