“Memory is what we are. Your very soul and your very reason to be alive are tied up in memory.” Nick Cave
His new album might be his best solo album yet. I just love him to bits, even though he's as depressing as he can possibly be.
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Having said that, nothing can equal the sublime and giddy heights of AMC's finest moments. I had the privilege of interviewing Mark Eitzel over email when I was a lowly and unpaid Pitchfork news writer after they reformed in the early 2000s, and he could not possibly have been nicer. They even used my story as part of their press pack to roll out the album and tour. Perhaps one of my proudest moments.I revised this to correct the embarrassing typos in the first post. Sorry about that.
Nae problem. Would like to read your Pitchfork stuff. I don't really know AMC very well but Eitzel always came across as one of the good guys. I remember them as a Melody Maker band. There were definitely NME bands and Melody Maker bands and they as I remember, were always in the latter camp.
San Francisco, California and Mercury are my favorite AMC albums, I think. "Johnny Mathis' Feet"! What a song. "Last Harbor." Even better.
Will investigate. Cheers!
I'm playing the new album to death. Very good indeed.
Thanks for putting me onto that. Just listened to the first song The Last Ten Years. Brilliant. Something about it reminds me of Paddy McAloon strangely though he's obviously got his own thing. Will definitely post something from that on here at some point.
I love that first song. I know what you mean about Paddy McAloon, although I can't quite put my finger on it.