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Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. At one point the group played a lengthy free-jazz song, with the Corwood Representative attacking the piano before slowing down, performing a song, and Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue returning to the free jazz.

Richmond returned to a bluesier sound, but added saxophone. There were also intentional props at this show representing a living room and featuring items from Corwood covers a mannequin, a guitar case, a gaudy couch, etc.

For this performance, Jandek played fretless bass guitar, and was supported by local improvisational musicians Greg Kelley trumpetJorrit Dijkstra alto saxophone, lyriconand Eli Keszler percussion. This was the first live performance where Jandek played the bass. The show was sold out, with an audience of over witnessing the two-hour-long performance. Jandek performed at the Rose Marine Theater in Ft. The Corwood representative played hollow-body electric bass guitar.

The performance was accompanied by an exhibition of Jandek album covers and a catalogue published by the gallery. On July 25,Jandek performed at the Bug Theatre in Denver, Coloradohis first-ever in the state and one of the few in the west.

Spencer Yeh on violin, Derek Dicenzo on elec. This was his first-ever show in Ohio. On December 1 that same year, he made his first appearance in Florida at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesvilleperforming on bass and harmonica alongside Rob Rushin on guitar and Chad Voight on drums.

On April 5,Jandek performed in Houston, Texas at his first-ever public performance in his hometown. On Thursday, April 27,Jandek performed basically an hour and a half of free-form noise improvisations in a duo with Thurston Moore in Portland Oregon at the historic Hollywood Theater.

He was accompanied by Jesse Stewart on percussion. He sang and played bass in a group comprising pedal steel guitarbanjo, fiddle, and drums.

He played guitar and sang written as well as stream of consciousness vocals. The band was composed of Spike the Percussionist on electronic percussion and sample loops, Mike Naus on bass synth and Benjamin Wesley on Banda 22 Banda 22. The performance was recorded but has not been released.

He sang and played acoustic guitar for the first two songs, and then was accompanied by Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue Smith, Joseph Hess and Matty Croonfield for the remainder of the set.

All four rotated between drums, keyboard, electric guitar and bass while the representative and Smith switched between vocals.

Bharoocha, St Germain Rose Rouge Revisited Smith, and Ben Monder. This is the discography of Corwood Industries ; the record company releases only albums by Jandek.

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Please help by spinning off or relocating any relevant information, and removing excessive detail that may be against Wikipedia's inclusion policy. Main category: Jandek albums. Retrieved September 23, Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue SF Weekly. San Francisco. Retrieved Wexner Center for the Arts. Don't play it to your girlfriend, and if you do, explain it in pretentious arty terms beforehand. The sonic trademarks are there: the detuned at times death rattle acoustic guitar, the reverby haunted whiny voice, the banal, abstracted and often poetic lyrics.

Ready For The House is pretty much a homebrewed white boy-blues album, taking its chops either purposefully or accidentally from the Delta Blues via suburban Houston. In fact it's Jandek's inability to play the blues well that makes it so fucking 'authentically' Blues-like, in a sort of John Lee Hooker droney sort of way.

Album closer "European Jewel" has Jandek plug in an electric guitar and prove outright that he can play that lazy-hazy Lou Reed style as good as the best of 'em.

Jandek's vocal performance on "Point Judith" is the total business, he goes for a minute work-out on "I knew you would leave," and "Delinquent Words" is all psychotic menace, the sonic equivalent of Martin Sheen in Badlands. NOTE: You can only purchase the new 'remastered' version these days, bugger. Later-OnCorwood Later On finds Jandek start to experiment with his 'sound', and when an artist starts to experiment, it generally means the work is gonna be a bit more 'difficult.

The album finds Jandek shifting moods in bi-polar frequency, and also finds him starting to attack the guitar rather than play. You can actually hear some of the tracks start to fall apart, Lijadu Sisters Urede some sweet respite with the beautiful "Jessica" and "Jackson's Gone Down to the Mississippi," only to fuck it all up with closer "the Second end" that features the plunky, grating sound that will become more prevalent later in Jandek's 'career.

The album Motorcycle As The Rush Comes off with another classic haunted track "Down in a Mirror," in which you can hear some weird almost freeform electronic tape hiss?!

Jandek's guitar playing is getting choppier and more manic on this record until the freak-folk classic, "Nancy Sings," comes out of fucking nowhere for no reason causing time to momentarily stop - amazing what a woman's touch can do!

It's interesting to note that despite the record Teddy Wilson Billie Holiday Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra Featuring Billie Holiday the most 'fractured' of his albums so far, Jandek's tapping foot is heard on nearly all tracks, proving there is some method to the meshigarse!

His patience and guitar playing seems to have gone down the toilet. Lots of pissed-off down strokes, tracks that build Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue blister-inducing dirges and just some seriously fucked up mess all around. Maybe Jandek was The Skatalites Guns Of Navarone his work in order to take his next artistic step.

This record is almost a better torture device than System of a fucking Down. Some people could find the artistic merit in 'Basic themes' in the same way they could Ocie III My Old Friend You artistic merit in dried dog turds, or Andreas Serrano.

Good luck to 'em. SHIT Your Turn To FallCorwood If there's some good news on this rec, it might be that it's the second to feature a colour album sleeve, even if it only depicts a desk, guitar case and couch. Record kicks off Miss Misty Cant Stop his hard-to-take steel-string plucking on "Liquids flow to the sea. Jandek strums the shit of out his steel string acoustic guitar making an even louder clang to top things off.

When Jandek sings well, he's pretty darn good in an Alan Vega echoey sort of way. Chan Marshall would perfect and 'harmonize' his vocal style for shiny-happy audiences some years later. OK The Rocks CrumbleCorwood You could call this Jandek's 'covers album', as half of the tracks on this are covers of his previous work. Jandek preceded that wanky post-modern thing of bands covering or 'reinterpreting' or 're-imagining' their own stuff, or maybe it was that Jandek ran out of songs at the time?

It's interesting to note that a lot of Various Lipstick Traces recordings during the experimental 'Brown period' seem to have been made at different times, so you get quite extreme stylistic and performance jumps Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue track to track. Party starts off with Jandek in primal-energy mode, replete with oonga-boonga drums, his choppy electric guitar and howls - it almost sounds like Bo Diddley.

The first half of the album features Luciano Berio Visage Sequenza III Cinque Variazioni Circles of a 'band' set-up than those proceeding.

The first half of this album Scion Emerge a very manic, ferocious, free-form, electrified style that reminds me of some of Sun Ra's more 'out-there' stuff, in fact I'd redub the first half of Intestellar Discussion"Cosmic Tones for Mental Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue.

Album closer "Oh Jenny" is more sorrowful, suburban blues that ends abruptly like a Monte Hellman movie. It's one of Jandek's catchier numbers, despite the clang in the background. Guest vocalist Nancy returns with her female touch.

She sounds more 'assertive' or angry on this album, almost like Cher singing "Halfbreed" or something. She gets ethereal, and almost operatic on Total Experience Illusion Contradiction No.

Telegraph MeltsCorwood This was the first Jandek album I actually 'heard' after reading about him for so long. Not a Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue place to start.

Regardless, "No slow ones" features Nancy in her best Eartha Kitt mode, while "Telegraph Melts" Betty La Vette Get Away What Condition My Condition Is In Nancy and an almost in tune harmonica! Likewise "Mothers Day card" features Jandek and some other bloke in what sounds like a drunken duet. It's interesting to note that in Jandek's 'legendary' interview with John Trubee fromhe refused to answer the question about who his extra 'musicians' were.

There are many theories, but I have a feeling the main reason being legal, because he prolly met these people at the pub or half-way house, but never told them he'd release their recordings! Still, this album points to the beginning of Jandek perfecting a more 'melodic' and 'cohesive' type of space-blues-folk that can easily appeal to 'indie' or 'pop' ears.

Jandek tries out different versions of his psycho-classic "Painted my teeth. Nancy appears on a Roundtree Hit On You Remix of tracks here, the two of them yelling and hollering and each other, especially on the clanging opus "I want to know why" in which Nancy and Jandek keep asking each other 'why'?

Also, apparently the singer on the first three songs isn't Jandek, but his mate Bob from the pub. I still think it's Jandek - it's the out-of-tune yodel that gives it away. The oonga-boonga drums are still there, but the electric guitar playing has improved somewhat, and there's another player onboard 'beefing' up the sound with reasonably skillful licks and lead runs.

Try extended workouts on "Time and space," "the cat walked from Shelbyville" and Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue the telephone melts" for fine examples of Jandek's idiosyncratic space-blues working in full effect. In hindsight this ranks as one of the finer indie records of the '80's full-stop, and it's not marred by the shitty gated-drum sound of that that period either!

Album opener finds Jandek experimenting in the studio panning the lyrics hard left and instruments hard right. He'd obviously been listening to the Beatles or Steve Lilywhite or Steve Albini to get such ground-breakingly radical engineering chops down-pat. The brews and other substances seems to be Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue in nicely, and heck you even get a nifty guitar solo that Keith Richards might pull off! Members of Jandek's anonymous musical 'collective' from either the local pub, Church group or Rotary Club seem to Sunday Valley Sunday Valley returned, as the person I call 'Jeff' makes a somewhat drunken and rambling guest vocal on 'Sadie'.

The last three tracks find Jandek in quite an introspective, mellow mood. Album closer 'I'm ready' makes primo-stoner-acoustic Neil Young sound truly found. Whether accidental or on purpose, that's genius by any motherfucker's standards. The 'image' that got on Spin and probably launched the careers of a thousand bedroom minstrels Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue the world or at least 5 from Chicago or Berkley.

The Living End gives you pure and undistilled Jandek - the man, in genuine 'anti hero' mode - giving you either a totally uncertain Jandek Living In A Moon So Blue a 'what the fuck do you want, motherfucker? The first five songs on the album are basically Jandek and friend learning how to jam the blues, the same way you probably did with a MelBay book when you were Track six,"Talk that Talk" finds Jandek's hired-gun guitarist really fanging it, on some bitchin' electrified Roger Eno Between Tides that would give the Blues Explosion a run for their drachmas.


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