According to some anthropologists, it is our ability to group things that makes us human. We can differentiate and distinguish things not only by a single feature (“a cat”, say) but by many. We can even group disparate things. Both a bear and a chocolate bar are brown; a steak and a chocolate bar are both foods. Apparently this gives us a massive evolutionary advantage over the other animals, the poor saps, as we can then use this information to make well informed decisions.
With this in mind I am exercising my humanity by pointlessly cataloguing bands I like! Woo!
I’ve made a “Music Mountain” (patent pending).. – where I’ve put my favourite band who’ve made one album* on the top, favourite band who made 2 albums second and so on.
I did nine bands originally and then I thought, “that’s not enough, there’s barely even insane.” So I upped it to 17. And yes there are some shitty albums in there. Out of the 153 albums….
*by album I mean studio or all live album with previously unrecorded music on it.
The bands in order are:
1 album – Young Marble Giants
2 albums – Neutral Milk Hotel
3 albums – Boards Of Canada
4 albums – The Smiths
5 albums – Pavement
6 albums – Red House Painters
7 albums – Husker Du
8 albums – Radiohead
9 albums – Dinosaur Jr.
10 albums – The Magnetic Fields
11 albums – The Beatles
12 albums – Captain Beefheart
13 albums – The Flaming Lips
14 albums – The Mountain Goats
15 albums – R.E.M.
16 albums – Sonic Youth
17 albums – Guided By Voices
Dave Acute/T.O.Y.S is pictured here getting nice and clean in Adam’s old house. Dave has been featured talking/singing on “Soap” and “Katapult” and is ambivalent towards The ‘Club.
After recording several hits back in the 60’s, Amyas and Louise fell on hard times and were reduced to providing backing vocals on Katpult. Later on, he became a senator, she won an oscar, the rest, as, they say, is, history,
To celebrate the imminent release of So Claw/Sour Crow (Monday September 19th face fans), here is a giant ‘Club logo, painted on cardboard, hiding away somewhere in Bingley, W. Yorks.
Being A Pictorial Account of The Wednesday Club Growing Old