Sunday, August 13, 2006

Galaxie 500 - Today (1988)... but so fresh

Guitarist Dean Wareham, drummer Damon Krukowski and bassist Naomi Yang began playing together during their time as students at Harvard University. The trio was heavily influenced by The Velvet Underground, Joy Division and Jonathan Richman. When Galaxie 500 was first formed, Damon Krukowski didn't own a drum kit, so he borrowed one from his Harvard classmate Conan O'Brien, who'd bought a kit but had recently given up playing it. This drum kit can be heard on many of Galaxie 500's early recordings. Thruston Moore considered Today as "the best guitar album from 1988". Melody Maker called the LP "an astonishing debut by anybody’s standards," and indeed it is. The incredible, supple beauty that Galaxie spun like straw was so sweetly melancholic that it all but smothered you. Dean Wareham is continuing his adventures in Luna.
+ Here She Comes Now (Velvet Underground cover)
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Tell Me (from album On Fire - 1989)
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MySpace Website

2 comments:

Tiago said...

vou dar uma orelhada no Galaxie 500

Tiago said...

os links para parking lot e instrumental do galaxie 500 estão quebrados, eu acho...