Last night saw the debut of a new segment on the show; Lost Classics, in which an often and unjustly overlooked 5-star album is given some recognition to our tens of listeners. Not quite problem solved, but I like doing it. Expect one a week. The lucky first was The Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms.
Released in 1980, Crazy Rhythms was a critics’ favourite, some declaring The Feelies to be the cream of a crowded New York underground scene. With it’s Velvet Underground influences, angular guitars and driving rhythm section a template for a decade of indie rock was laid down over it’s nine tracks. Clearly Weezer took notice (check the cover), but so did Pavement, Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr et al. The first time I heard about Crazy Rhythms was in an interview with Black Keys drummer Patrick Karney, he was quoted as saying he plays it to potential new friends, if they like it, he can hang out with them, if they don’t, they’re out. Clearly reason enough to track down a copy, the new, deluxe reissue is a welcome other.
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