Neal Cassady and friends, outside Charles Plymell’s 1403 Gough Street house, San Francisco, where Allen had met Peter 9 years earlier when Robert LaVigne lived there. According to Plymell, the other people in the photo were a “Hollywood filmmaker & cronies who came to Gough St. to visit. That was [Neal’s] Plymouth he had driven to NYC and back to see Kerouac. I had to go to Motor Vehicle to license it with him when he got back because it was unregistered.” c. Allen Ginsberg Estate.
“History Lesson – Part 2″ is their single greatest songwriting achievement and I’m not sure this is debatable. For all of the gigs and flyers in this band’s densely-packed 6-year career, this tune reflects the gigantic heart of the band. What did they stand for these Minutemen? Where did they come from? Where did they fit on the rock ‘n’ roll continuum? What will they mean in the future? If Joyce encapsulated the history of the English language in Ulysses, Watt encapsulated the history of punk rock in “History Lesson – Part 2.”
I had one of my periodic thoughts on the subway last night that Loving Cup is the greatest song the Stones ever recorded, and one of the best ever by any band. I searched soundcloud and there doesnt seem to be a link to the Stones version of it but, not surprisingly, there are hundreds of covers. This is one
September 15, 2014 at 5:43pm 2 notes
Reblogged from bser
I moved to New York City in August of 2010 on a total whim with something like 300 dollars to my name. I had been living in Missouri and my old bandmate offered me a ride cross half the country. I took him up on it and I went with little to no planning.
During that really crazy time, I saw the end of a Takashi Miike film where the phrase “The Confused Sound of Blood in a Shining Person” flashed on the screen. It stuck with me, and my old high school bud Alex Tatusian and I started working on this riff and this phrase.
I’m super pumped THREE YEARS LATER to finally present a recording and a tight music video, filmed at Flux Factory.