Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Okay, so you saw this one coming from a mile away after yesterday's song...

The folks who founded Slowdive have to be pretty much the unluckiest people in the world. They took "shoegaze" and ran with it to its logical conclusion... several years after that style of psychedelic rock went out of style. Then the main founders of Slowdive founded the band Mojave Five to do a sort of country rock... just as *that* style of music went out of style.

Some folks just never catch a break, I guess. But anyhow, this is "Souvlaki Space Station" from the album of the same name...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Makes "Space Jam" or "Dark Star" (long, meandering Greatful Dead songs that Mrs. Bukko likes to listen to to hear Jerry noodling around on guitar) seem like speed metal in comparison. Although the video is SO much like the light shows I've seen at Dead-related band gigs. (And we have a poster of the Horsehead Nebula from the 2:30 mark in the video hanging on our dining room wall.) Imagery like that is greaaaat when you're so wasted you can't move from a sitting position. But even our longtime Deadhead friends in the Bay Area can't find acid any more, so we don't appreciate those spacey vids the way we used to.

  2. Yeah, I blame the shortage of decent-quality acid for the death of shoegaze as a genre :).

    - Badtux the Amused Penguin

  3. And 'shrooms. Can't forget about the 'shrooms. No acid, no 'shrooms, that's what doomed shoegazer as a genre ;).

    - Badtux the Snarky Music Penguin

  4. Hey! Shrooms are out there. And not just in Amsterdam.

    No, I don't wanna share.


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