also, I can’t hear “Jesus Don’t Want Me For a Sunbeam” without getting teary eyed – it’s so poignant. I know it’s selfish to think, but if only he stuck around to create a few solo albums in the same vein, or even if he had collaborated with Michael Stipe, like they had planned before heroin got in the way.
Thanks for the write-up
in the Heavier than Heaven biography it was pointed out that Cobain chose to decorate the stage with easter lilies – I find it so fascinating that he created this beautiful, but very funeralesque atmosphere – how appropriate and haunting.
in the same biography it mentions that initially Kurt was sad after the taping. to quote:
“…he was saying he was “a shitty guitar player” and “No one liked it” and “They just sat there silently.” There was a lot of assurance to go around, which Cobain wasn’t buying. But as he was getting into his hotel elevator at the end of the night, he seemed, for a moment, to accept that he’d pulled it off, asking: “I was really fucking good tonight, wasn’t I?””
Syro left a bigger impression on me than I Care Because You – I think it might tie in for 3rd with SAW II. It’s really fucking good.
That’s one of my biggest peeves too. It’s so pointless. M83′s “Hurry Up” was on double vinyl but it’s a DOUBLE ALBUM. I’m in Halifax, NS (Canada) and pay a lot for vinyl – $39.99 plus tax for FlyLo vs $24.99 for Caribou – the extra vinyl makes a huge price difference.
They’re both excellent albums, but I will be spinning Caribou way more often – for obvious reasons and because it’s my definite AOTY (Canuck bias maybe;)
I saw them play it live in 2004, it was pretty great – they used a steel drum for the riff and it sounded beautiful
yikes – seems like a bit of an insecure, homophobic prick
they should’ve recorded in Iceland again
fav LP of the year so far
these guys are amazing