running to stand still, if you will.
Suck it and See is a great album. I’m with you there. I like Humbug, but if I had to rank their albums, it’s probably still last. Just goes to show how consistent they’ve been.
Watermelon is worthless. Too much water, not enough melon. And those weird white seeds . . . don’t even get me started on that shit.
Unless of course it’s satellite radio and you’re listening to the VU station. Maybe you’re right about people still finding them avant-garde, but I don’t. And believe me, that is NOT a knock on them. They’re one of my 10 favorite bands ever.
this isn’t avant-garde. Avant-garde is (and has always been) a relative term. What was avant garde in the 60s is no longer shocking. The Velvet Underground were even considered avant garde for a while! Ha! These days I put on a VU record and it sounds so normal that people barely notice it.
Is it really that unbelievable that people think this sounds bad? It might have “artistic merit” but there’s just no technical prowess (on Yoko’s part). I would venture to say that her role isn’t even musical. It’s almost spoken word (or screaming word as it were). When I hear this, all I can think is how it might sound nice if there was singing (in-key) over YLT’s performance instead of Yoko. If I’m presented with either howling over good music or singing over good music, I’ll always choose the latter. And I’m 100% sure the majority of music fans would too. So, in summary, it’s more unbelievable that a person would like this than not. Oh, and you’re content going through life “appreciating” art? I’d much rather feel it fully and actually enjoy it than simply “appreciate”
great film, but by no means “indie rock” . . . nilsson had 2 or 3 HUGE songs in the 70s. Decidedly not indie