Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Another Jandek Update


I recently mailed in an order to Corwood Industries for some Jandek albums (see Part I and Part II for more information regarding Jandek). Trying to decide what to order seemed like a daunting task, seeing as his discography spans 30 years and 50 albums (including live albums, but not DVDs). After my friend Laura went and saw him live in Gainesville (he has been playing relatively more frequently the past few years) and reported back with nothing but glowing things to say about the performance, I finally decided to just bite the bullet and order some damn albums.

A combination of nerdy excitement about delving into an extremely obscure musician and gnawing fear that Jandek could disappear at any moment and I'd never be able to order more later prompted me to order 10 albums, roughly covering the duration of his discography. Here are the albums:

Six And Six (1981)

Living In A Moon So Blue (1982)

Chair Beside A Window (1982)

Interstellar Discussion (1984)

Foreign Keys (1985)

Blue Corpse (1987)

Glad To Get Away (1994)

New Town (1998)

This Narrow Road (2001)

Glasgow Sunday (live) (2005)

With the holidays coming up, I'll be spending about two weeks back in small town Michigan, so hopefully that will give me time to start pouring through hours of music. I'm planning on doing a ten-part series of individual reviews for each album, but I have the feeling that that might not totally pan out. We'll see.

In the meantime, here is the note that was included with my order:

5 comments:

Brad said...

cool

Scott said...

It is cool. But seeing as I think you're being sarcastic, say goodbye to your Made-Super-Special-for-Brad-Because-I-Love-Him Best of Jandek mix CD.

Brad said...

I wasn't being sarcastic. I'm genuinely interested. I just thought the brevity of this comment was funny given the paucity of brevity of my other comment. Intertextual via blog comments is stretching it, I guess.

Scott said...

oh

Brad said...

ha