21 February, 2012

Daybreak

Dalis Car - The Waking Hour (1984)

This album was too weird for me not to post. Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Mick Karn of Japan team up after leaving their respective bands. Legend goes that the pair couldn't stand each other and recorded the majority of the album apart, racking up expenses way beyond their budget in the process. The result was a commercial failure that sounds/looks like Crispin Glover's surrealist nightmare. It's not the best or worst album you've ever heard, just a really strange one. Surprisingly enough, the duo reconciled their differences and planned on recording new Dalis Car material last year. The album never fully materialized due to Karn's love of smoking that turned into terminal cancer. Anyone see a reoccurring theme here? Anyway, they did manage to record a few tracks, which will be released as an EP later this year.

5 comments:

  1. i just happened onto your blog via a kraftwerk album cover - your old blog, now this one - you are a person after my heart - excel. taste in music!! ty ty ty give me hope that there are still people out there that seek out brilliant works/music

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I'll definitely be posting some Kraftwerk soon in honor of their upcoming MOMA performances.

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  2. Just finished listening to this. Maybe not as odd as I was expecting, the album is kind of forgettable. I did enjoy the video.

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  3. can you post the crispin glover album?

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