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Rex Sorgatz

The Grey Album is less great in retrospect

sep 10
2007

New Release Tuesday

It's a huge week for new releases:
DVD: 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition of The Graduate.
Books: Steven Pinker's The Stuff of Thought, Junot Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Music: Kanye West's Graduation, 50 Cent's Curtis, Simian Mobile Disco's Attack Decay Sustain Release, Ghostland Observatory's Paparazzi Lightning, Go Team's Proof of Youth.
Music Reissues: Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, Young Marble Giants's Colossal Youth.

And finally, my old friend June Panic has a new album, which was originally recorded back in the days we hung out and fought about girls: Songs from Purgatory.

4 comments

They're re-releasing Lou's Metal Machine Music? Why? This has to be the weirdest re-release ever. Are they adding extra bizarro electrodoodly tracks? I love me some Lou, but really, c'mon.

posted by Bill DeRouchey at 2:57 PM on September 10, 2007

Wow, June Panic. That takes me back. I remember him as Junior Panic, but I'll definitely order the CD.

So when will the Nuclear Wheatfield retrospective come out?

posted by Kurtis at 5:21 PM on September 10, 2007

I pre-ordered it on iTunes. I pre-ordered it just in case they sold out. ;-) This is so cool -- I didn't even know his music had iTunes-style status. I'm happy for him.

posted by Kurtis at 6:53 PM on September 10, 2007

He was one of the first acts on Secretly Canadian, which has since launched the careers of Antony & the Johnsons, the Danielson Family, Marmoset, Songs: Ohia, and Damien Jurado.

There's a few songs here too. (Glory Hole is his best album.)

posted by Rex at 6:58 PM on September 10, 2007




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