A few days ago I asked you, world, to provide me with novel musical stimulus; I regret not providing you with more feedback at the time, so let me take this moment to tell you about some music. One album in particular, by the now-defunct Big Wreck. The album is called “In Loving Memory Of…”.
Let me say this as clearly as I can: this is the best rock album you’ve never heard of, and the fact that it didn’t sell a billion copies is evidence of a crime.
If you like (or, even, know about) the Afghan Whigs “Gentlemen” or “1965”, this album is a must-have, a set of great, great songs looking back over the detritus of a failed relationship. In a just world, “Blown Wide Open”, “Overemphasizing” or one of a half-dozen other tracks on this album would be enough to carry a career all on their own, and there’s no filler here at all.
Now you know!