Monday, August 16

from the vaults 1996

From: Nick D
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 11:08:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Jojo: Jonathan memories and blather

I don't think it is fair nor accurate to say that these bands were just supporters of a leader's vision. Jim Morrison would be nothing without Ray and the boys. The same is true of Nirvana, The Replacements and The Modern Lovers. Every band demands some element of compromise. The linear relationship probably has more to do with the aesthetics of sloppiness, innocence or at least something like that. Oh well, whatever, nevermind.

On Wed, 14 Aug 1996, DAN F wrote:

Can anyone trace/outline the stylistic/artistic relation between Jonathan Richman, The Replacements and Nirvana? Hmm. A test. I'd say that they all involved a catalyst bringing a batch of not-much-future musicians to a level of renown and ability that could support them, separately, after the leader's exit. ...Except for Jerry Harrison, who had a solo hit with "Rev It Up" ...not to mention his Talking Heads work. Oh Yeah, and that guy that when on to be in The Cars. Then there's always that Foo Fighters band who are currently tearing up the charts. ...and last I checked, Paul Westerburg, Tommy Stinson (Perfect + Bash & Pop), Chris Mars and hired gun Slim Dunlap all had solo careers going.

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It's funny, when I went to the archives to get a post that was dated August 16, I could only find one post for that date for the years 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000: the monthly FAQ!

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