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Waaaaah! I want one!
By the way, you are 100% wrong about the "Ape of Naples". I look forward to reading your review in The Wire and finding out what your objections could possibly be.
Re: Coil. Coil fans seem to be split 50/50 on this. But I was trying to imagine if I was like a 19 year old who'd heard old geezers like me going on about Coil being the Second Coming, and then checked out The Ape of Naples as a representative even "definitive" sample of Coil. I think I'd be distinctly underwhelmed; I also think I'd be bemused by all these 10 year old tracks (some a bit Industrial dated) cropping up on a 'new' album and no one saying much about it ...
But hey: I know people do love it. I've just been waiting for it to grow on me and so far it hasn't - if anything it's fading fast. And I must reiterate - I loved Jhon/Coil live life itself...
The burden of toomuchinformation is the curse of fandom. Try to call it out of context and you will be overwhelmed by its heartbreaking beauty. I played this album to a young person of my acquaintance who had not previously heard Coil. He loved it.
ian, i rather agree with you about "the ape of naples"...
and i'm delighted to read you about the new scott walker album... scott is possibly my favourite genius... i'm looking forward to listening to this new record... you are really lucky ! are promo copies already availables ?
i wrote the outline of a musical with scott walker's cover album of jacques brel covers as the score.Post a Comment
thx for this review/heads-up