onsdag, mars 05, 2008

Let´s Active

# 4

Mina damer och herrar: Armageddon!!!!!

Är det nån som har undvikit denna film? Senast den gick var förra veckan på 6:an. Jag satt som fastklistrad framför tv:n för att se hur slutet skulle bli denna gång, skulle Bruce Willis klara av sin uppgift att rädda jorden undan en ruggigt stor meteorit? Peter Stormare gör sig väldigt bra som rysk kosmonaut.

Jag vet att den här är en Stefan Lindeskogs stora filmfavorit.

Knappast ny men ack så bra. Let´s Actives "Big Plans For Everybody" låter lika underbar som den gjorde sommaren -87 när jag upptäckte Mitch Easters band. Lyssna på "Talking to myself"

Mitch Easter carved his place in music history as a hip producer in the '80s, most notably for the early R.E.M. albums Murmur and Reckoning; unfortunately, these achievements often overshadowed and distracted him from giving his full commitment to his own recording career with Let's Active, a band that, between 1983 and 1988, released some of the finest Southern power-pop/jangle-pop of the decade.After a short stint with the Sneakers, a band he formed with future dB's Chris Stamey in North Carolina in the late '70s, Mitch Easter set up his legendary Drive-In Studios in 1981 and formed Let's Active with bassist Faye Hunter and drummer Sara Romweber. The trio released a six-song EP, 1983's Afoot, on IRS Records. In 1984, the band released the more experimental Cypress. While the EP and album sold modestly, they found a strong following in the emerging alternative/"college rock" audience. Hunter and Romweber left shortly after the release, leaving Let's Active as essentially a solo project for Easter. Romweber later went on to join Snatches of Pink .Easter recruited drummers Eric Marshall and Rob Ladd, along with multi-instrumentalist Angie Carlson (Hunter returned temporarily for bass duties) for Big Plans For Everybody in 1986, another critically praised yet commercially undervalued album. The harder-edged Every Dog Has His Day, which replaced Hunter with a full-time bassist, John Heames, was released in 1988. Following a small-scale promotional tour of college campuses, the band hung in limbo — no subsequent albums were recorded. Easter has continued producing into the '90s while infrequently playing with other bands, including Velvet Crush and Vinyl Devotion. (från Allmusicguide).

Ikväll är det konsert med Tomas Andersson Wij på Göta Lejon. Syns vi Näsan?

"Händer det ibland att du faller ner på knä och tackar Gud för att du känner mig och har tillgång till mitt vansinne?" (George Costanza)

2 kommentarer:

ellen sa...

Ja! Armadeddon är ju en höjdare. vad kommer härnäst?

Rick sa...

Den som väntar får se...