Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Beat Happening were awful. In and of themselves I wouldn't have such a problem, but the fact that they became influential did way more damage than good in my opinion.
I also don't particularly care for the third Velvet Underground album but I see why other people like it.
Cute music isn't solely Olympia's fault, but K Records sure didn't help.
I have plenty of musical heroes, VU high among them, but they all make missteps and I can't think of any who are "infallible." I don't even want them to be.
VU albums 1-4 are perfect. 1, 2 and 4 are *more* perfect than 3, but they're still all perfect. Not infallible, but still perfect. In my opinion.
I kinda see what you mean, but K did a lot more than cultivate Beat Happeninf clones. Modest Mouse, Microphones... not cute. Frickin' terrifying at times.
Also, Beat Happening was pretty goddamn terrifying too, if you listen closely. Especially Black Candy. Great album. Great hand. In my opinion.
I have zero musical heroes, but I do love some musicians and bands who never made an error in their official discography. Examples include Fugazi, Kanye, Velvet Underground, Aphex Twin, and all the other fuckers I talk about too much