Thursday, March 10, 2005

Garra de león...

Download: MARCOS VALLE "Garra"

Andy says yesterday on AIM: "Do you like Marcos Valle?" To which I reply, you know "Fuck yeah -- who doesn't?!" Now Andy Cabic is not only a nice dude and a swell musician and yeah we all are loving Vetiver and wish he had time to still play in Tussle and can't wait for a new Vetiver album to come rolling down the pike from him/ them, and also are super psyched about that label he's starting with Devendra, but Andy's also like one of those people that goes bonkers for shit he loves, be it art, music, literature, food, whatever. I like it when people are like that.

So many people, they just only have like one or two interests, so you know, you talk about teen stars and Throbbing Gristle with that dude and the best cheap Ethiopean food and Surrealist lit. with this broad and contemporary Japanese films and drone music with that geezer... and you're always having to explain and qualify what you really think or are interested in when it comes to other references to people, and you see their eyes gloss over before the first word gets out of your mouth about, say, for instance, how you are so psyched about gospel music lately. But my friend Andy, he's not like that. Plus he emailed me this here mp3. Isn't it fricking groovy?

Andy said he'd been listening to this song all week (he's in upstate NY right now, working on the new Devendra record, which is going to have a seriouslyAfro-Spanish CRUNK groove going on). While I have a few Valle collections, I had no idea I was totally missing out on Valle's best album, 1971's Garra, so now I have to find this thing -- the vinyl, of course. I don't want to spend $50 on a Japanese CD! That's so wrong I cannot tell you... Download this quickly it'll be gone in a day or so. Danke.


Blogger Paulo X said...

Thanks, Mike, for posting this song. It's *very* difficult to get Marcos Valle's records here in Brazil.

BTW, a few weeks ago you posted a song by the Dream Lovers. Who are they? That track is MAGNIFICENT!

7:48 PM  
Blogger ALJ said...

Hey Mike,

I think someone might have done this for you. Marcos Valle is part of the database. The on you want isn't up there right now, but some other Valle records have already been preserved in the archives.


9:46 PM  

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