Monday, January 19, 2009
Chomp Into Pylon? (That's A Very Lame Post Title, I Feel Like Gene Shalit's Sucky Apprentice)
Merry Swankster has done an awesome deed by ripping some Pylon and posting it. I reviewed their DFA re-issue, Gyrate+, for No Ripcord. They were the early-'80s Athens band that was everybody's favorite and made some kickass records but never broke through or sold like R.E.M. or the B-52s. Don't think they're jangly or kitschy. This is real, propulsive, visceral dance rock that was way ahead of its time and had more kinship with No Wave in New York and post-punk in England than their neighbors in Georgia.