Thursday, March 16, 2006


Here's me, today, charging up the tollway, windows down, sunroof open, long curls flying medusa-like upward in the perfect afternoon air. The soundtrack: Split, the 1994 cd by Lush. Favorite tracks: 6 & 8. Good shit. I think the immaculate Robin Guthrie may have produced this one? I think I remember reading somewhere he said they were appropriately named as they drank a phenomenal amount. Cheers! New shoes arrived, sushi in half an hour, beautiful weather, perfect day. Giddy.

5 comments:

Ben Heller said...

Phlegm,

Mike Hedges produced it. He did a great job, cause I think he caught Miki at her most complete. It's their best album IMO. I still listen to this and a lot of stuff by Ride who were similar in many ways.

I think that they would have done a great deal more if not for the tragic suicide of their drummer.

phlegmfatale said...

Wow, Ben, I bow to your superior knowledge! For years Spooky was my favorite, but in recent times, I listen to this one 10 times more often. Funny how that is, isn't it? Evolving musical tastes.

Their stuff is great - I love the tone clusters and inventive tonal progressions - very unexpected and delightful. Much more complex that typical pop crap. Wonderful jangly, airy guitars like I LOVE.

I didn't know about the suicide - I haven't read anything about them in over 10 years - tragic. I just always knew I loved them.

Ben Heller said...

yeah, the Drummer hung himself in 96, and they decided to break up the band.

Tam said...

Didn't know what I felt like listening to this morning.

Now Gala is in the stereo.

Thanks for the inspiration. :)

phlegmfatale said...

ben - wow - that's incredibly sad.

tam - happy to help out. Gala is another great album - Lush was amazing.