Lo-Fi is the Right Fi

22.06.2009

OK, let’s try it in english for once, even if it’s (deeply) broken english. For all my international people, y’know. It will be like a present for this podcast two years birthday.
So, as children (and he) get old, the indie dad once again found some late 80s and early 90s music to listen to. And it’s lo-fi, dude.
Back in the days, I remember thousand all-night debates about lo-fi during my Toulouse years. I might even kill a guy to end a lo-fi discussion one day, around 1992. Not sure is dead, not sure it’s my fault, but I never saw him again.
Whatever. I am deeply into lo-fi, always been. Since the first dying John Lennon cassette my mom gave me. First, because I hate virtuosity. Especially it’s ‘whoaooh, the guitarist is not one-armed’ part. Second, because I play, sing and record like a cow, and I used to make some music by the days. Third, because I deeply trust punks and DIY people for bringing me some emotions.
Proofs. Let’s begin and end with a champion, Mister LB and his Sentridoh. Each time I listen to his songs, each time I relalize how much I owe him. This guy changed my perception of music. Geeeeeeniuuuuuus. And then Beat Happening. What would lo-fi music be if K-Records didn’t exist, huh? And do you recognize that young man who plays a great Daniel Johnston song? Yes, it’s Beck, long long time ago. After this one, let’s get fool with Pussy Galore, catched here while they’re playing the whole ‘Exile on Main Street’ album. A pure diamond in rock history. Oh, and do you know Tupolef and their accompaniment of Texas Chainsaw Massacre? No ? Of course not. It was my band (OK, me, alone) and something like 21 people have listen to this record since 1995. Reprise of one of my first 4-track recording as Scoubidou, with my brother, few years before. And then, back to rock for a little Royal Trux moment. Because two are always better than one. At least, here comes the time for the master. Daniel himself. No comment. Listen and feel the pain, the joy, the love, everything.



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  1. think I know what you mean, dude…

    Comment by maryjane — 22.06.2009 #

  2. Good, that means my english is not too rotten.

    Comment by Starsky — 22.06.2009 #

  3. ..Hum..'think I still got some Tupolef cd's somewhere "just in case"..
    Thanks again dear mister Sky but I'm afraid you're quite wrong when you talk about yourself as a forever low-fi budy, you ain't always so since you sure have a hi-fi talented heart is definitely hi-fi as farasI'm concerned..But it's like that for some self under estimated people around, I then understand you'll hardly admit it…

    Comment by Delphine — 22.06.2009 #

  4. Never thought of the "fidelity" word from this point of view. And you're right, I'm a little obsessed with this side of it, which has to be fucking HIGH.

    Comment by Starsky — 22.06.2009 #

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