|May 31, 2012 | Found Images
Seen here with Miles Davis ( this was shot in Vienna in 1973 ), is Pete Cosey, who died yesterday at the age of 68. Things start off pretty subtly, but Cosey starts doing interstellar things with a Vox 12-string around the 5-minute mark.
I heard this song the other day, which I had not heard nor even thought about since the mid-1980s, and it brought a distinct period of time rushing back. We left punk behind, rejected it, and devoured the stuff we’d missed, everything from Sabbath and Zeppelin ( easily got, then, along with stacks of Ventures LPs, at the thrift store ) to Stooges, MC5, Velvets, to goth, the coolest part of which was pretty much over but which lead naturally to music darker than anything heard previously : Neubauten, Foetus, Bad Seeds, Test Dept., Coil.
This was an end-of-the-night jam. Lights out, leather jacket for a pillow. Cold.
Psychic TV : The Orchids
Drug addict standing in vacant lot, East 100th Street, New York City, 1966-68. Bruce Davidson.
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye. I liked it, although I can see how the film would be confusing for someone without prior knowledge of Coum, Throbbing Gristle and PTV. Freakz!