"it's a concept. it's a feeling. i'm learning more almost everyday"
the guitarist for athens Ga band pylon, randy bewley, died of a heart attack feb. 11. their debut' gyrate', only recently reissued, was one of my very favorite records and something of a major dance record played at every party of like minded people- hence my annoyance that they're completely ignored now. i tend to put them on mix cd's for people a lot as they represent one of the major faults of 80's post punk music as it is viewed in hindsight- the truly innovative and extraordinary are left to the dustbin and the hackneyed drones like rem are endlessly celebrated.
extraordinary bass and a distinctive guitar and vanessa- who was indescribable live.
if you ever get the opportunity watch' athens inside/ out'- not for rem- but for a prospective of a local scene that gave us music that defined an era and some insight on the south for those of us who are foreign or northern born.