SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Sister


R-7869880-1450562383-9315.jpegToday’s song is certainly a slinky little number, you may well remember it from the first time round when the it came out on an album called ‘Cubist Blues’ back in 1996?  Or, if you are like me, this is the first time you have heard it?  Whatever the case, this sounds like an interesting album, one that I am going to be checking out in more depth very soon.

I have to admit that I am swayed by the slight Doors-meets-Elvis vocals and the obvious rock & roll driven element it possesses, but what I also love is that once you press play you don’t quite know where it will go! Parts of this album even makes me think of Mark E. Smith and that’s always a good thing, its win-win all the way really, I can’t wait to give this album a good thorough listen!

‘Cubist Blues’ was originally recorded over the course of two evenings in what was to be an impressive and completely improvised couple of jam sessions.  The unlikely union of Suicide’s Alan Vega, Big Star’s Alex Chilton, and singer-songwriter Ben Vaughn happened one night in December 1994 at Dessau Studios in New York, and from out of this came the groups only release.

At the time of its release ‘Cubist Blues’ was greatly overlooked which is a crying shame, but in December last year record label Light in the Attic reissued the album which has helped to rescue the vital record from years of out-of-print obscurity.

Light In The Attic described ‘Cubist Blues’ as: “Timeless, groundbreaking in sound even now, a woefully overlooked album that–had it not been so–might have re-shaped the next decade of music.”  This record has stood the test of time!

So, now it’s time to let the laid-back patter of crisp cymbals and mellow piano wash over you, take a few minutes to enjoy the pleasure that is today’s song, I present ‘Sister.’ Listen above.

 

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