What makes for a “cult band”? Not only a small viewers, as a result of Grateful Lifeless followers are an archetypical cult. Not only a devoted, emotionally invested viewers; no quantity of Swifties make Taylor Swift qualify as a cult act. Does the music should be by some means inaccessible, or the followers snobby?
Your host Mark Linsenmayer and three different musicians attempt to determine it out:
Just a few of the names that come up for consideration are Tom Waits, The Remedy, XTC, Massive Star, Brian Wilson, Lou Reed, Guided by Voices, David Bowie, R.E.M., The Residents, Os Mutantes, Tony Owens, Phil Judd, Mike “Sport” Murphy, and plenty of extra.
We discuss how the Web has affected fandom and the music enterprise, the ability of musicians lauding one another, and the way music fandom pertains to different fandom.
Hearken to Tim on Nakedly Examined Music and The Partially Examined Life. Learn his weblog 5-star-songs. Learn his article “Hopelessly Commit: Cult Bands.” Comply with him @tbquirk.
Hearken to Aaron speaking about his songs on Nakedly Examined Music, on Fairly A lot Pop final 12 months (speaking about Borat), and as a part of a Partially Examined Life audioplay (additionally that includes PMP favourite Erica Spyres and cult actress Lucy Lawless). Hearken to the music he mentions that resulted from a Tik-Tok collaboration with cult artist Emma Freeman. Comply with him on Fb.
Learn Chris’ autopsy on cult artist Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger.
A few articles that fed into this included:
Simply to elucidate considered one of Mark’s feedback, there actually was a playset for “the hatch” for the TV present Misplaced.
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