Long before I had began writing and posting here at KUR, one of the many things which had attracted me to this weblog (and frankly, still does, years later) was all the new music I was exposed to on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis (via posts, comments, and various emails from band publicists throughout the world).
How such groups as The Cardiacs managed to slip past my musical radar still leaves me scratching my head at times. Or a band called EELS (fronted by Mark Oliver Everett, otherwise known as E). It’s because of the continuous input of this community that my musical tastes have continued to widen – thanks to Barry who turned me on to EELS and KUR-regular Sterbus who turned me on to The Cardiacs. I’m certain it’s undoubtedly similar for many other KUR regulars, too.
Enjoy these two rehearsal videos from The Cardiacs – “Jibber and Twitch” (above) and “As Cold As Can Be In An English Sea” (below) – and think of the myriad ways everyone kills ugly radio everyday.