Copehead wrote:Deebank wrote:Copehead wrote:On the downside I got little feel for what made them stand out from the crowd at the time musically and how that alchemy happened.
Wasn't that the point of the book?
It was the failure that made them? Ditching Justine and giving Butler free rein?
On a similar note I've been listening to Dog Man Star a bit lately - the end of side two is a staggering work of genius
Have you heard their last album - it is a real return to form?
I got the point about Freischman leaving giving them space but got little sense of the relationship of Butler and Anderson that her leaving allowed to flourish, he seemed far closer to Osman, obviously.
Brett’s only recollection of Richard Osman was good.
Apparently he stormed into the room and announced “The sixties were shit!”