A cover of the 1983 track from Hüsker Dü. In the vein of murder ballad to delicate folk song. A waitress, Diane Edwards, was murdered in 1980 by Joseph Donald Ture (info).
Some might liken this song to Sufjan Stevens’ song John Wayne Gacy, Jr. I have loved this song for a while and it came to mind while reading some list of killing clowns (hence the John Wayne Gacy, Jr stuff). Enjoy…I guess.
Please don’t listen to the Therapy? cover version. Please.
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle - By The Time That I Awoke
This song has really been doing something for me. Just the combination of Kozelek’s delivery with Jimmy LaValle (The Album Leaf) at the helm of the mellow electro accompaniment. Just good stuff.
At times it is almost slightly awkward with the cadence of the lyrics to the music but it totally works. Even with having to use headphones at times to hear all of Koz’s voice due to his method of sounding completely uninterested with anything involved with singing. ;-)
There will be a vinyl offering in a month or so as well. Keep an eye out here: Caldo Verde Records