Saturday, February 23, 2008

I've never kept my admiration for Jack Rabid a secret. Jack is the longtime editor (since 1980) of the fanzine turned jumbo music magazine The Big Takeover. Featured in its glorious pages are extensive interviews with great bands that read like conversations between old friends, supremely knowledgeable editorials, and enthusiastic and non-pretentious music criticism. Are you convinced yet?

Mr. Rabid has also played the drums for a number of bands since the inception of his publishing triumph: the early 80s hardcore band Even Worse, still active post-punkers Last Burning Embers, and the shoegazery Springhouse, seen below in the video for the great song "Layers" from their 1991 album Land Falls.

Springhouse have a new album coming out later this year (their third) called From Now to OK, and they're sampling songs from it on their MySpace page.


Blogger aaron said...

i didn't realize jack rabid also made music...being a drummer/rock critic would seem to be a particularly unemployable duo of professions, but i guess he's made it work, hasn't he?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

Which means there's still hope for me.

4:20 PM  

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