infinite thought said:But who was the guy on before him (who also played keyboards in the band)? Gary War? In a way I preferred this - all the purely psychotic bits of Ariel Pink, plus basic pre-set keyboard, without the slightly comforting fuzz-out distancing-effects of all those guitars and sonic whirls.
uncannydan said:i was a fan of pink for the longest time until i saw his first new york performance at tonic last year...the spotty stage presence has been mentioned, but his arrogance hasn't...he spent the night taking jabs at r. stevie moore (at one point asking him to quit acting weird, which was followed by an awkward 5 second silence) and complaining about the volume being too low (which was actually deafening)...i interviewed him for a zine which i'm putting together hopefully by this summer. one particular comment mad me cringe: "what do we need tyrannosaurus rex for when we have devendra banhart?" he came across as all art student attitude...he was particularly offended when i asked him if he would continue reissuing and touring older material rather than recording new songs. apparently, he was more interested in "cashing in" on his old work, as he put it, than recording any new material any time soon.
uncannydan said:ariel pink has his moments but he definitely doesn't have the naivete or modesty you'd expect when it comes to the diy pop canon (tronics, tvps, r stevie, cannanes, desperate bicycles, scritti pollitti, etc)...
uncannydan said:best diy pop of the moment: cause co-motion
uncannydan said:"what do we need tyrannosaurus rex for when we have devendra banhart?"
i'm very interested to hear this aerial pink you young persons are discussing.soupstain said:That's really funny - I hope he meant it. The obnoxious personality looks to me like part of the act, another barrier between the audience and the tunes.
If anyone's interested in hearing AP's recent studio recordings (mentioned by Appleblim upthread) it looks like they are going to be released on <a href="http://www.southern.net/southern/label/LTT/" target="_new">this label</a> in September. In the meantime, I can heartily recommend the Ginnungagap CD they're flogging now. It's acoustic droney, raga-ish stuff from a Sunn0)) man and his pals.