"The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us."
David Bates former head of A&R, Fontana Records
David: Track came on and it….was at full blast
(cue to Farmer in the City)
David: wow…ahh I had no idea what to make of the whole thing. I turned around and said (puts up his hand) is there any chance we could put it on the small speakers..and a little quieter cause i’m just finding it a little..(hand gestures) too much to take in. So he agreed and then Scott stopped it and said Dave I uhhh hope you don’t mind, I’d like to listen to it on the big speakers again because…..when I make a record and I finished I don’t really ever have any intention of listening to it again so I just like to remember it this way if thats OK with you.
Just once then never again
Poor bowing technique, recording Brown Book III near Nashville, summer 2012
Through my inability to confront or complain, I have been left with a damaged copy of Further by Flying Saucer Attack. On many days, this is my favorite record of all time. I heard Further for the first time the same night I heard bootlegged live Spacemen 3 and The Ballasted Orchestra by Stars of the Lid for the first time. That was a proper night of music listening, and disqualifying live shows (of which few of those even compare), nothing could ever rival it.
And that’s the way the west was lost!