Artists-On-Albums: AOA#22 (Antietam’s Tara Key on Horses)

Antietam’s Tara Key on… Patti Smith's Horses (Arista Records, 1975) NOVEMBER 1975 - “There’s a little place. A place called space.” All was inertia. Restriction. Being encased. Smothered. Grounded. Of course it was easy to feel that way, wearing, first, the body cast that fit from my hipbones to my chin with only arms left to swing free, … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#19 (Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo on Signals, Calls, And Marches)

Eleventh Dream Day’s Rick Rizzo on… Mission of Burma's Signals, Calls, And Marches (Ace Of Hearts Records, 1981) Thumbing through my LPs, which have grown to ball and chain proportions (the Eleventh Dream Day song “Life On A String” chronicles how I once carried “all my records packed in the trunk” of my car), I thought about how many … [Read more...]

Rick Rizzo & Tara Key – Double Star / Eleventh Dream Day – Riot Now!

With its sheer volume of releases and increasingly vinyl-centric tilt, it’s arguable that the current workings of Chicago’s pioneering Thrill Jockey label are straining fans’ finances as well as running the risk of over-supply and quality-control lapses. No such concerns can, however, be raised when a less-prolific elder statesman on the books … [Read more...]