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Walking the Cow (1983)

July 21st, 2010.

6 Responses to “Walking the Cow (1983)”

  1. Mac Says:

    Saw him when he played here a couple of years ago. An incredible artist and a fantastic night.

  2. Eoin Says:

    I was out of the country at the time but remember really regretting I didn’t see it. If I’m not mistaken, wasn’t the late Mark Linkus one of his backing band?

    Listening to Walking the Cow, it’s so obvious the debt an entire generation of kooky American male indie vocalists owe him – most particularly Linkus and Jonathan Donohue of Mercury Rev.

  3. Mac Says:

    Hes been over a few times since Eoin, you should really catch him. He can be a bit hit and miss by all accounts but an incredibly unique show all the same in my humble opinion.

  4. albinicus Says:

    I saw him in Vicar Street a few years back with some of the Jogging & Crayonsmith lads as backing band. Great show but sad in parts. ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ has to be the most documented documentary I’ve ever seen in terms of archival material and footage. It’s almost Truman Show-esque in that he seems to video every minute of his life

  5. Eoin Says:

    @ Albinicus – I still haven’t seen it. Looked for it on *cough*isohunt*cough* a while back, but no sign of it. Is it good?

  6. albinicus Says:

    I really thought it was an amazing documentary on many levels. In addition to the music, story and tragedy there is, as I’ve said, more actual real-life archival footage then I’ve ever seen in a documentary. The majority of the big crazy stories and tales are actually there for all to see, such as Sonic Youth driving around New York looking for a lost & very confused Daniel Johnston or Daniel off his chops on acid talking to Gibby Hanes. Beats the shit out of some talking heads on a couch with ulterior motives. You’ve gotta see it

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