Thursday, July 17, 2008

Josef K

You know how I love Orange Juice? I've written about it on here before, holmes. Orange Juice and Postcard Records were indie heaven in the early eighties. Well another band I love which was also released by Postcard is Josef K. Son of a bitch this shit is good. If you love OJ and are looking for something similar, then your prayers are answered. As jangly as all hell and melodic as fuck. Poor Scottish countrymates, Franz Ferdinand kinda look like A holes.

Josef K released their first album, The Only Fun In Town in 1981, after having recorded essentially the same album already, in 1980, called Sorry For Laughing, but thinking they had made it too polished. They were both brilliant. The smoother version sounding just as fresh as the punkier recording.

Unfortunately all this shit is out of print. Like a lot of the good stuff, no iTunes, no cds and no lps. But you can still open your god damned eyes and peep this wonderful vid from Youtubes. Quality is sorta poor, but still...magic.









6 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of you guys already posted about this a month ago. What the hell?

Mario Orduno said...

Haha, I know who wrote that. Looky here. A post with a youtube is kinda lazy so I wanted to write a little something. (Sometimes when there's just a video I don't even read it, such as in this case.)

Mario Orduno said...

p.s. I could actualy hear the "what the hell?" in the "anonymous" person's voice, by the way.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous" sounds like he must be a *pretty* good looking cat, who says things like "what the hell" in a most seductive voice.

Mario Orduno said...

Anonymous ain't shit.

justin said...

Domino reissued a best of/unreleased CD of their stuff a couple of years ago called entomology.

Sorry for laughing/The only fun in town is on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Only-Fun-Town-Sorry-Laughing/dp/B000SY2DY4/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1217564240&sr=8-4