I don't usually bother to write posts about the music I am listening to. When I remember, I update the `on the office hifi today` box, but I don't usually bother to lay my musical trip onto people. Everyone who knows me will attest that I have an irritatingly diverse range of tastes (at the momrnt Nico and Dr Dre are top of my list, but it won't last).
However, I recently received two albums that are so good, I decided that I really had to share them
Firstly, the eponymous CD from Judas II. They are the new project from Crass bass player Pete Wright. They are a weird acousticy prog punk that sound more like the wonderful Comus than any other band I have heard recently. Fantastic low fi production, which sadly nobody will ever have heard of. Do yourself a favour and buy it Here
Secondly: Memory almost Full by Paul McCartney. Many people hhave never forgiven him for - as they see it - breaking up the Beatles. This is grossly unfair, but it has to be said that with a few exceptions, such as `Band on the Run`, `Flaming pie` and `Venus and Mars` he has made almost completely uninteresting and self indulgently suburban records ever since the fab four parted company. Even the few good albums are seriously flawed, and I long ago dismissed him as an artistic irrelevance.
The new album, which it has to be said has all the hallmarks of a swansong, is absolutely fantastic. The old bugger has got it back. It is an unashamedly joyous (but sometimes understandably introspective) look back at a remarkable life.
For the first time in many years he has made an artsistically peerless record, and even the filler is far better than anyone had any reason to expect.
When I'm 64 eh?