So, every now and then when I’m wondering why I’m still going through this book and trying to listen to every album listed that I haven’t previously heard something genuinely surprising will come along. There’s been albums that are great by artists I thought I didn’t care about, there’s been some things, too, that I’d never heard of. Sometimes, most often, I’ve at least heard of the artist – maybe I’ve pre-judged, maybe it just wasn’t for me at the time.
But I’ll cop to something here – I had never heard of Girls Against Boys. At all. I didn’t know Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby. And so I just went into this blind. Read the entry while listening to the album. Loved it. Love it!
On another day I might have spotted the Fugazi connection, or gone down that rabit hole, followed a link to side-projects and such. But despite liking Fugazi I had never known about this band, nor this album.
And that’s the kind of genuine surprise-moment that I’m hoping for while wading out this challenge.
There’s been enough to keep me at it – and nowhere near enough terrible albums to put me off it. (Presumably I’d already heard so many of those in my normal listening…)
But this is a new one to dig. A new album for me. And that’s always a treat. As much (or even more) of a treat as finding a brand new album is finding something from the past you never knew about but totally dig straight away. Here’s the one for today.