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Bring The Ruckus: Country & Western Versus Krautrock, Our Writers Rage
The Quietus , October 24th, 2008 11:17

Quietus writers David Stubbs and Andrew Mueller square up to resolve one of the the great unanswered questions of our time

Andrew Mueller vs. David Stubbs

This Sunday at the Mucky Pup pub in Islington, Quietus writers Andrew Mueller and David Stubbs will face off over the wheels of steel, their battle being between the breezy twang of country, and the motorik grind of Krautrock. Taking their profession seriously, they could not resist presaging their vinyl battle with a written debate as to whether, in mortal sonic combat, krautrock or country and western would emerge victorious...

Let battle commence!

David Stubbs wrote
at 12:52
So, Mueller, the gauntlet has been thrown down. The avant-garde versus the apres-garde. The sleek, shimmering, functional sounds of the 21st century, Deutschland-inspired technocracy against the redneck burblings of Cletus Monobrow and his friends blowing into jugs and playing instruments with their toes. Next Sunday's smackdown at the Mucky Pup will settle the matter of which end of music's evolutionary scale is preferable. It will be a battle of the shoed against the shoeless, the two-eyed against the one-eyed, between those for whom to bring along a wife and a sister to a dinner party requires the host setting out two places, as opposed to those for whom it means just the one. Be there, folks - Mr Mueller's fans, however, are requested to bring their own straw.

Andrew Mueller wrote
at 15:36
"Deutschland-inspired". . . yes, there's a description that always uncorks joyous anticipation...

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