The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Quietus Mixes & Radio

Quietus Mix 58: Yours Truly, From Lindstrom
The Quietus , February 20th, 2012 12:32

After Thursday's punisher from Dead Sound & Videohead, something smooth but no less odd in our mix series thanks to Lindstrom

Add your comment »

"I have no idea whether it makes sense to anyone other than me," said Lindstrom of his new album Six Cups Of Rebel. If that LP suggests that he's taken a turn into pastures new with prog, then this mix suggests that it might only be the beginning. It veers wildly from much-lauded and/or ridiculed guitar virtuoso Steve Vai to R Stevie Moore, the outsider musician's outsider musician who is currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity. The same goes for the weird proto-Lightning Bolt, Hammond organ metal duo Atilla, an early project of none other than Billy Joel. Their album fetches hundreds of pounds at auction - which admittedly may be for the cover just as much as the music, given that it features Joel and his mate dressed as Eastern European tribal warriors, standing in a meat locker full of slabs of beef hanging from hooks. Listen below, and see what the hell you make of the sound of the inside of Lindstrom's head.