"Some people complain that friends today are made with mouse-clicks. As if it was more personal in the 90s. James McNew for example became a good friend of mine in 1994. Never mind I hadn't even talked to the guy - hell, he covered Jandek AND the Silver Apples. We had so much in common! James McNew is a fan boy. If the name-drop-list ranging from Albert Ayler to Young Marble Giants included with his first 45 didnt tell you that, the blazing in his eyes when a name like the Shaggs was uttered, certainly did. Yet McNew is not obsessed with obscurity but with music. When his debut album "Superpowerless" appeared in 1993, the choice of covers ranged from Sun Ra to that tune Audrey Hepburn serenaded to millions of movie watchers, "Moon River". While McNews high, sexy voice might be "superpowerless", his ears certainly are not. It's been the intimate sound of a 4-track-recorder that tied these different angles of his eclectic taste together." (Gregor Kessler) reissue of the legendary first album by the solo project of James McNew (Yo La Tengo) from 1993, re-mastered by Bob Weston (Shellac, Mission of Burma), first time available on vinyl, including bonus material. also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2013| MORR MUSIC | 21.90

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