Song of The Day: Eric Hysteric – (I Want To Be A) Kid Forever

R.I.P. to Eric Hysteric, of Vomit Visions, Der Durstige Mann, and a solo career which produced this anthemic ode to eternal youth. The 2016 death toll continues unabated.

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Happy birthday, Epic Soundtracks

Swell Maps are one of my favorite bands of all time. Sadly, Epic’s death in 1997, left my fantasy of Swell Maps reuniting, unfulfilled. I would have sold off whatever was necessary to have made one gig, anywhere. Although I never had the good fortune to see them, I do have a big, screened poster of their first gig in London, with Prag Vec and The Raped, that I traded for some records years ago, and of which I am very proud. I also have all their original LPs and have downloaded the few live gigs that the have turned up on the internet.

Of course Epic was more than just a Swell Map, putting in time with Crime and The City Solution, These Immortal Souls and a fair amount of solo work to boot. As amazing as some of that was, to me it all lives in the shadow of the Maps greatness. Actually, I was going to expound upon my feelings, but it’s all inadequate to their legacy, and really, they kind of leave me speechless. I’ll leave you with four words: Listen to Swell Maps.
Download a gig from 1979 here…
http://maggotcaviar.blogspot.com/2013/03/swell-maps-friars-aylesbury-10111979.html