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September 23, 2007

Our Band Could Be Your Life

A while back, Quick Study was spreading the word about Complete, the great quasi-neo-primitivist/outsider band that emerged in Fort Worth about a dozen years ago and then disappeared without (it seems) anyone really noticing. I keep wondering if any of the members are aware that the band has been discovered. That's one Behind the Music episode I really want to see. Some of the songs are great, or at least the performances qualify as inspired.

QS has had a fair bit of traffic over the past day or so from a discussion of Complete at another blog. No, not just "another blog" -- from Steve Albini's blog. And, yes, that Steve Albini.

Here is what he has to say about one of Complete's songs:

"Beautiful Sunrises" is a pretty good litmus test for whether or not you like music for reasons I can get behind. If you don't appreciate "Beautiful Sunrises" as a unique and untempered piece of genuine expression, then you probably like a lot of bullshit music.

If I could spend five minutes of my life as completely into something as the vocalist of Complete is about being the vocalist of Complete, well then I'd think I had reached some sort of life accomplishment pinnacle.

Here is the song in question:

Posted by smclemee at September 23, 2007 5:04 PM