Two blurbs from Dave Tompkins’ Miami Bass Primer for The Wire back in 2002 (the Boredoms cover). I’m moving out this week (quietly, like leaving the scene of a crime), and pulled this out from under a copy of Jerry Jeff Walker’s ¡Viva Terlingua! and the issue of Grand Royal with Lee “Scratch” Perry on the cover.
On Tony Rock’s “Street Resident”: “Discharged from the army, he looks for pigeons to roast and combats the jingle of purses in his head.”
On Dynamix II’s “Purple Beats”: “Don’t ever wear flip-flops anywhere near those drum edits because Omar Santana jack-hammered the sidewalk into squid squish.”
Like Nicholson Baker says, ”It becomes interesting to come up with words that wrap around reality’s utility pole.”
Maggotron’s crew RETURN OF THE BASS THAT ATE MIAMI, 1991
artwork by PEDRO BELL