Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hell Hath No Fury Like an Insecure Englishman

Ladies and gentlemen, that naked man you see above this text is Momus, né Nick Currie. There's already some info about this guy in the most recent podcast post, but I felt he deserved his own post, especially since last week he decided to make six out-of-print albums available for free download on UbuWeb!

Momus has been around since the mid-80s, crafting impeccable avant-pop that sounds like Leonard Cohen collaborating with Serge Gainsbourg with Morrissey helping out here and there. These six albums (less than a third of his recorded output) represent his years on the now-defunct Creation Records. Since no other label has stepped up to reissue these gems, Mr. Currie has decided to go ahead and put them up on his UbuWeb page, complete with detail commentary on every song! Here's you chance to get in on the music of a true original! Get it while it's hot!

PS: You might want to check out the rest of UbuWeb, too. The place is packed with weird and wonderful stuff.

1 comment:

  1. according to wikipedia, the eyepatch is something he really needs because he got some terrible eye disease from rinsing his contacts in greek tap water