It’s been ten years since Album by Girls came out, and I’ve just remembered how incredible that band felt at the time, and how sad it is that Christopher Owens’ solo career just kind of went nowhere.
Along with the debut and the EP, I thought Father, Son, Holy Ghost was an absolute stunner of an album, and it really felt Girls had a huge force of momentum behind them, playing fairly huge shows etc. Then Owens ‘quit’ the band, which was already essentially a solo venture of Owens surrounded by a range of session/temporary musicians, to release music under his own name, and suddenly everyone just stopped caring. I went to a show in the Islington Assembly Hall after his second solo album which must have been like 1/3 full, and then his next album was completely self-recorded and self-released online.
What do we think of Girls/Owens now? And do people think they would they have kept their momentum going if Owens didn’t make the weird solo break? Seems such a squandered talent, and such a shame. Post about Girls.