Going through a big TMV phase at the moment and realised it’s been almost five years since their ‘final’ show at the forum in kentish town. I’m probably a superfan/apologist for their worst excesses but still feel like they got a bad rap for being ‘self-indulgent’ or ‘unlisteneable’.
i really don’t tbh. cedric ruins everything he touches nowadays. the way they booted jon theodore out so unceremoniously means he’ll never likely return. i like things about all of their later drummers but no one drummer can do the whole discog properly.
I absolutely adore De-loused. Still in my top 5 of all time. 2003 gig at the Wedgewood Rooms still my favourite gig of all time.
Enjoyed Frances the Mute when it came out but haven’t really listened since. Not very familiar with anything else apart from bits of the third. Someone make a Spotify playlist of their best stuff (not off the first 2)?