Oh thank you! That's very helpful.
I know some of it, I especially like that Death Ramps situation. I wouldn't mind hearing more of that kind of thing sometime. I really dig AM, I wonder if we're going to hear more from them soon?
Yeah, somehow I completely missed Longpigs. Which I think is extra strange, because I worked in college and independent radio for 10 years, late 80s to late 90s, and a lot of that time as a music director, so there's really no reason they should have gotten by me. Especially because they apparently toured America every five minutes. But there you go!
Actually I really like discovering older music, almost as much as hearing new stuff. Here's my Frankensteined-together knowledge of RH in a nutshell: I first heard his solo stuff like a lot of people in America, via Exit Through the Gift Shop. But I didn't connect it at that time that he was that same fellow who had been touring with Pulp (and I am a huge Pulp fan), even though I definitely knew they had added another guitarist for a while.
Now here's the weirdest part. So I somehow missed Longpigs...but I remember(ed) Treebound Story. What the hell! Which I never connected that band to anything until after 2010, when I started reading about RH's musical history. And the reason I knew who Treebound Story was, is that one of my radio buddies had played me some way back in the day! I completely remember, he said I think you'll really dig this, give it a listen. He was from Manchester and studying here, and I also recall that I really, really liked them! Hilarious.
It's only been recently that I've started seriously checking out some of his past work, because it's taken me from 2010 forward to catch up with his solo stuff. And honestly I was so busy enjoying all of that, that I hadn't spent much time looking further back. Last night my friend Colleen and I got into the wine while I was playing her Hollow Meadows, and she was all, you know he was that guy in Longpigs, right? I'm like yeah, but I have no idea what they sounded like. So she pulled them up on the ol' YouTube, and that was a real kick in the pants.
That's pretty funny how you kind of hopscotch through time and then put all the puzzle pieces back together later. What other examples do you guys have for yourselves, of this sort of patchwork musical discovery?