Airlines – For Richard 7”
Acquired: Love Garden, Used, 2007
Oh man, the best thing about buying all those random 7”s from Love Garden is all the random awesome shit I've stumbled onto. For instance, Airlines features Chicago music critic Jim DeRogatis on drums! Knowing that one of my rock chump icons actually plays in a band ups his cred immensely. This is a weird 7”. Really weird. “For Richard” is a pretty derivative deep dark Joy Division imitation and the b-side, “Road” is a proto-indie rock Nick Drake cover! It's nothing to write home about, but an interesting artifact nonetheless.