I hate the horse-racing of art. I could never bring myself to declare "THE" ten most groundbreaking of anything. And especially something as subjective as avant garde art and music.
I look at this list and immediately think "What, no Glenn Branca? Magma? The Residents? SOFT MACHINE?" I could go on. And I could easily come up with ten more records that I think are as groundbreaking as these. But that said, this is a very good list of very important records. I have most of these in my collection.
I assume Boing Boing readers will have their own candidates and look forward to seeing what your choices might be.
Image: Screengrab of Henry Cow album cover.
Well, they’re performing at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey in 1980, but I’m watching it in my living room right now. This killer lineup includes the great avant-garde axman Adrien Belew of King Crimson and The Bears and the late Parliament-Funkadelic legend Bernie Worrell on keyboards!
You need this. So do I.
Well I think I’m losing my mind, this time This time I’m losing my mind, that’s right Said I think I’m losing my mind, this time This time, I’m losing my mind
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