Fun


Free Shipping Included! Fun by JOHNSTON,DANIEL at Your Free Album. MPN: 82659. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: JOHNSTON,DANIELTitle: FUNStreet Release Date: 09/13/1994 The major labels have finally figured out that while extremely uneven homemade tapes sound like crap as demos, they can come off as pure eccentric brilliance when released commercially. So goes the story of Daniel Johnston: two-track loser in Slackertown U.S.A. (Austin, Texas) since 1980, when he began releasing a continuous stream of songs on cassette via his own


Fun by JOHNSTON,DANIEL
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No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: JOHNSTON,DANIELTitle: FUNStreet Release Date: 09/13/1994 The major labels have finally figured out that while extremely uneven homemade tapes sound like crap as demos, they can come off as pure eccentric brilliance when released commercially. So goes the story of Daniel Johnston: two-track loser in Slackertown U.S.A. (Austin, Texas) since 1980, when he began releasing a continuous stream of songs on cassette via his own Stress Records and small indies like Shimmy Disc. All the while he cultivated a small but important following that included a Cobain and a Vedder, plus friends like Mo Tucker and Jad Fair. Now, just in time for his first major-label release, Johnston is a certified underground legend. Admittedly, Fun is not a very major-sounding major-label record. It runs low on overdubs and slick production, with accompaniment that at times consists of only one instrument--a cello, a tinny guitar, a cheap keyboard plunked at random--or nothing at all. On children's songs like "Happy Time," Johnston sounds like Ween doing Jonathan Richman as he recalls "the Kool-Aid flowing like wine" in a voice so whiny, thin, and seemingly unaffected it ends up sounding distractingly affected. The naive pose he assumes on record gives him license to write awful rhymes like "I love that girl so much / I can't get enough of her touch"; we are to understand that it's not so much bad writing as it is an ironic parody of bad writing. But while Johnston's idiosyncrasies are times grating, he means no harm. In fact, his songs are nearly always memorable--and at times unforgettable. So all is forgiven. And if it turns out Johnston is truly the spaced-out geek he plays on Fun, he may well have earned his rep as a creative genius. --Roni Sarig

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Brand:
JOHNSTON,DANIEL
Manufacturer:
Atlantic
Category:
Indie & Lo-Fi
MPN:
82659
Release Date:
1994-09-13
UPC:
075678265921
Part Number:
82659
Artist:
Daniel Johnston
Publisher:
Atlantic
Audience Rating:
NR (Not Rated)
Publication Date:
1994-09-13
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.21 pounds
Item Size:
4.94 x 0.45 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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