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I've just bought You Turn Me On which is really good.
What other albums of theirs are worth investigating?
two of my favourite albums ever.
some of calvin johnsons other stuff is well worth having a look at too, like the halo benders and stuff. yeah.
tends to be considered their best album - it's the one with "Indian Summer" on it (aka: the indie "Knocking on Heaven's Door", as one journo would have it.)
My favourite's probably Black Candy; it's got "Cast a Shadow" (which has also been covered by everyone ever), and is generally better than Jamboree in every way.
is my favourite song of theirs. i just thought you should all know.
I've read loads of positive stuff about that album.
the K record number 1 one. All the Halo Benders albums are ace too. Doug Martsch and Calvin together is quite the combo
You Turn Me On is definitely my favourite Beat Happening album...i listen to that one a lot!
I agree with the others, Jamboree / Black Candy are very cool, too.
Calvin Johnson and the Sons of the Soil is great too, "What Was Me" is one of his best songs ever, very moving. I got a Dub Narcotic 7" single and it's ace, I want to listen to more of their stuff...Calvin Johnson is a total legend, i just love him!
Last year I organised a gig for Calvin Johnson in Liverpool, and it was great to meet him and hang out with him: he stayed at our place, we chatted lots, took him to eat out and to a local gig, things like that...he's a total dude, it was just great to meet one of my heroes.
And he was one of the best and most charismatic performers I've ever seen, playing on his own, without a mic, just him and his acoustic guitar...