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fantastic 2cd from charles douglas, essential for fans of outsider singer songwriters such as jonathon richman, lou reed and daniel johnston. 'not your kind of music: the basement tapes 1995-1999' continues the baffling and addictive musical journey of charles douglas. it compiles two previously released albums ('the burdens of genius' and 'minor wave') with two impossible-to-find cassette-only releases ('the spiders are getting bigger' and 'haunting and daunting') to create a 67 track (yes, you read that correctly) lo-fi odyssey. had it not been for bad timing, mental illness, rampant drug abuse, and a penchant for burning bridges, charles douglas might be thought of today as a songwriter on par with stephen malkmus, beck, daniel johnston, robert pollard, and other members of the indie-rock aristocracy.
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They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and there are a few rare gems here. Charles Douglas may not have made an impact during his time, but nowadays music is timeless, and the borders and boundaries don’t exist like they used to, generations ago.»