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-of the dirty three by jgrimsrud
Sunday, 14 December 2008, 15:22
Filed under: -of jgrimsrud, -of sound

so, i’ll be bringing them up every way but directly in my best of ’08 list (the three guys, mic turner, jim white, and warren ellis appeared recently & variously on:

nick cave & the bad seeds’ dig!!! lazarus, dig!!!


mick turner & the tren brothers’ blue trees

the rogue’s gallery

cat power’s jukebox

pj harvey’s white chalk

bonnie prince billy’s letting go

etc., etc.)

so lest we forget (or if you didn’t know!) this is why the dirty three were so great in 1994:

and still are:

amazing stuff, and that’s with warren ellis usually (technically) just playing the violin:

when w/ the bad seeds, he breaks out the really weird instrumental objects:


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