Thursday, October 1, 2009
Jack' O' Nuts - La Horne 7" (featuring Chris Lopez)
Here is the download - Jack O Nuts 7"
I guess Laura Carter took a backseat on this single, as the only vocals present are on the cover of "My Shadow In Vain" by Tubeway Army, which I assume was done by Chris Lopez, hence the credit on the artwork, but I could be wrong. It's a great version though, possibly the best Gary Numan related cover I've ever heard, and the artwork on the single is just brilliant. When I got this from the Georgia Music Show archives, I couldn't stop laughing at the cover, and really had to borrow it to post on the blog.
As you probably know, Chris Lopez was the king of the Atlanta indie rock scene in the nineties, fronting Seersucker (with members of Dirt) as well as The Rock*A*Teens and now Tenement Halls, with great national/international success. Between him and Cat Power, Cabbagetown really became a household name. It's funny how Atlanta had/has such a stigma associated with it that indie bands would list places like Cabbagetown, Old Fourth Ward or some other Atlanta neighborhood their place of origin instead of Atlanta itself. Maybe not so much anymore, with so many popular bands coming from our fair city, but it was an interesting phenomenon about ten years ago.
Enjoy the single, and check out more Jack O Nuts here and here.