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Rock Snob Encyclopedia Ee ECCENTRICS

Side A
Artist Song
Syd Barrett  Octopus 
Holy Modal Rounders  Bird Song 
Love  Live And Let Live 
Brian Wilson  Bicycle Song (from Smile Sessions) 
David Peel & The Lower East Side  I Like Marijuana 
Bonzo Dog Band  We Are Normal 
Roky Erickson  Click Your Fingers Applauding To Play 
The Fugs  Virgin Forest 
The Monks  Complicated 
Fapardokly  Super Market 
Captain Beefheart   Beatle Bones 'N Smokin' Stones 
Skip Spence  Lawrence Of Euphoria 
Side B
Cleaners From Venus  Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me 
Robyn Hitchcock  Take Your Knife Out Of My Back 
Nick Drake  Poor Boy 
Jonathon Richman  Rockin' Shopping Center 
Butterfly Joe  Little Pill 
Daniel Johnston  Girls 
Jad Fair  If I'd Only Known 
Brother JT  Intangible Mack Truck 
Julian Cope  Umpteenth Unnatural Blues 
Scott Walker  Louise 
Kendra Smith  Earth Same Breath 
Kate Bush   Mother Stands For Comfort 
The Deviants  Nothing Man 


Ee ECCENTRICS: In the world of rock snobbery, no one draws more fasination and devotion than that of the eccentric artist. To qualify. one must poseess one or more of the following characteristics: 1) be an idiot savant 2) lost your marbles 3) or avoid the public eye with obsessive passion. The information (and misinformation) surrounding the figures only serves to enhance the mystique. Only the likes of a Captain Beefheart or Roky Erickson could write "Click Your Fingers Applauding To Play". The likes of Prince and Tori Amos (who would like you to think they are eccentric but are trying too hard) couldn't come up with something that brilliant yet make $40 million bucks and Roky lives in a dump. Few artists record something so naked that reveal layers of inner soul like a Syd Barrett, Skip Spence or Brian Wilson. If we cannot communicate with them in "normal" terms, we have thier music that conveys emotions in vivid terms that few of the "sane" among us can match. What gives the life of the eccentric such fascination is the madness seems genuine. The barrier between life and art is all too fragile.
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Date: 2/27/2001
You are amazing.
Date: 2/27/2001
*In awe* I am in total agreement with Candra. This mix is utterly amazing. I had been anxiously waiting to see what you pulled out of the vault for "E". I had no idea it would be this incredible. Trade?
Date: 2/27/2001
Very nice! It's always the "weird" ones who make the best music.
Falstaff Dvorak
Date: 2/27/2001
Thank Jah they didn't have Prozac in the 60s & 70s.
Geoff Holland12
Date: 3/31/2001
Sweet mix!
David Willems
Date: 5/16/2001
This is great.
Rob Conroy
Date: 7/5/2001
This is totally amazing. Jeez, now I have to come up with something else to send you, as I desperately want a copy... lol.
Sean Lally
Date: 3/22/2002
So great to see Fapardokly turn up on a mix. This is a great idea for a mix.
Date: 5/15/2002
This is certainly eccentric! Lots of favorites the Fugs pick. Great mix.
Adam Bristor
Date: 1/21/2003
The whole series is incredibly good, but I think this may be my favorite installment. Which is saying quite a bit.
Date: 6/2/2003
Great mix, daniel johnston cracks me up. I don't know if it'd fit in very well with the rest, but a very eccentric fellow is one Wesley Willis.
Date: 2/9/2004
This one might need the "update" treatment, or a Volume 2...the Weirdos Return...