February 20, 2004


Just spotted this by the great Tim Finney on the Junior Boys' thread at ILX: 'It's too tempting to look at Junior Boys and see the stylistic equation (and either be over-excited or suspicious of that) rather than the group themselves. ie. it's almost too fitting that K-Punk is their biggest cheerleader because they're like the total (mathematical) solution to his problems with the current pop landscape. The tendency is understandable but it can get in the way of whether the music is actually really good or not (I think it is).' Point taken, but k-punk's enthusiasm for the Jbeez, I hope it need not be stressed, is based on the sensual seductions of the sound, not on the fact that it fits some pre-existing theoretical shopping list. On the contrary. Like most everything I love, I didn't know I wanted them until they arrived.

Posted by mark at February 20, 2004 12:14 AM | TrackBack

Mark I hope you don't think I was doubting your Junior Boys luv!

Posted by: Tim Finney at February 20, 2004 12:48 AM

No Tim :-) though one consequence of the way I've written about them might be the perception that I appreciate them because they satisfy some theoretical prescription. No way, I could never have dreamt the Junior Boys up, even if, you're right, they do 'solve' all my problems with current pop.

Posted by: mark k-punk at February 20, 2004 02:15 AM

so mark, did you write the hyperdub article on the Junior Boys. . .are you inspector gadget? please reveal your cover

Posted by: jonb at February 22, 2004 01:27 PM