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Jandek

Since 1978, he’s released 34 albums. That’s sort of the standard entry point for discussing Jandek, because there’s not much else to say. There’s no conclusive evidence about the person who makes the records, and the music is inaccessible and dark. He lives in Houston, he releases about a record every year, and he charges $8 apiece for them (or $4 apiece if you order 20 or more). It’s sort of bluesy, sort of folky, sort of out of tune. Alas, since his record label reissued all the old vinyl on CD, you can’t easily find his songs on the Internet anymore.

A Guide to Jandek is the definitive web site. Jandek on Corwood will be the definitive documentary.

3 Comments

  1. Suspicious Van Suspicious Van

    Start with “You Walk Alone” and “Blue Corpse”

  2. Agreed. “You Walk Alone” was my first, and I enjoyed it a lot.

  3. Agreed. “You Walk Alone” was my first, and I enjoyed it a lot.

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