Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume 3 (remaster)

Presenting the Remaster of Volume 3!

A few tweaks here and there (one being the major change of the correct version of The Gorilla!), and overall improvement in sound.

Looking at the tracklist this volume reveals that I probably finished compiling it in 2001 or 2. The reason why is that the movie Ghost World came out in 2001. And that is the when the mystery of Ted Lyons and his Cubs was solved.

Most folks know this story, but it bears repeating. In the Incredibly Strange Music interview with Lux and Ivy, they talk about this amazing video of a band called Ted Lyons and his Cubs.  They go on and on about it and how cool it is, etc. I searched for anything by this "band" for years.  By now everyone's seen the famous Ghost World/Gumnaam video, hell it's even parodied in a fuckin' beer commercial!  But back in the early 2000's not a lot of people knew about it.  So the DVD of GWorld comes out and a friend spots it right away, the Ted Lyons logo on the drum head!  Mystery solved...

Thanks to J.R. Williams for the amazing artwork (sorry it took so long, J.R.!) and to Adam Fitch for his impecible layout work. And as always WFMU.

Incidentally, here is a photo of Lux with one of the comic books that was the basis of this volume's cover.