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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

McLusky Is Dead, Long Live McLusky

I was very sad to learn today that McLusky, one of my favorite bands, has broken up. The following message is currently posted on their website:

"The three piece rock band known as mclusky have disbanded, as of friday january 7th, 2005. The reason for this parting is private, though probably not as entertaining as you'd imagine. Personally, I would like to thank all the people, places and times that occured on or near us. I`m grateful for the love and to to a lesser degree, the hate. There'll be more music soon, from all of us. "

In their five years as a band, McLusky put out three full length albums including my personal favorite McLusky Do Dallas. It seems like a lot of bands have been parting ways lately (Beta Band, Beulah, Guided By Voices), hopefully this isn't some sort of a trend :-(

Update: Pitchfork has a little more information on the break-up posted here. The best news in the article is that there are plans in the works to put out one more McLusky release:

"The compilation idea is still in its embryonic stages," Falkous says. "But the idea is to combine A sides (11 songs), B sides (23 songs), and a rarities/live disc of 20 songs or so, which covers almost the entire life of the band. It'll be cheaper than life itself and I have no idea what it'll be called, although some hilarious variation on 'Greatest Hits' is absolutely out of the fucking question.""