Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Eric Copeland - Waco Taco Combo
We talk about Eric Copeland, about his band, Black Dice, and about the pop/noise marriage/dichotomy whenever we talk about Eric Copeland, about his band, Black Dice. And that’s useful to an extent, I suppose, but in reality, really, when I listen to Black Dice, when I listen to Eric Copeland, when I listen to Waco Taco Combo, I don’t think, even remotely, of it as noise, as noise music, as gravel, as spit, as mulch. And, on the same hand, the music isn’t really pop music of any kind, isn’t really Britney, isn’t really Tiffany, isn’t really pony in rainbow colors that’s not smeared, that’s not broken-boned, that’s not double-headed (as much that I/we might pretend that, to us, it is (can it not be?)). But, while it skirts electronics, beats, samples, skronking bursts, glitches, dances, intelligence, it’s kind of a realm all its own. Not that people haven’t jumped aboard since, not that people haven’t aped them since, not that people haven’t ripped them since. Still, they’re singular (Black Dice, Eric Copeland). They are Black Dice music. They are Eric Copeland music. Or I can call them collage punk. The important thing is that they are important. And the important thing about importance is that it’s always really really good. And the important thing about Waco Taco Combo is that it’s really really good. Really. Which is how we, by standard methods, talk about Eric Copeland, about his band, Black Dice.
Also, thank you Altered Zones for upping this to SoundCloud. I go looking for it today, this very day, and--BLAMO--there it is!
Eric Copeland: Waco Taco Combo by alteredzones