touched and went

U2 – Get On Your Boots – U2MIRACLE.COM from on Vimeo.

What would my life have been like without Big Black, Slint, Shellac, June of ’44, Brainiac, PEGBOY, The Monorchid, Girls Against Boys, Calexico, !!!, Blonde Redhead or The Jesus Lizard? Who knows, maybe sort of the same, probably not. Probably the word ‘edgy’ would have had less of a meaning in my perception of life.

Fact is, yesterday —on the day I heard the first new U2 single since ‘numb’ (from the 1993 album ‘Zooropa’) that didn’t suck ass… or sounded really nice actually— the mighty Touch & Go (both an indie record label and a major distributor for indie labels such as Drag City, Kill Rock Stars, Merge Records, Trance Syndicate) bowed for the world wide economic situation and called it quits. Read former Corey Rusk’s statement on the whys ’n hows and, to end this thing on a brighter note, how he feels this can lead to something fresh as Touch & Go will from now on transform into, once again, a small independent record label. Thank you, Corey Rusk and Godspeed!


  1. niels
    Posted February 19, 2009 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    mag ik daar aan toevoegen; Enon.
    Goeie video ook van U2, jammer alleen dat ze er zelf inzitten.

  2. hidde
    Posted February 20, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    wel fijn, zo’n queens of the stone age refrein!

  3. Posted February 20, 2009 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Ik kan er niet inkomen, sorry hoor.

  4. DeLuxe
    Posted February 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Zooropa is het enige behoorlijke album dat U2 gemaakt heeft. Zei ik toen al, zeg ik nu nog.

    Oh, en PopMart was ook 15 jaar te vroeg.

    Voor de rest zogen en zuigen ze Grote Tijd.
    (Zag ze ooit in Lantaren/Venster: flauwe bedoening…)

    Trouwens nog zo’n creep die ooit wat tofs heeft gedaan: Sting! In 1979, samen met The Who. (De wie? The Who!)