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Music’s Not For Everyone – Weatherall’s Mix Tape

May 1, 2013 | by Faber Social

Tags: Andrew Weatherall, Playlist

I have been an admirer of the work of Ian F. Svenonius ever since meeting him and his first band, The Nation Of Ulysses *, in a Memphis recording studio in 1992. His latest group is called Chain And The Gang and Music’s Not For Everyone is named after a song by said combo …

Volume 1 was a series of radio shows (nine I seem to remember) recorded for XOYO Radio and now probably lost in the ether somewhere. Volume 2 will be a series of compilations recorded exclusively for The Faber Social website.

* I once took two members of this band to an acid house in Bracknell. But that’s another story for another day.

Welcome to Music’s Not For Everyone [Volume 2. Episode 1.].

“Music’s not for everyone
Music is for the few, for the brave
Don’t try to explain it to them though
It doesn’t matter what you say
They’ll never understand

Just sneak away to that hole
Where the music makes its stand

Ludwig Van Beethoven is not for everyone
Shirley Ellis is not for everyone
Helen Shapiro is not for everyone
Bo Diddley is not for everyone
Bobby Fuller is not for everyone
[et cetera]”

Chain And The Gang, Music’s Not For Everyone