Last post, I raved about Mr. Ben Towle (who really is a great guy--I cannot stress this enough) and his recent undertaking of listening to the entire discography of The Cure. At the risk of coming off unoriginal (who am I kidding, I am nothing if not unoriginal), I have always toyed with the idea of digging through the back catalogs of favorite artists and bands and listening to them chronologically. Then blogging about it to the two of you who may be interested. Well, the time has come to let the world's greatest experiment begin. I will now begin listening to Bonnie "Prince" Billy's entire catalog...sort of.
I'm going to lay out some rules for my listening, since Bonnie (aka Will Oldham, aka Palace, aka Palace Brothers) has had his filthy fingers in nearly everyone's musical pies. So, the rules are thus:
1. Only full LPs will be considered. For this, I am consulting Alan Licht's extensive discography in the rear of his book, Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy. (Which I am currently reading to review for PopMatters.)
2. Collaborations, as long as they are full LPs will be considered.
3. Instrumental albums and soundtracks will not be considered.
4. Rules 1, 2, and 3 are subject to change at my discretion.
I have a long way to go. And because Bonnie is not on Spotify, I am relying on my vast collection of CDs and LPs to complete this challenge.
First up is Palace Brothers, There is No-One What Will Take Care of You. Sit tight, it might be a long ride.