my instinctive aversion to it is still very strong. i can't condone the Steely Dan apologism.
that's been going on for awhile now. that big compilation on Light In the Attic that came out like 7 or 8 years ago.I'm sure you've seen the New Age "revival"
what a mess
Hah, agree about the Reed reference. And sounds like we have very different views of music as I'm a big fan of much of Eno up 'til the mid '80s. I wonder about our relative ages and the fact that this music was what I heard in my late teens and there've been various reports about neurology and formative development of music tastes at that age. My early teen listening - apart from Kraftwerk - was Foxx, Tubeway Army and the like, which I still love, but never listen to nowadays whereas Hassell and to a lesser extent Eno's music has continued to nourish me in my adult life.fwiw I'm also a massive non-fan of Eno post-Taking Tiger Mountain - very strong case for the most overrated musical figure of the last 50 years
and before I forget, "street hassell" is the first time I've ever actually enjoyed a thread tag, kudos to whoever came up with it