Grandfather Claws (Portland, Oregon)
This Band performs sitting on the ground without back support, hence stretching is necessary to maintain proper posture.
Grandfather Claws is a band, two men and two women, that I happened to catch shortly before I left Oregon. I found them in the few recordings that I took with me when I left the country and they seem to be an appropriate thing to post after Michael Hurley, as they both represent, for me, a sort of rambling approach to folk music. What people call noise music, while it is approached from many angles, is at its core more folk than anything else. While it is influenced by esoteric ideas from all over the spectrum of music (well, hopefully), when you go to a noise show you are seeing these ideas being refracted in a way that will almost necessarily reflect a homespun approach.
What I have posted here is only about a quarter of the show; to post more I would have had to reduce the quality to the point that many of the quieter tones would have been lost.
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