American Music Club
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie alt-country indie rock sadcore slowcore rock seen live alternative americana singer-songwriter alternative rock american|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic BBC Music page discogs lyrics official homepage other databases wikidata wikipedia|
One of their countrys most undervalued bands, San Francisco, California, USAs American Music Club took a similar path to Australias Go-Betweens in reaping rich harvests of critical acclaim that were not reflected in their sales figures. The bands mastermind and musical springboard is Mark Eitzel (30 January 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA; vocals/guitar), a lyricist of rare scope. The name of his publishing company, I Failed In Life Music, is a good indicator of Eitzels world-view: I see humanity, including myself, as basically a bunch of sheep or ants. Were machines that occasionally do something better than machines. The original American Music Club line-up, which came together in 1982, featured Eitzel, Danny Pearson (b. 31 May 1959, Walnut Creek, California, USA; bass), Vudi (b. Mark Pankler, 22 September 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA; guitar), Scott Alexander (guitar), Brad Johnson (keyboards), and Greg Bonnell...