Today I received my 20th Anniversary Deluxe edition of Lloyd Cole and The Commotions Rattlesnakes. 18 extra tracks and a fab booklet. It even has a sheath! I am a happy fan, even if I never really play the extras that much (doesn't that always happen?).
For those who follow Lloyd, the Commotions are reuniting as we blog in the UK for a few shows before they go back to their day jobs. The London show is Friday night: anyone up for a quick trip? (Jim C. is, one would guess) Here are a few tidbits:
- Interview from Dublin's Event Guide here
- Article from the Herald in Glasgow here
- LLoyd's fabulous new blog-centric website
- Samples of songs here
- The fact that I know who Lloyd is at all is because of she-goddess Laurie Usery Morrissey, who made me a mix tape 20 years ago. Credit where credit is due, Laurie was a very literate and au courant teen.
Please note my post of a few weeks ago with a very similar picture of a much younger Lloyd.