"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
"New" PRG album

Woke up this morning with an urge for radioactive pizza and Primitive Radio Gods. You probably remember PRG as the "telephone booth" song, Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth (With Money In My Hand).

In late 2000, I picked up White Hot Peach, their then-new album and Rocket, their initial release. Immediately falling in love with the 80s rock-style, mixed with an eclectic, understated electronic sense, quite a few of the songs on both albums took on meaning in my own life, as music tends to do.

I haven't felt the urge to listen to PRG in quite some time, though, likely due to the lack of any sort of romantic interest in my life (music that becomes ingrained with associations tends to be like that, at least for me), so this morning is an oddity.

But the music is still amazing.

It appears, even, that there's a new album out: Still Electric. An independent release, it's been out since May 12th, 2003, apparently.

Why does no one tell me these things?

It can be ordered here.

February 1, 2004 9:31 AM