#94 A song from a really obscure band
I’m not entirely sure how to interpret this category. Is it obscure as in “really weird” or obscure as in not a lot of people listen to it? If the latter, I’ve already mentioned Roddy Hart & the Lonesome Fire; it’s the one artist/band I listen to with the lowest listener count on last.fm and Spotify alike.
But in my mind, when I think of obscure and the music I listen to, I always and without fail think of Current 93. I mean really. They’ve got songs such as “Into the menstrual night I go” and “Lucifer over London”, which I think says a lot of their level of weirdness. It’s minimalist music, at times bordering on kinda creepy, while sometimes just really sweet (basically the Soft Black Stars record). I’m going to go with this interpretation and pick a Current 93 song.
I’ve tried to pick one of their more listenable tracks, not least so because it features Nick Cave, whom we all know and love I’m sure. Do give it a listen, you may just like it.
While I love Current 93, I simply cannot understand how this band has more listeners than Roddy Hart. Is it –because- Current is so weird that they have more listeners? Because we all just want to be hipsters? And listen to music that “nobody” listens to?
Any ideas? Is it just because Current have been around since the 90s (a.k.a. forever) so they’ve simply had the time to gather a following?