meltzer lyrics for planned minutemen collaboration
I thought these were gone forever! then yesterday I somehow accidentally discovered them somewhere amidst all my crap in my pad: the actual lyrics richard meltzer gave me for the planned collaboration between him and the minutemen. this was in december of 1985 and I immediately made copies and gave them to d. boon so we could both come up w/music to go w/them. in fact, I gave them to him right before he left for what turned out to be the trip which would be his last, he had them w/him in the van. we were so excited to do this proj w/richard, it was like a dream come true.
each of these scans is from its own separate paper he gave me but I cropped around the writing to make his words easier to read here...
as you can see, all but one of theses made it to the spielgusher album though there were some small changes here and there. please note that I didn't come up w/the spielgusher name for the proj 'til 2004 which is when richard began recording his spiels up in portland - at the time he gave us these, of course he was living in los angeles. you also might notice there's no "lyric 08" and that's cuz I didn't find it - can't remember if there actually was one or not (my fucking memory) so sorry about that. richard had numbered all these so that's why I think there was one cuz there's a six and then there's seven - right up to ten but no eight. fuck. anyway, on "person who's dead (for peter ivers)" you can see some handwriting there - I recognize it as my own and I guess I was coming up w/some chords for here. sorry I fouled that page up some.
man, it was a fucking trip to see these again after so many years...
this page created 09 feb 12