Turn Back Tuesday
Every Tuesday, I’ll highlight a track that was released before the advent of Tumblr. Each track is chosen both for its influence and worthiness for additional exposure.
K.C. Accidental - Ruined in 84
Whenever I listen to a band that could be described as a collective, I always wonder: how is each band member’s voice represented? Every drum beat, pluck of the guitar, and cymbal crash had to come from someone; how did each band member’s artistic vision manifest itself? Sometimes the liner notes don’t really cut it.
While I don’t think Broken Social Scene need any more exposure than they already have, the project that came before, K.C. Accidental, still remains under the radar. Spearheaded by two Broken Social Scene stalwarts, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, K.C. Accidental existed in the five years before Broken Social Scene got rolling. “Ruined in 84”, off of their second release, Anthem For the Could’ve Bin Pills, shows both a clearer picture of what Drew and Spearin contribute to their later work, and where they may have gone if Broken Social Scene never came to be. Thankfully, we live in a world where we can have both; take a listen to “Ruined in 84” here, and as always, enjoy.