DAMIAN COWELL - ONLY THE SHIT YOU LOVE
Double CD album from a bloke who reckons he was in TISM. But hey - anyone can say that, right? Sure Damian sounds quite a bit like Humphrey B Flaubert, and the lyrics are clever, funny, and have the same cynical smartarsey feel to them. Someone even said this album could even be the logical successor to TISM's The White Albun, but that was probably a record company marketing guy.
One thing for sure - it's a damn fine record.
- Only The Shit You love
- (Here Comes The ) Disco Machine
- My Driverless Car Is Driving Me To Distraction
- Old Sneakers
- You Asked, We Listened
- Fucking Annoying
- The Plot Thins
- My Horn Plays La Cucaracha
- This Is Bullshit
- I Wanna Be The Shit You Love
- Keith Richards In A Time Machine
- Whatever Happened To Jessie’s Girl
- Don’t Bring Me Down, Proust
- Wot Lionel Ritchie Said
- Greta The Garbo
- Remember Nostalgia?
- Hamster Grammar Rocks Your Party
- You Shit Me But I Love You
- The Future Sound Of Nostalgia
Here's some more guff intended to create awareness, excitement, and and urge to create the endorphin rush that only holding a shiny carboard wallet that folds out to 8-panels, and includes a 16 page booklet can provide.
Being just “the guy in TISM’ has never been enough for Damian Cowell. In the 18 year disappearance of those Australian music icons, Damian amassed a hefty body of work in his band's ROOT!, The DC3 and Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine; has been a commissioned artist at MONA; and has turned his style to comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. But that’s nothing compared to what Damian did in 2021.
Only The Shit You Love is Damian Cowell’s story of a disturbingly recognisable parallel universe where we can’t decide whether to erase or exhume the past – told of course in his distinctive darkly comic style. But it’s not just a story. It’s Damian Cowell staking a claim to be one of the most creative artists this country has ever produced. In a staggeringly ambitious move, he wrote the songs and screenplay, designed, drew, and then animated a feature-length 19 part animated graphic novel web series, and then produced a 19 episode accompanying podcast. Damian capped it all off with the release of Only The Shit You Love, the double album, featuring cameos by Judith Lucy, Patience Hodgson, Aunty Donna, Shaun Micallef, Geraldine Quinn, Matt Stewart and Liz Stringer. And there’s the graphic novel too which you can find at Damian Cowell - Only The Shit You Love - Graphic Novel – viciousthreadsstore
There really isn’t another musical artist like him.