Academic journal article The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Gaddis. Fiction Jones

Academic journal article The Review of Contemporary Fiction

Gaddis. Fiction Jones

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Gaddis. Fiction Jones. 2003. 51 min. CD: $10.00 postpaid (c/o Ed Mish, 621 Emerson St., Madison, WI 53715; www.gaddis.us).

The nexus of music and literature has seemed rife with creative possibilities from the very start--lots of the early epic ballads were likely passed from person to person in some speech-song combo--but no one's ever really capitalized on that potential. There have been lots of crossovers, from musicians trying their hands at serious writing (Nick Cave, Richard Hell, er, Jewel) to writers posing as musicians (the Stephen King/Dave Barry/Barbara Kingsolver/et al. sort-of-super group, the Rock-Bottom Remainders), but nobody accomplished in one field has ever produced something mind-blowingly good in the other, besides maybe Edward Sanders of the Fugs and 1968; and other than educore outfit BloodHag, all of whose songs are death-metal biographies of famous science-fiction authors and who throw paperbacks at their audiences, there aren't many bands whose raison d'etre is so principally literary. Enter Madison, WI's Gaddis, whose name every reader of this journal will probably recognize and whose literary influences are generally right up our alley as well. Their second full-length release includes songs inspired by the works of William H. …

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