Once upon a time Big Black were my go-to guys in certain moods. A lot of the time, loud angry rock music would do but even with the likes of Husker Du there’s a fair amount of catharsis going on. Sometimes it had to be black, nasty, nihilistic black. I used to think Big Black were rock stripped back to the bare dynamics but that’s shite. They were a great band and great bands have to have more than that.

Haven’t felt the NEED to listen to Big Black in years.