Gary Wilson “Lisa Wants TO Talk To You” LP
Edition of 500
OUT OF PRINT!
Vinyl actualization of a Gary Wilson originally released as a CD in 2008. The second of Feeding Tube’s Wilson retrievals (following last year’s Forgotten Lovers), we consider this the most solid of Gary’s post-revival albums. While it goes in a slightly different musical direction than the deranged porn-lounge inventions of You Think You Really Know Me (the classic ’77 LP, heisted in toto by Beck during his Odelay phase), the naif-ache of the lyrics and the music’s laid-back bowling-alley-funk-thrust reveal unending vistas of pure pleasure. Wilson’s vision and performance approach are absolutely personal and shockingly naked. Like other true outsider artists (from the Shaggs to Daniel Johnston), it’s possible to sometimes wonder what the hell Gary is up to, but the raw sincerity of his yearning is never at doubt. As with all his best work, Lisa Wants to Talk to You is about women. How they walk, how they sound, how the smell, how they can break your goddamn heart. A fellow and/or a gal could learn a lot by dancing quietly alone in the dark to this record. Saved from the digital graveyard by your friends at Feeding Tube, it’s time to prepare yourself for another small miracle. So do it.
– Byron Coley