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Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

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Daniel Johnston: Hi, How Are You (Homestead Records)

Review by Byron Coley, Forced Exposure, Summer 1989

HOMESTEAD'S DECISION TO release this album, after Blast First decided to drop it at the 11th hour, has generated a lotta interesting correspondence. ...

Tell Laurie I Love Her: Daniel Johnston: Artistic Vice (Shimmydisc)

Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 8 February 1992

"EVERYTHING is so much better/Now that we are back together/I did what I had/To make you mine" ('I Feel So High') ...

Daniel Johnston: Starry Eyes

Profile and Interview by Jason Cohen, Option, November 1994

TEN YEARS AGO Daniel Johnston roamed the streets of Austin, Texas, passing out cassettes of his homemade songcraft to just about anyone he encountered. Someday, ...

Irwin Chusid: Songs in the Key of Z – The Curious Universe of Outsider Music (A Cappella)

Book Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, August 2000

BECAUSE ROCK HAS always been about capable amateurism, it's only logical that a certain kind of rock fan prizes outright incompetence. ...

Use Your Delusion: Daniel Johnston: Fear Yourself (Sketchbook) ****

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2003

Twenty-first album from America's startlingly original lord of lo-fi ...

A Brilliant Mind: The Strange Art and Stranger Personality of Daniel Johnston

Profile and Interview by Paul Williams, The Word, July 2003

A SINGLE INSPIRATION might carry an artist through a whole album, maybe two if he's lucky. But it takes a character as singular as cult ...

An Outsider's Songs of Pain and Longing: Daniel Johnston

Report and Interview by Chris Campion, Daily Telegraph, 3 July 2003

LOCKED ON his own in an Xfm recording booth, Daniel Johnston casually flips through the weathered ring binder that holds his songbook and begins to ...

The Devil and Daniel Johnston: Barbican, London

Live Review by Tim Cooper, The Independent, 18 April 2006

IT HAS TAKEN 25 years, almost as many albums and a lifetime of loneliness and pain, but Daniel Johnston is finally emerging from underground cult ...

Daniel Johnston: "I know the darkness"

Profile and Interview by Laura Barton, The Guardian, 21 April 2006

"I love that girl so much I can't get enough of her crazy love" ('Crazy Love', Daniel Johnston) ...


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