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Music Consumption: Robert Quine/Fred Maher
05/23/2000 Robert Quine/Fred Maher: Basic

Robert Quine and Fred Maher's Basic has been on the turntable lately, and still provides thrills. It's got one of the strongest side ones in recent memory.

12/18/1999 Robert Quine/Fred Maher: Basic

I managed to grab ahold of a vinyl copy of Robert Quine's and Fred Maher's Basic, an engaging and beguiling album of seamless collaboration. At times the drum machine is overmixed (yup, drum machine--Fred and Quine play guitars and bass on this, and no one plays drums), but I'm totally into "Pickup," "Summer Storm," and another one whose title I can't recall--I'm in a coffee shop right now.