“WHEN I MET JACK [OBLIVIAN], HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON I MET WHO DIDN'T SOUND LIKE ANYBODY I'D EVER HEARD. HE WASN'T TRYING TO SOUND LIKE ANYBODY I COULD PUT MY FINGER ON. SURE, HE HAD LOTS OF INFLUENCES, AND HE WOULD TELL YOU RIGHT AWAY WHAT THEY WERE, BUT IN MY EARLY 20S, MOST PEOPLE WERE VERY TAKEN WITH WHATEVER THE MUSIC OF THE TIME WAS OR WHATEVER THEIR SOCIAL SCENE WAS INTO. AND HE JUST SEEMED LIKE HE WAS JUST FLYING HIS OWN FLAG." -GREG CARTWRIGHT
On May 17th Black & Wyatt records released a 16 track compilation of mostly home studio recordings for songs that are mainstays in Jack Oblivian’s performances. The album is Lost Weekend by Jack Oblivian and the Dream Killers and the vinyl record can be ordered on Bandcamp. The record has also be released (one different track) by Ghost Highway Recordings in Spain and Beluga Records in Sweden.
HAVING A “LOST WEEKEND” WITH JACK OBLIVIAN:
Read the full album review HERE
Photographed by Dan Ball
Jack Oblivian Interview with Mike McCarthy
“THE TAPE’S ALWAYS ROLLING….” (The Jack Oblivian Interview by Mike McCarthy, March 2019)
JACK TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW LP “LOST WEEKEND”