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Reissue Theory: Majosha, “Shut Up and Listen to Majosha”

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Welcome to another installment of Reissue Theory, where we reflect on notable albums and the reissues they could someday see. As a modern-day piano man starts digging through the archives, we take a look at one of his steps on the path to critical acclaim.

Exciting news seems to be developing for fans of singer/songwriter/pianist Ben Folds: he recently tweeted a picture taken at his Nashville home of what appears to be the beginning of some research for an archival project. Folds’ wife, Fleur, elaborated that the artist was digging through tapes that would stretch all the way from Folds’ childhood to his days with beloved band Ben Folds Five.

One wonders if this archiving process will cover the first professional band Folds was ever a part of: the indie outfit known as Majosha. Though the band remains woefully obscure to all but the most hardcore Folds fans, the brief output of the group was in fact a strong hint of the talent Ben had, and the enduring listenability of his future commercial output.

The Majosha story begins after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

April 14, 2011 at 20:48

Posted in Ben Folds, Features, Majosha, Reissues

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