Jack Logan is known for his comics as much as his music, starting with his “Pete Buck Superhero” series in the 1980s. While the reluctant hero of the series may not have warmed to the idea right away, R.E.M. fans in Atlanta flocked to local record stores for the cult-series comic, which was kept in the glass case at check out, full of thumbprints from everyone who just wanted to see it. Logan never stops creating, and his most recent album is with noted luthier, Scott Baxendale of Baxendale Guitar in Athens (formerly, Colorado). Logan accurately describes his vocals, include the Elvis Costello-ish “Lounge Downtown” and “Erased,” references a part of Athens called Normaltown, all through a filter of psychedelic rock and “Athens rock.” If you don’t crack up listening to “Run For Your Life,” you probably did not find Pulp Fiction funny, either. (You might not know the local connotation, but in Athens, it’s “see you at the rock show.”) With guest appearances from several former & current members of the Drive-By Truckers, this rock record may not be on your radar, but needs to be in your collection.
- Buy the vinyl at Baxendale Guitar in Athens, Georgia, via AthensMusic.net, or digitally on BandCamp. Find tons of Jack’s music and merch, both new and used, on Amazon. Jack Logan has tons of music from past projects available on iTunes, including Jack Logan, Jack Logan & Bob Kimbell, & Vic Chesnutt, Jack Logan, and Mr. and Mrs. Keneipp
- BBQ Killers on Athens Ga: Inside Out You really need to buy the physical copy of this expanded edition CD & DVD from Omnivore Recordings. There are extra tracks, the liner notes are amazing, and the phsycial packaging has Laura Carter on the cover like the first editions did. The older version of the movie is available on iTunes Athens, GA: Inside Out film.
- The Replacements Several of The Replacements releases have recently available expanded and deluxe editions with outtakes, alternate versions, and a few live tracks. or on iTunes.
- R.E.M. Grab the anniversary editions for your collection!. Most of their music is also available on iTunes.
- The Olivia Tremor Control Part of the Elephant 6 music collective in Athens, along with Neutral Milk Hotel and Apples in Stereo, and later expanded to include several other like-minded bands, also available on iTunes.
- Daniel Johnston is a prolific songwriter, despite years of living with mental illness. Pick up Daniel Johnston’s music on iTunes, or see the film about him (which also may have contributed to a prolonged decline in his health) The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
- Thanks to Southern Shelter & Athens Rock Show for the live audio and video of the Logan/Baxendale shows.