goodbye coney island

Two years ago, apparently, the Brooklyn Museum staged a small exhibition of no more than 50 photographs entitled \”Goodbye Coney Island\”.

\”The collection \”traces the evolution of this fabled part of New York over the past 125 years,\” over which time it has undergone many transformations.\” I would have liked to have seen that. This is where the internet excels; as a means of bridging the geographical gulf.

ho•mun•cu•lus |hɒˌmʌŋkjʊləs| noun ( pl. –li |-lʌɪ|or –les ) a very small human or humanoid creature. • historical a supposed microscopic but fully formed human being from which a fetus was formerly believed to develop. ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin, diminutive of homo, homin- ‘man.’

Glenn Jones: guitars; Chris Fujiwara: bass; Chris Guttmacher: drums, percussion; Robin Amos: vocals, synthesizer.

And, yes, the second featured track from this indispensable album does sound uncannily like Krautrockers, the mighty Can.

CUL DE SAC: STRANGER AT CONEY ISLAND from \”ECIM\” LP (Northeastern) 1993 (US) CUL DE SAC: HOMUNCULUS from \”ECIM\” LP (Northeastern) 1993 (US) PURCHASE ECIM


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