Described as a cross between Johnny Cash and Black Sabbath, Davis, CA’s Thin White Rope were a gnarly desert rock band whose growling vocals and intertwined guitars sounded both scary and profound. Marc and John delve into their 1991 Sub Pop 7-inch “Ants are Cavemen” b/w “Little Doll,” giving you the lowdown on why Thin White Rope are one of the hidden treasures of 80s and 90s indie rock.
About The Spindle: The 7-inch record isn’t just a format—it’s an art form. On each episode of The Spindle podcast, music writer Marc Masters (Pitchfork, The Wire, Bandcamp) and music historian (and music maker) John Howard dive into a great 7-inch, dissecting its background, impact, and the reasons why it stands out as a small plastic piece of music history.
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