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Eight Day Clock

Bob Bannister, Eight Day Clock album cover

Eight Day Clock came out on the Twisted Village label in 1992 to about as much acclaim as a record in an edition of 500 copies can get – various people said various complimentary things, but the following from Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, in an interview with PopMatters, is about the highest praise that could be summoned.

Q. What initially inspired you to create the compositions you create under the Six Organs name?

A. One night I stayed up until dawn playing three records in a cycle: The Dead C’s Harsh 70’s Reality, Bob Bannister’s Eight Day Clock and Van Morrison’s Veedon Fleece. The original inspiration came from that night.

Q. What was it about those three records, specifically?

A. The Bob Bannister record was like a whole new language with guitar. Every song on that record is like a little way to play guitar and say something—and it all sounds so folky, to me anyway. It’s very lyrical. I really love that record…

–Bob Bannister

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