Review Revue: Steve Fisk – 448 Deathless Days

Steve Fisk, not unlike Jack Endino, is a figure in the Seattle rock universe who has had an enormous influence on the sounds coming out of this city, despite not being a household name to those who don’t often peruse album credits. As a producer and engineer he’s worked with everyone from Screaming Trees to Negativland to Unwound (and Survival Knife!) to Gabriel Mintz. As a performer and composer he’s played with Pell Mell, The Halo Benders, and Pigeonhed, and released a handful of solo recordings. 1991’s 448 Deathless Days, today’s subject, was Fisk’s solo debut LP. It appears it was so well-loved and -played at KCMU that the station’s first copy had to be replaced due to poor handling.

“Interesting, innovative, swell use of tapes and samplers. From Ellensburg. Puts the carts to shame!”

“What Negativland does to popular culture Mr. Fisk does to popular song.”

“STEVE! STEVE! Let me watch TV with you.”

“This is as good as his first LP should be, by golly buy it.”

“‘Tongues’ was incredible. The rest is wondeful too.”

“Tragedy at Sea was cool and as nifty as this whole album.”

“You can also find Steve on the ‘Life Elsewhere.'”

“I expect you all to overplay this.”

“Oooooh YES!!!!”

“Now it’s a M and I’m sad . . . can it go back to H some more?”

“Hey – LOOK. New album inside now – smile”

“1st person to fuck this up with fingerprints gets their fingers chopped off . . . [graphic drawing of hand with chopped-off fingers]”

This entry was posted in KEXP, Local Music, Review Revue and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!

Donate to KEXP Today!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tablets, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed


    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is an
    affiliate of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories