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Picture - Daniel Johnston with backing from... Liverpool, England, Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Daniel Johnston and Hot Club de Paris - Daniel Johnston with backing from Hot Club De Paris Liverpool, England - performing a sell-out concert for Liverpool Music Week at Liverpool Masque Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Daniel Johnston and Hot Club De Paris
Daniel Johnston and Hot Club De Paris
Daniel Johnston and Hot Club De Paris

Picture - Daniel Johnston Liverpool, England, Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Daniel Johnston Tuesday 3rd November 2009 performing a sell-out concert for Liverpool Music Week at Liverpool Masque Liverpool, England

Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston

The Devil and Daniel Johnston Review


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I wasn't properly introduced to the music of Daniel Johnston until my junior year of college, in a film theory class of all places. A classmate was trying to make a presentation on abstract storytelling (I think) and was playing his song "King Kong" along with the 1933 classic. It was an interesting experience and the song was primitive enough to get me interested in his music. With underground classics like "Walking the Cow" and "Funeral Home," Johnston has become an idol to a host of indie rock musicians and to a small army of fans who believe him to be the most talented songwriter living today.

Born in Sacramento and a resident of the west/southwest for most of his life, Johnston grew up in love with everything that could be construed as art. He obsessed over the art of comic books and made home movies constantly. Eventually, he started writing songs, many inspired by the unrequited love of Laurie, a girl who married a mortician and posed in many of his films. As life went on, Daniel became more and more obsessed with religion and the devil, leading him to alienate friends and families.

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