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Viva Will Oldham: The Permutations of Palace

Ben Thompson, 'Seven Years of Plenty', 1998

THE VARIOUS mutations of the Palace name are a cover for the extraordinary career of Louisville's Will Oldham. The opposite of the businessman who opens numerous companies with different names and runs off when they go bankrupt, he likes to leave a name behind as soon as anyone who realised how brilliant the music he made under it was.

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