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The 100 Worst Album Covers Ever ! The HORROR!


Capt. Kurtz:
…. I’ve seen horrors… horrors that you’ve seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that… but you have no right to judge me. It’s impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face… and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies. I remember when I was with Special Forces. Seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate the children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for Polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn’t see. We went back there and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember… I… I… I cried. I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it. I never want to forget. And then I realized… like I was shot… like I was shot with a diamond… a diamond bullet right through my forehead. And I thought: My God… the genius of that. The genius. The will to do that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they were stronger than we. Because they could stand that these were not monsters. These were men… trained cadres. These men who fought with their hearts, who had families, who had children, who were filled with love… but they had the strength… the strength… to do that. If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral… and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling… without passion… without judgment… without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us …….

… The horror… the HORROR …



Man, there are some real horrors in here! More than Capt. Kurtz could envisage in his wildest nightmares!

Most of ’em are from the likes of Prince, the Bee Gees and Scorpions! And the Rolling Stones!

An interesting listing, no doubt. However, there are at least one hundred other potential candidates!



Thanks to djlanda at rateyourmusic

100

Throwin' Down

Rick James

Throwin’ Down (1982)

Most of the worst album covers in rock history feature people dressed like Conan the Barbarian! Here’s a prime example!

99

Ho Ho Ho

RuPaul

Ho Ho Ho (1997)

Ho indeed! Man Ho!

In celebration of lil baby Jesus‘s birth, Rupaul did this.

Only Eddie Murphy bought this LP!

98

Dirty Mind

Prince

Dirty Mind (1980)

With his second album, Prince expanded his fan base to gay cowboys, kinky swimmers and casual fetishists. And Born-Again Preachers!

97

Born Again

Black Sabbath

Born Again (1983)

A collection of Born-Again hymnals!

Based on St. Rosemary and her lovely baby !

96

Reaching Out

Menudo –Reaching Out (1984)

This has put me off my lunch! MENUDO!?! WTF! We shall say no more! Except this … don’t reach out in this direction menudo, or you’ll be visiting ER!

95

Dead Ringer

Meat Loaf –Dead Ringer (1981)

On the epic quest of a lifetime, a band of ancient adventurers cross the darkest oceans, slay the fiercest beasts and scale the highest mountains… in search of the fabled gigantic cheeseburger.

We can’t wait til Mr. Meat releases an autobiographical LP titled “Dead Singer”!

94

In the Nude

Luke –In the Nude (1993)

Is that Jaque from “227”?

This guy Luke useta write a lot of Gospels back in the day! Seems to have lost his way with hos and drugs and bathtubs now though!

93

We're Blest

Tammy Faye Bakker

We’re Blest (1979)

It’s OK – Jesus wore sable furs and earned loadsa cash on false pretences too!

We’re curst to have even seen this, let alone listen to the shit!

God ain’t real, bitch! But education is! Learn to fucking spell!

92

We've Come for You All

Anthrax –We’ve Come for You All (2003)

For once a band name that accurately describes the effect of the noise they make!

Morons, if your country is currently in fear of an attack from biological weapons don’t release shit like this. BTW, change your name to “Pile of Puke”.

91

Speak of the Devil

Ozzy Osbourne

Speak of the Devil (1982)

Ozzy: “Me loves doves. Them taste fookin good, mate! ….. Oooh! Me feelin dizzy! Take me back to the Old Folks Home, will ya love”

90

If I Could Only Remember My Name


David Crosby –If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)

This cover is beautiful in the way that drug-induced brain hemorrhages are beautiful. Real title was “If only I Could Write a Decent Song”

89

Ladies Love Outlaws

Waylon Jennings

Ladies Love Outlaws (1972)

Is this cute? Or is this illegal? Yap, illegal – in every state except Texas!

Ladies may love Outlaws, but ladies ain’t too fond of Paedos!!

88

Country Church

Country Church

Country Church

Four more reasons to nuke the redneck heartland! This is what too much inbreeding can lead to! All Sarah Palin fans, of course!

87

Barry & Glodean

Barry & Glodean –Barry & Glodean (1981)

Barry: “Look, baby… an alien spacecraft, man.”

Glodean: “It’s the motherFUCKIN’ ship, baby!”

Barry: “Mmmmm. I’m gonna lay it down by the fire, man.”

Glodean: “Awwwwwww yeeeeeeah…”

Barry: “Today was one sure fine day, baby!”

Glodean: “Awwwwwww yeeeeeeah…”



86

Hung for the Holidays

William Hung

Hung for the Holidays (2004)

In celebration of lil baby Jesus‘s birth, William Hung did this.

Willy should Be hung!

85

Pussy

Lords of Acid –Pussy (1998) [Single]

Man, that looks worse than Madonna’s rancid holy of holies!

Go see your gynaecologist now honey! HURRY!
HURRY!

84

The Higher They Climb, The Harder They Fall


David Cassidy –The Higher They Climb, The Harder They Fall (1975)

The higher they climb, the harder they fall? That’s a real good lesson from David – truly one of rock’s real anti-heroes. Just like Robbie Williams or Avril Lavigne!

We hope Davie climbs real high and falls real hard … real soon!

83

Animal Magnetism

Scorpions

Animal Magnetism (1980)

Mary deep-throats like a champ. Fido loves to lick peanut butter and has false teeth. Which to choose? Which to choose? OK then – I’ll take em both!!

82

Sexuality

Prince –Sexuality (1982) [Single]

Someone should tell Carly Simon she’s got something on her lip. Lil P. was obviously living in San Francisco round 82 and “experimenting”!!

81

Lovehunter

Whitesnake –Lovehunter (1979)

On January 3rd, 1979, at 3:25 PM, Whitesnake unanimously decide that their music is best represented by the image of a nude woman dry humping a snake. Well that or a steaming pile of rancid puke!

80

Liberace Now!

Liberace

Liberace Now! (1967)

Liberace now! Tomorrow… the world!

Original title was “Liberace NEVER”!

79

Brown Reason to Live



Butthole Surfers

Brown Reason to Live (1983) [EP]

All we can say is that this isn’t the worst Butthole Surfers album on this list.

78

The Very Best of Ashford & Simpson

Ashford & Simpson –The Very Best of Ashford & Simpson (2002) [Compilation]

They look real happy! Tell me they’re not doing it doggystyle!

“C”mon Ash, do me harder! And spank that big ass!”

77

Bad Boys

Wham! –Bad Boys (1983) [Single]

They look like real bad boys alright!

Tell me they’re not doing it doggystyle!


“C”mon Georgie, do me harder! And spank that big ass!”




76

The Rolling Stones in Concert


The Rolling Stones –‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’: The Rolling Stones in Concert (1970)

This is amongst the greatest live albums ever. So why does the donkey look so embarrassed? Guess he’s the only one not insanely high on drugs!

75

Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water


Limp Bizkit –Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)

This album’s title contains euphemisms for penis, sperm and asshole. The cover features pot-smoking aliens wallowing in a pool of porcine meat products. And the music was even worse. Thank you, lame Bizkit!

74

Fabio After Dark

Fabio –Fabio After Dark (1993)

Yes, ladies. When he’s not striking a pose on the cover of a wonderful romance novel, Fabio is striking a pose at the bottom of a wonderful bargain bin!

73

Saxon

Saxon

Saxon (1979)

A Stevie Wonder drawing of Conan the Barbarian! The heavy rawk muzak was far far worse though!

72

Live It Up


Crosby, Stills & Nash

Live It Up (1990)

Impaled sausages in space! Erm … OK!

Having curtailed their rampant drug use for 2 minutes, C S & N once conceded, “It seemed like a good idea at the time. Kind of!”

71

One Woman Man

George Jones

One Woman Man (1989)

Only one woman? Surely you jest! Don’t limit yourself buddy – after all, you are God’s one gift to humanity!

70

The Dwarves Must Die


Dwarves –The Dwarves Must Die (2004)

With their latest affront to humanity, The Dwarves manage to insult women, Christians, little people and the time-honoured art of crucifixion! They also manage to irrevocably damage numerous ear drums and brains! Nice work!

69

Smile a While


Brainstorm

Smile a While (1972)

Four more reasons to nuke Germany! Whose brainstorm was this cross dressing debacle? Eddie Murphy?

68

Jungle Marmalade

The Lemon Pipers

Jungle Marmalade (1968)

Now with 20 percent more human flesh! Still shit though!

67

Love's Alright


Eddie Murphy

Love’s Alright (1993)

What the hell’s this? The full title was Love with a Tranny’s Alright!

66

Lovedrive

Scorpions –Lovedrive (1979)

How did that guy get the mannequin out of the store? Isn’t this illegal (everywhere except Texas!)?

65

Young Americans


David Bowie –Young Americans (1975)

Photographer: “Welcome to Glamour Shots.”

Bowie: “I want to look American. And young!”

Photographer: “Ah, if only I had some tinsel!”

Bowie: “Bugger the tinsel.”

Photographer: “OK. Backlight, airbrush, bracelet, spliff, no teeth. Perfect David! Simply Perfect! You look real American now! And real young!”

Bowie: “Really, man? Really?

Photographer: “Yap”




64

My Name Is Jermaine

Jermaine Jackson

My Name Is Jermaine (1976)

The end of the sentence was “and I’m a muzakaholic”!

This might be music’s most blatant cry for attention. And
music’s most awful crime against humanity!



63

I'm Still Here

Eartha Kitt –I’m Still Here (1989)

Yeah … and you’re still frightening the children!

Does this LP now need to be renamed?

62

Julie's Sixteenth Birthday

John Bult

Julie’s Sixteenth Birthday (1985)

Oh, hell no! That shit is definitely illegal (in every State except Texas! – Or in R. Kelly’s condo! (allegedly!))

61

Dream Come True

A Flock of Seagulls

Dream Come True (1986)

More like Nightmare Come True!

…..
Flock of Seagulls…. Arm with fiddles …. ATTACK!



60

Keys to Imagination


Yanni –Keys to Imagination (1986)

Waterfalls? Check! Lofty mountains? Check! Majesty of the universe? Check! Inane pseudo-spiritual visual concepts? Check! Giant broken egg? Check! Eat your druggy watercolors, Moody Blues!

59

Up at the Crack


Boned –Up at the Crack (2004)

Could this be the height of poodle rock “machismo”? Well, considering the only logical hiding place for the REST of the guitar… we’d say Boned didn’t think this one through!

Boned is Bono’s son, BTW! And he likes to be boned up the crack!

58

The Fabulous Paul Anka


Paul Anka

The Fabulous Paul Anka (1959)

It’s Paul Anka’s disembodied head! His freakin’ head!

The inclusion of the word “Fabulous” here is very false advertising!

57

Love to Love You Baby


Donna Summer

Love to Love You Baby (1975)

Donna Summer always found inspiration while playing with herself in outer space! She’s singing that song to her own holy of the holies!

56

Zipper Catches Skin

Alice Cooper –Zipper Catches Skin (1982)

It’s a splash of blood…. from a zipper… on skin. EWWWW!

We got a bleeder! A
Bleeder!

55

Songs for Gay Dogs


Paddy Roberts –Songs for Gay Dogs (1966)

This is beyond insanity!

Wolfgang Pug licked his share of peanut butter to get this modelling gig. But playing “bury the bone” with Paddy was a low point in his career! They both soon after died in a tragic carpet suffocation accident!

54

Funky As I Wanna Be

MC Pooh –Funky As I Wanna Be (1992)

Pooh: “Oh, bother. No honey in here.”

The muzak was poo poo too!

Does that model know she’s got a giant head growing out of her privates! See your gynaecologist fast, honey!

53

In a Metal Mood - No More Mr. Nice Guy


Pat Boone –In a Metal Mood – No More Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

With leather on his chest and a lunatic twinkle in his eye, Pat turned the metal world upside down with his raucous brand of bland crooning with poodle rock accompaniment. Who’s your daddy indeed! This inspired Guns & Roses to reform last year! They couldn’t reach the heights of this work though!

52

E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion)

Millie Jackson –E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion) (1983)

Surprisingly, this is Mad Mill’s her first appearance on this list! But wait until you see her top-20 entry!

Here Millie does her best blow up doll imitation! The muzak was written by a
blow up doll also!



51

Children of the World

Bee Gees –Children of the World (1976)

Is this some tribute to paedophilia?!

Barry: “A Spotlight! We’ve been found out!”

Robin: “Now we’ll never get the children!”

Maurice: “Quick! To the Disco Jet!”

Barry: “We’ll be back, bitches!”

50

Bubbling Over


Dolly Parton –Bubbling Over (1973)

Dolly Parton’s disembodied head! Nice! We believe the head appears as a float in the Dollywood Night Parade. Original title was “Tumbling Over”, in honour of her 30 lbs of silly cone!

49

Push Push

Herbie Mann – Push Push (1971)

No! No!! … I remember this guy from ‘Deliverance’!

“Squeal like a pig, boy!!”

48

Tiny Tim's Christmas Album

Tiny Tim –Tiny Tim’s Christmas Album (1995)

In celebration of lil baby Jesus’s birth, Tiny Tim did this! It’s GW Bush’s fave LP!

47

Keep the Fire

Kenny Loggins

Keep the Fire (1979)

Kenny denies having a Jesus complex! His music is satanic, after all!

46

The Many Facets of Roger

Roger –The Many Facets of Roger (1981)

Contrary to popular belief (and some vigorous marketing), Roger only had one facet. Well, zero facet, actually!

45

Feel the Need

Leif Garrett

Feel the Need (1978)

LEIF us the fuck alone will you, buddy!

Before Knight Rider, before Joey Lawrence, before good taste, there was this asshole, Leif Garrett.

BTW, this guy discovered America years before Columbus! Then he tried to pollute it with muzak!

44

The Sensuous Black Woman Meets the Sensuous Black Man

Various Artists – Genres – Adult

The Sensuous Black Woman Meets the Sensuous Black Man (1971)

Surely false advertising here! We don’t want to know what the fuck this one’s about!

Let’s move on, shall we and never speak of this again!

43

American Life

Madonna –American Life (2003)

American life? Hasn’t this mad bitch been living in Britland for about 10 years?!

Communist-issued beret? Check! Smugly ironic album title? Check! Absurd use of Che Guevera’s legendary political struggle against capitalism to promote America’s most famous three-way lesbian kiss? Check! Crazy Kabbalah in tow?
Check! Finish your chai latte, bitches, mad Madonna’s leading the charge!!

42

The Leprechaun

Chick Corea –The Leprechaun (1976)

Looking back on it, Chick realized that LSD wasn’t for everyone.

Chick now admits he doesn’t even know where the fuck Ireland is!

41

Saved

Bob Dylan –Saved (1980)

God: “Bob, I free you from the chains of subtlety for a year or two.”

Bob: “Thank you, Lord. How about irony?”

God: “Yes, Bob. Irony, too.”

Bob: “And the great songs and great lyrics”

God: “Yap. That most of all!”

40

Beastiality

The Handsome Beasts

Beastiality (1981)

Despite the great lighting Oprah’s husband just wasn’t happy with her wedding photo!

This is illegal in every State (except Texas!)

Squeal like a pig … erm, pig !!

39

Da Bomb


Kris Kross – Da Bomb (1993)

In trying to avoid the sophomore jinx, it’s probably best not to title your second album “Da Bomb” or use cover art that shows the annihilation of the artist. Or maybe they were real prophets foretelling their own doom into speedy oblivion!

38

A-Tom-ic Jones

Tom Jones A-Tom-ic Jones (1966)

What an awful title!. What an awful cover!

Atomic? We like this about as much as the Polynesians liked the Frenchies detonating test Atomic bombs in their waters some years back!

37

Magical Mystery Tour


The Beatles –Magical Mystery Tour (1967)

Ringo: “Octopus. Bunny. Walrus. Chipmunk.”

Paul: “Hey, I think Ringo’s got something!”

George: “Bloody
Brilliant Ringo! You’re a fooking genius”

John: “! Let’s make a
fooking movie!”

All: “Hurrah … Hurrah!! First let’s have some nice afternoon tea with crumpets …. and a few
nice colourful pills!

36

Joyce

Joyce Drake – Joyce (1983)

Joyce really thought she had talent. We blame Lilly Tomlin! Is this an LP of knitting instructions? Or maybe a tribute to James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake!”?

35

The Miracle


Queen –The Miracle (1989)

Four more reasons to nuke Queen or Queen fans!

The Miracle is that anyone ever bought this crock or indeed any of Queen’s ghastly
fucking LPs!

34

Zip Zap Rap

Devastatin’ Dave

Zip Zap Rap (1986) [Single]

Oh, hell no. This guy’s been Devestatin’ corneas and ear drums everywhere!

33

Scream Dream

Ted Nugent –Scream Dream (1980)

Loin cloth? Check! Guitars for arms? Check! Long, unruly hair? Check! Uncontrollable redneck rage? Check! Padded cell patient look? Check! Your ass is grass, Cat Stevens.

32

Rat On!

Swamp Dogg

Rat On! (1971)

Poor Swamp Dogg… First crabs. Now this! This nasty behaviour with giant rats is illegal in all States (except Texas!)

31

Prince

Prince –Prince (1979)

Oh, HELL no! Scary on many levels! Almost as scary as the muzak!

30

Y Kant Tori Read

Y Kant Tori Read

Y Kant Tori Read (1988)

Y Kant Tori Read? … well, kos she’s a stoopid kunt who thinks she’s Head Hun Kate Bush!!

We all have skeletons in our closet. Tori’s was apparently dressed by a glamorous S&M pirate.

29

Kate Bush

Kate Bush –Kate Bush (1983) [EP]

The huns have arrived!

And here she is. The Head Hun. Attila’s daughter! Look out! She takes no prisoners! … Arrrrrrr!!!

First she takes out
Y Kant Tori Read with an axe to the head! Nice work Katey!

Nice hun boobies too!!

28

Satan Is Real


The Louvin Brothers

Satan Is Real (1959)

This is old-school, mofo gospel. The Louvin Brothers go medievel on Satan’s ghetto ass with a set of hardcore rhymes. Shiiiiiiit… The power of God compels you, bitches!

Can we sue em for fraudulently saying Satan is real?

27

His Hand in Mine

Elvis Presley –His Hand in Mine (1976)

If anyone can try to look both sexy and reflective while floating in the light of God, or maybe just the sun, it’s Elvis. Props to the design team for cropping out the two teenagers giving the King a blowjob outside the burger joint.

26

Disco Train

Donny Osmond

Disco Train (1976)

Very sadly, Donny survived!

Donny’ please try reshooting this wonderful pic soon! But this time with a much faster train! Much much faster!

25

Life in a Tin Can

Bee Gees –Life in a Tin Can (1973)

Awww… that’s precious! I hope there’s room in there for drug addiction and poor album sales and oblivion!

And giant fucking teeth!

24

Por primera vez

Tino –Por primera vez (1983) [Single]

Tino beat Ricky Martin to the punch. He also beat down Daisy Duke and stole her knickers. Que barbaridad, Tino!

23

Stay Hungry

Twisted Sister

Stay Hungry (1984)

Twisted Sister couldn’t take it anymore. And Tino looked really appetizing.

22

Whitney


Whitney Houston – Whitney (1987)

Photographer: “Welcome to Glamour Shots.”

Whitney: “You got some nose candy?”

Photographer: “Just call me Nabisco.”

Whitney: “Shoop-Shoop! Ready for my closeup! .. Crack is wack folks.
Crack is wack! (pass that pipe motherfucker .. puff, puff, puff … man that shit is good!)



21

Sour Cream & Other Delights

The Frivolous Five

Sour Cream & Other Delights (1966)

This lot take the “sex” out of Sextegenerian!

This is an LP Madonna and a few granny pals released last year!

20

Funky Honkey, Nasty Nigger

Richard & Willie

Funky Honkey, Nasty Nigger (1975)

If MLK and the Freedom Movement had a significant message and influence, both Richard and Willie missed it!

19

Raffi's Christmas Album

Raffi –Raffi’s Christmas Album (1983)

In celebration of lil baby Jesus‘s birth … Oh, just hide the children!

Santa prowling around in long johns is illegal in all States (except Texas!)

18

Party Music (Original Cover)

The Coup –Party Music (Original Cover) (2001)

This artwork defines good taste!

Yes, that’s the World Trade Center exploding. And this cover was pulled before it hit the shelves. And, no, it’s not as bad as the cover of Cool as Ice.

17

Cool as Ice

Various Artists – Film Soundtracks 1990-94

Cool as Ice (1991)

In music, as in life, your pants should not be the loudest thing for miles around … in this case, the loudest thing aside from the sound of a career crashing into a brick wall.

16

Thug Misses

Khia –Thug Misses (2002)

Khia wanted to start her career on the right knee … I mean foot! Khia was a lover of all things doggystyle and refused to ever walk upright!

15

Waking and Dreaming


Orleans –Waking and Dreaming (1976)

Dreaming? This is a fucking nightmare!

Straight out of San Fran in 76! “Group picture, everybody! Dear God, Chris, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times. Manscape! Manscape! Manscape!”



14

As Nasty as They Wanna Be

2 Live Crew –As Nasty as They Wanna Be (1989)

Nice shot of four asses – and four strippers!

R. Kelly and others were inspired by this album to engage in certain alleged notorious activities! Thank you, 2 Live Crew.

Me so naughty …

13

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton (1983)

“Can’t… pout… much… longer. Hair… starting… to… hurt.”

A simply beautiful shot! One of the greatest pieces of art of the twentieth century! Well, maybe the
twentieth century BC!

12

Renaissance

Village People –Renaissance (1981)

The Renaissance was an age of enlightenment with unprecedented developments in thought, art, culture and science. The Village People made it pretty!

11

Electriclarryland

Butthole Surfers

Electriclarryland (1996)

What’s really frightening about this cover is that it ranks BELOW the next one.

10

Night Rocker

David Hasselhoff

Night Rocker (1985)

The Age of Hasselhoff begins. Gentlemen, wring out your panties.

This is still number one in Germany! “Ya vol!… We be lovin Herr Hasselhoff. Best thing since Adolf! Ya! Seig Heil!”

9

Into Glory Ride

Manowar –Into Glory Ride (1983)

A band of Conans!

Manowar don the Loincloths of Victory and ride into battle… into glory… into Kate Bush, who decapitates them with her Hun army.

8

Take Me Home

Cher –Take Me Home (1979)

Having declared war on Kate Bush, Cher single-handedly slaughters the Hun army and defiles the bodies of Manowar before deftly reapplying her fake tan and some new silicone.

Original title was “Take Me to the Old Folks Home“.

7

Past, Present and Future - Book I

Michael Jackson –HIStory: Past, Present and Future – Book I (1995)

Forget Kenny Loggins. Forget Yanni. This is the most pompous album cover in rock history.

Michael: “Bow down before me!”

McCauley: “But my knees still hurt!”

6

Two Virgins

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (1968)

You could call this cover art a unique expression of freedom. But since the music is kinda shit, it’s just a REALLY bad decision.

5

Lie

Charles Manson –Lie (1970)

A lovely album of beautiful sensitive love songs!

Yap, love songs to carnage and to satan!

Charlie wanted to follow in Joan Baez’s footsteps. Luckily, Joan outran the psychotic fucker.

4

Back to the S..t!

Millie Jackson –Back to the S..t! (1990)

We told you she’d be back!

Here the mad bat gets scatty! Ewwwww!

Wrong on so many levels!

This stuff is illegal in all States (except Texas!)

3

Dirty Work

The Rolling Stones –Dirty Work (1986)

Embracing their new bright tasteless eighties look, the Stones take a joyride on South Beach and kill several Cuban drug lords. Later that day, Mick Jagger’s pants challenge Vanilla Ice’s pants to a scream-off.

The Stones later run off to be detectives in Miami with 5 black sidekicks!

2

Virgin Killer [original cover prohibited at RYM]


Scorpions –Virgin Killer [original cover prohibited at RYM] (1976)

Germany’s finest resurface again like turds that won’t sink!

All you need to know is that the uncensored version of this cover
appears to depict a nude prepubescent girl with what appears to be a flash of light emitting from her vagina! We can’t say anything else about this insanity!

This is illegal in all States (even Texas!)

1

Lovesexy

Prince

Lovesexy (1988)

Prince’s 20th entry on the list!

This is the uncensored
rubbish cover for this rubbish LP.

The cover’s simply horrific on every level! But, amazingly, the music was even worse!!





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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow (2004)

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow (2004)
release type:single
record label:Drag City
catalog number:unknown
release date:Aug 24, 2004

Another fine single from the magnificent Will Oldham.

This guy can make even a Mariah Carey song sound OK! Really!! The greatest magic since Jesus raised Lazarus!

Tracklisting

1 Agnes (3:16)

Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Watkins
Bass – Mark Fain
Drums – Eddie Bayers
Guitar – William Tyler
Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Mike Johnson (4)
Piano – Hargus Robbins
Synthesizer – Tony Crow
Violin [Fiddle], Mandolin – Stuart Duncan
Vocals – Will Oldham
Vocals [The Duetress] – Marty Slayton
Written By – Will Oldham

2 Pussyfooting (4:31)

Written By – Mariah Carey

3 Blokbuster (4:39)

Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Watkins
Backing Vocals – Captain Anomoanon
Bass – Mark Fain
Drums – Eddie Bayers
Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Mike Johnson (4)
Horns – George Chambers (2) , Lloyd Barry , Waldo Weathers
Percussion – Jack Carneal
Piano – Hargus Robbins
Violin [Fiddle], Mandolin – Stuart Duncan
Vocals – Will Oldham
Written By – Will Oldham

Here be Aggie

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September 7, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Music_Alternative, Music_Folk, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy – Get the Fuck on Jolly Live (2000)

Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy
Get the Fuck on Jolly Live (2000)
Mp3 @ 192k
Palace Records

Dirty Three’s Mick Turner in the guise of Marquis de Tren combines with maverick genius Will Oldham on this great 2000 Live album.

Here they perform tracks from their 2000 collaboration Get on Jolly – which we’ve already posted – where they put music to the beautiful, timeless, minimalist, devotional poetry of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

A typically strange and wonderful work from the dastardly duo here.

In line with the poetry – seemingly simple and fragile, yet profound and stronger than time – this work consists of seemingly simple and fragile, yet profound and powerful songs. Beautiful, ethereal, songs.

Warning though – this won’t be everyone’s cup of camomile tea! No, indeed! So if you’re a Bon Jovi fan or something, this stuff will cause terror in your empty skull!

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Verse CII

I boasted among men that I had known you.

They see your pictures in all works of mine.

They come and ask me, `Who is she?’

I know not how to answer them.

I say, `Indeed, I cannot tell.’

They blame me and they go away in scorn.

And you sit there smiling.

I put my tales of you into lasting songs.

The secret gushes out from my heart.

They come and ask me, `Tell me all your meanings.’

I know not how to answer them.

I say, `Ah, who knows what they mean!’

They smile and go away in utter scorn.

And you sit there smiling.

-Rabindranath Tagore

Well, I told them all that I knew
They see you in all that I do
Here and they ask, “Who is she ?”
I don’t know what my answer should be

I say, “I don’t know…, it’s nobody”
They leave me
You, you smile at me

Well, I write about you in awesome songs
Secret of you I can’t keep in
And they ask me to say who I mean
But I can’t really say who I mean

So I say, “It’s nobody”

You, you smile at me
I say, you, you smile at me
You, you smile at me
You, ah you smile at me

– Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy

art by scorsagra

So, here, from a concert in December 2000, the boys perform tracks from their Jolly EP.

The tracklisting is self explanatory!! Actually, the songs are, rather cryptically, titled after the verse number of the adapted verse(s) from Tagore’s Gitanjali, a wonderful collection of 103 English poems.


Tracklisting

XXV
II/XV
LXXXI
LXXXVI
LXIV
LXVI
XIII
CII

Here she be:

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September 4, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Marquis de Tren, Mick Turner, Music_Alternative, music_Spiritual, Rabindranath Tagore, The Dirty Three, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy – Get on Jolly (2000)

Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy
Get on Jolly (2000)
Mp3 @ 192k
Palace Records

Dirty Three’s Mick Turner in the guise of Marquis de Tren combines with maverick genius Will Oldham on this great 2000 EP.

A typically strange and wonderful work from the dastardly duo.

Here they collaborate to put music to the beautiful, timeless, minimalist, devotional poetry of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

In line with the poetry – seemingly simple and fragile, yet profound and stronger than time – this work consists of seemingly simple and fragile, yet profound and powerful songs. Beautiful, ethereal, songs.

Warning though – this won’t be everyone’s cup of camomile tea! No, indeed! So if you’re a Robbie Williams fan or something, this stuff will cause terror in your empty skull!

I’ve also posted a live album of this collaboration, Get the Fuck on Jolly Live (2000).

I am here to sing thee songs.
In this hall of thine I have a corner seat.

In thy world I have no work to do;
my useless life can only break out in tunes
without a purpose.

When the hour strikes for thy silent worship
at the dark temple of midnight,
command me, my master,
to stand before thee to sing.

When in the morning air the golden harp is tuned,
honour me, commanding my presence.


-Rabindranath Tagore

sunshinestrangers.com wrote a good piece about this music, which I’ve set out below.

Amidst the layers of ethereal Eno carbon copies and lofi techno/folk ditties, Will Oldham buried a treasure in the proverbial sand and hasn’t seemed to look back. In 2000, Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) and Mick Turner (of Dirty Three fame) expounded on the abstract with a collaborative effort entitled The Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy – Get On Jolly.

This shoegaze dreamscape is wrought with a tastefully placed and delightfully blurred ensemble of guitar, harmonica, and the now-and-then drum kit, leaving a bit of headroom for the beautifully arthritic voice of Oldham. Each song is colorized by sonorous, neigh melancholic lyrics adapted from poems by the album’s muse, Rabindranath Tagore — an early 20th century Bengali artist & Nobel Prize winner. Tagore wrote a volume of poems called Gitanjali, “a collection of 103 English poems, largely translations.” – wiki

“Gitanjali is also the title of an earlier Bengali volume (1910) of mostly devotional songs. The word gitanjoli is a composed from ‘git’, song, and ‘anjoli’, offering, and thus means – ‘An offering of songs’.”

Wikipedia

Following suit with Tagore, Turner and Oldham titled their songs after the poem numbers of their adapted verses — albeit some verses have been modernized (see below), they still give credit where the credit is due.

2 & 15 – Tagore
When thou commandest me to sing it seems that my heart would break with pride; and I look to thy face, and tears come to my eyes.
All that is harsh and dissonant in my life melts into one sweet harmony — and my adoration spreads wings like a glad bird on its flight across the sea.

I know thou takest pleasure in my singing. I know that only as a singer I come before thy presence.
I touch by the edge of the far-spreading wing of my song thy feet which I could never aspire to reach.
Drunk with the joy of singing I forget myself and call thee friend who art my lord.

I am here to sing thee songs. In this hall of thine I have a corner seat.
In thy world I have no work to do; my useless life can only break out in tunes without a purpose.
When the hour strikes for thy silent worship at the dark temple of midnight, command me, my master, to stand before thee to sing.
When in the morning air the golden harp is tuned, honour me, commanding my presence.

The great source poems can be found indexed by number at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu

Below is the Turner/Oldham adaptation of poems 2 & 15.

2 & 15 – The Marquis de Tren & Bonny Billy (Listen)
When you ask me to sing, it feels like my heart will burst with pride; and I look at your face, and tears come to my eyes.
All that’s harsh and wrong in my life melts into one sweet song — and my love spreads wings like a gladbird flying over the road.
I know you take pleasure in my singing. I know that only when I sing do you hear me.
‘ Cause then I touch things that I can’t touch, I touch parts of you that I can’t really touch.
I’m drunk with the joy of singing — I forget myself and call you my friend.

I’m here to sing you songs. In your room I have a corner seat.
In your world I have no work to do; my life can only break out into songs that have no purpose.

Tracklisting

II/XV
XXV
LXXXI
LXXXVI
LXIV
LXVI

Here she be:

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September 4, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Marquis de Tren, Mick Turner, Music_Alternative, music_Spiritual, Rabindranath Tagore, The Dirty Three, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

Palace / Will Oldham – "Horses"



Torches burn into the sad eyes on the wrong side of the track, make those horses jump through hoops of flames

A great video for the great Palace version of “Horses”.

No, not the seminal Patti Smith track!

This “Horses” was originally written and performed by Sally Timms – from the amazing British punk/post-punk outfit the Mekons – on her 1988 solo album Somebody’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat.

This magnificent Oldham version originally appeared on the Drag City, Horses 7″ single in 1994 and later that year on the wonderfully titled, Domino-released An Arrow Through the Bitch EP.

It would appear again on the 1997 Drag City collection Palace Music: Lost Blues and Other Songs (1993-97) … posted below!

I’d be riding horses if they let me
sleep outside at night and not take fright
I would ride the reigns and never worry
I would disappear into the night

Everybody needs an angel
but here’s that devil by my side
Death’s head ring upon his finger
Poor boy hanging on the light

They’ll be drawing straws inside the courtroom
as the suns twilight turns to black
Torches burn into the sad eyes
on the wrong side of the track
make those horses jump through hoops of flames
They won’t kick and they won’t scream
Let the good lord do the driving
Poor boy sinking in the stream

I can smell the campfires burning
but I’ll go out walking on my own
By day and night the world keeps turning
frightened people hiding in their homes


From: georgiasamas

Palace Music: Lost Blues and Other Songs (1993-97)

Lost Blues and Other Songs by Palace Music is a compilation of singles, rarities, and live tracks recorded by Will Oldham under various permutations of the Palace name from 1993-1997.

“Ohio River Boat Song” is an adaptation of the traditional Scottish “Loch Tay Boat Song”, and “Horses” was originally written and performed by Sally Timms of the Mekons on her 1988 solo album Somebody’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat.

“Valentine’s Day” from this collection contains one of my favourite Oldham lines; “It’s Valentines day, and I’m catatonic.” I’ve been there, man! Been there!

1. “Ohio River Boat Song”
2. “Riding”
3. “Valentine’s Day”
4. “Trudy Dies”
5. “Come In”
6. “Little Blue Eyes”
7. “Horses”
8. “Stable Will”
9. “Untitled” (Live at the Lounge Ax November 17, 1994)
10. “O How I Enjoy the Light”
11. “Marriage”
12. “West Palm Beach”
13. “Gulf Shores”
14. “(End Of) Travelling”
15. “Lost Blues”

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August 25, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Mekons, Music_Alternative, Roykeanz, Sally Timms, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Ease Down The Road


That’s what it means to be American, you drive, drive, drive, drive, drive, drive, drive …


A typically wonderful, typically fucked-up Oldham song!

If ever you wanted to know how to score the booty of a fireman’s widow, and bring her to orgasm while driving your car during a long journey, this one’s for you!

I took her on a simple trip
to see her husband’s family
and on the way upon her hip
was laid my head down gently
all due respect was meant and all
The winds were in agreement
that this was answering the call
of awkward and true feeling

Well, a fireman her husband was
and so to to give him duty
I duly tried to light a fire
upon his rightful booty
But beauty was my treasure then
as through the hills I drove her
and I taught her that another man
could have made love to her

Strange is good if it is kept
a secret with the lovers
who love their mates
and love themselves
and need the love of others

Through the window I could see
the fields and clouds all passing
as in the passenger position
sweet Eleanor was thrashing
I stopped the car we got a beer
and then eased down the road
a little guilt, and some guilt spilt
and added to our load

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Ease Down The Road , Live at Store Vega Copenhagen 2007-03-23

From: sichlaubruun

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “Ease Down the Road” 2-CD edition (2001)

This great collection features an array of collaborators such as Todd Brashear, Matt Everett, Mike Fellows, Paul Greenlaw, Catherine Irwin, Ned Oldham, David Pajo, Bryan Rich, Matt Sweeney, and Jon Theodore. Oh, and one of our fave whackjob film-makers, Harmony Korine!

1. “May It Always Be”
2. “Careless Love”
3. “A King at Night”
4. “Just to See My Holly Home”
5. “At Break of Day”
6. “After I Made Love to You”
7. “Ease Down the Road”
8. “The Lion Lair”
9. “Mrs William”
10. “Sheep”
11. “Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness”
12. “Rich Wife Full of Happiness”

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August 24, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Music_Alternative, Roykeanz, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Will Oldham – Discography & Rarities

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Will Oldham – Discography & Rarities
Magic Music from the man of a hundred names! – aka Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, Palace Music, Palace, Palace Soundtrack, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy etc etc!
God bless the chaos, I’m ready to go
Made my provisions written my notes
Too bad that folks remain on the earth
To see me deny no to renew my birth
And even my swallow my sweet one of all
Will be angry and bitter and briefly withdraw
For I’ve done much protecting and hiding of hardness
The awful emotion I never could bear
I was always afraid to reveal what I’m knowing
Like I have a particular kind of thing growing
Indifference, a bosom ally to despair,
Soaks itself in to the skin and the hair


We love the peerless music Will Oldham, the man with the greatest number of aliases this side of a conman appearing on the Interpol Most Wanted list!

We have already posted lots of Willy stuff here:

Surely the greatest songwriter of his generation, his work over the past almost 20 years has been consistently astounding, experimental, challenging and varied. And voluminous!

His live shows are excellent too and I have been lucky enough to see him play live a few times.

Will Oldham first performed and recorded under various permutations of the Palace name, including Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, Palace Music, and simply Palace. Regarding the name changes during this period (1993-1997), Oldham said:

“ Well, I guess the idea is that when you have a name of a group or an artist, then you expect that the next record, if it has the same name, should be the same group of people playing on it. And I just thought we were making a different kind of record each time, with different people, and different themes, and different sounds. So I thought it was important to call it something different so that people would be aware of the differences.

I mean, I don’t want people buying my records and being disappointed that it doesn’t sound like the last one… Within my own tiny little world, the first full-length Palace record is with one kind of musician and it was recorded in a certain type of way, while the second one was completely different-sounding and there was a fifth of the amount of people involved.

The songs to me also seemed really different. And then the third record was another completely different recording environment and I had different kinds of musicians involved. So those things seemed different enough for me to alter the name. I’ll admit that that’s just me in the process of moving forward without any benefit of perspective, distance, or time whatsoever. ”

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Beginning in 1998, Oldham has primarily used the moniker Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, which draws inspiration from several sources:

“ Yeah, the name has so many different references that it could almost have a life of its own. Bonnie Prince Charlie has such a beautiful ring to it, and I was very conscious of appropriating that mellifluous sound.

And I was also thinking about the name Nat King Cole. But it wasn’t until later, and this may have been subconscious, that I remembered that Billy the Kid was William Bonney or Billy Bonney.”

Oldham has explained that “the primary purpose of the pseudonym is to allow both the audience and the performer to have a relationship with the performed that is valid and unbreakable.

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“He doesn’t rehearse. … He chooses the people he’s going to play with shortly before the session, so everyone is playing by the seat of their pants, and the music is at constant risk, subject to the weaknesses of whoever’s in the room. But he gets absolutely spontaneous moments of greatness you couldn’t rehearse.”

-Steve Albini

Will is actually a true polymath, as well as his enormous music output, dabbling in photography, design and of course acting.

In fact, the first time I ever saw Will was in John Sayles’s majestic Matewan, back in 1987, wherein Will, at the age of 17, portrayed a teen preacher in this film about an Appalachian mining community. His performance there was mesmerising.

Far more recently, he showed he still has this acting chops, with a fine performance in the lovely low-budget film Old Joy from 2006. We have posted this tremendous film HERE

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Willy links

Oldham has produced so much music, under his own various monikers and his countless collaborations, it is almost impossible to get an accurate listing of them all!

The Royal Stable sets out an extensive Will Oldham discography.

Here are a shitload of Will albums and singles – all the proper albums and most of the EPs plus a number of singles.

A mountain of majestic music!

All thanks to my friends, Oldham fans and music lovers at skafunkrastapunk!

We have already posted some Willy stuff and will try to complete the discography over time.

I haven’t checked all the links. Let me know if any of em have been trolled.

Please Note: (i.e. don’t fucking bother me with complaints regarding any of the below!!)

  • If any password is set out by the original poster, I have listed it. There does not seem to be any!
  • Win RAR gives a dumb Password error message when a file has not been DL’ed properly. If you get this message, DL the file again.
  • For lil GW Bushs out there! … If you see a hxxp in any link, replace with http!!
  • Some links have blanks … remove any BLANKS that may be therein.

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Palace Brothers: There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You (1993)

The seminal first album by the Palace Brothers, released back in 1993 on Drag City Records.

It’s Will Oldham’s debut album, and also features several members of Louisville rock/post-rock band Slint.

The album was included in Mojo Magazine’s The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time (2001).

1. “Idle Hands Are the Devil’s Playthings” – 2:06
2. “Long Before” – 6:12
3. “I Tried to Stay Healthy For You” – 3:30
4. “The Cellar Song” – 3:51
5. “(I Was Drunk at The) Pulpit” – 3:51
6. “There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You” – 2:55
7. “O Lord Are You in Need?” – 2:58
8. “Merida” – 3:38
9. “King Me” – 3:49
10. “I Had a Good Mother and Father” (Washington Phillips) – 2:54
11. “Riding” – 4:23
12. “O Paul” – 2:49

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Palace Brothers and Smog (Bill Callahan) aka The Sundowners: Goat Songs 1993

Goat Songs is the name of a 7″ vinyl EP by The Sundowners, released on Sea Note Records in 1993. The EP is a collaboration between Palace Brothers (Will Oldham) and Smog (Bill Callahan). The EP was reissued on 21 May 1994.

1. “Turkey Vulture”
2. “Tonight Will Be Fine” (Leonard Cohen)
3. “Punk Rock”
4. “Goats”
5. “Pozor”
6. “Tallulah”

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Palace Brothers: Days in the Wake (1994)

Will Oldham’s second full LP with Will on guitar and vocals and with assistance from siblings
Ned Oldham and Paul Oldham.

The album was released in 1994 on Drag City Records. Original copies of the album were eponymous.

1. “You Will Miss Me When I Burn” – 3:18
2. “Pushkin” – 2:52
3. “Come a Little Dog” – 2:18
4. “I Send My Love to You” – 2:16
5. “Meaulnes” – 2:27
6. “No More Workhorse Blues” – 3:29
7. “All Is Grace” – 1:34
8. “Whither Thou Goest” – 2:02
9. “(Thou Without) Partner” – 4:03
10. “I Am a Cinematographer” – 2:36

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Palace Songs – “Hope” (mini album) (1994)

1. “Agnes, Queen of Sorrow” – 4:05
2. “Untitled” – 2:23
3. “Winter Lady” (Leonard Cohen) – 2:42
4. “Christmastime in the Mountains” – 1:38
5. “All Gone, All Gone” – 4:52
6. “Werner’s Last Blues to Blokbuster” – 4:41

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Palace Music: Viva Last Blues (1995)

Viva Last Blues is the third formal album by Will Oldham,

Under the monker Palace Music, this features Will Oldham on vocals and guitar. The album was recorded by Steve Albini and includes fan favorite “New Partner”. It was released in 1995 on Drag City Records.

The artwork is by Dianne Bellino (cover drawing) and Cynthia Kirkwood (painting).

Voted #60 on Pitchfork Media’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1990s”

1. “More Brother Rides” – 3:18
2. “Viva Ultra” – 3:18
3. “The Brute Choir” – 2:43
4. “The Mountain Low” – 2:44
5. “Tonight’s Decision (And Hereafter)” – 4:10
6. “Work Hard/Play Hard” – 2:50
7. “New Partner” – 3:54
8. “Cat’s Blues” – 3:18
9. “We All, Us Three, Will Ride” – 2:56
10. “Old Jerusalem” – 2:16

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Palace – “The Mountain”/”(End of ) Travelling” (1995)

The Mountain by Palace is the name of a Will Oldham EP released in 1995.

The EP is a compilation of two previously released Oldham singles, “West Palm Beach” / “Gulf Shores” (1994) and “The Mountain” / “(End of) Travelling” (1995).

1. “The Mountain”
2. “(End of) Travelling”
3. “Gulf Shores”
4. “West Palm Beach”

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Palace: Arise Therefore (1996)

Arise Therefore is the fourth studio album of Will Oldham. The album’s packaging does not include the artist’s name. It has been considered both a Palace release and a Will Oldham release.

The album features David Grubbs, Ned Oldham, and a Maya Tone drum machine. It was recorded by Steve Albini at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, USA.

  1. “Stablemate”
  2. “A Sucker’s Evening”
  3. “Arise, Therefore”
  4. “You Have Cum in Your Hair and Your Dick is Hanging Out”
  5. “Kid of Harith”
  6. “The Sun Highlights the Lack in Each”
  7. “No Gold Digger”
  8. “Disorder”
  9. “A Group of Women”
  10. “Give Me Children”
  11. “The Weaker Soldier”

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Palace Music: Lost Blues and Other Songs (1993-97)

Lost Blues and Other Songs by Palace Music is a compilation of singles, rarities, and live tracks recorded by Will Oldham under various permutations of the Palace name from 1993-1997.

This compilation was later followed by Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 (2000) and Little Lost Blues (2006).

“Ohio River Boat Song” is an adaptation of the traditional Scottish “Loch Tay Boat Song”, and “Horses” was originally written and performed by Sally Timms of the Mekons on her 1988 solo album Somebody’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat.

This LP contains one of my favourite Oldham lines; “It’s Valentines day, and I’m catatonic.” I’ve been there, man!

1. “Ohio River Boat Song”
2. “Riding”
3. “Valentine’s Day”
4. “Trudy Dies”
5. “Come In”
6. “Little Blue Eyes”
7. “Horses”
8. “Stable Will”
9. “Untitled” (Live at the Lounge Ax November 17, 1994)
10. “O How I Enjoy the Light”
11. “Marriage”
12. “West Palm Beach”
13. “Gulf Shores”
14. “(End Of) Travelling”
15. “Lost Blues”

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Will Oldham – “Joya” (1997)

The fifth album by Will Oldham, but the first (and only to date) album billed to his name, rather than the Palace or Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy monikers.

It was released in 1997 on Drag City Records. and also features Bob Arellano, Colin Gagon, and David Pajo.

Some copies of the album included a bonus disc entitled Little Joya (see BELOW), which was later reissued as a separate single in 1998.

In 2007, when the album became available for online download through the iTunes Store, the artist credit was changed to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, with altered artwork reflecting the change.

1. “O Let It Be”
2. “Antagonism”
3. “New Gypsy”
4. “Under What Was Oppression”
5. “The Gator”
6. “Open Your Heart”
7. “Rider”
8. “Be Still and Know God (Don’t Be Shy)”
9. “Apocolypse, No!”
10. “I Am Still What I Meant to Be”
11. “Bolden Boke Boy”
12. “Idea and Deed”

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Will Oldham – “Little Joya” (1997/98)

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Initial copies of the Joya album included a bonus disc entitled Little Joya, which was later reissued as a separate single in 1998.

There’s a lovely song here dedicated to GW Bush – “Exit Music (for a Dick)”!!

1. “Prologue”
2. “Joya”
3. “Exit Music (for a Dick)”

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Will Oldham – Western Music (1997)

Another rare and wonderful Oldham EP.

Western Music was released on Spanish record label Acuarela Ovni. The EP also features Mick Turner and Jim White of wonderful Australian band The Dirty Three.

Keeping up with Will Oldham’s complete output can be a very hard task. He has always mixed releases between albums with the shorter formats of the 7″ and EP, producing a healthy amount of material in between his full-length releases. However, seeking out the 7″ and EP formats can be rewarding, as the material often matches, and occasionally surpasses the quality of his albums. The 4 Track Western Music EP is a very hard to find title released in very limited edition by the combined forces of two labels out of Spain (Acurela and Ovni) in 1988. Coming from a variety of sessions.

Two tracks are solo Oldham, while Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three and former Gastr del Sol member David Grubbs play anonymous roles elsewhere. On nearly every song, Oldham approaches the level of his best work. “Always Bathing in the Evening” is perfect for dark bedroom listening. “Wade in/Wade in,” he sings, as voices in the distance chime in with “Blowing/Jump in/Waiting/Jump in.” While there is little lyrical matter to speak of, it sounds fantastic. On “Three Photographs” Oldham is an intriguing, fragmentary story told through pictures. Over the most rudimentary, lo-fi guitar strum.

With the other track “Western Song For J.L.L”, this is another fine outing, bringing to mind some of the material he would later release as Bonnie Prince Billy. Western Music came during a particularly prolific time for Oldham (during the Joya period) and was very hard to find even when in print. Only the best indie stores in the world were able to get them in and they were all pretty quickly gobbled up.

-from an Amazon reviewer

1. Always Bathing in the Evening
2. Western Song for J. LL.
3. Three Photographs
4. Jump In, Jump In, Come In, Come In

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Palace Soundtrack – Songs Put Together For (The Broken Giant) or Black/Rich Music (1998)

Songs Put Together For (The Broken Giant) by Palace Soundtrack is the name of an EP released in 1996 on Drag City Records, and is the soundtrack for the 1998 film The Broken Giant, directed by Estep Nagy and Guy grist.

The EP was reissued as Black/Rich Music by Will Oldham on June 22, 1998 on CD and 12″ vinyl.

1. “Organ: Watch With Me” (retitled “Organ: Do What You Will Do” on Black/Rich Music)
2. “Do What You Will Do”
3. “The Risen Lord”
4. “Organ: Allowance”
5. “Allowance”
6. “Black/Rich Tune”
7. “Organ: Black/Rich”
8. “Guitar: Do What You Will Do”

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Blue Lotus Feet (Domino, 1998)

Another bizarre one, this!

The Blue Lotus Feet EP was released on UK record label Domino Records in 1998.

It consists of the “One with the Birds” / “Southside of the World” single (previously released on Palace Records in the U.S. the same year), as well as five Hare Krishna songs, first performed live by Oldham during a session for VPRO’s “De Avonden” broadcast on Dutch radio on 15 October 1998.

The English translation of the krishnas is taken from “Cosmic Chants” by Paramahansa Yogananda, as originally sung and recorded by the Monks Of The Self-Realization Order.

  1. “One with the Birds” – 5:13
  2. “Southside of the World” – 3:04
  3. “When Thy Song Flows Through Me” – 2:29
  4. “I Am the Sky” – 0:53
  5. “Blue Lotus Feet” – 1:14
  6. “Polestar of My Life” – 0:22
  7. “Door of My Heart” – 0:44
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Bonnie Prince Billy – I Am Drinking Again (Domino, 1998)

1. I Am Drinking Again
2. Dreaming My Dreams

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Bonnie Prince Billy Performs Songs of Kevin Loyne (LowFly Records, 1998)

1. The Sun Shines Down On Me
2. I Confess

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Black Dissimulation (All City Nomad, 1998)

1. Black Dissimulation
2. No Such As What I Want

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Will Oldham – Ode Music (Drag City, 1999)

Ode Music is the name of a Will Oldham EP released in 2000 – the soundtrack to the film of the same name by Kelly Reichardt.

The EP is entirely instrumental, featuring primarily acoustic guitar, piano, and organ.

The album’s cover art is by film director Todd Haynes.

  1. “Ode #1” – 7:41
  2. “Ode #2” – 4:07
  3. “Ode #3” – 2:03
  4. “Ode #4” – 3:19
  5. “Ode #1a” – 2:51
  6. “Ode #1b” – 3:31
  7. “Ode #2a” – 2:33
  8. “Ode #5” – 2:40
  9. “Ode #3a” – 1:56
  10. “Ode #4a” – 3:01

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “I See a Darkness” (1999)

A true classic. Rated #20 in Mojo: The 100 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime and #9 in Pitchfork Media: Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.

1. “A Minor Place”
2. “Nomadic Revery (All Around)”
3. “I See a Darkness”
4. “Another Day Full of Dread”
5. “Death to Everyone”
6. “Knockturne”
7. “Madeleine-Mary”
8. “Song for the New Breed”
9. “Today I Was an Evil One”
10. “Black”
11. “Raining in Darling”

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy- Dream of a Drunk Black Southern Eagle (1999)

Dream of a Drunk Black Southern Eagle is the name of a Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy EP released in 1999 as a free item for subscribers of the French daily newspaper Libération.

It contains two singles previously released in the U.S. in 1998: “One with the Birds” / “Southside of the World” and “I Am Drinking Again” / “Dreaming My Dreams”. The fifth track, “Song for the New Breed (orchestral)”, is an alternate recording of “Song for the New Breed”, which originally appeared on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s I See a Darkness album in 1999. This version is exclusive to this release.

1. One With the Birds
2. Southside of the World
3. I Am Drinking Again
4. Dreaming My Dreams
5. Song for the New Breed (Orchestral version)

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “Let’s Start a Family (Blacks)” / “A Whorehouse Is Any House” (1999)

1. Let’s Start A Family
2. A Whorehouse Is Any House

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Will Oldham – Live Skibereen, Ireland 29 August 1999

Here’s the great Will Oldham and the amazing Silver Jew David Berman playing some of their songs as well as covering some songs of other artists, talking and reading poetry!

All at the literary/music festival at Liss Ard, Skibbereen, on the west coast of County Cork on 29 August 1999.

1. Now II
2. Arise, Therefore
3. If There Tas a Book About This Hallway
4. Crying in the Chapel
5. Joke
6. A Leprechaun Gave Me a Blowjob
7 Missing in Action
8. Talking and Jokes
9. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
10. War in Apartment 1812
11. Jokes
12. Madeleine- Mary
13. Talking
14. Nervous Ashers & Apocalypse
15. Armadillo Song of London Homesick Blues
16. Talking
17. Folsom Prison Blues in Spanish
18. Sweet Child O’ Mine
19. Thunder Road
20. Talking
21. Come In
22. The Rocker
23. New Orleans
24. Smith & Jones Forever
25. Turn the Page
26. Talking
27. Horses

Here be the dastardly duo

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Will Oldham: Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 (2000)

Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 is the second compilation of Oldham singles, rarities, and live performances, after Lost Blues and Other Songs (1997). A third Oldham compilation, Little Lost Blues, was released in 2006.

The lyrics of “The Risen Lord”, an alternative version of which appeared on the 2004 EP Black/Rich Music, are taken from a poem by D. H. Lawrence. “Big Balls” is a version of a song by AC/DC (with lyrics rewritten by Oldham), and “Every Mother’s Son” was originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

1. “Drinking Woman”
2. “The Spider’s Dude Is Often There”
3. “Gezundheit”
4. “Let the Wires Ring”
5. “Big Balls”
6. “For the Mekons Et Al”
7. “Stable Will”
8. “Every Mother’s Son”
9. “No More Rides”
10. “The Risen Lord”
11. “Boy, Have You Cum”
12. “Patience”
13. “Take However Long You Want”
14. “Sugarcane Juice Drinker”
15. “Call Me a Liar”
16. “O Lord Are You in Need”

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Bonnie Blue Billy – Little Boy Blue (Western Vinyl, 2000)

This is an absolutely outstanding release and urgently needs a re-release. All of the three songs are top-notch Oldham songwriting. “Little Boy Blue” and “Little Boy Blue 2” have been given the treatment in 2006 on Little Lost Blues, a VERY limited bonus-disc to “The Letting Go”. Still lost is the humorous “Blue Boy” with hilarious background vocals and a hawaii-style guitar. Try to get your hands on this!

“Little Boy Blue”
“Little Boy Blue 2”
“Blue Boy”

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Johnny Cash – “I See a Darkness”
(2000)

From the amazing American III: Solitary Man, the third album in the American series by Johnny Cash.

A wonderful cover of Oldham’s great track from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s I See a Darkness album released in 1999, this features Billy on backing vocals.

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Bonny Billy – More Revery (Temporary Residence Limited, 2001)

More Revery by Bonnie Billy is the name of a Will Oldham EP released in 2000 as Volume 7 of the Travels in Constants subscription series on the label Temporary Residence Limited.

It was recorded live at the Palais du Congres in Shelbyville, KY by Paul Oldham and consists of six cover songs.

The EP was reissued in 2001 as Temporary Residence TRR-37, with different song mixes and the crowd noise removed.

1. “Someone’s Sleeping” (John Phillips)
2. “Sweeter Than Anything” (P.J. Harvey)
3. “Same Love That Made Me Laugh” (Bill Withers)
4. “A Dream of the Sea” (The Renderers)
5. “Strange Things” (John Holt)
6. “Just to See You Smile” (Mark Nesler/Tony Martin) (Tim McGraw cover)

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “Ease Down the Road” 2-CD edition (2001)

This collection also features an array of collaborators such as Todd Brashear, Matt Everett, Mike Fellows, Paul Greenlaw, Catherine Irwin, Ned Oldham, David Pajo, Bryan Rich, Matt Sweeney, and Jon Theodore. Oh, and one of our fave whackjob film-makers, Harmony Korine!

1. “May It Always Be”
2. “Careless Love”
3. “A King at Night”
4. “Just to See My Holly Home”
5. “At Break of Day”
6. “After I Made Love to You”
7. “Ease Down the Road”
8. “The Lion Lair”
9. “Mrs William”
10. “Sheep”
11. “Grand Dark Feeling of Emptiness”
12. “Rich Wife Full of Happiness”

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Rian Murphy and Will Oldham – “All Most Heaven” EP (2001)

Although it runs only 15 minutes long, this release is one that would win over most people on name-dropping alone. While the main singers are Rian Murphy and Oldham, the musical arrangements are by Jim O’Rourke and Archer Prewitt had a big hand in the background vocals. Not only that, but David Grubbs, Bill Callahan, Edith Frost, and Laetitia Sadier make appearences among others. It’s a damn indie rock hotsheet lineup and although the music isn’t anything that hasn’t been done before, it’s super enjoyable and just a plain excellent little release.

The four songs on the album follow sort of a natural progression and start out with “Fall Again.” Made up of a nice arrangement of organs, guitars, bass, piano, strings, and a touch of horns, it’s a jaunty little track that fits perfectly with the very odd lyrics (that actually are in all the tracks). At first, I wondered if I was just hearing them sing wrong, but upon looking at the lyrics sheet, I realized that they yes indeed did just say, “they boge in do bo/when you call the name/of they sing or they/I bmal bahl.” It’s like a bit of Anthony Burgess’ Clockwork Orange-speak thrown in to real English and it works very well with the lush, almost baroquey sounding arrangements by O’Rourke. The third track “Song Of Most” goes with a more string-driven track again and with a backing chorus that includes Sadier (of Stereolab), the lyrics of “We held upon a biggun daddy/hates to, the song fall on/the gable/ah ee stood ape-hole” seem still manage to sound somewhat regal.

The short EP ends with the slower “Song Of All” and the light horns, guitar and piano arrangement close things out nicely with vocals by Oldham (as well as a chorus of several backups). Overall, it’s a very short release and probably more for those who’ve already heard work by those involved (but chances are you have given everyone that had a hand in the release). Musically, it’s very nearly perfect with very full sounds and varied instrumentation, and even with the sometimes undecipherable lyrics, it makes for a nice little musical morsel.

-http://www.almostcool.org

1. Fall Again
2. Fall And Raise It On
3. Song Of Most
4. Song Of All

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Papa M – Whatever, Mortal (2001)

Will Oldham co-produced this album and his influence is palpable throughout. ‘Whatever, Mortal’ discards the dark broth of Bonnie Prince Billy in favour of a warm, seductive brew.

1. Over Jordan
2. Beloved Woman
3. Roses In The Snow
4. Sorrow Reigns
5. Krusty
6. Lass Of Roch Royal, The
7. Many Splendored Thing
8. Glad You’re Here With Me
9. Tamu
10. Sabotage
11. Purple Eyelid
12. Unquiet Grave, The
13. Northwest Passage

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Will Oldham, Jason Molina, Alasdair Roberts – Amalgamated Sons Of Rest (2002)

Amalgamated Sons of Rest is the name of a one-off project by Will Oldham and the great Jason Molina, along with Scottish colleague Alasdair Roberts.

The collaboration yielded one eponymous EP, released in 2002 on Galaxia Records, and a song, “Translation”, released by Jade Tree Records. “Translation” was not released under the Amalgamated Sons of Rest moniker though, but under Molina’s then-usual band name, Songs: Ohia, on a split EP with My Morning Jacket.

1. “Maa Bonny Lad”
2. “My Donal”
3. “The Gypsy He-Witch”
4. “The Last House”
5. “Major March”
6. “Jennie Blackbird’s Blues”
7. “I Will Be Good”

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Happy Child (2003)

A limited edition 2 track mini CD from Will Oldham aka the Bonnie Prince Billy – himself. The tracks are: ‘Happy Child’ from a record by Tweaker (with vocal and lyrics by Will Oldham) and ‘Forest Time’ from the 10? record and book that graced our record racks sometime in the not too distant past. Lovely.

1. ‘Happy Child’
2. ‘Forest Time’

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “Master and Everyone” (2003)

Master and Everyone is the name of a 2003 album by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The album also features Tony Crow, John Kelton, Paul Oldham, Marty Slayton, Matt Swanson, Gary Lee Tussing, and William Tyler, and was produced by Lambchop’s Mark Nevers.

1. “The Way”
2. “Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise?”
3. “Master and Everyone”
4. “Wolf Among Wolves”
5. “Joy and Jubilee”
6. “Maundering”
7. “Lessons From What’s Poor”
8. “Even If Love”
9. “Three Questions”
10. “Hard Life”

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Will Oldham – Seafarers Music
(2004)

This is one of my favourite minor Oldham recordings – an instrumental short album with a nautical theme.

It is the soundtrack to the film Seafarers (2004) by British director Jason Massot, a documentary about four seamen in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Each of the album’s tracks is named after one of the four sailors.

The EP also features playing from Paul Oldham and David Bird.

From Pitchfork (where it got an 8.0):

A few weeks back, at a secret Bonnie “Prince” Billy show, I made a rookie mistake, presuming that I knew what Will Oldham was up to, even a decade after having first been mystified by his music. Brashly assuming the seasick music I’d heard that night (courtesy of “Prince” and “Cockfighter,” aka Matt Sweeney) to be a taster for his soundtrack work for British director Jason Massot’s documentary about sailors in the bustling Rotterdam seaport. The newswire quoted me blabbering expertly on “songs about spanking, donkeys (but not spanking donkeys), and allusions to creatures such as the ‘Super Wolf’ and ‘Panther Girl’.” I’d asserted that there couldn’t possibly be more songs about sailors and the sea.

Was I ever wrong. Not only were the dozen songs I’d heard completely new, but none of them referenced the soundtrack for Seafarers at all, save the fashion sense of the sardine-packed Williamsburg crowd itself. Sailor is the new Camo: Will-fully-induced scurvy, scruffy pirate beards, ironic bicep-tual hula girl tats, moth-riddled wooly peacoats, salty squints, and crooked seamen caps are replacing Radar hats, olive-green fatigues, boutique-bought dogtags, and $100 paratrooper pants at a frightening pace. Again, Oldham surfs ahead of the Zeitgeist, much as he did by anticipating skillet-licking necrofolkia with There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You and Days in the Wake.

Like Oldham’s previous seafaring soundtrack work, these four songs, dedicated to rough-hewn human flotsam from Sweden, Polynesia, Croatia and Nigeria, are instrumental– Oldham, brother Paul and David Bird carving out four different variations on a melancholic theme. Not quite sea shanties, the gently finger-flicked notes sway to and fro, creaking like frayed ropes and salt-cracked lips on a stilled day, destinationless, and surrounded by the infinite waters. Each character bobs and pitches on the slight fluctuations of shimmering saline, their movements imperceptible yet in motion. The order of notes is uncertain and always changing, leaving me to wonder if the characters are but Abyss-like apparitions raised from the sea itself.

That said, the little nuances of the Oldhams’ and Bird’s playing are what keep the notes afloat on the despondent, drunken music bed, and their soft focus makes for more return listens than Oldham’s past scores for The Broken Giant or Slitch. The musicians enter in about a minute apart on “Sapele”, setting up slight ripples between each others’ notes while open strings and tube-warmed amps buzz towards the horizon, accompanying protagonist “Lars”. The smallest of sounds, such as the wheezing of air organ and ungrounded fuzz bubble up on “Emmanuel” and shine as beacons, their minimal gestures conveying the sad depths that lie beneath the sailors’ brutish exteriors. Could Will Oldham be the next Jean Genet, using the fragile-feminine to trace the savage-masculine, or does this just reinforce that incidental music is the next post-rock?

1. Sapele
2. Lars
3. Bogo
4. Emmanuel

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “Sings Greatest Palace Music” (2004)

A rather strange one, this! Although, with Oldham, everything is kinda strange!

This could’ve been called “Billy’s Nashville Skyline“!

The LP features ‘cover-versions’ of songs from his Palace music era (1993-1997), recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with a large group of renowned country session musicians!

The lo-fi nature of the songs’ original recordings was abandoned in favour of a more conventionally polished country sound.

Guest musicians include the likes of Eddie Bayers, Stuart Duncan, Mark Fain, Mike Johnson, Hargus Robbins, Andrew Bird and Bruce Watkins.

1. “New Partner”
2. “Ohio River Boat Song”
3. “Gulf Shores”
4. “You Will Miss Me When I Burn”
5. “The Brute Choir”
6. “I Send My Love to You”
7. “More Brother Rides”
8. “Agnes, Queen of Sorrow”
9. “Viva Ultra”
10. “Pushkin”
11. “Horses”
12. “Riding”
13. “West Palm Beach”
14. “No More Workhorse Blues”
15. “I Am a Cinematographer”

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Agnes, Queen Of Sorrow
(2004)

1. Agnes
2. Pussyfooting
3. Blokbuster

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Sage Francis with Will Oldham – Sea Lion (2005)

1. Sea Lion
2. Stuck

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Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney – “Superwolf” (2005)

Superwolf is the name of an album by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Matt Sweeney, released in 2005 on Drag City Records. Sue Schofield provides guest vocals.

They do a Lennon & Mc Cartney with the lyrics being by Will Oldham and the music by Matt Sweeney!

A live version of “My Home Is the Sea” was included on a Drag City sampler titled “Drag City A to Z”.

1. “My Home Is the Sea”
2. “Beast for Thee”
3. “What Are You?”
4. “Goat and Ram”
5. “Lift Us Up”
6. “Rudy Foolish”
7. “Bed Is for Sleeping”
8. “Only Someone Running”
9. “Death in the Sea”
10. “Blood Embrace”
11. “I Gave You”

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Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeney (
Superwolf) – Ignition (2005)

A strange R Kelly Cover!

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Bonny Billy: Little Lost Blues: 1998-2006 (2006)

Little Lost Blues by Bonny Billy is the third compilation of singles and rarities by Will Oldham. The previous two were Lost Blues and Other Songs (1997) and Guarapero/Lost Blues 2 (2000).

“Little Boy Blue” is a George Jones cover, and “Less of Me” is a Glen Campbell cover.

1. “Little Boy Blue”
2. “His Hands”
3. “Black Dissimulation”
4. “Southside of the World”
5. “I Confess”
6. “Less of Me”
7. “Barcelona”
8. “Let’s Start a Family (Blacks)”
9. “Little Boy Blue 2”
10. “I Am Drinking Again”
11. “Crying in the Chapel”

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “The Letting Go” (2006)

The Letting Go was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland and produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson, who is known for his work with the Icelandic artist Björk.

Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables also sings on the album while Jim White, the longtime drummer for the the wonderful Oz group Dirty Three, whacks the sticks!

The album’s name comes from the last lines of the great Emily Dickinson poem that starts “After a Great Pain, A Formal Feeling Comes”:

This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived,
As freezing persons recollect the snow –
First chill, then stupor, then the letting go.

1. “Love Comes to Me” – 4:31
2. “Strange Form of Life” – 3:46
3. “Wai” – 3:37
4. “Cursed Sleep” – 5:35
5. “No Bad News” – 4:45
6. “Cold & Wet” – 2:21
7. “Big Friday” – 2:43
8. “Lay & Love” – 3:50
9. “The Seedling” – 4:36
10. “Then the Letting Go” – 5:19
11. “God’s Small Song” – 4:05
12. “I Called You Back” – 7:53
13. “Ebb Tide” – 5:14 (hidden track). Bonus track on some versions, “Untitled” on some versions.

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Cursed Sleep (2006)

“Cursed Sleep” is the name of a Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy single taken from the 2006 album The Letting Go. The single came in both 12″ vinyl and CD formats.

1. “Cursed Sleep”
2. “The Signifiying Wolf”
3. “God’s Small Song”

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy -Ask Forgiveness (2007)

A sublime collection of idiosyncratic covers plus one new song. I fucking love this one!

Oldham even makes a Bjork song sound good!That ain’t fucking easy!

1. “I Came Here to Hear the Music” (Mickey Newbury)
2. “I’ve Seen It All” (Björk, originally performed with Thom Yorke)
3. “Am I Demon” (Danzig)
4. “My Life” (Phil Ochs)
5. “I’m Loving the Street” (Will Oldham)
6. “The Way I Am” (Mekons/Merle Haggard/Sonny Throckmorton)
7. “Cycles” (Frank Sinatra, written by Gayle Caldwell)
8. “The World’s Greatest” (R. Kelly)

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Bonnie Prince Billy – “Lay and Love” CD single (2007)

Personnel include: Dawn McCarthy (vocals); Emmett Kelly (guitar); Craig Wagner (banjo); Chris Fortner (trombone); Paul Oldham (electric bass); Jason Tiemann, Jim White (drums).

That’s not the famous Dylan track Going to Acapulco, is it?

1. Lay and Love
2. Senor
3. Going to Acapulco

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Here’s the vid directed by Vernon Chatham and John Lee, creators of Wonder Showzen


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Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Wai Notes (2007)

This is a new limited edition (not to mention beautifully packaged) Will Oldham album in which he combines with Faun Fables’ Dawn McCarthy for an alternate take on material penned for the last Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy album. The incredibly rough recordings that make up Wai Notes were once demos for The Letting Go album, an LP that was about as hi-fi and full-blooded as you could ever hope to hear. Perhaps because of those maxed-out production values, the album tended to split opinion between long-term Oldham followers, but hearing the songs in their nascent form is sure to be unanimously well received among Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy die-hards.

The format is pared down to just Oldham and McCarthy singing whilst accompanied by a little acoustic guitar and a whole lot of tape hiss. It’s rather odd to hear a song like ‘Cursed Sleep’ bereft of its lavish string arrangements, but here it is complete with errors and fumbled lyrics, and it sounds just great.

Of course to get the full benefit of an album like this it really helps if you know the songs as they appeared on the album in the first place, but even if this is your first time dipping into the material there remains an obvious beauty to these coarse documents. It’s interesting that McCarthy gets first billing on the CD, her voice seems to be more defined and spatially diffuse than Oldham’s own performance – presumably it’s been overdubbed at some later time with some slightly higher quality equipment.

In any case the uncompromising physicality and intimacy of the material here makes for a wonderful listening experience.

Very highly recommended.

-boomkat

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Bonnie Prince Billy –Lie Down In The Light (2008)

Gone are the sweeping strings of 2006s The Letting Go, on a record of more straightforward country that sees the ever-consistent Oldham sounding positively cheerful as he (after a fashion!) extols the joys of love, friendship and family.

1. “Easy Does It”
2. “You Remind Me of Something (The Glory Goes)”
3. “So Everyone”
4. “For Every Field There’s a Mole”
5. “(Keep Eye On) Other’s Gain”
6. “You Want That Picture”
7. “Missing One”
8. “What’s Missing Is”
9. “Where Is the Puzzle?”
10. “Lie Down in the Light”
11. “Willow Trees Bend”
12. “I’ll Be Glad” (Shannon Stephens)

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Bonnie Prince Billy – Wilding In The West (2008)

Australian-only live release from Will Oldham and his band, recorded in California.

Wilding In The West features passionate versions of classic Bonnie Prince Billy tracks plus three new tracks.

1. O Let It Be
2. Little Small Song
3. Then the Letting Go
4. Gator
5. Master & Everyone
6. No Such as What I Want
7. Naked Lion
8. No Bad News
9. Wai
10. Three Questions
11. Weaker Soldier
12. I Called You Back
13. Magnificent Billy
14. Is It the Sea/My Home Is the Sea

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (with Harem Scarem and Alex Nielsen) – Is It The Sea? (October 2008)

Is this Will Oldham’s riposte to Mike Scott’s mid-80’s LP “This is the Sea”? Nah!!

No so-called “Big Music” here! Just real music!

Willy’s on a creative roll lately! It’s wonderful! Yes, its looking like 2008 might be the year that Oldham can finally wrest the title of “number one artist that will always be referred to as prolific” from Ryan Adams!

Following the out of the blue, and excellent Lie Down in the Light, this live album will be released October 20, on Domino Records.

The decidedly nautically themed LP culls songs from Spring 2006 shows in Scotland, Ireland and Newcastle and features a tracklisting that pulls songs from across his long and varied discography.

“New Partner” gets its third outing since its debut in Viva Last Blues ! Billy just loves that ditty!

Tracklisting

01 Minor Place
02 Love Comes to Me
03 Bed Is for Sleeping
04 Arise Therefore
05 Wolf Among Wolves
06 Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise?
07 Cursed Sleep
08 Molly Bawn
09 Birch Ballad
10 New Partner
11 Is It the Sea?
12 My Home Is the Sea
13 Master and Everyone

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (with Harem Scarem and Alex Nielsen) – Is It The Sea? (October 2008)

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (with Harem Scarem and Alex Nielsen) – Is It The Sea? (October 2008)

Is this Will Oldham’s riposte to Mike Scott’s mid-80’s LP “This is the Sea”? Nah!!

No so-called “Big Music” here! Just real music!

Willy’s on a creative roll lately! It’s wonderful! Yes, its looking like 2008 might be the year that Oldham can finally wrest the title of “number one artist that will always be referred to as prolific” from Ryan Adams!

Following the out of the blue, and excellent Lie Down in the Light, this live album will be released October 20, on Domino Records.

The decidedly nautically themed LP culls songs from Spring 2006 shows in Scotland, Ireland and Newcastle and features a tracklisting that pulls songs from across his long and varied discography.

“New Partner” gets its third outing since its debut in Viva Last Blues ! Billy just loves that ditty!

Tracklisting

01 Minor Place
02 Love Comes to Me
03 Bed Is for Sleeping
04 Arise Therefore
05 Wolf Among Wolves
06 Ain’t You Wealthy, Ain’t You Wise?
07 Cursed Sleep
08 Molly Bawn
09 Birch Ballad
10 New Partner
11 Is It the Sea?
12 My Home Is the Sea
13 Master and Everyone

Here be billy boy;

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Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lie Down in the Light [2008]

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Lie Down in the Light [2008]

Will Oldham has produced his latest release under the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy moniker.

Titled Lie Down in the Light, the record will be released on May 20, and will feature Emmett Kelley, Shahzad Izmaily, Ashley Webber and Oldham’s brother, Paul.

The greatest songwriter of his generation? Probably.

Lie Down in the Light of the great Billy!

Tracklisting

1. Easy Does It
2. You Remind Me of Something (The Glory Goes)
3. So Everyone
4. For Every Field There’s a Mole
5. (Keep Eye On) Other’s Gain
6. You Want That Picture
7. Missing One
8. What’s Missing Is
9. Where’s the Puzzle?
10. Lie Down in the Light
11. Willow Trees Bend
12. I’ll Be Glad

Here’s free Willy;

Thanks to the original poster

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May 19, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Music_Alternative, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment