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American Music Club – The Golden Age (2008)

American Music Club – The Golden Age (2008)
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Release Notes:

American Music Club are set to release their 9th long player, The Golden Age, their strongest album in over a decade, on Monday 4th February 2008. Uncut Magazine has already called it their best since 1993’s masterpiece Mercury. The Golden Age follows the band’s 2004 release, the much lauded Love Songs For Patriots, which had the Guardian calling lead singer and songwriter Mark Eitzel “America’s greatest living lyricist”.

Featuring 13 songs, The Golden Age exudes an understated brilliance, and sees AMC moving away from the fragmented studio sound of their last, critically acclaimed opus Love Songs For Patriots, to an altogether lighter more cohesive sound reminiscent of their earlier works, whilst the backing vocals and melodies recall LA in the early 70s where folk / pop / rock of CSNY, Fleetwood Mac, Bread and the Hollies ruled.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Golden-Age-A…/dp/B000X3V9Q8

Tracklisting

1. All My Love
2. The Victory Choir
3. The Decibels and the Little Pills
4. The Sleeping Beauty
5. The Stars
6. All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco
7. Who You Are
8. The Windows of the World
9. One Step Ahead
10. The Dance
11. I know That’s Not Really You
12. On My Way
13. The Grand Duchess of San Francisco

Here she be:

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September 16, 2008 Posted by | American_Music_Club, Mark Eitzel, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | 1 Comment

AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB – OVER AND DONE (1993) [Rare Promo]

The great isupplythecountrywithbutter posted this wonderful AMC rarity .. as follows;

Extremely rare promo only item from Mark Eitzel, Vudi, Dan Pearson and American Music Club. Released to promote the now classic album, Mercury, Over And Done contains some of the greatest tracks AMC ever recorded (taken from the early albums Engine, California, Everclear & Rise.) Between these tracks, however, are short interviews with the band! To top it off, THREE RARE DEMOS end the proceedings. If you love AMC as much as I do, this item is essential.

Enjoy!

I ripped this from the original promo only CD at 256 vbr.

Tracklisting:

Over And Done
Interview
Nightwatchman
Interview
Outside This Bar
Interview
Bad Liquor
Interview
Highway 5
Interview
Rise
Interview
Why Won’t You Stay
Sick Of Food
The Dead Part Of You
Interview
Chanel #5
The Hopes And Dreams Of Heaven’s 10,000 Whores [demo]
If I Had A Hammer [demo]
Challenger [demo]

see comments!

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September 16, 2008 Posted by | American_Music_Club, Mark Eitzel, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | 3 Comments

VA – Come on Beautiful: The Songs of American Music Club (2000)

VA – Come on Beautiful: The Songs of American Music Club (2000)

Tracklisting

1. What Holds the World Together – Ida
2. Fearless – M. Ward
3. Why Won’t You Stay – Lambchop
4. Last Harbor – Jenny Toomey, Amy Domingues
5. Chanel #5 – Calexico
6. Hollywood 4-5-92 – Paula Frazer
7. Will You Find Me? – Willard Grant Conspiracy
8. Blue and Grey Shirt – Chris and Carla
9. Highway Five – Steve Wynn
10. Pale Skinny Girl – Vera Clouzot
11. Firefly – Portastatic
12. This Year – Dakota Suite

Here be covers:

Comeon.rar

Thanks to fratan

February 6, 2008 Posted by | American_Music_Club, Mark Eitzel, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

American Music Club – Discography / The Golden Age

https://i1.wp.com/www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/culture/2006/07/24/AMC-color1small250x272.jpgHere are some classic albums made by American Music Club, meaning songwriter supreme Mr. Mark Eitzel and his mates – a mutating line up involving, at various times, guitarist Vudi, bassist Dan Pearson, keyboardist Brad Johnson, and drummer Matt Norelli.

A collection of fine solo albums made by Mark Eitzel can be had here;

Mark Eitzel

AMC were one of the most innovative and supreme songwriting bands to come out of the US in recent times. However, very unfortunately, all their great works were sadly neglected by the great music world, of course.

They disbanded soon after San Francisco was released in 1994.

The great news is that AMC have again reformed and, after their 2004 release, the much lauded Love Songs For Patriots, will release the rather excellent The Golden Age this month.

American Music Club
Engine (1987) @320

AMC’s sophomore release marked a significant advancement over The Restless Stranger and offered more than a few of the band’s definitive moments.

Much of the credit goes to producer Tom Mallon, who arranged the record with an intuitive grasp of the anatomical make-up of Mark Eitzel’s burgeoning songcraft; the most of the credit of course belongs to Eitzel himself, who offers up some of his first truly great compositions. Chief among these works is “Outside This Bar,” a chilling portrait of the hermetically-sealed comforts of the drinking life – mmmm, sounds a little too familiar (I do love hermetically-sealed comforts, especially when said comforts include a few nasty, tipsy slappers and a river of Irish whisky!)!


American Music Club
United Kingdom / California

CD Demon Records FIEND CD 151 (UK, 1989)

American Music Club – United Kingdom

01. Here They Roll Down
02. Dreamers of the Dream
03. Never Mind
04. United Kingdom
05. Dream Is Gone
06. Heaven of your Hands
07. Kathleen
08. The Hula Maiden
09. Animal Pen

American Music Club – California

10. Firefly
11. Somewhere
12. Laughing Stock
13. Lonely
14. Pale and Skinny Girl
15. Blue and Grey Shirt
16. Bad Liquor
17. Now You’re Defeated
18. Jenny
19. Western Sky
20. Highway 5
21. Last Harbor

— From AMG:


American Music Club’s first indisputably great album, United Kingdom is also the band’s most spare and unsettling work. Originally conceived as a collection of site-specific songs (hence the opener, “Here They Roll Down,” which samples the sounds of a freeway off-ramp), the LP instead cobbles together leftover material and live tracks which fuse together into a remarkably cohesive and balanced whole. Among the highlights: “Heaven in Your Hands” ranks firmly as one of Mark Eitzel’s most beautiful and unguarded love songs, while the lounge-flavored “Hula Maiden” finds the singer at his most perversely comic; the solo acoustic “Never Mind” details an emotional free-fall, while on the lush “Dreamers of the Dream,” Eitzel clings to one of the record’s few rays of hope as though his life depended on it.

With the erratic California, Mark Eitzel’s songwriting skills blossom into full maturity. From the pedal-steel inflected opener “Firefly” to the luminous “Western Sky,” the best of his compositions reveal uncommon depth and emotional heft: “Somewhere” cuts with the savage humor of a master storyteller, while “Blue and Grey Shirt,” a memoir of a friend’s AIDS-related death, is simply devastating. A number of the cuts don’t work at all — the muddy “Bad Liquor” is an indecipherable rant, while “Laughing Stock” is by-the-numbers melodrama — but those that do are nothing short of transcendent.

Visit United Kingdom here:
http://sharebee.com/04b713b8

Visit California here:
http://sharebee.com/b374fb82


American Music Club – Everclear (1991)

Tracklisting

“Why Won’t You Stay”
“Rise”
“Miracle on 8th Street”
“Ex-Girlfriend”
“Crabwalk”
“The Confidential Agent”
“Sick of Food”
“The Dead Part of You”
“Royal Café”
“What the Pillar of Salt Held Up”
“Jesus’ Hands”


American Music Club – Mercury (1993)

Tracklisting

“Gratitude Walks” – 4:14
“If I Had a Hammer” – 3:36
“Challenger” – 2:57
“I’ve Been a Mess” – 4:24
“Hollywood 4-5-92” – 4:12
“What Godzilla Said to God When His Name Wasn’t Found in the Book of Life” – 3:40
“Keep Me Around” – 2:53
“Dallas, Airports, Bodybags” – 2:00
“Apology for an Accident” – 3:57
“Over and Done” – 3:05
“Johnny Mathis’ Feet” – 3:40
“The Hopes and Dreams of Heaven’s 10,000 Whores” – 4:20
“More Hopes and Dreams” – 1:55
“Will You Find Me?” – 4:06

Code:

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8q69qqpr

The Golden Age American Music Club The Golden Age (2008)

American Music Club release their 9th long player, The Golden Age, their strongest album in over a decade, on 4th February 2008.

Uncut Magazine has already called it their best since 1993’s masterpiece Mercury. The Golden Age follows the band’s 2004 release, the much lauded Love Songs For Patriots, which had the Guardian calling lead singer and songwriter Mark Eitzel “America’s greatest living lyricist”.

Featuring 13 songs, The Golden Age exudes an understated brilliance, and sees AMC moving away from the fragmented studio sound of their last, critically acclaimed opus Love Songs For Patriots, to an altogether lighter more cohesive sound reminiscent of their earlier works, whilst the backing vocals and melodies recall LA in the early 70s where folk / pop / rock of CSNY, Fleetwood Mac, Bread and the Hollies ruled.

Here’s a review from BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/bpf9/

by Helen Groom / 01 February 2008

American Music Club is one of the seemingly endless parade of bands who find success, split up, and then decide that maybe that music lark wasn’t so bad after all. The question is whether their new output is good enough to make anyone pay attention.

New album The Golden Age will never get your heart racing, it simply lacks the energy to do so. You could easily listen to this album without really hearing it, noticing its absence at the end rather than its presence throughout. That is not to say it is terrible; it isn’t. It’s actually quite nice, with a laid-back, smooth, sometimes sweet, feel to it. But there is little musically here to hook your ears onto.

As a listener you have to put a bit more effort in here to get to the good stuff. Take The Sleeping Beauty for example. Musically, it just isn’t all that special, but the lyrics are beautifully mournful and poetic.

The John Berchman Victory Choir is lazily beautiful, with the harmonies adding a rich fullness to the gentle, engaging sound. Windows On The World uses country-infused slide guitar to create a dreamy, drunken feeling, a great counterpoint to a lyrical ode to the World Trade Centre, with the buzzing, distorted ending flagging up impending doom.

Decibels And The Little Pills has more pace to it, with its sweet tune sounding a perfect fit for Radio 2. But the sad images provoked by the words puncture the up beat backing like a kick to the gut.

Less good are I Know That’s Not Really You and On My Way, both of which could be skipped over without any great loss. Much nicer is closer The Grand Duchess Of San Francisco, its bittersweet lyrics the highlight of the album.

The Golden Age is unlikely to win a legion of new fans, but for those who like to dig below the surface for their musical gratification, this fits the bill.


Tracklisting

1. All My Love

2. The Victory Choir

3. The Decibels and the Little Pills

4. The Sleeping Beauty

5. The Stars

6. All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco

7. Who You Are

8. The Windows of the World

9. One Step Ahead

10. The Dance

11. I know That’s Not Really You

12. On My Way

13. The Grand Duchess of San Francisco

Here she be:

http://www.filefactory.com/file/fa82f0

Thanks to the original posters

February 6, 2008 Posted by | American_Music_Club, Mark Eitzel, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, _MUSIC | 8 Comments

Mark Eitzel Discography

Fratan has very kindly compiled these great works of the great Mark Eitzel, erstwhile (and apparently currently again) songwriter with the great American Music Club.

I was a HUGE fan of AMC and Eitzel back in the day. In fact the first CD I ever purchased was Songs of Love Live at the Borderline from 1991! (fuck, I’m getting old!)

Eitzel is a magnificent songwriter, never afraid to face the darkness and disappointment inevitable in life. He reminds me of John Fante or Ray Carver with a guitar.

All credit and thanks to Fratan !

Here’s Marky boy and his pet Rat St. Michael!

EDIT:

Unfortunately, due to mail below from the record company, I have had to remove the links for the official albums.

Links for the bootlegs remain.

As is the case with all links found here, I’m only trying to give folks a taster (asked to be deleted in 24 hours), of great music. At a quality level far inferior to the original CDs.

These are not my uploads. These were found by simple google search and are freely available on the web under the Freedom of Information Act.

I only hope that people who DL the taster might thus be encouraged to go out and buy some original CDs and also to attend concerts by the artist. They otherwise would likely have done neither.

Therefore, in effect, this potentially opens up a new market for the artist’s work.

Please take down these Eitzel tracks. Mark does not approve of this in any way and wants this removed now. We have no problem with the bootlegs being up but by putting up the albums is stealing from Mark no matter what way you lock at it.

regards
Chris
Undertow Management for AMC/Eitzel


Mark albums:


1991 Songs of Love Live at the Borderline (11-9-91)

1. Firefly
2. Channel No.5
3. Western Sky
4. Blue And Grey Shirt
5. Gary’s Song
6. Outside This Bar
7. Room Above The Club
8. Last Harbour
9. Kathleen
10. Crabwalk
11. Jenny
12. Take Courage
13. Nothing Can Bring Me Down

1996 60 Watt Silver Lining

1. No Easy Way Down
2. Sacred Heart
3. Always Turn Away
4. Saved
5. Cleopatra Jones
6. When My Plane Finally Goes Down
7. Mission Rock Resort
8. Wild Sea
9. Aspirin
10. Some Bartenders Have the Gift of Pardon
11. Southend on Sea
12. Everything Is Beautiful

1997 West

1. If You Have To Ask
2. Free of Harm
3. Helium
4. Stunned & Frozen
5. Then It Really Happens
6. In Your Life
7. Lower Eastside Tourist
8. Three Inches Of Wall
9. Move Myself Ahead
10. Old Photographs
11. Fresh Screwdriver
12. Live Or Die

1997 Lover’s Leap USA

1. Have No Words
2. The Big House
3. Dream in Your Heart
4. Lost My Humor
5. How Will You Face Yourself in Sleep
6. Lost And Lonely
7. Pay It Back
8. Leave Her Alone
9. Steve I Always Knew
10. Nice Nice Nice
11. Your Glass Jaw
12. What Good Is Love
13. Sun Smog Seahorse

1998 Caught In A Trap And I Can’t Back Out ‘Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby

1. Are You The Trash
2. Xmas Lights Spin
3. Auctioneer’s Song
4. White Rosary
5. If I Had A Gun
6. Goodbye
7. Queen Of No One
8. Cold Light Of Day
9. Go Away
10. Atico 18
11. Sun Smog Seahorse

2001 Live on Wfmu Nyc

01. Bitterness. Excerpt
02. Interview 1
03. Sleep
04. Interview 2
05. Christian Science Room
06. Interview 3
07. Can You See
08. Interview 4
09. To The Sea
10. Interview 5
11. Shine
12. Interview 6
13. Proclaim Your Joy
14. Interview 7
15. Steve I Always Knew
16. Interview 8
17. Anything
18. Take Courage

2001 Superhitsinternational

https://i2.wp.com/images.salon.com/may97/sharps/eitzel2970508.jpg01. The Man With The Hole In His Foot
02. 1000 Miles
03. Highway 40
04. Hold Me
05. Charm School
06. Come In
07. Will You Ever Make Room At Your Table
08. Kristin Intro
09. Liberace And His Relationship To The 20Th Century
10. Tomorrow

2001 The Invisible Man

1. Boy with the Hammer in the Paper Bag
2. Can You See?
3. Christian Science Reading Room
4. Sleep
5. To the Sea
6. Shine
7. Steve I Always Knew
8. Bitterness
9. Anything
10. Lonely Fairy in the Forest
11. Without You
12. Global Sweep of Human History
13. Seeing Eye Dog

2002 Music for Courage and Confidence

1. Snowbird
2. Ain’t No Sunshine
3. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me
4. Help Me Make It Through The Night
5. I Only Have Eyes For You
6. Gentle On My Mind
7. More More More
8. Move On Up
9. Rehearsals For Retirement
10. I’ll Be Seeing You

2003 The Ugly American

1. Western Sky
2. Here They Roll Down
3. Jenny
4. Nightwatchman
5. Take Courage
6. Anything
7. What Good Is Love
8. Will You Find Me
9. Last Harbor
10. Love’s Humming

2005 Candy Ass

1. My Pet Rat St. Michael
2. Cotton Candy Tenth Power
3. Make Sure They Hear
4. Sleeping Beauty
5. A Loving Tribute to My City
6. Homeland Pastoral
7. Roll Away My Stone
8. Green Eyes
9. Cobh
10. I Am Fassbinder
11. Song of the Mole
12. Guitar Lover


A Couple of Mark Boots:

4-track Tape of Shame

https://i0.wp.com/image.listen.com/img/356x237/7/0/6/6/506607_356x237.jpg01. The Dream is Gone
02. The Right Thing
03. Royal Cafe
04. Mrs. Wright
05. Here They Roll Down
06. Citizens of the True World
07. Frivolous Children
08. Instrumental
09. Ex Girlfriend
10. If I Can’t Get In
11. Kathleen
12. Never Mind
13. Chanel #5 (fades)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/82196076/METrack.rar

Live in Kcrw [1998-04-21]

01. (Intro)
02. Go Away
03. (Interview)
04. Everything’s Beautiful
05. (Interview)
06. X-mas Light Spins
07. (Interview)
08. My Sister
09. (Interview)
10. I’ve Been a Mess

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/82195262/MEKcrw.rar

January 9, 2008 Posted by | American_Music_Club, Mark Eitzel, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, _MUSIC | 7 Comments