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It’s Valentine’s Day and I’m catatonic – Will Oldham


A classic beautiful minimalist zen like piece of art from the genius songwriter / polymath Will Oldham.

This track was recorded as “Palace Music” released on Palace Music: Lost Blues and Other Songs (1993-97).

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

You can catch this great track and wonderful collection here.

by 3amfromkyoto

It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m catatonic
And only over the sea will that be taken

And oh, I could be (the possibilities)
And oh, I could be (the possibilities)
And oh, I could be (the possibilities)

God has made you one face,
You must find another
God has made you one face,
You must find another,
You must be born again


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February 14, 2009 Posted by | Valentines Day, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY | Leave a comment

Charlie Louvin – Steps to Heaven (2008)

Charlie Louvin – Steps to Heaven (2008)

An amazing album from one of the stalwarts of folk music, of country music … of all music!

One question though … why the fuck is Bob Dylan not on here, to pay rightful tribute to an artist who has been hugely influential on him (and thousands others!)? Charlie’s over 80 now, so there won’t be to many more fucking chances!

2007 saw Louvin celebrate his 80th birthday amidst a swirl of activity around the release of his first studio album in ten years, Charlie Louvin. Grammy-nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album, the disc features George Jones, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Will Oldham, Elvis Costello and many others.

Charlie toured and recorded with Lucinda Williams, made a video for the song “Ira”, released a field recording of one of his many in-store performances, Live at Shake It Records, played over 100 concert dates sharing stages with Ryan Adams and Neko Case, appeared on giant festivals like Bonnaroo and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and placed a medallion around Emmylou Harris’ neck inducting her into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Charlie’s self-titled album earned 4 out of 5 stars in Uncut and Mojo Magazine, and sparked a bevy of great press and renewed interest in his fascinating career.

Instead of hanging back at age 80, Charlie has instead chosen to challenge himself. Steps to Heaven was recorded live with a gospel choir comprised of three sisters, journeyman gospel pianist Derrick Lee, and Chris Scruggs adding doghouse bass and electric guitar. Louvin had never recorded with black gospel musicians before, and in doing so discovered a new musical path. “I did things on the gospel record I had no idea I could do. I’d be thinking along the way, `How can I do things I’ve never done before?’ And I did it.”

Tracklisting

1. Love at Home
2. How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
3. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
4. There’s a Higher Power
5. Where We’ll Never Grow Old
6. If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven
7. Jest Rehearsing
8. When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
9. I Feel Like Traveling On
10. I Am Bound for the Promised Land

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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Charlie Louvin, Elvis Costello, George Jones, Jeff Tweedy, Music_Country, Music_Folk, Music_Gospel, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Smog – Julius Caesar (1993)

Smog – Julius Caesar
Audio CD (August 31, 1994)
Original Release Date: July 13, 1993
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Drag City
ASIN: B0000019PM
Mp3 @ 256 kbps cbr


47 push ups
in a winter-rate
sea side motel

I feel like Travis Bickle
I’m listening to Highway to Hell
It’s a shitty little tape I taped off the radio

39 push ups
in a winter-rate
seaside motel

32 push ups
in a winter-rate
seaside motel

Not looking too good
Not feeling so well

37 push ups
in a winter-rate seaside motel
I’m going up again
I’m going up again

Goin’ up to go down again

An amazing early outing from the renegade maverick genius Bill Callahan, in the guise of Smog!

To properly position Callahan in the songwriting world, there’s no higher compliment than saying that he’s up there with Will Oldham – another renegade maverick genius !

I first knew of Callahan when I saw him perform in a small Dublin club around this time (93/94) – actually supporting Will Oldham – with a stark set of sparse, fucked-folk, no-fi songs performed like he was a baby Leonard Cohen. The event was truly amazing! I wasn’t sure then if this was the worst shit I’d ever heard or the greatest music imaginable! Now I know it was the latter!

His music is not for everyone though! It’s not exactly meant for the Robbie Williams crowd! Beautiful songs, expertly crafted, minimalist in the extreme with fucked-up wondrous lyrics! Perfect!!

The true poet of fucked-folk! No doubt!

Tracklisting

  1. Strawberry Rash
  2. Your Wedding
  3. 37 Push Ups
  4. Stalled In The Tracks
  5. One Less Star
  6. Golden
  7. When You Walk
  8. I Am Star Wars!
  9. Connections
  10. When The Power Goes Out
  11. Chosen One
  12. What Kind Of Angel
  13. Stick In The Mud

Here be Bill:

http://rapidshare.com/files/78392749/caesar.rar

Or
(not sure about bitrate)


http://www.zshare.net/download/19534684ade803de/

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October 2, 2008 Posted by | Bill Callahan, Music_Alternative, Smog, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Yo La Tengo – They Shoot, We Score (09/2008)

Yo La Tengo – They Shoot, We Score (09/2008)

A wonderful collection of quite diverse YLT soundtrack work.

This includes their rather good score for OLD JOY, the subtle low budget masterpiece starring , which we’ve already posted HERE!

Matador Records and Yo La Tengo have decided that it’s high time put Yo La Tengo’s film score work on to a handy, all-in-one compilation. Titled They Shoot, We Score, it will feature 27 pieces of music with artwork from the films.

“Nearly an hour of instrumental music. 27 tracks — 26 of them previously unreleased. Eight-page booklet features posters from around the world. Four different front covers, one for each movie. Don’t collect them all, and don’t ask for a specific one — they will be sent out according to a random-number generator by our blindfolded mail-order crew,” reads the announcement from Matador.

They Shoot, We Score was released on September 5th via the Egon imprint.

Old Joy:

01 Leaving Home
02 Getting Lost
03 Path to Springs
04 Driving Home
05 Leaving Home (alternate version)
06 Old Joy: End Credits

Junebug:

07 Ashley
08 Meerkats
09 Madeline
10 A Roomful of Ladies (outtake)
11 David Wark
12 Aftermath (outtake)
13 George

Game 6:

14 This Could Be It
15 The Phantom Who Haunts Broadway
16 Game Time
17 Pharaoh Blues
18 Zoo Chant
19 Love Chant
20 Asbestos
21 Return of the Pharaoh
22 Spec Bebop
23 Buckner’s Boner

Shortbus:

24 Isolation Tank
25 Panic in Central Park (outtake)
26 Panic in Central Park
27 Wizard’s Sleeve

Here be YLT

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September 16, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Music_OST, Will Oldham, Yo La Tengo, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Slint – Spiderland (1991)

Slint – Spiderland (1991)
MP3 320 kbps / 93 MB

Released March 15, 1991
Recorded August 1990 – October 1990 at River North Records in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre Indie rock
Length 39:38
Label Touch and Go
Producer Brian Paulson

Ten fucking stars
– Steve Albini

A very influential disc from the great and pioneering Slint. This LP provided the template for what would be known as the Post Rock movement

Spiderland was the second studio album from Slint, released on March 27, 1991 on Touch and Go. Featuring dramatically alternating dynamics and vocals ranging from spoken word to shouting, the album contains narrative lyrics that emphasize alienation. Spiderland was Slint’s first release on Touch and Go, and the group’s last record.

The recording of Spiderland in 1990 is often said to have been emotionally demanding for members of Slint. Although Spiderland was not widely recognized on its initial release, it eventually sold more than 50,000 copies and became a landmark album in underground music after Slint broke up.

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The album has been highly influential on the styles of many bands in the post-rock and math rock genres, including Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and has been named a favorite of several indie rock musicians.

In 2007, Slint reunited for a tour consisting of performances of Spiderland in its entirety.

The album’s black-and-white cover photograph, which depicts members of the band treading water in the lake of an abandoned quarry, was taken by the great Will Oldham!

An article in The Stranger credited Oldham’s cover artwork for creating a mystique surrounding Slint, noting “most people only had seen Slint as four heads floating in a Kentucky quarry on Spiderland’s cover.

Listeners pondered the band’s sparsely adorned black-and-white covers as if they were runes bearing secrets.”Chris Gaerig of the Michigan Daily wrote “the cover of Slint’s masterful Spiderland captures the joyous fear and violence of the album so precisely it shakes souls. The group—submerged in a lake to their chins with deranged smiles—seems to be stalking you, hovering out of the black-and-white façade.”

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Several other promotional images have been taken from the same photo session with Oldham.

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A photo of a spider taken by Noel Saltzman is used on the back cover, reflecting the album’s title. The inside sleeve contains the message “interested female vocalists write 1864 douglas blvd. louisville, ky. 40205”. McMahan confirmed that this message was serious, and said “We did get some responses and we did listen to CDs and tapes. We didn’t end up doing anything immediately, so that idea of adding someone sort of fell by the wayside.”

The message “this recording is meant to be listened to on vinyl” is printed on some compact disc issues of Spiderland, demonstrating Slint’s preference of analog audio devices!

Spiderland received scant attention from major publications upon its release. One of the first major reviews of the album was written by Steve Albini, producer of Slint’s previous album Tweez, for Melody Maker. Albini was highly positive about the album, awarding it “ten fucking stars“, saying “Spiderland is a majestic album, sublime and strange, made more brilliant by its simplicity and quiet grace. …. Spiderland is flawless. The dry, unembellished recording is so revealing it sometimes feels like eavesdropping. The crystalline guitar of Brian McMahan and the glassy, fluid guitar of David Pajo seem to hover in space directly past the listener’s nose. The incredibly precise-yet-instinctive drumming has the same range and wallop it would in your living room. …. Play this record and kick yourself if you never got to see them live. In ten years, you’ll lie like the cocksucker you are and say you did …”

Retrospective reviews of the album have been mixed but generally the significance of the great LP is acknowledged.

Alternative Press United States – The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s #34

Nude as the News U.S. – The 100 Most Compelling Albums of the 90s #23

Pitchfork Media U.S. – Top 100 Albums of the 1990s #34

Melody Maker UK – All Time Top 100 Albums #55

NME UK – 100 Best Albums #53

Tracklisting

01. Breadcrumb
02. Nosferatu Man
03. Don, Aman
04. Washer
05. For Dinner…
06. Good Morning, Captain

Personnel

* David Pajo – guitar
* Brian McMahan – electric guitar, vocals
* Britt Walford – drums
* Todd Brashear – bass guitar
* Brian Paulson – engineering
* Will Oldham – photography
* Noel Saltzman – photography

Here she be;

MP3 320 kbps / 93 MB

Link

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September 9, 2008 Posted by | David Pajo, Music_Alternative, Music_PostRock, Slint, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

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

Bonnie_Prince_Billy_-_Agnes.rar

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:

Mp3 / 192k

GettheFuckJolly

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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:

Mp3 / 192k

GetJolly.rar

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

Sage Francis with Will Oldham – Sea Lion (2005)

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Sage Francis with Will Oldham – Sea Lion (2005)

We have already posted lots of Willy stuff here:

This was the first single from Sage’s album ‘A Healthy Distrust’ – and is a real treat for so many reasons … Beats by Alias, rhymes by Sage (of course!) and guitar and added vocals from Will Oldham!

It’s just everything you could want it to be. Urgent and strong delivery from Sage Francisco and jittery, half time pounding drums from Alias, with an really emotional element coming from Will. Oldham. Lovely.

The b-side features ‘Stuck’, with Slug of Atmosphere – previously only available on Sage’s ‘Sickly Business’ CD.

The force of my love was strong. The sea lion lay down long. Song in the air. Why should singer care? When singer can be among song.

Ma, Ma–look what i did, Ma. Look what i did to my hands, I broke ’em.
You gave me the stone, gave me the chisel, didn’t say how to hold ’em.
Didn’t say to give away every piece of the puzzle ’til i was left with nothin’.
But i took it upon myself to crush it up and distribute the dust.
Get in the bus. Hop in the van. Jump in the water. Crawl to the land.
Build another castle out of sand. Break it down and then get into the saddle again.
I’m going city to city – i’m already lost. Tell the boss who is new in town.
I’ll ride this horse ’til it it bucks me off and i’m forced to shoot it down.
I’ll take him out for some gasoline. Trade this cow for some magic beans.
Gonna make mom proud of the deals that I made, ’cause I’m just a modern day Johnny Appleseed
But i’m glad that I never passed the genes, and I never put down the axe.
Piano man got a checkered dance floor to grace and a painful look on his face.
‘Cause the crowd is packed and the louder they clap
the less he is able to make the connection between what he sees
when he hears certain notes and the hurt that is shown in his facial expression. Ahhhhhh.
I don’t need your “go ahead” to go ahead. No, I know no one said it was gonna be easy,
but sweet jesus who wants to sleep with me?
Way too many moves to learn. Not enough people to put ’em on.
Look it, mom! No hands. I built this suit of armor with wooden arms.

The force of my love was strong. The sea lion lay down long. Song in the air. Why should singer care? When singer can be among song.

Oh God I think I’m dead
I can’t see outside my head
Brains and bloods and cryptic gang men
Czars and warlords breaking bread
Thoughts are thought
What’s said is said
I thought that ‘fore you said it
I didn’t mean to think out loud
My tongue slipped but who let it?
Let it be, let me be, let me go, nah let me out
My manhood nods and whispers when my father screams and shouts
Dear dad I’m sad you’re dead
A new man standing in the pulpit
He bows before a wooden cross and forces praise the culprit
I’m a tenor in the choir but I sing a different song
Of how the wheres and whys of now all prove I don’t belong
But I’m staying I’ve planted seeds and plan to watch them grow
I’ve watered all my wishes dreams fulfilled more seeds to sow
And I promise to learn to love the way I’ve learned to fear
To unknot all the inhibitions tangled in my hair
To let my ego mound in piles around the barber chair
And make a graceful exit from my vexed troubled years
I’ve decided I’ve been invited to my own resort
Where knights can leave their armor neatly piled by the door
And every woman, child, and man will gather by the shore
and study how sea lions swim in cursive

The force of my love was strong. The sea lion lay down long. Song in the air. Why should singer care? When singer can be among song.

Tracklisting

1. Sea Lion
2. Stuck

Here she be:


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August 26, 2008 Posted by | Music_Alternative, Sage Francis, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | 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

Old Joy (2006) – starring Will Oldham



Old Joy (2006)

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writers: Jonathan Raymond & Kelly Reichardt

A beautiful, subtle, meditative film, wonderfully co-written and directed by Kelly Reichardt.

This film is less about what happens, than what doesn’t happen.

Will Oldham, as well as being the finest songwriter of his generation, isn’t half bad as an actor too. In fact, the first time I ever saw Oldham 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, in a mesmerising performance .

We have already posted loads of Willy music stuff here:

If you’re an action-obsessed popcorn-chewer, this will not be your thing! Far from it! If you’re a moron like that, you won’t be a fan of Oldham’s wonderful music either, so stay far away and keep listening to Bon Jovi!

OLD JOY is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon.

OLD JOY is a minimalist story of friendship, loss and alienation in the Bush era.

For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood; for Kurt, it is part of a long series of carefree adventures. As the hours progress and the landscape evolves, the twin seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight, and recurring intimations of spiritual battle.

When they arrive at their final destination, a hot spring in an old growth forest, they must either confront the divergent paths they have taken, or somehow transcend their growing tensions in an act of forgiveness and mourning.

Read all about the joy of Old Joy here: http://imdb.com/title/tt0468526/

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August 23, 2008 Posted by | Kelly Reichardt, Will Oldham, _CINEMA | 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.

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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


tx Murgatroid86

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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August 23, 2008 Posted by | Alasdair Roberts, Bonnie PrinceBilly, Dawn McCarthy, Jason Molina, Johnny Cash, Music_Alternative, Music_Folk, Rian Murphy, Sean O'Hagan, Smog, The Dirty Three, Will Oldham, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | 10 Comments

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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August 6, 2008 Posted by | Bonnie PrinceBilly, Harem Scarem.Alex Nielsen, Music_Alternative, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

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;

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

Will Oldham and Silver Jew David Berman at the Liss Ard Festival, Skibbereen, Ireland – 29.08.99

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.

Tracklisting

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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May 19, 2008 Posted by | David Berman, Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, Silver Jews, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Papa M – Whatever, Mortal (2001)


Papa M – Whatever, Mortal (2001)

These days it seems the low-fi guitar channels are jammed full of multiple-monikered American talent. Papa M is Dave Pajo, one-time Tortoise experimentalist and guitarist with revered Louisville noise-peddlars Slint.

‘Whatever, Mortal’ sees Pajospringboard from his days of compositional craziness into a pool of muted, gentle tones.

‘Over Jordan’ lulls us into mellow territory before upping the tempo on ‘Belloved Woman’. ‘Roses In The Snow’ and ‘Sarah Jane’ are classic country ballads with a twist.

The amazing ‘Many Splendored Thing’ is a beguiling ode to love, with its melancholic harmonies. ‘Glad You’re Here With Me’ is a plea to a disgruntled lover underpinned by a soft combination of guitar and melodica.

The great eccentric, 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.

Pajo draws on his diverse musical background to create a wonderful collection of taut, fragile tunes.

Reviews for this were positively ecstatic!

  • Uncut (1/03, p.97) – Ranked #51 in Uncut’s “100 Best Albums of the Year”
  • Alternative Press (2/02, p.78) – 7 out of 10 – “… A memorable slice of psychedelic country that never disappoints…”
  • Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.75) – Ranked #24 in Mojo’s “Best Albums of 2002”
  • Mojo (Publisher) (2/02, p.97) – “…Excellent…”
  • NME (Magazine) (2/23/02, p.35) – 8 out of 10 – “…It’s wild and uneven stuff, and as Pajo dips his finger into the darker corners of folk music, he’s leaving the normal world far behind. For the few, the brave and the geeky, this is a thing of monstrous beauty…”


Tracklisting

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

Here be M;

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April 26, 2008 Posted by | Dave Pajo, Music_Alternative, Papa M, Tortoise, Will Oldham, _MUSIC | Leave a comment