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charles douglas - not your kind of music - the basement tapes 1995-1999

artist:
title:
not your kind of music - the basement tapes 1995-1999
label:
format:
2cd
catalog number:
BKHCD023
price:
13.05 €
barcode:
666017243825
genre:
rock/indie
release:
2012.07.30. 
note:
exkluzív megjelenés out of stock
*FANTASTIC 2CD FROM CHARLES DOUGLAS, ESSENTIAL FOR FANS OF OUTSIDER SINGER SONGWRITERS SUCH AS JONATHON RICHMAN/LOU REED AND DANIEL JOHNSTON.. *COMMENTS ON 'THE LIVES OF CHARLES DOUGLAS' (BKHCD020)" "THE BEST NEW YORK RECORD YOU'VE NEVER HEARD..A CULT CLASSIC" MOJO ****
"Every bit the note-perfect Lou Reed/Ramones/Jonathan Richman tribute (presumably) intended. Drawled, fatigued vocals,rock n roll high school lyrics, - it's a fun flashback" UNCUT ****
"Almost every post Velvets New York band to spring out of New York come to mind:- The Feelies, Talking Heads, Ramones, Galaxie 500 and even The Strokes. Whilst listening you can read the brilliant sleeve notes which feature some brilliant anecdotes about the characters involved." Norman Records 4/5
"Most of the tracks were recorded live and it's got a raw energy and drive that I haven't heard in a long time, and Pixies style bass lines that are quite infectious. Ending with a tribute to none other than Biggie, he's quite clearly mad, but I wish I'd had this album when I was 16 and listening to too much Ramones." 4/5 Is This Music
*Charles Douglas was rescued from bargain-bin obscurity in 2010, when Broken Horse reissued his 1999 studio album The Lives of Charles Douglas. Produced by Maureen "Moe" Tucker of The Velvet Underground, who also played drums on it, the album was recorded against a gritty NYC backdrop of alcohol, drugs, and fast food when Charles was twenty-one years old and recently released from a mental hospital. *Described by Mojo as "the best New York record you've never heard," The Lives of Charles Douglas won favourable comparisons to The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, The Ramones, Luna, and The Strokes. It also earned him new fans in the shape of Marc Riley, Gideon Coe and Lauren Laverne (6 Music), as well as Andrew Weatherall, Robert Pollard, film director John Waters, and members of The Pastels, Cornershop, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
*Always one step ahead, David Bowie was already a Charles Douglas fan.

*Not Your Kind of Music: The Basement Tapes 1995-1999 continues the baffling and addictive musical journey of Charles Douglas. It compiles two previously released albums (The Burdens of Genius and Minor Wave) with two impossible-to-find cassette-only releases (The Spiders Are Getting Bigger and Haunting & Daunting) to create a 67 track (yes, you read
that correctly) lo-fi odyssey. Had it not been for bad timing, mental illness, rampant drug abuse, and a penchant for burning bridges, Charles Douglas might be thought of today as a songwriter on par with Stephen Malkmus, Beck, Daniel Johnston, Robert Pollard, and other members of the indie-rock aristocracy.
*Recorded by Charles in the basement of his parents' house in Allentown, Pennsylvania, this two-disc collection bookends the period that includes the recording of The Lives of Charles Douglas. Away from the bright lights of NYC, Charles wrote and recorded endlessly in the basement on a Tascam 8-track, under the watchful eye of his cat Milly and an army of spiders and roaches. Although Charles was signed to Elektra Records at the time, the label refused
to release any of his albums because they were deemed too uncommercial. Caroline Records eventually stepped in and released them, but none of them sold more than a few thousand copies.
*Playing all the instruments himself, and in the grips of drug addiction, Charles continued to pound out a series of peculiar, genre-defying records. His songs range from gleeful stoner anthems ("Super High," "Monkey Island") to deranged anti-folk ("The Rabbit Never Gets the Carrot"), to proto-LCD Soundsystem electro pop ("Thee Hipster") to rock 'n' roll ("Good Authority") and even rap ("Please Don't Hurt Them"). Many of the songs detail his obsessions with pop culture icons, including Dennis Wilson from the Beach Boys, Prince, Drew Barrymore, Grandmaster Flash, and Grimace from McDonalds. The epic 26-page booklet accompanying this collection describes the making of the albums in further detail.
*After the release of these homemade albums, and The Lives of Charles Douglas, Charles recorded a final studio album in 2002 titled Statecraft-with Joey Santiago from The Pixies on guitars, and Sonic Youth's producer Wharton Tiers on drums-and then retired from making music at the age of 25. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his two-
year-old daughter, and works as a novelist and screenwriter. He has been sober for over a decade.
cd1
01. crest of a wave
02. name
03. girl (of the world)
04. drivin’ around
05. the rabit never gets the carrot
06. suicide note
07. monkey island
08. dennis wilson
09. last stand
10. the golden age
11. living in a hole
12. henry lee
13. prince
14. go
15. spiders and snakes
16. octopus (cease to exist)
17. new attitude
18. if
19. king of industry
20. luxury
21. minor wave
22. super high
23. in with the new
24. groom lake
25. anywhere right now
26. where the sky touches ground
27. shotgun
28. lullaby
29. when i see her again
30. volume and tone
31. hey alise

cd2
01. grimace from mcdonalds
02. good authority
03. thee hipster
04. please don’t hurt ‘em
05. mountains
06. me and my woman
07. pray to lord ganesh
08. legendary magic
09. success
10. pink hearts in plastic
11. chicks and their boyfriends
12. let me down easy
13. kathryn
14. another boring song about winona ryder
15. little big problem
16. glenn
17. aleka
18. back of a van
19. charles is back
20. acid tripping in the delta
21. blueprint smile
22. beautiful things
23. happy birthday bobb
24. cry
25. chapel hill
26. revolutions
27. lovely knee
28. frequent flyers
29. c’mon charles, c’mon
30. when am i going to get paid
31. all the time
32. a life away from here21
33. i believe in lord ganesh
34. flowerpot
35. pony
36. prison bus
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