Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Timber - Parts and Labor

Quite an enjoyable and schizophrenic album, this one. Way out here in Pittsburgh, this is what we assumed The Knitting Factory must sound like. There are songs that remind me of the Minutemen's virtuosic country-punk-funk. There are jangling, clanging, angular pop tunes a la Yo La Tengo, Railroad Jerk, and Antietem. Ghosts of no wave, horny jazz and a couple noise/experimental jams round it all out.

I can't tell you much else about these folks. The drummer went on to play in the slightly more prolific Run On (maybe I'll up one of their albums sometime down the road). Aside from a track on the Matador comp New York Eye & Ear Control and a pre-LP single with an alternate (in my opinion, superior) version of the track "Stupid Reasons," I think this is all they ever did.

5 comments:

Tony Pony said...

do you have the single of "stupid reasons"? i'd really like to hear it again

panzan said...

i do not have the means to rip vinyl at home unfortunately. if anyone else own that single, and can rip it, please post it!

YoungMossTongue said...

any chance of a re-up?... i just listened to the song on New York Eye & Ear Control & kind of need to hear this again... Mxxx

panzan said...

Hi Michael, at long last I re-up'd this album. Hope you've been well. I haven't given up on this blog yet, but I have obviously neglected it quite a bit.....

Tongue said...

thank you kind sir!... i'm doing good, even managed to play a couple of shows this year... & my green card finally arrived a few days ago...

hope you are well... Mxxx