a Will Oldham Fan Tribute
Some words from the
- Drury Stith - Take
However Long You Want.
These guys from Norfolk, VA, USA, start this compilation.
"Drury Hardaway is a native of rural Virginia, but
right now (at the time of recording, LM) he lives in the
pretty old (historic?) port city of Portsmouth, which is
also the home of Gene "Not Don McLeans
"Vincent and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot.
Plus poet Dave Smith. This song was chosen because it
seemed pretty easy but took a lot longer than expected
and the original hook is gone, but we couldnt find
the local version of Tommy Facendas "High
School USA" anywhere and the Caravelles tribute tape
was called off, so we went this in anyway. Also featuring
Hobson Driver on some guitar and a lot of knob turning.
Recorded at the Hotel Governor Dinwiddie, downtown. Best
when consumed through a cheap boom box in a chilly
bathroom. Do not use surround sound !"
- Fitus Quo - Disorder.
This is one of the three bands from Reykjavik, Iceland
that join this tribute. "The reason we chose
Disorder is that it is one of Hilmars favourites.
Helgi just couldnt resist when he heard the song
for the first time. The beauty of the song is in its
simplicity". . Players: Ernesto Hilmar Ramos:
vocals, guitars; Helgi Örn Pétursson: bass; Thórunn
Inga Gísladóttir: piano; Dr. Rhythm: drums, percussion.
Recorded by Lalli and Hilmar. Mixed by Helgi. Executive
produced by Joddis Dream.
- Graf Spee - Trudy Dies.
From New York City Dave Milsom writes: "The four
track is held together with duct tape. The bass
wouldnt stay in tune. The upstairs neighbours were
practising their Greco-Roman wrestling, and Im
still waiting for that vocal transplant. But it was fun
- Jan van de Mortel - The
The first Dutchman and the first solo musician.
- John Min - The Brute
Another Dutchman and solo player who writes:
"With my guitar tuned too low en an old taperecorder
this is my attempt to contribute a song. The reason I
like Will Oldham is that he writes poetry supported by
- Fitus Quo - Let The
Their second contribution with a slightly different
line-up: Ernesto Hilmar Ramos: vocals, acoustic guitar,
whisper: Helgi Örn Pétursson: electric guitar,
whispers. "Helgi never heard the original, Hilmar
decided to take him by surprise by this one."
- nuArc - (I Was Drunk At
The second band from Iceland. Recorded on a 4-track.
Inridi: nice vibes; Arni: voice, bass, piano, melodin;
Gudni; voice, guitar, drums.
- De Milos - You
Will Miss Me When I burn.
This married couple from Holland operates in King Me as
well. This song was not recorded for this tribute, but
they decided to send it in for contribution anyway.
Michael Milo: guitars, vocal; Janneke Milo: backing
vocal; contains a sample of the "Chant De
Pinson" album. Recorded in November 1997.
- Starkweather - Riding.
From Vancouver, Canada. "Just before we were set to
record, my brothers 4-track was unceremoniously
ripped off from his apartment. Alas, the show must go on.
We rigged up his cassette deck with a microphone in and
recorded the acoustic guitar, drums and vocals on to a
tape. When we got a half decent version (after much
experimentation!) we took the tape and put it into a
walkman hooked up to stereo speakers and played them into
the previously mentioned microphone with an amplifier
plugged in to the in-jack on the cassette deck for the
electric track. We had a lot of fun making it."
Starkweather is Jeremy McCarron on acoustic guitar and
vocal, Matthew McCarron on drums and electric guitar.
- Missouri - New Partner.
From Nürnberg, Germany. "It was hard to choose a
song, I think I love them all. And even every song
(nearly) has given me so much in the past and even until
a payment which precludes the having of
" Missouri at the time of recording New
Partner is Red, Frank & Wuschi. Missouri thanks Leo,
Jens and Killer again.
- nuArc - Raining In
Same personnel on their second contribution.
- Joddis Dream -
Work Hard/Play Hard.
The third band from Iceland. "One half of J.D. went
to a Will Oldham concert in Reykjavik and was fairly
impressed. Without having heard one of the records, the
rockers first reviewed the song titles for potential
glam-rock titles, and first considered recording Lost
Blues. Then, having listened to Viva Last Blues, they had
no doubts as to which was best suited for their joyful
style. It is very interesting in the context of Mr.
Oldhams rendition of AC/DCs Big Balls, sort
of revenge of rock." Players: Dadi
Ingólfsson: vocals, urging; Lárus Magnússon: guitars,
bass, keyboards; Dr. Rhythm: drums, percussion. Ozzy
Osbourne: Ozzz. Recorded and mixed by Joddis Dream.
Executive produced by Joddis Dream with the spirit
- Arend Hart - West Palm
Solo from Michigan, USA. "Recorded on my computer
microphone and put it in MP3, I apologise for the low-fi
quality. I send it in for the kicks."
- Hopperlane - Gulf Shores.
This is a 3-year old French band, based in Paris.
"Instrumentals can be found in our project as well
as songs. Texts are in English or in French. Were
using glockenspiel, xylophone, maracas, violin and
Spanish guitar as well as traditional pop/rock
instruments." The line-up for Gulf Shores was:
Stéphanie: vocals; Virginie: keyboards; Geneviève:
drums; Sophie: bass; Marc: Spanish guitar.
- King Me - I See A
King Me comes from different places in Holland. They
recorded I See A Darkness for this tribute but it also
came out on their self-titled debut CD. Recorded in
Leos Kitchen. Michael Milo: guitars, vocal; Janneke
Milo: background vocal; Ariël de Graaf: violin,
percussion, background vocal; Leo Meijer: bass,
- Fabrice Perrin - Long
Fabrice closes this compilation. This "free
interpretation of Long Before" comes from France as
All songs by Will Oldham.
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