Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Eugene Chadbourne

The President/He is Insane
Iridescence


(Not the original issue cover)

Originally released in 1984, this was one of Eugene's first homemade records. Many of his crazy classics appear here in sketchy, early forms. Topical material consists of the Grenada invasion (America Stands Tall, Greetings from Grenada), Ronald Reagan, then Vice-President Bush, his favorite state Senator Jesse Helms and the KKK.
But the real gem of this album is the full-on gonzo home-taped side two. It features liberal doses of Rake, Plunger, Birdcage and miles and miles of spliced tape samples in a non-stop barrage of noise and low-fi bluster, which I left unbroken, track-wise, as it is on vinyl to preserve its insane continuity.
Subsequent reissues of this record on CD include many more tracks, as well as his own distinctive custom packaging. I suggest you check it out here.

Psycho Birdcage
(tracklist in comments)

6 Comments:

Blogger Chardman said...

1.America Stands Tall
2.President Helms
3.Women Against Pornography
4.10 Most Wanted List
5.Greetings from Grenada
6.Our Neighborhood
7.Happy New Year
8.Dirty Harry/They Wanted Me Not to Go to Africa/Oh Mickey/I Hate Music/You're Really Beautiful/[Untitled] /Psycho Birdcage/Beatles Birdcage/Red Ball Liquor Bar

11:29 PM  
Blogger Lucky said...

>eugene-gets-no-end-at-all
>gets-no-end-at-all
>no-end-at-all
>end-at-all
>at-all
>all
m;)

7:24 AM  
Blogger Chardman said...

Should I stop? i got more.
I'm working on ripping a few more vinyl-ey suprises.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Lucky said...

chardman
chardman-don't
chardman-don't-stop
chardman-don't-stop-that
chardman-don't-stop-that-eugene
chardman-don't-stop-that-eugene-posts
chardman-don't-stop-that-eugene
chardman-don't-stop-that
chardman-don't-stop
chardman-don't
chardman
;)M

1:42 PM  
OpenID robgronotte said...

Any chance for a re-upload of this and the Shockabilly albums?

12:34 AM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

yes please re up i cant find that ones anywhere

8:28 AM  

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