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From the original 1990 LP release with 20 minutes of extra material, Eugene Chadbourne with the Sun City Girls, and cover art by Matt Groening!

Chadbourne, Eugene
Country Music in the World of Islam

Chadbourne, Eugene: Country Music in the World of Islam (Chadula)
Label: Chadula    
Released in: USA    

The classic. If you only own 20 Eugene Chadbourne records, this should be one of them. From 1990, with the Sun City Girls and Elliot Sharp, and cover art by Matt Groening. Incluees 20 minutes of extra material not on the original LP release.

"A seemingly endless -- and endlessly eclectic -- series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community's most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne's most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter's declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne's countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early '80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group's breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label."

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Product Information:

Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: 1990B
Squidco Product Code: 625

Format: CDR
Condition: NEW
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging

Eugene Chadbourne-vocals, guitars, banjo, communist harmonicas, arangements, editing

with: The Sun City Girls: Bishop Rick Bishop-guitar

Bishop Allan Bishop-bass, moroccan chanter

Goucher Charles Goucher-drums, vocal

also featuring: Eliiot Sharp-soprano saxophone, lap steel, dobro

Ben Face-electric bass, engineering (NYC)

Hamo Kneeme-alto sax

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1. Big John Loves His Dick

2. Perfume of the Desert/The Man Who Made Off with the $

3. Hippies and Cops/Luxury Liner (Gram Parsons)

4. I'm Not You/He Was a Boy

5. I Wouldn't Live in NYC (B. Owens)

6. The List is Too Long/I Cover the Waterfront/Castro's Surgery

7. The List is Too Long (slight return)/Don't Burn the Flag, Let's Burn the Bush

8. Imitation of Astral Traveling/Xmass Song