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Ochs, Max: Hooray For Another Day (Tompkins Square)

Guitarist Max Ochs, composer of the "Imaginational Anthem" instrumental, is also a poet and social activist, here with 12 literate and genre-crossing tracks.

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product information:

UPC: 856075001059

Label: Tompkins Square
Catalog ID: TSQ 1059CD
Squidco Product Code: 10757

Format: CD
Condition: Closeout (New)
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ty Ford.


Max Ochs-guitar

Laura Cerruli-percussion

Neil Harpe-additional guitar, track 7

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track listing:

1. Hooray for Another Day 7:19

2. Ain't Nobody High Raga 8:48

3. Crows 0:33

4. Victor's Rag 1:57

5. An Apple Place in Annapolis 1:44

6. Imaginational Anthem 4:28

7. In Christ There Is No East or West 2:44

8. Muse Sick 3:10

9. Oncones 4:26

10. Phil 2:00

11. Raga Puti 3:23

12. Stranger 4:11
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"Max Ochs. Cousin of Phil Ochs. Poet. Schoolmate of John Fahey and Robbie Basho. Friend of Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James. Social activist. Takoma and Fonotone recording artist. Composer of the tune 'Imaginational Anthem.' Maryland's Max Ochs recorded two influential guitar pieces on a long out-of-print Takoma LP, Contemporary Guitar Spring '67, alongside tracks by John Fahey, Bukka White, Robbie Basho and Harry Taussig. Hooray For Another Day contains exciting new instrumental works from this American primitive master, including a new take on Fahey's arrangement of 'In Christ There Is No East or West'. The disc also contains several spoken word poems, one entitled 'Phil', for Max's cousin, the late folk legend Phil Ochs. Max's tune 'Imaginational Anthem' inspired the guitar compilation series of the same name on Tompkins Square. This album is a stirring personal statement from an overlooked yet vital American artist."-Tompkins Square Records

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