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Chadbourne, Eugene: Museo Della Musica (Chadula)

Inspired by a concert in Bologna, Italy at the Museo della Musica, these are studio tracks with one live recording from that concert, great new versions of classic songs!

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: JJ0905
Squidco Product Code: 11642

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Recorded at Psychad, April 2009, except "Roll Over Berlosconi" which was recorded live at the Museo Dell Musica, Bologna.


Eugene Chadbourne-all guitars, banjo, bajo sexto, organ, vocals

Walter Daniels-slide shislte on Pop My Trunk"

Arbe Garbe band on "Birthday"

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track listing:

1. Pop My Trunk 4:01

2. Land of Use To Be 6:26

3. Evil Filthy Preacher 4:39

4. Birthday Song 6:45

5. Shoe 4:09

6. Roll Over Berlosconi 3:36

7. Our Daily Lead 3:08

8. Dreamt I Was Young Again 3:24

9. Breakin' The Law Everyday 6:52

10. Boy With The Coins 3:28

11. That's All Water Under the Bridge 8:31

12. Missing Something 7:35

13. Forgiven 7:53

14. Birthday 2:26
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"Although inspired by a recent concert in Bologna, Italy, at the Museo della Musica, the new Doc Chad solo CD is basically a studio affair in which old and new original songs get the full treatment from the Doc on guitar, banjo and bajo sexto. Great new versions of "Evil Filthy Preacher", "Breakin' the Law Every Day", "Boy with the Coins", "Land of Use to Be", "Our Daily Lead", "Forgiven". New songs: "Birthday Song", "Pop My Trunk" (cover of the Houston rap hit by Wino!), "Roll Over Berlosconi", "Missing Something", "Shoe". The finale is a new cover version of the Beatles' "Birthday" featuring eccentric folk rockers Arbe Garbe and back up. One of the best sounding Doc Chad releases ever."-Chadula

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"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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