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Recordings of several projects from the good Doctor, including solo concerts, a radio appearance, the studio project with Pink Bob & Brian Ready, and a preview from Gorditas!

Chadbourne, Euguene

Chadbourne, Euguene: Adrift (Chadula)
Label: Chadula    
Released in: USA    

Recordings of several projects from the good Doctor, including solo concerts, a radio appearance, the studio project with Pink Bob & Brian Ready, and a preview from the band project "This is Our Gorditas!" Adrift includes "Shot by the Sheriff" concerning the assasination of a hippie kid up in Nederlands, Colorado 'back in the day' and was first performed at a show in Nederlands right down the street from where it all happened! Other new tracks include the shitkicking banjo title piece, also "House Hunt", "Circle Song", "Forward and Back". New versons of "The Dentist", "Hendrix Buried in Tacoma" and more, best of all each copy of this current edition comes with a [clean] sock!

"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: chadAdrift
Squidco Product Code: 12173

Format: CDR
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardstock sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Track 1, 6, 11 at Boulder House Concert. Tracks 5, 10 at Fort Collins radio; Track 12 Pink Bob studio Lexington III. Tracks 2, 7 Solo home mulitracks. Tracks 3, 8 Pink Bob ongoing studio project. Tracks 4, 9 a preview from "This Is Our Gorditas!".


Eugene Chadbourne-guitars, banjo, bajo sexto, vocals

Brian Ready-drums (tracks 3, 8)

Pink Bob Harper-organ (tracks 3, 8)

Redd Volkaert-telecaster (tracks 4, 9)

Walter Daniels-harmonics (tracks 4, 9)

Earl Poole Ball-piano (tracks 4, 9)

Ernie Durawa-drums

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Track Listing:

1. Shot By the Sheriff 7:18

2. House Hunt 9:13

3. The Dentist 4:56

4. The Moutain Men 4:20

5. The Old Piano 4:50

6. Adrift 7:06

7. Circle Song 5:20

8. Hendrix Buried in Tacoma 5:04

9. Needle in a Tub 3:29

10. Radio Tidbit 0:45

11. New New New War 5:46

12. Forward and Back 3:59