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Chadbourne, Dr. Eugene: Jungle Cookies (Chadula)

Reissue of the 1998 double CD release on Old Gold, compiling all of Chad's Amsterdamn based cassette Jungle Cookies series, eclectic audio collage songs.

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Label: Chadula
Catalog ID: chadJungle
Squidco Product Code: 9250

Format: 2 CDRs
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: CDR in a cardboard sleeve with Dr. Chad's unique packaging
Originaly released in 1998 on CD on Old Gold as # 3/4


Eugene Chadbourne

Molly Chadbourne

Lizzie Chadbourne

Chris Turner-harmonicas

Frank Pahl-euphonium

Lenny Kaye-guitar

Jimmy Carl Black-drums

Andrew Burnes-bass

Wes Daniel-electric guitar

Rob Parham-electric guitar

Sutart Voegtlin-drums

Jonathan Segel-violin, cheap organ

Victor Krummenacher-bass

Murray Reams-drums

Troy Spencer Kimber-guitar, keyboards

Dan Plonsey-alto sax and soprano sax

Walter Malli-soprano and alto sax

Rob Mallard-tenor sax

Luc Houtramp-tenor sax

Tom Heasley-tuba

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

Full title: And on the eighth day God created Mad Doctors: And God said "Jungle Cookies." So there were Jungle Cookies

"Eugene Chadbourne, out of his base of operations in Amsterdam, began a series of cassette releases entitled Jungle Cookies. Here, on two CDs, the entire series is compiled. Chadbourne's musician's ear was constantly drawn to the random sounds outside his Amsterdam window. These sounds included conversation and music out of bars and shops. In seeking to recreate this eclectic, organic sound, Chadbourne includes radio, CDs, the voices of his two daughters, squeaking soprano saxophones, conversation, and more. Considering these recordings not as songs but as audio collage, musique concrète, sonic impressionism of Chadbourne's Amsterdam makes for a fascinating travelogue of vivid metaphor."-Tom Schulte, All Music

Artist Biographies

"Born in Marseilles, France, grew up in Davis, California (with a year's side trip to Tucson, AZ.), went to college at the University of California at Santa Cruz, studying with Gordon Mumma and Peter Elsea.

In Santa Cruz he hooked up with Camper Van Beethoven, apparently for life. He moved up to San Francisco in 1989, then to Los Angeles in 1997 to work for Dane Davis at Danetracks, a film sound post production facility, then back to Oakland in 2001, where received a Master's Degree in Music Composition at Mills College, studying with Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and Joelle Leandre.

While in Santa Cruz in the 1980s, he played with Camper Van Beethoven, Eugene Chadbourne and various other semi-musical projects, while in San Francisco in the 1990s with Sideways, Virginia Dare, Granfaloon Bus, Dieselhed and his own band Hieronymus Firebrain, which dissolved and reformed as Jack & Jill, which later led to various records of rock music under his own name.

While in Los Angeles, besides playing and recording with Eugene Chadbourne, he played with Clyde Wrenn (as Clyde Wrenn and the Container), with Mike Marrt's Beaumont, occaisonal shows with Mark Goodman's group, Magnet, and spent a great deal of time touring the globe with Mark Linkous' group, Sparklehorse.

Returning to the Bay Area in 2001, Jonathan began playing rock shows with his own eponymous band, as well as a newly reformed and revitalized Camper Van Beethoven. He has made several guitar-centric rock music CDs since then and has performed this music in scattered California shows, including opening slots for such acts as Built To Spill (he has also sat in with Built To Spill and Yo La Tengo onstage as a violinist!) and occasionally plays solo acoustic shows still.

In 2004 Camper Van Beethoven recorded a new studio album, "New Roman Times", their first in 15 years, and a then put out a Greatest Hits package in 2009 ("Popular Songs of Great Enduring Strength and Beauty"), both followed by much touring in the United States and Europe, which continues to this day. A new CD of Camper Van Beethoven music arrived in early 2013, "La Costa Perdida" and its companion CD, "El Camino Real" in 2014.

In addition to all of this, leaving Los Angeles and the film and music industries and studying at Mills College led Jonathan back to the world of improvisation and electronic music, and he has been performing improvised music for instruments and computer around the world, including shows in the SF Bay Area, New York, Europe and Japan.

2003 saw the CD release of several improv collaborations with notable artists such as ​Fred Frith​ and Joelle Leandre, and with Shoko Hikage, and the first of many electronic music CDs. In 2004, after various shows as both a rock and an improvising duo with Dina Emerson, Chaos Butterfly formed and began recording and touring. Several CDs have been produced worldwide, as well as performances in the US and Europe with many collaborators. Chaos Butterfly is now a moniker for Jonathan performing electronic or otherwise avant-garde improv with a host of other potential musicians.

In 2012 Jonathan relocated to Stockholm, Sweden with his family, where he currently resides. Here he has been sitting in with bands such as The Plastic Pals, and even once with Gösta Berlings Saga, working on recording his own albums and with others, including Sista Maj, an improvised rock ensemble, as well as recording, mixing and performing with the Øresund Space Collective from Copenhagen."

-Jonathan Segel Website (

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Murray Reams is a drummer and percussionist known for the groups Chuck, Chuck Upheaval, and Krackhouse.

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Track Listing:


1. Debut To Madonna

2. Haringpakker Steeg 3 Am

3. Haringpakker Steeg 10 Am

4. Haringpakker Steeg 4 Am

5. Hallelujah I'm A Bum Gambling

6. Haringpakker Steeg Friday Night Honky Tonkin'

7. Rhooba's Train / All Over This World


1. Haringpakker Steeg Saturday 6 Pm

2. Haringpakker Steeg Saturday Night Boogie

3. See Emily Play

4. Haringpakker Steeg Saturday Nightboogie / We'll Be Together Again / Joey

5. Invitation To A Jam Session

6. Haringpakker Steeg Sunday 1 Pm

7. Haringpakker Steeg Sunday Night Honky Tonkin'

8. Speed Ecstasy Does Not Exist

9. Haringpakker Steeg Midnight New Years

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Chadbourne. Eugene
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Improvised Music
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