I Killed the Monster: 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
I Killed the Monster: 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston, Bongwater mastermind and producer extraordinaire Kramer's revamped Shimmy-Disc label's debut release, filters the Texas manchild's snow-globe pop confections through the mercurial sieve of indie rock. Pretentious and grandiose sentences aside, Johnston's simpleton lyrics and nursery rhyme melodies lend themselves to the interpretations of others, whether it's the Axl Rose-inspired whistling of Danielson Famile mastermind Daniel Smith and Sufjan Stevens "Worried Shoes", the monologue ramblings of Jad Fair "True Love Will Find You in the End", or the psychedelic pop of Kramer himself ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
I Killed the Monster: 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston, Bongwater mastermind and producer extraordinaire Kramer's revamped Shimmy-Disc label's debut release, filters the Texas manchild's snow-globe pop confections through the mercurial sieve of indie rock. Pretentious and grandiose sentences aside, Johnston's simpleton lyrics and nursery rhyme melodies lend themselves to the interpretations of others, whether it's the Axl Rose-inspired whistling of Danielson Famile mastermind Daniel Smith and Sufjan Stevens "Worried Shoes", the monologue ramblings of Jad Fair "True Love Will Find You in the End", or the psychedelic pop of Kramer himself "Bloody Rainbow".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Second Shimmy
  • UPC: 723721249052
  • Catalog Number: 100
  • Sales rank: 253,951

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Grievances (3:14)
  2. 2 Worried Shoes - Sufjan Stevens (3:54)
  3. 3 Held the Hand (2:44)
  4. 4 Bloody Rainbow (3:53)
  5. 5 Cathy Cline (3:54)
  6. 6 Follow That Dream (2:47)
  7. 7 Honey I Sure Miss You (2:41)
  8. 8 True Love Will Find You in the End - Jad Fair (1:53)
  9. 9 Tears Stupid Tears (3:46)
  10. 10 Blue Skies Will Haunt You from Now On (4:56)
  11. 11 Going Down (3:39)
  12. 12 Rowboat (3:46)
  13. 13 The Adventures of God as a Young Boy - Jeffrey Lewis (3:19)
  14. 14 Mind Contorted (3:11)
  15. 15 Now (2:23)
  16. 16 Go Fast and Go Some More (2:29)
  17. 17 Foxy Girl (3:58)
  18. 18 Cosmic Kid (2:25)
  19. 19 Love Wheel (3:28)
  20. 20 Walking the Cow - Mike Watt (5:16)
  21. 21 It's Over (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nels Cline Guitar
R. Stevie Moore Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jad Fair Vocals
Chris Harford Vocals
Dean Wareham Guitar
Mike Watt Bass
Torry Colichio Drums
Jeff Feuerzeig Rhythm Guitar
Tammi Colichio Bass, Vocals
Arion Salazar Guitar
Dot Allison Vocals
Sufjan Stevens Organ, Drums, Electric Guitar, Marimbas, Vocals
Major Matt Mason USA Vocals
Ben Ratliff Acoustic Guitar, Bass
Jeffrey Lewis Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Kimya Dawson Vocals
Lesli Wood Vocals
Matt Menovcik Keyboards, Vocals
Pete "The Hammer" Mazich Organ
Elin K. Smith Vocals
Toby Goodshank Guitar, Vocals
Emily Zuzik Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Richard Harwell Electric Drums
Brandon Jemeyson Guitar, Vocals
Angela Carlucci Vocals
Robguitar Erickson Guitar, Vocals
Thalia Ferriera Vocals
Technical Credits
Mike Watt drum programming
Marshall Stax Producer
Jeff Feuerzeig Producer
Jason Carmer Engineer
Major Matt Mason USA Engineer, Instrumentation
Matt Menovcik drum programming
Mark Ospovat Engineer
Emily Zuzik Engineer, drum programming
Robguitar Erickson drum machine
Stephan Freymuth Producer, Engineer
Jack Medicine Composer
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