San Francisco Song Cycle, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
The San Francisco Song Cycle showcases local talent and out of town guests; this two-disc set documents the best of show from 1996-98. Stephen Yerkey contributes his tribute to the Man in Black, "Where Cash Is King"; Chuck Prophet delivers a stinging "Burn This Firetrap Down"; Carmaig DeForest reveals his deftness at storytelling with "Henry and Jason." But lesser-knowns like Adam Elk and Sonya Hunter with the Kaleidophone Brass Band are revelatory in their own unique ways. Oddly, two banjo players are the picks of the pack: Bone Cootes' Waits-ian delight "Clown Fight," and Danny Pearson's dark folk on "1000 Days of Shame." Surprise guests include Sally Timms and Jon ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
The San Francisco Song Cycle showcases local talent and out of town guests; this two-disc set documents the best of show from 1996-98. Stephen Yerkey contributes his tribute to the Man in Black, "Where Cash Is King"; Chuck Prophet delivers a stinging "Burn This Firetrap Down"; Carmaig DeForest reveals his deftness at storytelling with "Henry and Jason." But lesser-knowns like Adam Elk and Sonya Hunter with the Kaleidophone Brass Band are revelatory in their own unique ways. Oddly, two banjo players are the picks of the pack: Bone Cootes' Waits-ian delight "Clown Fight," and Danny Pearson's dark folk on "1000 Days of Shame." Surprise guests include Sally Timms and Jon Langford of the Mekons covering Alex Chilton, and ex-Thelonious Monster Bob Forrest singing forthrightly about coming off drugs.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/1998
  • Label: OLDE WEST
  • UPC: 714288024527
  • Catalog Number: 245

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 John Cage Memorial Radio Intro (0:18)
  2. 2 The Skip Song (2:12)
  3. 3 Real Men - John S. Hall (2:47)
  4. 4 Are You Smiling (3:18)
  5. 5 Evel Knievel (4:08)
  6. 6 Where Cash Is King (3:19)
  7. 7 Burn This Firetrap Down (5:07)
  8. 8 No One Gives a Damn (About Your Band) - Adam Elk (3:52)
  9. 9 Alien Nation - Monica Pasqual (5:16)
  10. 10 Angel Tattoo (3:22)
  11. 11 Will Ye No Cam Back Again (1:13)
  12. 12 Roadside Dead - Seven Harkey (4:43)
  13. 13 Dream Gasoline (4:38)
  14. 14 In the Garden (3:24)
  15. 15 Metal Shed Blues - Mike Coykendall (4:38)
  16. 16 Hall of Mirrors (3:32)
  17. 17 I Saw Her Tattoo - Jane Hardaway (2:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fanfare by Jon Birdsong (0:14)
  2. 2 Purple City (3:15)
  3. 3 Henry and Jason (3:25)
  4. 4 Nightime - John Langford (2:45)
  5. 5 The Cereal Song (3:53)
  6. 6 Quiet Life (3:30)
  7. 7 Anonymous (4:34)
  8. 8 Bottle Full of Wishes (4:40)
  9. 9 Mr. Jesus - Ray Halliday (4:10)
  10. 10 Clown Fight - Bone Cootes (4:18)
  11. 11 12 Inch 3 Speed Oscillating Fan - Scott Young (1:22)
  12. 12 River and the Railroad Track - Tom Armstrong (2:54)
  13. 13 Lovers of Art (3:06)
  14. 14 Have You Ever Seen? - Kaleidophone (4:03)
  15. 15 Drown (2:48)
  16. 16 Do You Really Want to Know? (2:43)
  17. 17 1000 Days of Shame (3:46)
  18. 18 Presley's Psalm - Pamela Martin (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cindy Lee Berryhill Track Performer
Sonya Hunter Track Performer
Chuck Prophet Track Performer
Ed Haynes Track Performer
John S. Hall Track Performer
Mare Winningham Track Performer
Emily Bezar Track Performer
Lori Hester Arthur Track Performer
Caroleen Beatty Track Performer
Carrie Bradley Track Performer
Chris Cacavas Track Performer
Carmaig DeForest Track Performer
Bob Forrest Track Performer
Victor Krummenacher Track Performer
Jon Langford Track Performer
Danny Pearson Track Performer
Sally Timms Track Performer
Chris Von Sneidern Track Performer
Bob Wiseman Track Performer
Stephen Yerkey Track Performer
Tom Barnes Track Performer
Jim Campilongo Track Performer
Tom Heyman Track Performer
Rob Burger Track Performer
Scott Young Track Performer
Alice Bierhorst Track Performer
Tom Armstrong Track Performer
Michael Wilson Track Performer
Melanie Degiovanni Track Performer
Dan Pearson Track Performer
Dale Duncan Track Performer
Technical Credits
Richard Thompson Composer
Carmaig DeForest Composer
Peter Eckart Liner Notes
Michael Blake Composer
Adam Cohen Composer
Traditional Composer
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