Weird Tales

Weird Tales

by Golden Smog
     
 
Weird Tales, the second album from alt-country supergroup Golden Smog, while in theory a collective banging of the guitars, basses, and drums of its principal players, is actually a series of solo tunes by those artists fleshed out by a backing band consisting of like-minded, and extremely capable, performers. That doesn't make it

Overview

Weird Tales, the second album from alt-country supergroup Golden Smog, while in theory a collective banging of the guitars, basses, and drums of its principal players, is actually a series of solo tunes by those artists fleshed out by a backing band consisting of like-minded, and extremely capable, performers. That doesn't make it any less a fine- or well-intentioned album, it's just not the one-for-all, all-for-one group project that it's built up to be. Think of it as the White Album process: everyone (including members of Run Westy Run, the Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Big Star, and Wilco) gets a chance to toss a tune or two into the consolidated song bin and let the gang go at it. And as expected, the best songwriters here (Gary Louris of the Jayhawks and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy) contribute Weird Tales' most solid tracks. A pet project aimed more toward fans of the genre than the casual listener, Golden Smog nonetheless deliver the goods with a good deal of twangy heart and soul.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/1998
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431044625
catalogNumber:
10446

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Golden Smog   Primary Artist
James Luther Dickinson   Wurlitzer
Kraig Johnson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Gary Louris   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Mellotron
Brian Paulson   Mini Moog
Marc Perlman   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Jody Stephens   Percussion,Drums,Bells
Jeff Tweedy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Vocals
Jason Orris   Background Vocals
Dan Murphy   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
Jim Boquist   Background Vocals
Jessy Greene   Violin,Background Vocals
Bryan Hanna   Tambourine,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Paulson   Producer
Pete Matthews   Engineer
Jason Orris   Engineer
Bryan Hanna   Engineer

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