I Don't Know Who I Am (Let the War Against Music Begin, Vol. 2)

I Don't Know Who I Am (Let the War Against Music Begin, Vol. 2)

by The Minus 5


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I Don't Know Who I Am (Let the War Against Music Begin, Vol. 2)

Although Scott McCaughey pays his bills as a loyal R.E.M. sideman, the longtime Young Fresh Fellows frontman's Minus 5 project has allowed him to explore his fundamental pop
ock leanings with colleague Peter Buck on albums like 2001's acclaimed Let the War Against Music Begin. Recorded in tandem with that set, I Don't Know Who I Am -- a limited-edition disc reportedly restricted to a pressing of just 2,000 copies -- is far darker and more experimental, as evidenced by the set launcher, "There Is No Music." Meshing a slide guitar with a brooding lo-fi feel, the song's alt-country leanings uneasily shift into the electronic-tinged "Myrna Loy." While there are contagious moments like "Rooting for the Plague" and the profane singalong "I Don't Want to Fuck Off Anymore," tunes like the heady "Disaster Nurse Fang" and "Dear Employer" (which is recycled but drastically stripped-down from its appearance on 2003's Down With Wilco and again boasts Jeff Tweedy) are as off-kilter as these alternative pop luminaries are likely to get. I Don't Know Who I Am may not be the Minus 5 disc fans rely on most of the time, but there's more than just completist filler here. Just check the chiming, Beatlesque brilliance of "Queen's Head" for further proof.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2003
Label: Return To Sender
UPC: 0801925000829
catalogNumber: 43

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Minus 5   Primary Artist
Scott McCaughey   Musician
Morgan Fisher   Musician
Jon Auer   Musician
Peter Buck   Musician
Dennis Diken   Musician
Jason Finn   Musician
Barrett Martin   Musician
Christy McWilson   Musician
Ken Stringfellow   Musician
Jeff Tweedy   Musician
Rob Allum   Musician
Mark Hoyt   Musician
Charlie Francis   Musician
Jason Bick   Musician

Technical Credits

Scott McCaughey   Composer,Liner Notes,Engineering
Morgan Fisher   Composer,Engineering
Kurt Bloch   Engineering
Peter Buck   Composer,Engineering
Bob Weber   Engineering
Martin Feveyear   Engineering
Floyd Reitsman   Engineering
Wayne Dorell Tarin   Engineering
Charlie Francis   Engineering
Bootsy Holler   Cover Photo
Olaf Meyer   Artwork

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