What Another Man Spills

What Another Man Spills

by Lambchop

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What Another Man Spills

It's a safe bet to expect the unexpected in regards to any new Lambchop effort, but the cryptically titled (and beautifully packaged) What Another Man Spills is the band's most consistently surprising and deliriously eclectic outing to date, with new twists around every corner. While it's their loveliest record since How I Quit Smoking, that album's countrypolitan gauze is largely a thing of the past, replaced here by a dreamy, jazz-like patina which proves a remarkably versatile backdrop not only for Kurt Wagner's originals but for a vast range of covers, from Dump's "It's Not Alright" to Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)." The latter is easily the most jaw-dropping track on What Another Man Spills, with the group easily slipping into the song's soulful groove without a hint of irony, not even in Wagner's amazingly Prince-like falsetto; a later cover of the Frederick Knight smash "I've Been Lonely for So Long," while less surprising, is no less engaging, further solidifying Lambchop's growing debt to the Stax/Volt sound. Where the album's jumble of styles and offbeat covers might seem self-indulgent coming from any other band, Lambchop somehow makes it all work with their wit, style, and intelligence intact -- even five records in, they never cease to amaze.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/1998
Label: Merge Records
UPC: 0036172944620
catalogNumber: 29446

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lambchop   Primary Artist
Kurt Wagner   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Niehaus   Steel Guitar
Paul Burch   Vibes
Deanna Varagona   Vocals
Marc William Trovillion   Rhythm
Allen Lowrey   Rhythm
Scott C. Chase   Rhythm

Technical Credits

Vic Chesnutt   Illustrations
Lloyd Barry   String Arrangements
Mike Doster   Contributor
Mike Griffith   Contributor
Mark Nevers   Engineer
Alex McManus   Contributor
Tony Crow   Contributor
Paul Burch   Contributor
Deanna Varagona   Contributor
Allen Lowrey   Contributor
Jonathan Marx   Contributor

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