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Checkered Past Records (USA)

Compact Disc

CPR 24
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469002421
ASS PONYS - LOHIO
The Ass Ponies have been called every adjective in the book - rootsy, quirky, literate, edgy, off-kilter. They have been name-checked alongside such heavyweights as R.E.M., Pere Ubu, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Flaming Lips, and Neil Young. This release originally came out just as DNA were closing their doors, and has never truly seen the light of day.
TRACKLISTING:  01. LAST NIGHT IT SNOWED   02. KUNG FU REFERENCE   03. DONALD SUTHERLAND   04. BLACK DOT   05. DRIED UP   06. ONLY   07. FIRE IN THE HOLE   08. (BABY) I LOVE YOU (BABY)   09. CALENDAR DAYS   10. BABY IN A JAR   11. DOLLAR A DAY   12. BUTTERFLY   13. NOTHING STARTS TODAY  
CD
Alternative Rock
06/12/2001
  10.00
              USD
CPR 18
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001820
ASS PONYS - SOME STUPID WITH A FLARE GUN
The Ass Ponies turn portraits of torpor, neglect and stupidity into pop rock gems, rooting out the poignance and common struggles of dysfunctional mid-America. "Go directly to your record store. Buy this album. Immediately. Kill if you must" (Spin)
TRACKLISTING:  01. PRETTY AS YOU PLEASE   02. ASTRONAUT   03. FIGHTER PILOT   04. LOVE TRACTOR   05. YOUR AMAZING LIFE   06. SIDEWINDER   07. SWALLOW YOU DOWN   08. X-TRA NIPPLE   09. MAGNUS   10. CASPER'S COMING HOME   11. KITTEN   12. BETWEEN THE TREES  
CD
Alternative Rock
04/11/2000
  10.00
              USD
CPR 16
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001622
BOTANICA - MALEDICTION
TRACKLISTING:  01. MALEDICTION   02. DEAD PROPHET   03. BIG BIG WORLD   04. FIRE   05. BEAUTY   06. FANCY   07. MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT   08. AND THEN I MET HER   09. THE CASTRATION TANGO   10. SIMPLE LIFE   11. TRUE CRIMES   12. BIG THING   13. FRESHER HELL   14. THE 14TH SONG  
CD
Country
  10.00
              USD
CPR 13
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001325
FLATIRONS - PRAYER BONES
Imagine the lush pipes of a Patsy Cline or Brenda Lee, strapped to the back of a supple thoroughbred as it leans into the home stretch, breaks the tape, and bolts the fence...
TRACKLISTING:  01. HEAVEN HELP YOU   02. WILDFIRE   03. NEW PAIR OF SHOES   04. SO LONESOME   05. BAD SEEDS   06. BY YOURSELF   07. DEVIL LIVES IN DALLAS   08. HIGH LONESOME MOON   09. NOTHING   10. THREE CROSSES   11. HEARTS ON FIRE   12. CRAZY TRAIN   13. LULLABY  
CD
Country
02/09/1999
  10.00
              USD
CPR 20
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469002025
GREAT CRUSADES, THE - DAMAGED GOODS
The Great Crusaders' songs tell stories of sadness, longing and clenched-fist optimism through blood-shot eyes and a halo of whiskey. They have drawn comparisons to such luminaries as Robbie Robertson, Nick Cave, Gallon Drunk, the Replacements and Tom Waits.
CD
Country
11/21/2000
  10.00
              USD
CPR 12
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001226
HADACOL - BETTER THAN THIS
TRACKLISTING:  01. BETTER THAN THIS   02. BIG TORNADO   03. SOMEBODY LIED   04. WHAT YOU WANTED   05. POORER THAN DEAD   06. IT'LL WORK OUT FINE   07. MESSED UP   08. DRIVE ALL NIGHT   09. CHEAP LIQUOR   10. REBEL BOYS   11. CARRY ON   12. PAPPY  
CD
Alternative Rock
  10.00
              USD
CPR 2
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469000229
HOUSE, TOM - THE NEIGHBORHOOD IS CHANGING
A self-described barroom singer, Tom's brutal, poetic lyrics are delivered with spare melodicism and a singular voice, and underpinned with subtle brilliance by his backing band (which includes the cream of Nashville's independent players and members of LAMBCHOP).
TRACKLISTING:  01. C'MON THROUGH CAROLINA   02. I GOT NEIGHBORS   03. NUCLEAR WINTER   04. I'M IN LOVE WITH SUSAN SMITH   05. KIND LADY   06. BABY I CAN'T ALWAYS DO RIGHT   07. A WOMAN AND A MAN   08. MOCKINGBIRD   09. I HAD A PLACE   10. SOMETHING IN THE WIND TONIGHT   11. THE DEEPEST PART THE DEEPEST END   12. SOIL OF THE EARTH   13. CORINNE  
CD
Country
08/12/1997
  10.00
              USD
CPR 9
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469000922
HOUSE, TOM - THIS WHITE MAN'S BURDEN
Another dark, swirling masterwork, distilled from the strains of Appalachian music and beat poetry - when folks refer to Checkered Past as the "Fat Possum of White People", Tom House is the best of what they mean.
TRACKLISTING:  01. SLIPPING & DRINKING   02. OH LORD   03. SUNSHINE & SORROW   04. WHITE MAN   05. I ONLY KNOW (YOU'RE WHAT I'M NEEDING)   06. MANSBERGER   07. FLASH WENT THE LIGHTNING   08. A LONG LONG TIME AGO   09. TELL LORRAINE   10. AIN'T NO MAN   11. PALE MORNING LIGHT   12. WAITING ON YOU   13. TERRY MARTIN  
CD
Country
07/17/1998
  10.00
              USD
CPR 3
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469000328
LONESOME BOB - THINGS FALL APART
TRACKLISTING:  01. LOVE IS NOT BLIND   02. DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME   03. POINT OF NO RETURN   04. WALTZING ON THE TITANIC   05. DIFFERENT SHADES OF GRAY   06. WHAT WENT WRONG   07. MY MOTHER'S HUSBAND   08. HEAVEN'S GATE   09. TDOO MUCH TIME   10. SOMEONE WATCHING OVER ME   11. THE PLANS WE MADE   12. CALL MY NAME   13. SLEEPLESS NITES  
CD
Country
  10.00
              USD
CPR 14
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 0640469001424
OLD JOE CLARKS, THE - METAL SHED BLUES
Husband-and-wife core Mike & Jill Coykendall flesh out the predominantly acoustic sound of their debut (Town Of Ten) with a full band: big-beat drums, swirling keyboards, scratchy guitars.
TRACKLISTING:  01. NO GOING BACK   02. METAL SHED BLUES   03. SLOW   04. PASSERS BY   05. THIRSTY   06. SPENT   07. FALLING   08. OCEAN BLUES   09. RISING FENCES   10. TIPLE BLUES FOR CHRIS   11. TURN   12. EYES CLOSED  
CD
Country
03/23/1999
  10.00
              USD
CPR 1
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 0640469000120
OLD JOE CLARKS, THE - TOWN OF TEN
Haunting melodies, deep country soul, and songs with "an intimacy that only unlimited space can afford" are the hallmarks of the OLD JOE CLARKS, a young San Francisco (by way of rural Kansas) combo.
CD
Country
09/09/1997
  10.00
              USD
CPR 19
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001929
RED STAR BELGRADE - TELESCOPE
Includes a country version of AC/DC's Highway To Hell! "Think of Neil young fronting Nirvana! One of the Year's best!" (Boston Globe)
CD
Country
05/09/2000
  10.00
              USD
CPR 15
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469001523
RED STAR BELGRADE - THE FRACTURED HYMNAL
Crushing guitars, plaintive ballads and a songwriter's worldview that can only be described as dark, dark, dark... "compelling, Uncle Tupelo-inspired country rock with a particularly savage lyrical bite" (Option Mag).
CD
Country
05/04/1999
  10.00
              USD
CPR 8
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469100820
SOULED AMERICAN - FROZEN CD
Alternative Rock
  10.00
              USD
CPR 21
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469002124
SPANIC BOYS - TORTURE
Features the Spanics' hardest-rocking sounds to date, with their trademark close harmonies, screaming Fender guitars, catchy and clever original songs, and a straight-ahead devotion to American rock'n'roll. "A goldmine for those who already know the Spanic Boys as one of America's finest bands." (CMJ)
CD
Alternative Rock
02/20/2001
  10.00
              USD
CPR 7
 CHECKERED PAST
 0640469000724
WOMACK, TOMMY - POSITIVELY NA-NA
Uncommonly open-hearted and intelligent songwriting is Tommy's gift, and he wraps it in guitar-cranked arrangements or strips it down to its confessional, bare-acoustic bones. "A sound halfway between 'Sweet Virginia' Stones and 'Achin' To Be' Replacements." (No Depression)
TRACKLISTING:  01. A LITTLE BIT OF SEX (4:19)   02. SKINNY & SMALL (3:30)   03. SHEILA'S ON THE ROAD (3:00)   04. SHE AIN'T SPEAKIN' TO ME (3:52)   05. SWEET HITCHIKER (3:25)   06. POSITIVELY NA NA (3:26)   07. CHRISTABELLA WILSON (3:34)   08. I DRANK TOO MUCH AGAIN (2:05)   09. JOHNNY BOUGHT A RING (2:22)   10. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CHEETAH CHROME? (2:03)   11. I'LL GIVE YOU NEEDLES (3:15)  
CD
Country
06/09/1998
  10.00
              USD