JOHNSON, CALVIN

WHAT WAS ME (K RECORDS)

JOHNSON, CALVIN - WHAT WAS ME 139342
Format:
1 LP
Release:
13.03.2020
Label:
K RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
139342
Barcode:
0789856111718
The first solo album by Calvin Johnson originally released in 2002, remastered and repressed with sparkling new cover art.

What Was Me collects ten bits of lifeness and spreads them thickly with voice and acoustic guitar; a capella 40% of the time.

There are patches that are worn and threadbare but the overall effect is gutty and moist.

The affect is also noteworthy. Calvin is joined by the K divas Mirah on "Ode to St. Valentine" and Beth Ditto (the Gossip) on "Lightnin' Rod for Jesus".

Calvin Johnson is also known for his work with Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System and Halo Benders.

He has performed all over the country and the world, in basements, gymnasiums, theaters, art galleries, nightclubs, city parks, coffee shops, outdoor amphitheaters, hotel lobbies and ice cream stands; his songs have been recorded by the likes of Jon SpencerBlues Explosion, Spectrum, Luna, Seaweed, Jazz Butcher, Lois Maffeo and Yo La Tengo.

He has produced work by such folks as Mirah, the Gossip, Make-Up, Built to Spill, Gene Defcon, Sarah Dougher, Versus, godheadSilo, Modest Mouse and Robyn Hitchcock.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT ME
  • 1.2. CAN WE KISS?
  • 1.3. LOVE WILL COME BACK AGAIN
  • 1.4. ODE TO ST. VALENTINE
  • 1.5. PALRIGA
  • 1.6. NOTHING TO HOLD US HERE
  • 1.7. WARM DAYS
  • 1.8. LIES GOODBYE
  • 1.9. LIGHTIN' ROD FOR JESUS
  • 1.10. WHAT WAS ME