TALL DWARFS

UNRAVELLED: 1981-2002 (MERGE)

TALL DWARFS - UNRAVELLED: 1981-2002 153519
Format:
2 CD
Release:
19.08.2022
Label:
MERGE
Kat.-Nr.:
153519
Barcode:
0673855079820
Unravelled: 1981-2002 shines a loving light on lo-fi pioneers Tall Dwarfs, the prized New Zealand duo of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate.

The collection, available as a 4-LP or 2-CD box set, compiles songs from Tall Dwarfs' two decades of recordings.

The songs on Unravelled: 1981-2002 were curated by Alec Bathgate, who also designed the box set packaging; Chris Knox suffered a debilitating stroke in 2009 just as they had started work on a new album.

The collection captures the different sides of the Tall Dwarfs in 55 songs. Though the band was an excuse for two good friends who lived in different cities to get together, drink beer, watch shitty old movies, and do some recording and drawing, Tall Dwarfs created music unlike anyone else.

Capturing the initial excitement of creation and taking pride in what they did, Knox and Bathgate showed a whole generation of musicians what could be done at home on a 4-track and what magic could be made if you mixed pop melodies and hooks galore with homemade sounds.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. NOTHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN
  • 1.2. LUCK OR LOVELINESS
  • 1.3. ALL MY HOLLOWNESS TO YOU
  • 1.4. MAYBE
  • 1.5. PICTURES ON THE FLOOR
  • 1.6. CLOVER
  • 1.7. PAUL'S PLACE
  • 1.8. THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
  • 1.9. WALKING HOME
  • 1.10. BEAUTY
  • 1.11. TURNING BROWN AND TORN IN TWO
  • 1.12. CRUSH
  • 1.13. SHADE FOR TODAY
  • 1.14. PRETTY POISON
  • 1.15. CARPETGRABBER
  • 1.16. SLEET
  • 1.17. BURNING BLUE
  • 1.18. WOMAN (LIVE)
  • 1.19. ROAD AND HEDGEHOG
  • 1.20. ATTACK OF THE MUNCHIES
  • 1.21. THE SLIDE
  • 1.22. WALTZ OF THE GOOD HUSBAND
  • 1.23. CANT
  • 1.24. DOG
  • 1.25. THE WINNER
  • 1.26. BODIES
  • 1.27. SIGN THE DOTTED LINE
  • 1.28. RORSCHACH
  • 1.29. PIROUETTE
  • 1.30. WINGS
  • 1.31. LOWLANDS
  • 1.32. OATMEAL
  • 1.33. THINK SMALL
  • 1.34. LIFE IS STRANGE
  • 1.35. WE BLEED LOVE
  • 1.36. MORE 54
  • 1.37. ENTROPY
  • 1.38. BEE TO HONEY
  • 1.39. SELF-DELUDED DREAMBOY (IN A MESS)
  • 1.40. THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF SOMEONE ELSE'S HOME
  • 1.41. THE SEVERED HEAD OF JULIO
  • 1.42. TWO MINDS
  • 1.43. JESUS THE BEAST
  • 1.44. ALBUMEN
  • 1.45. CRUISING WITH COCHRAN
  • 1.46. FATTY FOWL IN GRAVY STEW
  • 1.47. THE UGLY MIRE OF DEEP HELD FEELINGS
  • 1.48. GLUEY, GLUEY
  • 1.49. ROUND THESE WALLS
  • 1.50. ROOM TO BREATHE
  • 1.51. TIME TO WAIT
  • 1.52. BABY IT'S OVER
  • 1.53. WE ARE THE CHOSEN FEW
  • 1.54. THE FATAL FLAW OF THE NEW
  • 1.55. OVER THE HILL