The Dresden Dolls
27 May 2003
| May 27, 2003 (Important Records pressing)
Oct. 20, 2009 (Bandcamp.com download)|
The Dresden Dolls
Dark cabaret, Alternative rock
The Dresden Dolls albums, Dark cabaret albums
Amanda Palmer – piano, vocals, lyricist, composer, songwriter
Brian Viglione – drums, guitar
Meredith Yayanos – violin on "Will"
Greg Disterhost – guitar on "Stand By Your Man"
Jim Smith – bass guitar on "Stand By Your Man"
A Is for Accident is the debut live album by American dark cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, a collection of live and studio recordings from 2001–2003, which was released on May 27, 2003 by Important Records. Future pressings were handled by 8 ft. Records and didn't include the bootleg recording of the band covering "Stand by Your Man" by Tammy Wynette. On October 20, 2009, the band released the album at Bandcamp.com, with two unlisted bonus tracks available to those who purchase the entire album (the digital download version, in a variety of formats, is free as of 2012).
Most of the tracks were recorded at live shows around the Boston area: T.T. The Bear's Place, the Lizard Lounge, and Sanders Theater in Cambridge, MA; WMBR 88.1 FM at MIT in Cambridge; WBRS 100.1 FM at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA; and the Milky Way in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Several of them have local references: Christopher Lydon is a well-known radio interviewer at WBUR in Boston; "Bank of Boston Beauty Queen" takes place in Lexington, MA; "Truce" mentions a number of streets and places in Boston.
Amanda Palmer stated at their 31 October 2010 reunion show that the band owns the rights to this album and receives all proceeds from its distribution.
1Missed Me4:49A Is for Accident Wikipedia
3The Time Has Come2:42