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Crazy Backwards Alphabet

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Released  January 1987
Release date  January 1987
Label  SST/There
Recorded  December 1986
Producer  Henry Kaiser
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Length  46:23 (LP version), 1:12:46 (CD version)
Universal Congress Of (LP) Universal Congress Of (SST 109) (1987)  Crazy Backwards Alphabet (LP) Crazy Backwards Alphabet (SST 110) (1987)
Crazy Backwards Alphabet (LP) Crazy Backwards Alphabet (SST 110) (1987)  Mystery Spot (LP) Angst (SST 111) (1987)
Artists  Henry Kaiser, John French, Michael Maksymenko, Crazy Backwards Alphabet, Andy West
Genres  Avant-garde, Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Folk rock, Musique concrète
Folk rock albums  Invisible Means, Live - Love - Larf & Loaf, Bound by the Beauty, Red & Gold, Carrossel

Crazy backwards alphabet from s t album 1986 sarayushka la grange in russian


Crazy Backwards Alphabet is an album conceived by cartoonist and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and recorded by Henry Kaiser. The core group features Kaiser on guitar along with Captain Beefheart drummer John French (Drumbo), Dixie Dregs bassist Andy West, and Swedish avant-rock drummer Michael Maksymenko. The American rock critic Robert Christgau said of the album: "Concept is Beefheart as Dixie Dregs, kind of, with intermittent lyrics, not always in English." It was released in 1987 (see 1987 in music).

Contents

Side one

  1. "The Blood and the Ink" (Bob Adams & John French) – 5:02
  2. "Det Enda Raka?" (Michael Maksymenko) – 1:58
  3. "Get To You" (John French) – 4:30
  4. "The Welfare Elite" (John French & Henry Kaiser) – 3:52
  5. "Ghosts" (Albert Ayler) – 4:18
  6. "Lobster on the Rocks #2" (John French, Henry Kaiser, Michael Maksymenko, Andy West & Stuart Wold) – 3:15

Side two

  1. "Sarayushka (La Grange)" (Original Composition: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard•Russian Translation: Michael Maksymenko) – 2:26
  2. "Dropped D" (Bob Adams, Henry Kaiser, Michael Maksymenko & Andy West) – 7:53
  3. "The Book of Joel" (Bob Adams, Everett Shock) – 2:04
  4. "Bottoms Up!" (Michael Maksymenko) – 3:40
  5. "We Are In Control?" (John French) – 5:25
  6. "Maran II" (Michael Maksymenko) – 0:24

CD version

  1. "The Blood and the Ink" (Bob Adams & John French) – 5:02
  2. "Det Enda Raka?" (Michael Maksymenko) – 1:58
  3. "Get To You" (John French) – 4:30
  4. "The Welfare Elite" (John French & Henry Kaiser) – 3:52
  5. "Ghosts" (Albert Ayler) – 4:18
  6. "Lobster on the Rocks" (John French, Henry Kaiser, Michael Maksymenko, Andy West & Stuart Wold) – 3:15
  7. "Sarayushka (La Grange)" (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard•Russian Translation: Michael Maksymenko) – 2:26
  8. "Dropped D" (Bob Adams, Henry Kaiser, Michael Maksymenko & Andy West) – 7:53
  9. "The Book of Joel" (Bob Adams, Everett Shock) – 2:04
  10. "Bottoms Up!" (Michael Maksymenko) – 3:40
  11. "We Are In Control?" (John French) – 5:25
  12. "Maran II" (Michael Maksymenko) – 0:24
  13. "No Doubt About It, I Gotta Get a New Hat" (Henry Kaiser) – 4:32*
  14. "Secret of the Telegian" (Greg Goodman, Henry Kaiser & Michael Maksymenko) – 6:17*
  15. ""Lite" Blue Mousse" (Bob Adams, Henry Kaiser, Michael Maksymenko & Ralf Nygard) – 7:11*
  16. "The Same Thing" (Willie Dixon) – 5:59*
  17. "Herr Magazine" (Bob Adams, Everett Shock, Henry Kaiser & Michael Maksymenko) – 3:04*
  • 25+ minutes, bonus tracks on CD only!
  • Crazy Backwards Alphabet are

  • John French - drums, vocals, guitar, keyboard, harp
  • Henry Kaiser - guitar, banjo, slide guitar, vocals
  • Michael Maksymenko - drums, vocals
  • Andy West - bass
  • Special guests

    Bob Adams - guitar, bass
    Darol Anger - violin
    Scott Colby - slide guitar, vocal
    Harry Duncan - harp
    Bill Frisell - guitar
    Ralph Nygard - midi wind controller bass

    Production crew

    Henry Kaiser - producer/engineer
    Phil Brown - engineer
    Oliver DiCiccco - engineer
    Mark Bryan Johnson - engineer
    Matt Groening - artwork and album concept
    Hugh Brown - photography
    Recorded in 1986. Except 13 & 14 in 1987 and 15 in 1991.

    Songs

    1The Blood and the Ink5:05
    2Det Enda Raka?2:01
    3Get to You4:32

    References

    Crazy Backwards Alphabet Wikipedia


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