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The Tape of Only Linda

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Released  October 25, 1994
Length  46:19
Release date  25 October 1994
Label  Alias Records
Recorded  1994
Artist  The Loud Family
Producer  Mitch Easter
Genres  Power pop, Rock music
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Similar  The Loud Family albums, Power pop albums

The Tape of Only Linda is the second full-length album by The Loud Family, led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Scott Miller. The title of the album is a reference to the notorious tape recording of a live performance of "Hey Jude" by Paul McCartney in which an engineer had isolated Linda McCartney's vocals.


Track listing

  1. "Soul Drain" (Miller/Smith/Wieneke)– 4:12
  2. "My Superior" (Smith/Miller)– 4:49
  3. "Marcia and Etrusca" (Miller/Becker/Smith/Wieneke/Poor)– 7:14
  4. "Hyde Street Virgins" (Miller)– 4:02
  5. "Baby Hard-To-Be-Around" (Miller/Becker/Smith/Wieneke/Poor)– 3:32
  6. "It Just Wouldn't Be Christmas" (Miller/Smith/Wieneke/Poor/Becker)– 4:38
  7. "Better Nature" (Wieneke)– 3:25
  8. "Still Its Own Reward" (Miller)– 4:12
  9. "For Beginners Only" (Smith)– 2:41
  10. "Ballet Hetero" (Miller/Poor/Smith)– 7:27


  • Jozef Becker - drums, percussion, drum programming
  • Scott Miller - lead vocal (le mis), guitar, serioushouse guitar, classical guitar
  • R. Dunbar Poor - bass guitar and backing vocals
  • Zachary Smith - lead guitar, funhouse guitar, electromagnetic 12-string guitar, limited-market-appeal pedal effect guitar, controversial sounds
  • Paul Wieneke - keyboards, not-all-that-sleighbell-like-sound, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Better Nature" and "For Beginners Only"
  • with:

  • "Waxy" Bill Dupp - harmonica
  • Mitch Easter - real time frequency analysis
  • Kid Shaline - backing vocals
  • Ken Stringfellow - funny-Seattle-tuning-guitar, great and powerful ahs, duet vocal on "Still Its Own Reward"
  • Songs

    1Soul Drain4:13
    2My Superior4:50
    3Marcia and Etrusca7:15


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