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Weird Little Boy

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Released  1998
Genre  Noise
Record label  Avant Records
Recorded  November 26, 1995
Length  41:49
Albums  Weird Little Boy
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Producer  John Zorn, Kazunori Sugiyama
Similar  Bar Kokhba Sextet, Robert Burger, William Winant, Trey Spruance, Painkiller

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Weird Little Boy is a one-off album by a band of the same name consisting of abstract soundscapes and experimental music performed by John Zorn (alto saxophone, keyboards, samplers), Trey Spruance (guitar, drums, keyboards), William Winant (percussion), Mike Patton (drums, vocals) and Chris Cochrane (guitar). It was released in 1998 on the Japanese label Avant.


Weird Little Boy is regarded by fans (as well as by the actual performers) as the best/worst thing that could have resulted from the meeting of this eclectic mix of artists. Every performer on the recording has at some point professed their distaste for the project. Most vocal on this subject was Trey Spruance.


The Allmusic review by Bradley Torreano awarded the album 3 stars noting that "This is not for fans of jazz, or fans of anything really. This is a brutal noise experience for listeners interested in how far sonic technology can really be stretched and twisted. It is also very captivating music, and given time it can really sustain interest. Just make sure to listen to it when you have time to digest the whole package".

Track listing

  1. "Two Weeks on a Morphine Drip / New Dirt and New Flies / Lorne Greene" - 10:17
  2. "If the Gun Has a Mind / Redeye / Worms and Shit" - 8:05
  3. "Totally Poobied" - 2:14
  4. "Weird Little Boy" - 1:39
  5. "Lungfull of Water" - 7:51
  6. "Seance" - 3:04
  7. "When Blood Fills a Cylinder" - 2:59
  8. "Waiting" - 1:46
  9. "Blindness" - 4:04


  • Chris Cochrane: guitar
  • Mike Patton: drums, vocals
  • Trey Spruance: guitars, keyboards, drums
  • William Winant: percussion
  • John Zorn: alto, samplers, keyboards
  • Nayland Blake: graphics
  • Dennis Cooper: text
  • Songs

    Totally PoobiedWeird Little Boy · 1998
    If the Gun Has a Mind / Redeye / Worms and ShitWeird Little Boy · 1998
    Lungfull of WaterWeird Little Boy · 1998


    Weird Little Boy Wikipedia

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