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pneumonia
released may 22, 2001
by lost highway records.

01. The Ballad Of Carol Lynn (3:03)
(adams/daly)
02. Don't Wanna Know Why (3:56)
(adams/daly/cary)
03. Jacksonville Skyline (3:00)
(adams)
04. Reasons To Lie (3:27)
(adams/daly)
05. Don't Be Sad (3:21)
(adams/daly/iha)
06. Sit & Listen To The Rain (4:04)
(adams)
07. Under Your Breath (3:26)
(daly/adams)
08. Mirror, Mirror (3:15)
(adams/daly)
09. Paper Moon (4:40)
(adams)
10. What The Devil Wanted (3:38)
(adams/daly)
11. Crazy About You (2:44)
(adams)
12. My Hometown (2:44)
(adams)
13. Easy Hearts (5:06)
(adams/cary)
14. Bar Lights (3:53)
(adams)
(hidden track - To Be Evil)


Cast of Characters:
Ryan Adams - Guitars, Vocals, Piano & Harmonica
Caitlin Cary - Fiddle & Backing Vocals
Mike Daly - Guitars, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, Dulcimer, Mandocello, Mandolin, Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Brad Rice - Guitars
Jennifer Condos - Bass
Richard Causon - Keyboards
James Iha - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Tommy Stinston - Guitar & Dobro
James "Jumbo" Aumonier - Celeste
Ethan Johns - Drums, Bass, Mandolin, Mandocello, Keyboards, Percussion & Guitars
Produced by Ethan Johns
Engineered by Trina Shoemaker
Additional Recording Engineer: Sue Kappa
Recorded at Dreamland Studios & House of Blues Studios
Asst. Engineer at House of Blues Studios: Dave Bryant
Mixed a& engineered by Ethan Johns at Sound Factory
Assisted by Steven Rhodes
Orchestral recording on "Paper Moon" by Glyn Johns at Capitol Studios
Arranged by Randy Brion
Horns & Woodwinds on "The Ballad Of Carol Lynn," "Easy Hearts," and "Mirror, Mirror" recorded by Al Schmit at Capitol Studios
Arranged by Randy Brion
Production Assistant: James "Jumbo" Aumonier
Mastered by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA

(For ARL, Lil' Jen, and Skillet)
Thank you and goodnight



heartbreaker by ryan adams
released september 5, 2000
by bloodshot records.

01. (Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrissey)
02. To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)
03. My Winding Wheel
04. AMY
05. Oh My Sweet Carolina
06. Bartering Lines
07. Call Me On Your Way Back Home
08. Damn, Sam (I love a woman that rains)
09. Come Pick Me Up
10. To Be The One
11. Why Do They Leave?
12. Shakedown On 9th Street
13. Don't Ask For the Water
14. In My Time Of Need
15. Sweet lil Gal (23rd/1st)

Ryan Adams acoustic/electric guitar/harmonica/piano/banjo
Ethan Johns drums/bass/chamberlin/glockenspiel/B-3/vibes
David Rawlings sings/acoustic/electric guitars/banjo/throws tambourine
Gillian Welch sings/banjo/acoustic guitar/electric bass/voice of "Lucy"
Pat Sansone piano ("oh my sweet carolina") chamberlin/weird-storm-producing organ type instrument on Bartering Lines/piano, ("why do you leave" and "come pick me up")/background with Ethan on "winding wheel"
Emmylou Harris sings ("oh my sweet carolina")
Kim Richey sings ("come pick me up")
Allison Pierce sings ("why do they leave?")
Maple all around swell guy that brought up the amp (thanks man)
produced by Ethan Johns
engineered and mixed by Ethan Johns
assistant engineer, Patrick Himes
mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood),
recorded at Woodland Studios, Room A
Nashville, Tennessee. It took 14 days.

all songs by Ryan Adams (Barland Music, administered by Bug Music (BMI), except "To Be Young (is to be sad, is to be high)" co-written with David Rawlings, (Cracklin' Music administered by Bug Music (BMI), "Come Pick Me Up" and "Bartering Lines" co-written with Van Alston, Renaissance Man of Raleigh, North Carolina.



waltzie by caitlin cary
released august 15, 2000
by yep roc records.

1. Sorry (4:27)
(cary/daly)
2. Rosemary Moore (3:38)
(cary)
3. Nursery Lie (4:03)
(cary/stamey)
4. Big Town (3:45)
(cary/daly)
5. Withered & Died live control room recording (4:29)
(r. thompson)

The Musicians:
Caitlin Cary violin/vocals
Mike Daly pedal steel/dulcimer/12 string
Skillet Gilmore drums/percussion
Chris Stamey guitar/bass/snare/piano
Lynn Blakey & Tonya Lamm harmonies
and
Ryan Adams synth/harmonica/harmony
Greg Bell accordion (Rosemary Moore)
Clay Merritt guitar (Rosemary Moore)
Aaron Oliva double bass (Nursery Lie)
This was one of those records that happen while you're making other plans: Caitlin started coming by the studio to play me some of the songs she was writing, and we would often cut on one mic as we talked and played. She would sometimes sing a cappella as Skillet tapped on a snare drum, then we'd find some chords and guitar licks that seemed to fit; "Big Town" happened in just this way. A discussion about handicap games yielded "Nursery Lie." A truck rumbling by the control room as we played with "Withered and Died" helped us imagine those diesel London days of Richard and Linda. After a house concert with Lynn and Tonya, Caitlin's compatriots in Tres Chicas, the whole crew stopped over to run down a new song, "Rosemary Moore." When Mike Daly or Greg Ball or Ryan Adams were around, they'd join us. I think it was when Mike chimed in with the music to "Sorry" that we realized a record was in the living room with us, doing a slow waltz, trying to get our attention.
-- Chris Stamey

For me, making a record is a long process, a hard piece of work. I've always thought that's the way it should be, and I'm still at it. On the other hand, some stones look better before they're tumbled; the five songs here capture a moment and a mood; to me they seem to create something whole. A few of them are works in progress -- rough pebbles, if you will -- but they stand for me now, and I hope you will enjoy hearing them.
-- Caitlin Cary



down to the promised land
5 years of bloodshot records
released may 2000
by bloodshot records.

Track 11, Disc 1:
Please Take the Devil Out of Me
(g. jones)
Caitlin Cary vocals/violin
Clay Merritt guitar
Lynn Blakey background vocals
Mike Daly & Chris Stamey hand claps
produced by Chris Stamey

Track 11, Disc 2:
Monday Night
(r. adams/eric ambel)
Ryan Adams vocal/acoustic & electric guitar
Roscoe dulcitar, percussion/bass/drums/lap steel/keys
produced by Eric Roscoe Ambel






poor little knitter on the road
a tribute to the knitters
released october 1999
by bloodshot records.
Track 4:
Silver Wings
(m. haggard)

Ryan Adams played drums, bass, electric guitar, mellotron, vocals
Mike Daly played pedal steel, dulcimer, vocals
Caitlin Cary played hooky

produced by David Domanich @ The Pigeon Club (Hoboken, NJ)


In the summer of 1985, when I was a snotty little punk rocker living in righteous squalor in Oakland, CA, I heard something on KALX, the nearby college station, that threw quite a wrench into my loudfastrules, all-history-is-bunk notions of music: The Knitters' one and only LP, "Poor Little Critter On The Road." They played mostly acoustic instruments, they sang about lost love, broken hearts, and getting drunk, not about smashing the state, police trucks, and rising above, but they ROCKED; they sang longing tearjerkers that smoldered, not raging manifestos that firestormed, but in their own way -- and in a way that wrung more emotions out of music than I knew possible, the ROCKED. I was a convert. Much to the dismay of my snotty little punk rock girlfriend, who deemed the stuff "that hick shit," I started seeking out the names on the songwriting credits -- the Haggards, the Carters, the Ledbetters -- and I haven't looked back since.
Country music does not have to suck. Some people knew that long before the Knitters came along, some people found out after they came and went, and some will never know. But, as for me, I found out right then and there.
-- Rob Miller Bloodshot Records




return of the grievous angel
a tribute to gram parsons
released july 13, 2000
by almo sounds.

Track 11:
A Song For You (6:40)
(g. parsons)

artists: Ryan Adams - Vocals & Guitar / Caitlin Cary - Violin & Background Vocal / Richard Causon - Piano, B3 & Accordian / Brad Rice - Elllectric Guitar / Mike Daly - Pedal Steel / Jennifer Condos - Bass / Ethan Johns - Drums, Mandolin, Ace-Tone, Electric Guitar / Produced and Mixed by Ethan Johns / Recorded by Trina Shoemaker / Mixed and Recorded at Dreamland Studios / Assistant Engineer Sue Kappa / Whiskeytown appears courtesy of Outpost Recordings




exposed roots
the best of alt. country
released 1999
by k tel.

Track 4, Disc 1:
Nervous Breakdown
(g. ginn)




mile marker 383
released 1999
by starbucks.

Track 5
16 Days strangers almanac version
(r. adams)




faithless street
released september 29, 1998
by outpost recordings.


01. Midway Park
(adams/wandscher/gilmore)
02. Drank Like a River
(cary/adams/wandscher)
03. Too Drunk To Dream
(adams/robert e rickers jr)
04. Tennessee Square (bonus track)
(adams)
05. What May Seem Like Love
(wandscher)
06. Faithless Street
(cary/adams)
07. Mining Town
(adams)
08. If He Can't Have You
(adams/gilmore)
09. Black Arrow, Bleeding Heart
(adams)
10. Matrimony
(cary/grothmann)
11. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight (bonus track)
(adams)
12. Desperate Ain't Lonely (bonus track)
(cary/adams)
13. Hard Luck Story
(adams)
14. Top Dollar
(wandscher)
15. Lo-Fi Tennessee Mountain Angel (for Kathy Poindexter) (bonus track)
(cary/adams)
16. Revenge
(adams/wandscher)

Baseball Park Sessions
17. Empty Baseball Park
(adams)
18. Here's To The Rest Of The World
(adams)
19. 16 Days
(adams)
20. Yesterday's News
(adams/wandscher)
21. Factory Girl
(adams/wandscher)


Faithless Street era Whiskeytown were:
Ryan Adams guitar, vocals
Caitlin Cary violin, vocals
Eric "Skillet" Gilmore drums
Steve Grothmann bass
Phil Wandscher guitar, vocals
and
Bob Ricker pedal steel (Faithless Street)
Nicholas Petti accordion, banjo, pedal steel (Baseball Park Sessions)

Faithless Street sessions: Produced by Whiskeytown; additional production by Chris Stamey; Recorded by Greg Woods and Whiskeytown at the Funny Farm Apex, NC. Baseball Park sessions: Produced by Chris Stamey; Recorded by Tim Harper at Captured Live! Durham, NC. Mixed by Tim Harper and Chris Stamey at Modern Recording, July 1998. Mastering: Greg Calbi at Masterdisk.

Faithless Street happened; dripping midsummer in a converted barn in Apex, "The Pinnacle of Good Living," North Carolina, we recorded our songs - some that we made up on the spot. One critic wrote about "inexpert playing and sloppy arrangements," but I don't think comments like this ever did or ever will phase us. I got drunk one night after singing some, and rode a naked horse through a pasture-fast. That same night Ryan took twenty minutes to scrawl the words to "Hard Luck Story" on the back of a pizza box; soon after, we cut those vocals on one mic.
On this new release we've included a few "new" tracks cut around the same time - songs we maybe didn't appreciate then, but have since come to care about. With all that's happened since that summer, Faithless Street exists as a fond memory of simple times. We hope you enjoy it.
-- Caitlin Cary, June 1998

All I remember is what we had to drink and Skillet and Ray Duffy's preoccupation with fireworks. Out in the parking lot across the street from Park Ave., the Roman candles and Black Cats sounded a lot like I'd hope we'd one day sound - pretty little things all set on fire waiting to get destroyed.
-- Ryan Adams, June 1998




on the mountain 4.
various artists/released 1998
by KMTT 103.7

Track 11:
16 Days
(adams)
ryan adams and caitlin cary live in the studio
Whiskeytown - 16 Days
Recorded February 13, 1998

Ryan Adams and Caitlin Cary dropped by the Music Lounge and wowed us with this beautiful version of "16 Days." They weren't very talkative, but the music spoke volumes.




car songs split 7"
with neko case & the sadies
released 1998
by bloodshot records.

A Side:
Highway 145


Ryan Adams guitar vocals
Steve Terry drums/vocals
Caitlin Cary violin
Chris Laney bass
Phil Wandscher guitar
Produced by Greg Elkins & Whiskeytown





real: the tom t. hall project.
released october 20, 1998
by sire records.

Track 16:
I Hope It Rains On My Funeral(t. hall)





Ryan Adams guitar, vocals
Caitlin Cary violin, vocals
Skillet Gilmore drums
Phil Wandscher guitar


Producers' notes
The tribute record as a form is inherently flawed, a losing proposition, largely because it's so rare to happen upon an artist truly deserving of the form. Popular music has produced no shortage of brilliant songwriters, and there are many with exceptional bodies of work. But what of artists who have already recorded the definitive versions of their own songs? Is it a fitting "tribute" to have other artists try their hand at them? Not necessarily, and usually not. The tribute boom of the last decade has caused music fans to view tributes with more than a little skepticism. Since we ourselves are not fans of tributes in general, making this record evolved into a mission to prove that "tribute records don't have to suck." Needless to say, of course, everything is predicated on the artist. But we knew that it all comes down to the song, and if there ever was an artist all about The Song, it's Tom T. Hall.
But precious few people understand this about Tom, and as a result he's paradoxically an international superstar who's largely an unknown. Tom T. Hall has millions of fans worldwide, most of whom know him for just a few of the things he's done in his 62 years. He is known for singing "I Love" and "Sneaky Snake" and "I Like Beer". For his stint as spokesman for Chevy Trucks and U.S. Steel and Tyson Chicken. For his appearances on Hee-Haw and Pop Goes The Country and just about every variety show there was in the 1970s. But even in Nashville, where he's known best of all, it's still rare to find someone who understands the essence of Tom T. Hall.

He came to Nashville in 1964 with $46 and a guitar and spent the next several years writing songs at a desk from 9 to 5. His "Harper Valley P.T.A." was the #1 song of 1968, but Tom just kept on writing. He wrote so many songs for other people that he couldn't get enough of them cut, and this led to his recording them himself. His debut LP, Ballad Of Forty Dollars And His Other Great Songs, appeared late in 1968 and was quickly followed by Homecoming, I Witness Life and 100 Children. Tom wrote about what he knew--his experiences growing up in a small Kentucky town, his experiences in the Army--but he soon found he was running out of experiences. At this critical juncture he chose a logical course of action; he simply did some more experiencing. He began to take day trips to small Southern towns, intending, in his words, to "meet some folks and write some songs". And that he did; he met real people and told their real stories, chronicled most notably in his fifth LP, 1971's In Search Of A Song. He wrote in this manner until his increasing fame made it impossible. He found he needed anonymity for real interchanges, that people weren't real when talking to a big star.
True to his being, however, Tom T. Hall was still about The Song, and he continued to write as his career progressed. To date he has written nearly one thousand songs. Robert Christgau once wrote that Tom "makes his stories seem easy, like he jots them down on coffee break, and nobody in music can touch him--damn few in fiction, either." We feel the same way. Seventeen of Tom's songs are contained on this volume, but by and large their original versions have been significantly reinterpreted. Which we feel is in keeping with the art of songwriting. At least--especially--how Tom practices it. There's a parallel in the visual arts. Tom's songs are intricately detailed pen-and-ink renderings, and the artists herein make them their own with their individual palettes of vividly expressive oil paints.
For all his successes, Tom T. Hall never achieved the mainstream recognition that did many of his contemporaries. When the big names of country music are invoked, Tom T. Hall's name is rarely mentioned. The Tom T. Hall Project would like to see Tom be recognized as the exceptional artist he is. The artists represented herein feel he's one of the greats, and with their bold reinterpretations of his songs they pay homage to the Storyteller. We exult in the opportunity to turn on a brand new audience onto Tom T. Hall, and we hope you enjoy this record, named REAL after Tom's work. Real.
-- Justin Bass & Mark Linn July, 1998




the garden place.
songs by our friends
released september 22, 1998
by yep roc records.

Track 5:
Me and My Ticket


Tracks from North Carolina artists benefiting family violence and rape crisis services. Proceeds from the sale of this will help fund various programs and support services of the agency and also benefit its emergency housing facility, *the garden place* in Chatham County, North Carolina.




big star, small world
a tribute to alex chilton
was to be released may, 1998
by ignition records.
Give Me Another Chance
the album that sounded great in theory... however, ignition records must have scrapped the idea, and their web site while they were at it. For now, this remains an unreleased cover...




hope floats soundtrack
released april 7, 1998
by capital records.

Track 8:
Wither, I'm a Flower
(adams)

David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar

produced, engineered, and mixed by Jim Scott





yesterday's news single
released 1998
by outpost recordings.
Yesterday's News (radio edit version)
Yesterday's News (lp version)


David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar




revival volume 2
kudzu & hollerin' contest
released october 28, 1997
by yep roc records.

Track 17:
Busted
(ericb & rakim)



CD single with 4 tracks
from "The End of Violence" soundtrack.
released 1997 by
outpost recordings.

Track 4:
Theme For a Trucker (4:29)


Ryan Adams guitars
Phil Wandscher guitars
Caitlin Cary violin
Steve Terry drums
Bill Ladd pedal steel
Chris Stamey bass, piano, percussion

produced by Chris Stamey; recorded by Tim Harper




the end of violence soundtrack
released september 9, 1997
by outpost recordings.

Theme For a Trucker (4:29)


Ryan Adams guitars
Phil Wandscher guitars
Caitlin Cary violin
Steve Terry drums
Bill Ladd pedal steel
Chris Stamey bass, piano, percussion

produced by Chris Stamey; recorded by Tim Harper




16 days single
released 1997 foreign
by outpost recordings.
1. 16 Days
(adams)
2. The Rain Won't Help You When It's Over
(a. escovedo)
3. Wither, I'm a Flower
(adams)


David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar

produced, engineered, and mixed by Jim Scott




strangers almanac
released july 29, 1997
by outpost recordings.

01. Inn Town
(adams/wandscher)
02. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight
(adams)
03. Yesterday's News
(adams/wandscher)
04. 16 Days
(adams)
05. Everything I Do
(adams/wandscher)
06. Houses On the Hill
(adams/cary)
07. Turn Around
(adams/cary)
08. Dancing With the Women At the Bar
(adams)
09. Waiting to Derail
(adams)
10. Avenues
(adams)
11. Losering
(adams)
12. Somebody Remembers the Rose
(adams/wandscher)
13. Not Home Anymore
(adams)

this time whiskeytown were as follows:
David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar
with
Alejandro Escovedo singing on 2, 8, 13
John Ginty piano, wurlitzer electric piano, hammond b3 organ, church keys
Greg Leisz pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin
Kurt Bisquera percussion
Rick Latina pedal steel guitar on 4
the pocket horns:
Dan Navarro trumpet
Crecencio Gonzalez trombone
Jim Goodwin alto sax
Jim Scott percussion

produced, engineered, and mixed by Jim Scott.



strangers almanac sampler
released july, 1997
by outpost recordings.
1. 16 Days
(adams)
2. Excuse Me While I Break my Own Heart Tonight
(adams)
3. Houses on the Hill
(adams/cary)
4. Avenues
(adams)
5. Somebody Remembers the Rose
(adams/wandscher)

David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar



in your wildest dreams
promo ep
released july 29, 1997
by outpost recordings.

1. Ticket Time
(adams)
2. The Rain Won't Help You When It's Over
(a. escovedo)
3. Factory Girl
(adams/wandscher)
4. Wither, I'm a Flower
(adams)

David Ryan Adams acoustic & electric guitars, singing, banjo, piano, percussion
Phil Wandscher electric guitar, singing, organ, percussion
Caitlin Cary violin, singing
Steven Terry drums, singing, percussion
Jeff Rice the bass guitar

all songs previously unreleased
1 & 4 produced, engineered, and mixed by Jim Scott
2 & 3 produced by Chris Stamey, recorded by Tim Harper



rural free delivery
released may 6, 1997
by mood food records.

1. Take Your Guns To Town (5:49)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
2. Nervous Breakdown (2:19)
(g. ginn)
3. Tennessee Square (3:04)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
4. Captain Smith (2:10)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
5. Macon, Georgia County Line (2:30)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
6. Pawn Shop Ain't No Place For A Wedding Ring (4:53)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
7. Oklahoma (2:56)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)
8. Angels are Messengers from God (4:05)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)


Ryan Adams guitar, vocals
Caitlin Cary violin, vocals
Skillet Gilmore drums
Steve Grothmann bass
Phil Wandscher guitar, harmonica, vocals

recorded at sonic wave studios. raleigh, nc by Greg Elkins. mixed at sonic wave studios. raleigh, nc by Mark Cimerro & Kurt Underhill. mastered at the kitchen. chapel hill, nc by Brent Lambert



theme for a trucker double 7"
released april 1997
by bloodshot records.

A. Theme for a Trucker
(adams)
B. My Heart is Broken
(adams/cary)
C. Houses on the Hill
(adams/cary)
D. The Strip
(adams)

Ryan Adams guitars
Phil Wandscher guitars
Caitlin Cary violin
Steve Terry drums
Bill Ladd pedal steel
Chris Stamey bass, piano, percussion

produced by Chris Stamey; recorded by Tim Harper
from sessions 12/96 at captured live, durham, nc (assistant engineer: Greg Elkins), and at modern recording service, chapel hill, nc (engineer: CS). mixed at modern by Tim Harper and Chris Stamey, 1/97. mastered by Larry Nix at ardent, memphis, tn.



straight outta boone county
released march 18, 1997
by bloodshot records.

Track 15:
Bottom of the Glass (4:22)
(flood/hill)



Ryan vocals/acoustic guitar/banjo
Phil electric guitar/harmonica/backing vocals
Roscoe bass/drums/backing vocals

produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel


More than anything perhaps, country music embodies the fact that a two-week drinking binge, being broke, getting used up and tossed away in the game of love, and longing for the "better days" of some misremembered past are simply equal parts in a well balanced life.
Our attention on this CD focuses on the performers of WLW's Boone County Jamboree and Midwestern Hayride radio programs -- two shows that have traditionally taken a backseat to both The Opry and WLS' National Barn Dance. From 1939 to the mid 1960's, millions of households turned in to hear the likes of The Delmore Brothers, Moon Mullican, Hank Penny, Reno & Smiley, J.E. Mainer, Merel Travis, Zeb & Zeke Turner, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Webb Pierce, The Stanley Brothers, and a hundred-plus more well known and forgotten personalities. Astute record hounds, may also recognize a strong crossover with Syd Nathan's King Records label roster, whose original record shop was down the street and around the corner from the WLW studios. During their breaks, many an artist would stop in to pass the time, instead of lookin' for talent, old Syd just let it wonder in.
Our intention on this CD is not to engage in hushed, awed reverence, nor is it to pay hollow lip service to ongoing influence and relevance. Such high-minded treatment wants to liken these songs and performers to dusty museum pieces frozen in time, but, brother, they are not. As Merle Travis sang almost fifty years ago, "You know, we're livin' in a world of greed and hate." Some things never go out of style.
--Bloodshot




tower of power
released 1997
by cred factory.
Track 1:
The Great Divide (3:25)
(adams)



revival 1.
brunswick stew & pig pickin'
released march 25, 1997
by yep roc records.

Track 1:
Take Your Guns(5:49)
(adams/cary/wandscher/gilmore/grothmann)

Ryan Adams guitar, vocals
Caitlin Cary violin, vocals
Skillet Gilmore drums
Steve Grothmann bass
Phil Wandscher guitar, harmonica, vocals




faithless street
released january, 1996
by mood food records.









Whiskeytown is:
Ryan Adams guitar, vocals
Caitlin Cary violin, vocals
Skillet Gilmore drums
Steve Grothmann bass
Phil Wandscher guitar, vocals

01. Midway Park
(adams/wandscher/gilmore)
02. Drank Like a River
(cary/adams/wandscher)
03. Too Drunk To Dream
(adams/robert e rickers jr)
04. What May Seem Like Love
(wandscher)
05. Faithless Street
(cary/adams)
06. Mining Town
(adams)
07. If He Can't Have You
(adams/gilmore)
08. Black Arrow, Bleeding Heart
(adams)
09. Matrimony
(cary/grothmann)
10. Hard Luck Story
(adams)
11. Top Dollar
(wandscher)
12. Oklahoma
(adams)

recorded at the funny farm by whiskeytown and Greg Woods. mixed at sonic wave by Phil & Mark Cimerro. mastered at the kitchen by Brent Lambert



who the hell:
a tribute to richard hell
released 1995
by cred factory.

Track 8:
Blank Generation
(r. hell)

Whiskey Town:
Ryan Adams
Skillet Gilmore
Chris Riser

recorded by whiskeytown at Steve's house.


who the hell: a tribute to richard hell. 12 NC bands (and one from SC) say hi to our lecherous uncle from NYC. Net profits will be donated to AIDS service groups in central NC. Thanks for playing.
Cred Factory Records
PO Box 5251
Raleigh, NC 27650
919.833.6226
grady@sunsite.unc.edu

My first exposures to Richard Hell were not "Blank Generation" or "Love Comes in Spurts" -- they weren't musical at all. I found Richard for the first time wandering through a Madonna video, in footage from Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan." But it wasn't until I read his Spin Magazine account of rafting the Mississippi with Legs McNeil in tiny vinyl rafts that I knew I had to know more. Trouble is, there wasn't much more to know -- Sire's reissue of "Blank Generation" hadn't trickled down to Carolina yet, and so there wasn't much to do but fantasize about the probable rawness, the Ur-Punkness, of this band called Richard Hell and the Voidoids, who my friends were always confusing with Canadian space-metal band Voivod anyway.
Imagine our shock when we finally slit open the shrinkwrap and found -- punkabilly? new-wave balladry? POP MUSIC?? Here was not some lost, inaccessible demon named Hell, howling, but rather everything we had come to know and hold dear on our own, original source finally revealed. This was the long-lost uncle with eyes just like ours.
Most of the bands on this disc found Richard Hell the same way I did -- some of them only found him when I asked them to donate a song. But all of us found a friend, and this disc is proof enough of that.
-- Ross Grady 2/28/95




angels vinyl ep
released may 1995
by mood food records.

1. Angels are Messengers From God
(cary/adams)
2. Captain Smith
(adams)
3. Tennessee Square
(adams)
4. Take Your Guns
(adams)


Ryan Adams guitar and vocals
Caitlin Cary fiddle and vocals
Skillet Gilmore drums
Steve Grothmann bass
Phil Wandscher guitar and vocals




"texas"/"history" split 7"
(with glamourpuss)
released on blast-o-platter.

Patty Duke Syndrome is:

Ryan Adams - guitar, vocals
Jere McIlwain - bass
Brian Walsby - drums