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October 25, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized @ 11:47 am

Hi All – sorry for mental pain suffered by some over the last post. Weirdly it’s actually quite easy to type backwards (well ‘chocolate icecream’ was tricky & I did stuff up once ’tis true).

‘STROKE: SONGS FOR CHRIS KNOX’ is all in and sounding great. 32 covers of songs spanning Chris’ work from Jay Reatard doing ‘Pull Down The Shades’ to Lou Barlow’s ‘Song of The Tall Poppy’ – there are also 3 Bonus Tracks! We’re setting up a website so people can get more info & compare the covers to Chris’s originals – we’re even gonna feature an upload section so anyone who’s in the mood can add their own versions to the site.

We’ve got tracks from pretty much everyone we asked – but unfortunately not from Jeff Mangum, but hey he’s given the world two utterly glorious albums as Neutral Milk Hotel –  ‘On Avery Island’ & ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ so who could possibly hold anything against the man!

The album release date is 16 November & we’re having a release/benefit gig at the Kings Arms on the 20th of November. The artists who are so kindly donating their services are Dimmer (doing the back catalogue of that superb talent Mr Shayne Carter – heck they may even do She Speeds), The Pajama Party (featuring a mysterious guest from the NZ music community), the wonderful Sean Donnelly, guitar hero David Kilgour, & last-in-my-list-but-by-no-means-least the fab Don McGlashan. Tickets are available on the door (no pre-sales) – a measley $30 gets you not only into this wondrous event but also a copy of the CD! Doors will open at 7.30 pm.



  1.   Dolph — October 26, 2009 @ 6:34 am    

    Glad you’ve decided to make an upload section of the website — I plan to contribute there! Wish Chicago weren’t so far away from the Kings Arms…

  2.   Barry — October 26, 2009 @ 10:54 am    

    I’ve gotta agree with Dolph,…..I just can’t travel the 6000 miles to go to the show. Damn!

    It’ll be cool to hear the album ,’though,when that hits the streets.

    I just can’t find the time to visit Noisy-Land,….although I have very much wanted to for years…..

  3.   Mike Moynihan — October 26, 2009 @ 7:39 pm    

    Ok thats the shouting over great job all you who are putting this together I am way grateful to you all

  4.   Mr Pickles — October 27, 2009 @ 2:33 pm    

    Apologies if this sounds like a dumb question, but are you still expecting to receive a cover song by jeff in time for the release, or has he simply decided not to contribute one?

  5.   Tricia Tomatohead — October 27, 2009 @ 5:28 pm    

    Good luck to the benefit and to the release! There in spirit and all that.

  6.   Jared — October 29, 2009 @ 1:15 am    

    Just found out about the stroke and wanted to wish Chris my best. We chatted for a bit at the Orange Twin compound in Athens, GA. He licked my belly. Take care, Chris!

  7.   lasttime — October 29, 2009 @ 8:16 am    

    jeff mangum has recorded so many chris knox covers, so one cover more or less is not the end of the world

  8.   George Orwell — October 29, 2009 @ 9:28 am    

    No track from Jeff Mangum…? Why?



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