Sunday, August 28, 2011

Painted Willie - My Fellow Americans ep (1984, Spinhead)

This is one of the scarcer Painted Willie recordings out there, which by the way didn't come out on SST Records.  Typically a fun, artsy punk band, the band's muse waxed a more serious tenor on My Fellow Americans, a concept piece inspired by Cold War tensions.  No liner notes accompanied the record per se, but the Painted Willie website linked above offers a great deal of insight regarding the provocative themes discussed within.  Definitely not as freewheeling as their "Ragged Army" 7" that I shared a few years ago, though it does feature one of my favorite PW tracks, the atypically weary "Crossed Fingers."  The Willie's first album, Mind Bowling was re-released on CD in 2009.  Enjoy (or not).

01. My Fellow Americans
02. Part II
03. Crossed Fingers
04. Republican Suntan
05. My Fellow Americans (inst)


Lokki said...

Can you reup, please? Link's dead. :/

spavid said...

The link has been updated.

dmansailing said...

Enjoy...oh yah