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Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox / Various (ltd)
Artist: Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox / Various (ltd)
UPC: 673855036724

Details:

On June 11 2009 musician, artist, father, writer, film critic & Jandal wearer Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn, New Zealand. Everyone wanted to do something to help, so a bunch of his musician mates from New Zealand and around the world have gotten together to do what they do best to celebrate Chris’ music by recording versions of his songs. The selected tracks span Chris’ entire career, from the Enemy, Toy Love, and Tall Dwarfs, to his solo recordings and his most recent band the Nothing. Jay Reatard, Yo La Tengo, the Mountain Goats, the Verlaine’s, Boh Runga, David Kilgour, Lambchop, Bill Callahan, Will Oldham and many more have contributed songs to the album, which has 32 tracks in all. The stunning cover was designed by Chris’ fellow Tall Dwarf band mate Alec Bathgate and uses Chris’ favorite color combination of yellow and black. All proceeds is going to assist Chris with his recovery.

Track List:

1. Jay Reatard – Pull Down The Shades
2. The Checks – Rebel
3. The Bleeding Allstars – Ain’t It Nice
4. Peter Gutteridge – Don’t Catch Fire
5. The Chills – Luck Or Loveliness
6. David Kilgour – Nothing’s Going To Happen
7. The Crying Wolfs – All My Hollowness To You
8. Stephin Merritt – Beauty
9. Portastatic – Nostalgia’s No Excuse
10. The Mint Chicks – Crush
11. Jay & Sam Clarkson – I’ve Left Memories Behind
12. Sky Green Leopards – Burning Blue
13. Shayne Carter – The Slide
14. Pumice – Grand Mal
15. Hamish Kilgour – Knoxed Out
16. Boh Runga – Not Given Lightly
17. Red & Zeke – Bodies [ft. Bill Doss And Neil Cleary]
18. Jeff Mangum – Sign The Dotted Line
19. Bill Callahan – Lapse
20. Genghis Smith – Growth Spurt
21. Yo La Tengo – Coloured
22. A.C. Newman – Dunno Much About Life But I Know How To Breathe
23. Alec Bathgate – Glide
24. Don Mcglashan – Inside Story
25. Sean Donnelly – The Outer Skin
26. Lambchop – What Goes Up
27. The Mountain Goats – Brave
28. The Tokey Tones (And Friends) – Round These Walls
29. The Bats – Just Do It
30. Bonnie Prince Billy – My Only Friend
31. The Finn Family – It’s Love
32. Jordan Luck – Becoming Something Other
33. The Verlaines – Driftwood
34. Lou Barlow – Song Of The Tall Poppy
35. The Nothing – Napping In Lapland
36. Tall Dwarfs – Sunday Song

Specifications:

Format: Compact Discs

Genre: ALTERNATIVE ROCK

UPC: 673855036724

Artist: Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox / Various (ltd)

Release Date: 02/23/2010

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