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Arizona Amp and Alternator

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Thrill Jockey
thrill 166 - 2006
ARIZONA AMP AND ALTERNATOR is Howe Gelb and friends keeping themselves busy in the desert (actually Denmark and Modesto mostly, with a little Tucson thrown in for good measure). Howe is a mind-bogglingly prolific songwriter, and he's joined here by a star-studded collection of co-conspirators- M.Ward, the boys from Grandaddy, Scout Niblett, Danish chanteuse Marie Frank, and Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire).

we'll put a clamp on your old fret we'll recharge the battery in your tremulator we'll tune up your rusty machine head we'll get right to it sooner or later

if you all feel mostly misunderstood through it all you know it's too good to just nix it well? if it ain't broke don't fix it

do you alternate somewhere in between with the best old sound anyone has seen ? then that is your country. that is our zone.


  • 1 Velvet and Pearl
  • 2 Where the Wind Turns the Skin to Leather
  • 3 AAAA (1)
  • 4 Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
  • 5 Man on a String
  • 6 Bottom of the Barrel
  • 7 AAAA (2)
  • 8 Can Do Girl
  • 9 Blue Blue Marble Girl
  • 10 Baby It's Cold Outside
  • 11 Re-Entry
  • 12 Loretta and the Insect World
  • 13 AAAA (3)
  • 14 Talula and the Last Straw
  • 15 Vows
  • 16 AAAA (4)
  • 17 Recital
  • 18 The Leaving You

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