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MP3 Donny Who Loved Bowling - Butcher Covers

Avant-garde, experimental interpretations of seminal classic rock songs, ranging from moody atmospherics to raging electronica.

8 MP3 Songs in this album (30:40) !
Related styles: ROCK: Experimental Rock, AVANT GARDE: Experimental

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As Donny Who Loved Bowling tried to find a way to record the follow-up to their debut album “tree fort” with one band member in Austin, Texas and the other in Chicago, Christopher Petkus and Joe Griffin began experimenting with collaboration over the internet by recording a series of cover songs. The result of this process is encapsulated on “Butcher Covers,” with 7 of the 8 songs recorded entirely over the internet (“Give Me Back My Wig” was recorded in Austin when Griffin flew down from Chicago to catch a Radiohead concert with Petkus).

As on “tree fort,” the songs on “Butcher Covers” vary stylistically, from moody atmospheric meditations (The Monkees’ “For Pete’s Sake,” Yoko Ono’s “Mrs. Lennon”) to funky, edgy rave-ups (Hound Dog Taylor’s “Wig” and Paul McCartney’s “Temporary Secretary”) to a pastiche of musìque concrète and Beach Boys harmonies (Daniel Johnston’s “I Did Acid With Caroline”). But the addition of dense, stacked vocals on each song lends a unified feel as well as a dramatic new sound for the experimental duo.

Featuring covers of songs by The Monkees, the Police, Syd Barrett, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Hound Dog Taylor and Daniel Johnston.

Liner Notes:

Joe Griffin - instruments and voices
Christopher Petkus - instruments and voices

Additional Musicians:
Jean Latz Griffin: violin on “Mother”
Mariah McPhail: saxophone mouthpiece on “Late Night”
Brandon Young: spoken word on “I Did Acid With Caroline”

Recorded by Joe Griffin and Christopher Petkus
Mixed by Joe Griffin
Mastered by Scott Craggs
Cover Photo: Jodi Brown
Chris'' body double: Steve Baldwin

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Matt Devine
Stephen Floyd
Kelly Petkus
Phillip Moody
Sarah Norris
Kevin and Shari for the doll

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