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Eugene Chadbourne

August 15, 2006

The President/He is Insane
Iridescence


(Not the original issue cover)

Originally released in 1984, this was one of Eugene’s first homemade records. Many of his crazy classics appear here in sketchy, early forms. Topical material consists of the Grenada invasion (America Stands Tall, Greetings from Grenada), Ronald Reagan, then Vice-President Bush, his favorite state Senator Jesse Helms and the KKK.
But the real gem of this album is the full-on gonzo home-taped side two. It features liberal doses of Rake, Plunger, Birdcage and miles and miles of spliced tape samples in a non-stop barrage of noise and low-fi bluster, which I left unbroken, track-wise, as it is on vinyl to preserve its insane continuity.
Subsequent reissues of this record on CD include many more tracks, as well as his own distinctive custom packaging. I suggest you check it out here.

Psycho Birdcage
(tracklist in comments)

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4 comments

  1. 1.America Stands Tall
    2.President Helms
    3.Women Against Pornography
    4.10 Most Wanted List
    5.Greetings from Grenada
    6.Our Neighborhood
    7.Happy New Year
    8.Dirty Harry/They Wanted Me Not to Go to Africa/Oh Mickey/I Hate Music/You’re Really Beautiful/[Untitled] /Psycho Birdcage/Beatles Birdcage/Red Ball Liquor Bar


  2. >eugene-gets-no-end-at-all
    >gets-no-end-at-all
    >no-end-at-all
    >end-at-all
    >at-all
    >all
    m;)


  3. Should I stop? i got more.
    I’m working on ripping a few more vinyl-ey suprises.


  4. chardman
    chardman-don’t
    chardman-don’t-stop
    chardman-don’t-stop-that
    chardman-don’t-stop-that-eugene
    chardman-don’t-stop-that-eugene-posts
    chardman-don’t-stop-that-eugene
    chardman-don’t-stop-that
    chardman-don’t-stop
    chardman-don’t
    chardman
    ;)M



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