Various Artists : Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox

CD [Cover Art for Various Artists / Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox] Your Price: $16.85
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Sell date: 2/2010
Label: Merge Records
Mfg's Catalog#: 367
CDC Part#: 1456327
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 Notes & Reviews
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.

Jay Reatard - Pull Down the Shades
The Checks - Rebel
The Bleeding Allstars - Ain't It Nice
Peter Gutteridge - Don't Catch Fire
The Chills - Luck Or Loveliness
David Kilgour - Nothing's Going to Happen
The Crying Wolfs - All My Hollowness to You
Stephin Merritt - Beauty
Portastatic - Nostalgia's No Excuse
The Mint Chicks - Crush
Jay & Sam Clarkson - I've Left Memories Behind
Sky Green Leopards - Burning Blue
Shayne Carter - the Slide
Pumice - Grand Mal
Hamish Kilgour - Knoxed Out
Boh Runga - Not Given Lightly
Red & Zeke - Bodies [Ft. Bill Doss & Neil Cleary]
Jeff Mangum - Sign the Dotted Line
Bill Callahan - Lapse
Genghis Smith - Growth Spurt
Yo La Tengo - Coloured
A.C. Newman - Dunno Much About Life But I Know How to Breathe
Alec Bathgate - Glide
Don Mcglashan - Inside Story
Sean Donnelly - the Outer Skin
Lambchop - What Goes Up
The Mountain Goats - Brave
The Tokey Tones (And Friends) - Round These Walls
The Bats - Just Do It
Bonnie Prince Billy - My Only Friend
The Finn Family - It's Love
Jordan Luck - Becoming Something Other
The Verlaines - Driftwood
Lou Barlow - Song of the Tall Poppy
The Nothing - Napping in Lapland
Tall Dwarfs - Sunday Song