Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Intro
1 0:15
2 Waiting for the Bus
3 2:08
3 Blister in the Sun
5 2:24
4 Gone Daddy Gone
3.5 3:06
5 Gordon’s Message
1 0:28
6 Gimme the Car
3 5:06
7 Country Death Song
3 5:02
8 Black Girls
4 5:42
9 Jesus Walking on the Water
3 3:07
10 36‐24‐36
3 1:48
11 I Held Her in My Arms
3 3:01
12 I Hate the TV
3 2:10
13 America Is
3 2:11
14 Old Mother Reagan
4 0:32
15 Degradation
1 0:35
16 Dance, Motherfucker, Dance!
3 3:17
17 Lies
3 5:49
18 American Music
4.5 3:50
19 Out the Window
3 2:52
20 Kiss Off
3 5:00
21 Add It Up
3.5 6:15
22 Vancouver
2 2:14
23 Johnny
3 5:26

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Gordon Gano (track 19)
acoustic guitar and handclaps:
Gordon Gano (track 18)
fiddle:
Gordon Gano (track 9)
Hammond organ and handclaps:
Michael Beinhorn (track 18)
acoustic bass guitar:
Brian Ritchie (track 19)
acoustic bass guitar, didgeridoo, electric guitar and handclaps:
Brian Ritchie (track 18)
trumpet:
Dominic Placco (track 22)
cowbell, snare drum [brushed snare drum], tabla [Arabic tabla] and wood block [wood]:
Victor DeLorenzo (track 19)
membranophone:
Victor DeLorenzo (tracks 2, 9–13, 16–17, 20–23)
membranophone and percussion:
Victor DeLorenzo (tracks 3–4, 6–8, 14)
whistle:
Victor DeLorenzo (track 22)
soprano saxophone:
Jerry Harrison (track 22)
organ:
Sigmund Snopek III (track 11)
guitar:
Brian Ritchie (tracks 10, 12–13)
Gordon Gano (tracks 2–4, 6–14, 16–17, 20–23)
bass:
Brian Ritchie (tracks 2–3, 6–7, 9–14, 16–17, 20–21, 23)
bass and xylophone:
Brian Ritchie (track 4)
bass and jew's harp:
Brian Ritchie (track 8)
banjo:
Gordon Gano (track 17)
didgeridoo:
Brian Ritchie (track 22)
conch:
Mike Kashou (track 22)
sitar:
Ashwin Batish (track 17)
keyboard [keyboards]:
Tom Mandell (track 18)
piano:
Sigmund Snopek III (track 16)
handclaps:
Alex Alvarez (track 18)
Carmaig de Forest (track 18)
Mike Kloster (track 18)
bells [sleigh bells], handclaps, snare drum [brushed snare drum], tambourine and timpani [tympani]:
Victor DeLorenzo (track 18)
baritone saxophone:
Peter Balestrieri (track 16)
autoharp:
Christina Houghton (track 9)
tenor saxophone:
Bob Jennings (musician from Milwaukee) (track 11)
Caleb Alexander (tracks 16, 22)
trombone:
Sigmund Snopek III (track 16)
assistant mixer:
Warren Bruleigh (tracks 7–9)
assistant recording engineer:
Warren Bruleigh (tracks 7–9)
background vocals:
Alex Alvarez (track 18)
Michael Beinhorn (track 18)
Carmaig de Forest (track 18)
Mike Kloster (track 18)
co-producer:
Warren Bruleigh (track 17)
composer:
John Frankovic (track 16)
Jerry Harrison (track 22)
Mike Kashou (track 22)
Caleb Lentzner (track 22)
Dominic Placco (track 22)
Glenn Rehse (track 16)
Brian Ritchie (track 22)
David Wood (Voot Warnings) (track 16)
Gordon Gano (tracks 2–4, 6–14, 17–23)
Victor DeLorenzo (track 22)
guest cornett:
Drake Scott (track 8)
guest banjo:
Tony Trischka (track 7)
guest alto saxophone and other instruments:
John Zorn (track 8)
guest baritone saxophone and tenor saxophone:
Peter Balestrieri (track 8)
instruments:
Brian Ritchie (track 15)
Drake Scott (track 15)
Victor DeLorenzo (track 15)
lead vocals:
Gordon Gano (tracks 3–4, 6–8, 14)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (track 4)
Gordon Gano (tracks 2–4, 6–14, 17–21, 23)
mixer:
Warren Bruleigh (track 17)
David Vartanian (tracks 10–14, 19–21)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (track 16)
John Tanner (tracks 3–4, 7–9)
producer:
Michael Beinhorn (tracks 18–19)
Jerry Harrison (track 14)
Brian Ritchie (tracks 18–19)
Mark Van Hecke (tracks 3–4, 6–9)
Violent Femmes (tracks 2, 10–13, 15–17, 20–23)
Gordon Gano (tracks 18–19)
Victor DeLorenzo (tracks 18–19)
recording engineer:
David Vartanian (tracks 14, 21)
Caleb Alexander (track 22)
Victor DeLorenzo (tracks 10, 15, 23)
Glenn Lorbiecki (tracks 3–4)
Dave Neitzke (tracks 11–13)
Susan Rogers (tracks 18–19)
John Tanner (tracks 7–9)
Chris Thomas (UK record producer / remixer) (track 20)
Warren Bruleigh (1988) (track 17)
Caleb Alexander (1992-04-03) (track 17)
solo electric guitar:
Gordon Gano (track 18)
spoken vocals:
Gordon Gano (track 5)
vocals:
Peter Balestrieri (track 9)
Brian Ritchie (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10, 12–14, 16–21)
Gordon Gano (tracks 2, 9–13, 16–21, 23)
Cynthia Gayneau (track 9)
Victor DeLorenzo (tracks 2–4, 6–21)
writer:
Brian Ritchie (track 15)
Gordon Gano (tracks 1, 5)
Victor DeLorenzo (track 15)
mixed at:
DV's Perversion Room in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (tracks 10–14, 19–21)
recorded at:
Secret Sound (New York) in New York, New York, United States (tracks 7–9)
Beneath It All Café in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (1981-09-12) (track 23)
Oriental Theatre (Milwaukee) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (1985-03-29) (track 15)
Palace Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (1990-11-08) (track 20)
The Boathouse in Norfolk, Virginia, United States (1991-07-21) (track 21)
Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (1992-04-06) (track 22)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 17) (track 3)
live instrumental recording of:
Vancouver (1992-04-06) (track 22)
live recording of:
Intro (track 1)
Johnny (1981-09-12) (track 23)
Kiss Off (1990-11-08) (track 20)
Add It Up (1991-07-21) (track 21)
recording of:
36‐24‐36 (track 10)
America Is (track 13)
American Music (track 18)
Black Girls (track 8)
Blister in the Sun (track 3)
Country Death Song (track 7)
Gimme the Car (track 6)
Gone Daddy Gone (track 4)
Gordon’s Message (track 5)
I Hate the TV (track 12)
Lies (track 17)
Old Mother Reagan (track 14)
Out the Window (track 19)
Degradation (1985-03-29) (track 15)
Dance, Motherfucker, Dance! (1986-02) (track 16)