2409 Wine And Pickles
Produced by Mike Keneally (track 9 by Lyle Workman)
Released on June 24, 2008
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A Keneally Kare package, and maybe you don’t. So go ahead, live your mamby-pamby existence with your stunted, selfish otter and a hole in your head where the song “Inhale” should be. Wine And Pickles is kollectible Keneally: outtakes and oddities from a career where the kitchen sink is often only an appetizer. If I tell you that it’s probably the last Mike Keneally disc you need to own, it’s with an implicit understanding that you’ll buy all of his other discs and then buy Wine. This is the stuff that didn’t fit on the sometimes two-disc deluxe editions of Dogs, Dancing and Wooden Smoke. In between the loose strings and ribbon ends are some real gems: a collaboration with Lyle Workman that would give Andy Partridge pickle envy (“Inhale”), a classical ode to a guinea pig (“4S”) and “Skull Bubbles” in its original unedited bubbliness. The rest of the 21 tracks run the gamut from the usual brilliant jazz-prog wankery (“Selfish Otter” uncut, “Feelin’ Strangely”) to highbrow solo performance pieces (“Bubble Creek,” “Thou Shalt Not Kill”) to forgettable soundtrack snippets. Not the kind of disc you could easily make a meal from, but that’s why it’s called Wine And Pickles: this is what’s left over in the cabinets if you’re still hungry. Keneally fans should have an appetite for this, after they’ve bought the original discs (e.g., Wooden Smoke) and the limited edition bonus discs (e.g., Wooden Smoke Asleep), which are still available for purchase at www.moosemart.com (i.e., the Internet). And lest you be lulled into thinking the cabinets are cleaned, note that this is billed as Volume 1, suggesting that behind this jar of pickles is another jar of older (and presumably more pickled) pickles waiting to be picked...

2409 back sleeve
2409 back sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. 2CTV
  2. FEELIN' STRANGELY
  3. LI'L
  4. BACKWARDS DEB (3RD PERSON)
  5. BUBBLE CREEK
  6. NEVER EVER WRONG
  7. UNUSED HUM
  8. I HEARD ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID
  9. INHALE    (Mike Keneally/Lyle Workman)
  10. 4S
  11. SKULL BUBBLES (UNCUT)
  12. STOP FOR FLASHING RED LIGHT, PART ONE
  13. LONELY MAN (STUDIO)
  14. SELFISH OTTER (UNCUT)
  15. A CONCISE PIANO STATEMENT
  16. AERODEF
  17. KEVORKIAN 3
  18. THOU SHALT NOT KILL
  19. PALOMA (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  20. KEVORKIAN 17
  21. THE ENDINGS OF THINGS

    All songs written by Mike Keneally unless noted

CREDITS

MIKE KENEALLY -- vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, piano, engineer, paintings
BRYAN BELLER -- bass, acoustic bass
NICK D'VIRGILIO -- drums
RICK MUSALLAM -- guitar, backing vocals
Evan Francis -- saxes, clarinets, flutes
Chris Opperman -- trumpet
Jason Harrison Smith -- drums
Tricia (Williams) Steel -- percussion, vibes, marimba
Lyle Workman -- all instruments (9), engineer, mixing
Marc Ziegenhagen -- acoustic and electric piano, keyboards
Scott Chatfield -- engineer (13), photography
Jeff Forrest -- engineer
Mike Harris -- engineer
Ken Huffnagle -- engineer (16)
Ed Lucas -- engineer
Marcelo Radulovich -- engineer (18)
Michael C. Ross -- mixing (9)
Stan Cotey -- additional mix engineering (9)
Atticus Wolrab -- design and illustration
Arturo Lenge -- AeroDef cover art
Sarah Crochet -- vine inspiration

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US June 24, 2008 Exowax CD 2409  

 

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