||Goodbye Little Doll CD (2003) |
Longtime Will Oldham associate Colin Michael Gagon has released his brand of country-rock as EZT on the Bill Callahan-produced Goodbye Little Doll. Gagon's songwriting has a similar gothic rambling to Oldham's, but his arrangements are less spare. On songs like the gritty and rollicking "The Bay Shallows," or the sublimely work-a-day title track, EZT sounds closest to the crunchy Americana of Jason Molina's stunning Magnolia Electric Company. But Gagon will also traffic in humorous self-deprecation -- take the upbeat and non-sensical drinking tune "Central Control," with it's toast to the red-headed girls. Goodbye Little Doll is a truck driver's daydream, diner bathroom-wall poetry, dead-end town realism, and a Midwestern tragicomedy. ~ Charles Spano
Personnel: Colin Michael Gagon (vocals, guitar, accordion, synthesizer); Aram Stith (guitar); Genevieve Gagon (violin); Richard Schuler (drums, percussion); Jeremy Gagon (drums); Sarabeth Tucek (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Paul Oldham.
Recording information: Wally Sound (01/19/2002-01/27/2002).
Unknown Contributor Role: Colin Michael Gagon.
EZT includes: Colin Gagon.
EZT: Colin Michael Gagon, Aram Stith (guitars); Genevieve Sioban Gagon (violin); Paul Oldham (electric bass); Jeremy Jonathan Gagon, Richard Schuler (drums); Sarabeth Tucek.