||Dead Dog's Eyeball: Songs of Daniel Johnston CD (1992)
Karl Smith CD discography With the release of Dead Dog's Eyeball, K. McCarty has done the pop music world a great service; she has made the songs of Daniel Johnston accessible to all of those who may not have been able to get past the odd voice, bad recording, and less than polished performances of his homemade albums. McCarty fleshes out Johnston's music without covering up its original charm. She seems to grasp both the inherent darkness and irresistible poppiness in his songs. Check out the hooks she pulls out of songs like "Walking the Cow," "Rocket Ship," and "Museum of Love," as well as the pretty and sweet "Golly Gee," the troubled, jazzy "Desperate Man Blues," and the dissonant rocker "Sorry Entertainer." Highly recommended. ~ Brett Hartenbach
Recorded at The Dog And Duck Pub, Arlyn Studios, The University Of Texas, and Women And Their Work, Austin, Texas. Includes liner notes by Gina Arnold.
Personnel: Kathy McCarty (vocals).
Recording information: Arlyn Studios, Austin, TX; Austin, TX; Dog And Duck Pub, Austin, TX; Women And Their Work, Austin, TX.
Personnel includes: K. McCarty (vocals, guitar, violin, steel drums); Mark Plaza, Jake Bohstedt (vocals); Rich Brotherton (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Brian Beattie (guitar, lap steel guitar, accordion, piano, chord organ, keyboards, acoustic & electric bass, percussion, background vocals); Scott Marcus (guitar, drums); Andrea Preisinger (violin); Karl Smith (viola); John Hagan (cello); Bill Jeffery (trumpet); Max Crawford (flugelhorn); ...
||Reservations CD (2006) |
Karl Smith albums Fourth studio album from this Australian duo. Once again, Sodastream straddle the musical line between mournful lo-fi and joyous expansive Pop, sounding heartbreaking at times then upbeat and glorious moments later. 10 tracks. Hausmusik. 2006.
Personnel: Karl Smith (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, harmonium); Pete Cohen (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, double bass, musical saw); ZoŽ Randell (vocals); Greg Walker (electric guitar); Biddy Connor (viola); Libby Chow (French horn); Marty Brown (drums); Oliver Mann (snare drum).
Recording information: SoundPark.