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Red House Painters Songs For A Blue Collar


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Though listed as the RED HOUSE PAINTERS this is, for all intents and purposes, the debut solo record from MARK KOZELEK. After a four record run for 4AD, this album was originally released on the Island subsidiary Supreme. Recorded with a new backing band this is the first Red House Painters record on which Kozelek really lets his rock chops loose, a forerunner to his more recent, critically acclaimed, work with SUN KIL MOON. Alongside brilliant originals are three covers, highlighting Kozelek's interpretive skills, of Yes ("Long Distance Runaround"), the Cars ("All Mixed Up"), and Wings ("Silly Love Songs"). Received a 9.0 rating from Pitchfork Media. On vinyl for the very first time.