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Cupid's Fist

by Mosquito

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Tim Rose 01:48
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Kathleen 02:58
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Casey Jones 01:48
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Star Tears 01:51
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Brick 01:38
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Wagon Wheel 01:47
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Scattergun 00:45
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Elephantitus 00:57
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Roll 'Em 01:24
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Sugar Beet 01:45
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Domino 01:56
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Happy Men 01:43
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Denny Royal 01:40
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#22 01:29

about

Cupid's Fist is exactly the sort of odd record one would (least) expect from a collaboration between Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley and musically eccentric indie stalwart Jad Fair. The album plays relentlessly with bizarre, country-ish song structures which are more pleasant than, but somewhat similar to, the work of related project Two Dollar Guitar. The strange thing is the largely non-experimental feel of the album, even in its more bizarre moments. Fair lays exceedingly unconventional vocals over traditional songs like "Casey Jones" and "Banks of the River," and the band manages to sound more like they're drawing on some unimaginably obscure music style from the past than trying to create a new one. (AllMusic - Nitsuh Abebe)

credits

released January 1, 1994

recorded at Snacktime in Hoboken
with
Fred Brockman
James McNew
Steve Shelley
Tim Foljahn
& Jad Fair

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Mosquito Hoboken, New Jersey

Bringing together some of the East Coast's strongest indie musicians, Mosquito is the union of Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Jad Fair of Half Japanese, and Tim Foljahn from Two Dollar Guitar. The result is a sound that veers unexpectedly from noise to country to blues to jangly garage music. ... more

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