COYKENDALL,MIKE - HALF PAST PRESENT PENDING Vinyl LP
Vinyl LP pressing. Veteran songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Coykendall is best known as a sideman, producer, and recordist via his work with M Ward, Blitzen Trapper and Richmond Fontaine to name a few, but he has also been making his own unique outsider records since the mid '80s. His latest takes the listener closer to his live performances, using the "rig", his one man live set-up, consisting of on oversized Kay electric guitar, a tin can kick drum and a huge set of high-hat cymbals, all mixed in with lots of reverb, delay and crunch. The record itself mixes excellent new compositions with some from his back catalog with fresh interpretations of other writers songs (he covers Roger Miller, Syd Barrett, etc) to great effect.
1.1 All That I Wanted 1.2 Spacebaker Blues 1.3 Late Night 1.4 Travel Round the World 1.5 In the Summertime 1.6 East of Cheney 1.7 Killing Time 1.8 Just South of Levitation 1.9 Hard Landing 1.10 Paranoid Eyes 1.11 Burn on Reentry 1.12 You Don't Have to Treat You That Way 1.13 Thing