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Phantom Tollbooth - Beard Of Lightning album

Phantom Tollbooth - Beard Of Lightning album
Performer: Phantom Tollbooth
Genre: Rock
Title: Beard Of Lightning
FLAC album size: 1748
Style: Punk, Indie Rock
Country: US
Released: 2003

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INFO: New York's Phantom Tollbooth was more like a thrash-inflected version of Fred Frith's Massacre than anything else. Various art-rock influences - quick tempo shifts, the occasional jazzy swing and the use of noise as a genuine musical element (rather than a cheap way to telegraph rage or intensity) - gave these guys away

Phantom Tollbooth was a post-punk/noise rock band from New York City. They played a style of post punk that included elements from jazz, noise rock, and art rock. This allowed Phantom Tollbooth to make sudden starts, stops, and tempo changes in their music. All of their albums were released in a four-year window between 1984 and 1988 on Homestead Records.

referencing Beard Of Lightning, CD, Album, Off 995. I wanted to hear this version of Phantom Tollbooth's 'Power Toy' LP for some years and I accept the limitations of Dave Rick's vocals on all 3 Phantom Tollbooth LPs, but I suppose after listening to the original LP for the last 15 years, the reworkings are pretty disappointing. It's not just the vocals that present a problem; the entire feel of Beard of Lightning just doesn't sit right. The energy has been whittled out of the tracks in an attempt to make it more approachable

Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. Pollard succeeds in making Phantom Tollbooth a bit more approachable without turning them into a pop band; a scuzzy art rock-fuzz still lingers, and the Captain Beefheart allusion in the above-mentioned "Mascara Snakes" is certainly apt, though they sound even closer to a more surreal version of the Minutemen. But like the man himself, it's an unlikely success.

Beard Of Lightning is an album by Phantom Tollbooth, released in 2003 with Robert Pollard as lead vocals. Mascara Snakes - . 5. Atom Bomb Professor - . 1. Asleep Under Control - . 4. Iceland Continuations - . A Good Looking Death - . 7. The Cafe Interior - . 2. Capricorn's Paycheck - . 6. Gratification To Concrete - . 8. Crocodile To The Crown - .

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Released by Off Records May 2003 11 Tracks. Beard Of Lightning is a English album released on May 2003. Beard Of Lightning Album has 11 songs sung by Phantom Tollbooth. Listen to all songs in high quality & download Beard Of Lightning songs on Gaana. attr("src", $('. de tp. d t img img').

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1 Mascara Snakes
Piano, Organ – Chris Xefos
3:15
2 Atom Bomb Professor 6:01
3 Asleep Under Control 3:04
4 Iceland Continuations 3:41
5 A Good Looking Death 1:57
6 The Café Interior 3:42
7 Capricorn's Paycheck 3:06
8 Gratification To Concrete 3:38
9 Crocodile To The Crown 8:02
10 Janus Pan 3:50
11 Work Like Bullies 1:47

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Needmore Songs
  • Copyright (c) – Needmore Songs
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Off Records
  • Copyright (c) – Off Records
  • Recorded At – Cedar Creek Recording
  • Recorded At – Avenue Studios
  • Recorded At – Cro-Magnon Studios

Credits

  • Art Direction – Ron Valdes
  • Bass – Gerard Smith
  • Drums – Jon Coats
  • Guitar – Dave Rick
  • Mastered By – Jeff Saltzman*
  • Mixed By – Daniel Rey
  • Producer [Original Release] – Spot (tracks: 2 to 11)
  • Recorded By [Vocals] – John Shough
  • Technician [Tech Wizard] – Peter Walsh
  • Vocals – Robert Pollard
  • Written-By – Phantom Tollbooth

Notes

"Phantom Tollbooth" erase the vocals from their 1988 album Power Toy allowing mega-fan Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) to create new lyrics, melodies and vocal tracks."

Instrumentation for track 1 recorded at Avenue NYC, November 1985. Originally released in 1986 as "Valley Of The Gwangi" by Homestead Records. Digital transfer at The Toy Specialists, NYC, December 2002.

Instrumentation for all other tracks recorded at Cedar Creek, Austin, Texas, November 1987. Originally released in 1988 as Power Toy by Homestead Records. Digital transfer at NYHed, NYC, December 2002.

Vocals for all tracks recorded at Cro Magnon, Dayton, Ohio, February 2003.

Mixed and mastered March 2003.

© ℗ 2003 Needmore Songs (BMI).
© ℗ Off Records.

Robert Pollard appears courtesy of Matador Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 51937 22662 8
  • Matrix / Runout: 8423-OFF995 040703
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI A602
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OFF 995 Phantom Tollbooth Beard Of Lightning ‎(LP, Album) Off Records OFF 995 US 2003
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I wanted to hear this version of Phantom Tollbooth's 'Power Toy' LP for some years and I accept the limitations of Dave Rick's vocals on all 3 Phantom Tollbooth LPs, but I suppose after listening to the original LP for the last 15 years, the reworkings are pretty disappointing. It's not just the vocals that present a problem; the entire feel of Beard of Lightning just doesn't sit right. The energy has been whittled out of the tracks in an attempt to make it more approachable. It's all seems so constrained and boxed-in. The great thing about the 3 PT LPs as they stood was the immediacy and liveness of the sound. Pollard's vocals just don't fit into Rick's slot effectively: the are far too pomp-rock, too tampered with, too gothic, too Led Zep and Jim Morrison and too. . . well, clear. I doubt I'll be listening to this version again. it just goes to show that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, which appears to have been the intention. Thankfully 'Power Toy' never was a sow's ear. In fact the opposite is true. Beard of Lightning goes to prove that you can make a sow's ear out of a silk purse.
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