Gibson Bros. – The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing (CD, US)


1990 Homestead HMS163-2
HOMES
01. Intro/Kansas City
02. Roadrunner
03. I’m Drifting
04. HipShake
05. Louis Collins
06. Are U Lonesome 2-nite?
07. The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing
08. Memphis Beat

ABROAD
09. Intro
10. Broke Down Engine
11. Rhythm and Booze
12. Big Guitar
13. Walkin’ Bum
14. Coal Black Mare
15. Bonus Track!

VIEW:
NOTES:
CD album in regular case. also released on vinyl and cassette.

The text printed on the disc lists ‘Bonus Track!’ with the song title The Way I Walk and Cole Black Mare is given the full title Ride A Coal Black Mare.

Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez play on the whole of the Abroad side and appear in the band photo.

Vinyl edition of the album also includes the ‘Bonus Track!’ but the sleeve does not feature the ‘Buddies’ images.

The press release for this release states that “The Gibson Brothers apologize for including the A-Bones on their list of people who dicked them.”

Hip Shake is actually Shake Your Hips by Slim Harpo/James Moore which was recorded by Pussy Galore on their cover of Exile On Main St., also listed as Hip Shake on that release.

The cover of this album is a parody of As Nasty As They Wanna Be artwork by The 2 Live Crew.

SONG CREDITS:
01. Intro/Kansas City
Writers: [no details]
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

02. Roadrunner
Writer: Bo Didley
Published: BMI, Arc Music
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Drums: Ross Johnson
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

03. I’m Drifting
Writer: BooZoo Chavis
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Guitar: Brent Stokesberry
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

04. HipShake
Writer: Slim Harpo
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

05. Louis Collins
Writer: Mississippi John Hurt
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

06. Are U Lonesome 2-nite?
Writer: Turk-Handman
Published: ASCAP
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

07. The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing
Writer: Jeffery Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Drums: Ross Johnson
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

08. Memphis Beat
Writer: Lee, Reynolds, Addington
Published: BMI, Screen Gems-Columbia Music
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Farfisa: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar/Bass: Don Howland
Engineered: Doug Edwards at Mus-I-Col
Produced: Gibson Bros

09. Intro
Writer: [no details]
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Matt Uhlman and Mike Hurtt
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

10. Broke Down Engine
Writer: Blind Willie McTell
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

11. Rhythm and Booze
Writer: Corky Jones
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

12. Big Guitar
Writer: Bill Watkins
Published: BMI
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

13. Walkin’ Bum
Writer: Hank Mills
Published: BMI
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

14. Coal Black Mare
Writer: Rev. Richard Starling
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

15. Bonus Track!/The Way I Walk
Writer: Rev. Richard Starling
Vocals/Guitar: Jeff Evans
Vocals/Guitar: Don Howland
Drums: Cristina
Guitar: Jon Spencer
Vocals: Matt Uhlman and Mike Hurtt
Cristina and Jon Spencer appear courtesy of Amphetamine-Reptile Records.
Recorded live in September and December ’89 at the Khyber Pass/Philly, Maxwells/Hoboken. Loose End/Mphs and Middle East Cafe/Boston.

SLEEVE NOTES:
“There is no freedom on earth or any star for those who deny freedom to others.” – Elbert Hubbard

“THANKS: Ellen Hoover, Tim Anstaett, the Wyatt brothers, Curt Schieber, Amrep, Tommy Jay, Jennifer Eling, Cordell Jackson, Antietam, Chris and the Philadelphia Record Exchange, Dagger, Blue, Carol Larson, Silt Breeze, Robert Gordon, Belinda Killough, WEVL in Mephis, Bob Elbrecht, Clayton Rogers, Any Fusselman, Dianne Garratt, the beautiful waitress at the Middle East Cafe, Christmas, Francis DiMenno, Mike Maeiconda, Hugh Foley at WNYU, Fish and Roses, the Honeymoon Killers, the Unsane, Bewitched, Frightwig, Mojo and Skid, Beat Happening, Fetchin’ Bones, Mary Rhodes, Joe Levy, Don Palmer, RJ Smith, Damp, Lisa RoosenRungw, Al Perry, Otis, Clay in D.C., Pete Wegele, Ricky Barnes and the Hootowls, Scrawl, the RC Mob, Captain, Jack Daubin, Okra Records, Rich and Kathy, the IP Lounge and Stache’s in Columbus, the Loose End in Memphis, Maxwells in Hoboken, John Petric, John Smell, Billy Burke, Wildcat, Fred Mills and Steve Hesske.

SPECIAL THANKS: Bryon coley and Lili Dwight, Gerad Cosloy, Grover and WRRO-AM in Youngstown, T.J. Lax and the Workdogs.

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS: God, Beth Erickson and Chet Howland, Mr. and Mrs. William Evans, Mr. and Mrs. George Erickson, Pussy Galore and our peckers.

PEOPLE WHO DICKED US AND WE WILL TO BURN IN HELL: A-Bones, Greene St. Station in Boston, Shadowline Records in Holland, Systematic and Important.

A NOTE TO OUR FANS
The front cover is a simulation of a couch dancing scene as conceived by the Gibson Bros, The scene became too real, however, when the dancer accidentally stepped on Jeff’s glans, nearly breaking three of his fingers!”

TEXT FROM SLEEVE:

Write the Gibsons at: P.O. Box 12643
Memphis, TN 38182

Buddies
“Buddy,” thought Iris Jackson, “it is a word with such positive connotations. Such a pleasureable word, but it has cost me everything.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Photo: Renee Velkoff

BARCODE: 0 1753-10163-2 5

MATRIX: HMS1632 DISC MFG, INC. (H) M.O.12861-1″

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