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

1990 Homestead HMS 163-1
HOMES
A1. Intro/Kansas City
A2. Roadrunner
A3. I’m Drifting
A4. HipShake
A5. Louis Collins
A6. Are U Lonesome 2-nite?
A7. The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing
A8. Memphis Beat

ABROAD
B1. Intro
B2. Broke Down Engine
B3. Rhythm and Booze
B4. Big Guitar
B5. Walkin’ Bum
B6. Coal Black Mare
B7. Bonus Track!

Gibson Bros. - The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing (LP, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
Vinyl edition of the album with die-cut white-paper inner sleeve, also issued on CD and cassette.

This particular copy also includes a photocopy of press release and reviews which features a disclaimer stating that “The Gibson Brothers apologize for including the A-Bones on their list of people who dicked them.”

Jon Spencer and Cristina Martinez play on the whole of the Abroad side and appear in the band photo on the rear sleeve (see images).

Bonus Track! is actually The Way I Walk and another live recording on the part of the album featuring Jon Spencer.

The CD edition also features The Way I Walk and includes a series of additional images.

SONG CREDITS:
A1. 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

A2. 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

A3. 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

A4. 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

A5. 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

A6. 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

A7. 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

A8. 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

B1. 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.

B2. 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.

B3. 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.

B4. 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.

B5. 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.

B6. 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.

B7. 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

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Cover Photo: Renee Velkoff

BARCODE: 0 1753-10163-1 8

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “HMS-163-A K disc eh S-24357”
B: “HMS-163-B K disc eh S-24358”

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