Spencer Dickinson – The Man Who Lives For Love (CD, US)

22 August 2006 Yep Roc CD YEP 2078
01. That’s A Drag
02. I’m Not Ready
03. Zigaboo
04. Body (My Only Friend)
05. Primitive
06. Sat Morn Cartoons
07. (Chug Chug) It’s Not OK
08. Why!?
09. Flood (The Awful Truth, The Living End)
10. Away Baby
11. Cryin’
12. Book Of Sorrow
13. The Man Who Lives For Love
14. True
15. Appalachia
16. Free
17. Love Without A Smile
18. Whatcha Gonna Do
19. I’m So Alone
Spencer Dickinson - The Man Who Lives For Love (CD, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
Repackaged, re-titled US version of the Spencer Dickinson self-titled album originally released on CD in Japan and includes seven new tracks. Also issued as a promo CD with alternate artwork.

Pre-orders from Yep Roc included two download only tracks (Sally and All That Heaven Allows).

The vinyl edition issued by Yep Roc was a direct reissue of the original Japanese release, featured identical artwork and did not include the bonus tracks.

Jon Spencer is credited with Synthesizer and Trombone in addition to all the instruments also credited on the original release.

SONG CREDITS:
Drums/Washboard/Guitar/Bass: Cody Dickinson
Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Mandolin: Luther Dickinson
Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Stylophone/Percussion/Piano/Organ/Synthesizer/Trombone: Jon Spencer

Produced: Jim Dickinson and Jon Spencer.
Recorded: Kevin Houston at the Zebra Ranch, Coldwater, MS.
Mastered: Fred Kevorkian at Kevorkian Mastering
The good word by Mike Edison

01. That’s A Drag
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:37

02. I’m Not Ready
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 2:22

03. Zigaboo
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:01

04. Body (My Only Friend)
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Piano: Jim Dickinson
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 5:19

05. Primitive
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Piano: Jim Dickinson
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 5:19

06. Sat Morn Cartoons
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 2:02

07. (Chug Chug) It’s Not OK
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 2:19

08. Why!?
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Organ: Jim Dickinson
Vocals: Bill Emmons
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:47

09. Flood (The Awful Truth, The Living End)
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:11

10. Away Baby
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:16

11. Cryin’
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Harmonica: Jerry Teel
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 4:48

12. Book Of Sorrow
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 4:35

13. The Man Who Lives For Love
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Vocals: Dave and Kenny Kimbrough
Saxophone: Kevin Houston
Mixed: Jim and Kevin in Memphis
Run Time: 3:25

14. True
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Piano: Jim Dickinson
Mixed: Jim and Kevin in Memphis
Run Time: 3:39

15. Appalachia
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jim and Kevin in Memphis
Run Time: 2:53

16. Free
Lyrics: Kimbrough/Kimbrough
Music: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
Organ: Jim Dickinson
Vocals: Dave and Kenny Kimbrough
Saxophone: Kevin Houston
Mixed: Jim and Kevin in Memphis
Run Time: 3:52

17. Love Without A Smile
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 2:56

18. Whatcha Gonna Do
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 3:39

19. I’m So Alone
Writers: Spencer/Dickinson/Dickinson
© Patricia Ann Music/North Mississippi Music Co (BMI)
Mixed: Jon and Bil Emmons at the Funhouse, NYC.
Run Time: 10:26

SLEEVE NOTES / INFORMATION :
“Professional wrestling interprets the universe better than any ideology I have ever seen. I live for professional wrestling.
I avoid competition, I think competition is ugly. I have never been into what people refer to as “sports.” I love drama. And that’s what rasslin’ is – there’s no competition because the ending is already determined. When people start talking to me about it being fake, I tell them when you fall from the top rope to the arena floor, your head has just gone eighteen feet into concrete. You can’t fake that. You gotta be able to take it. And that’s what those old guys could do, they’re the toughest bastards on earth.
In Memphis in the late 50’s and early 60’s, we had Sputnik Monroe, the greatest wrestler in the world, who was an incredible role model. His rules of wrestling, which I try to follow as my rules of life, are “Win if you can, lose if you must, always cheat, and if they take you out go out tearing down the ring.” Ha!
There’s a natural bond between rock’n’roll and wrestling, especially in Memphis. It was very strong. Just the flamboyance of Sputnik, Jackie Fargo, The Great Bolo, The Graham Brothers – it was all like rock’n’roll.
The best wrestling I have ever seen in my life was a broadcast from a Quonset hut in Dyersburg, this little one–horse town in North Tennessee. They had two or three old-school wrestlers and a bunch of skinny kids, and it was fucking dynamite. It was beautiful. Of course, the worse it is, the better I like it. They had two hand-held cameras. The music was over-modulated and it would be sheer distortion. The ring announcer was over-dubbed so it was out of synch. He would describe something that hadn’t even happened yet. It was great. Nowhere else but Memphis would they have let it gone on the air.”

– Jim Dickinson, transmission from the Zebra Ranch, April 2006

TRAY: “I wanna get primitive.
I wanna band sticks and rocks together.
Beep beep.
Beep beep.
On the stylophone.
All night long.
Get primitive.
Check out how I live.
Get primitive.”

BOOKLET:

PAGE 2:
“coldwater
cold water
it’s so cold
cold day in coldwater”

PAGE 4:
“I got a message.
Mud is my name.
The sky is crying.”

PAGE 6:
“I am away
Now har me call”

PAGE 10:
“Get up Now.
Come on Yeah.
Do you Remember?”

PAGE 12:
“I’m killing vampires.
I’m living on the moon.
I’m blowing the heads off of zombies.”

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Illustration: Cliff Mott
Photos: Cali Cohen/Ali Smith/Jon Spencer
Design: Jon Spencer/Jimmy Hole

BARCODE: 6 34457 20782 0

MATRIX: “YEP 2078 R02090519 G3 25 MAY 2006”

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