Live in Chicago

It’s not really a live album, but it’s certainly an experience. Four months of studio time culminate in thirteen interwoven tracks that ultimately find Tim Kinsella’s inceptive lyrical style and primarily acoustic backdrop breathing comfortably alongside the band’s well-documented fetish for electronic embellishment. And the album artwork? Let’s just say that we’ll probably never meet another group of artists who are committed enough to rebuild the sets and reenact the scenes of an obscure foreign film for the sake of an album sleeve.

Tim Kinsella
Jeremy Boyle
Todd Mattei

Additional Musicians:

Scott Adamson: Drums on 1, 4
Bob Akai: Drums on 2, 3, 8
Nathaniel Braddock: Trumpet on 3
Kevin J. Frank: Piano on 9, Organ on 10
Mike Kinsella: Drums on 5
Noel Kupersmith: Bass on 2, 8
Ryan Rapsys: Drums on 6, 10
Chris Warland: Saxophone on 3
Jen Wood: Vocals on 6

Recorded October 1998
Released May 1999
Recorded mostly at Classsicks, some at Truckstop West, a little at home, and
even some at Sherry and Lenora’s home
Recorded, Mixed, Produced, Programmed and Processed by Casey Rice
Additional Recording on Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, & 13 by Elliot Dicks
Additional Recording & Editing on Tracks 1, 6 by Scott Adamson
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Set Design and Construction by JOA
Photography by Andy Mueller
Renaissance Portrait Replication by Edgar Bryan
Art Direction by JOA, Andy Mueller, & Jason Gnewikow
Layout by Jason Gnewikow

1. It’s Easier To Drink On An Empty Stomach Than To Eat On A Broken Heart
2. Who’s Afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?
3. If it Feels / Good, do it
4. Live in Chicago, 1999
5. (I’m 5 Senses) none of them Common
6. Me (Plural)
7. I’m certainly not pleased with my options for the future
8. When the Parish School dismisses and the Children running sing
9. Thanks for Chicago, Mr. James
10. (In Fact I’m) Pioneering New Emotions
11. Better De’d Than Read
12. Sympathy for the Rolling Stones
13. All until the Greens reveal themselves at dawn