At the Organ

At the Organ

by The Minus 5The Minus 5


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This collection of stray tracks from Scott McCaughey and his various permutations of the Minus 5 -- five of which were recorded during sessions for the Down With Wilco album, with various members of Jeff Tweedy's stellar ensemble backing up Scott, with Peter Buck and Rebecca Gates also dropping by the studio -- is the sort of release that's useful to fans and of dubious value for newcomers. Though plenty of folks who haven't heard McCaughey would be charmed by the great songs on deck, not to mention the fine performances that hit a solid balance between skill and easygoing playfulness, at only seven songs this is the sort of EP that just gets up to full speed when the curtain comes down for the noisy goof of "One More Bottle to Go." What's here is certainly fine stuff, but "I've Got a Lyrical Stance," "Hotel Senator," and "The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply" are good enough that they should be anchoring an album, not adding bulk to a seven-cut throwaway. In short, if you're a fan you'll certainly enjoy this, but otherwise you might want to check out Down With Wilco or In Rock instead -- not that this won't make you want to hear more. Added value: this EP also includes a Quicktime video for "The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply," and the version of "The Days of Wine and Booze" here is the one McCaughey and Wilco cut on September 11, 2001.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2004
Label: Yep Roc Records
UPC: 0634457208025
catalogNumber: 2080
Rank: 216288

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Minus 5   Primary Artist
Scott McCaughey   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Rocksichord,Group Member
Peter Buck   Bass,Guitar,Group Member
Rebecca Gates   Vocals,Group Member
John Moen   Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Group Member
Bill Rieflin   Drums,Group Member
John Stirratt   Organ,Percussion,Group Member
Ken Stringfellow   Horn,Group Member
Jeff Tweedy   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Leroy Bach   Electric Guitar,Group Member
Mikael   Celeste,farfisa organ
John Ramberg   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Glenn Kotche   Percussion,Drums,Marimbas,Group Member
Mike Jorgensen   Group Member
Jimmy Talent   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Chris Mars   Artwork,Animation
Eric Lovre   Engineer
Johnny Sangster   Engineer
Mike Jorgensen   Engineer

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