Originally released in 1996 when we were still a trio, this is the first Broadside Electric recording to feature the Chapman Stick®, Zeta violin, crumhorn and rauschpfiefe. 10 tracks of steaming electro-folk: Child ballads, songs from Ireland, America and France, and tunes from all over Europe. Also available on CD (CS 1704D) and chrome cassette (CS 1704C).
More Bad News is the third Broadside Electric album. This Philadelphia band has spent 5 years researching and assembling a collection of folk music, ranging from English ballads to Klezmer, from Balkan dances to French hurdy-gurdy music. Then they've dragged it all out back and mercilessly smacked it around. This disc contains some of the latest results.
released June 18, 1996
All songs and tunes on this recording were arranged by Broadside Electric.
Broadside Electric is:
Tom Rhoads: Lead vocals (1,2,4,6,7,9,10); acoustic guitar (1,4,5,6,10); 12-string guitar (9); electric guitar (2,4,7,8); Appalachian dulcimer (2,3,9); whistles (5,3,9)
Jim Speer: Chapman Stick® (1 thru 9); recorders (1,10); saxophone (3,5,6,7); rauschpfeife (7,9); crumhorn (5,10); backing vocal (2)
Helene Zisook: Electric violin (1 thru 9); acoustic violin (10); mandolin (2,5)
Additional backing vocals by Melissa Demian (1,2,9)
Talk-box by Mike Ciul (7)
All songs arranged by Broadside Electric
"Pastures of Plenty" ©1960 and 1963 Ludlow Music
"Silkie" ©1994 Tom Rhoads
Produced by Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook, and Adam Glickman
Recorded and mixed at Chill Factor Studios, Ardmore, PA
Engineered by Adam Glickman
Cover design by Jim Speer
Folder design and drawings by Helene Zisook with indispensable help from Meg Newburger and the people at Miller Designworks
Untitled painting of red agitated person by Ben Lewis
Digital post-production by Ray Monahan at Digital Domain, Philadelphia, PA
Melissa and some additional tracks recorded at Milkboy Recording, Philadelphia, PA
Engineered by Tommy Joyner with Terek Peterson and Rich Zapf
Manufactured by Disc Makers, Pennsauken, NJ
Thanks to Adam Glickman, Tommy Joyner, Mike Ciul, Meg Newburger, JD Paul, Dan Riles, Rachel Hall, Ben Lewis, Sam Williams, Melissa Demian, and our families.
The Chapman Stick® is a registered trademark of Stick Enterprises, Inc.
©(P) 1996 Clever Sheep Records
Bonus tracks produced by Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, Helene Zisook, and Tommy Joyner
Recorded and mixed at Milkboy Recording, Philadelphia, PA
Engineered by Tommy Joyner and Rich Zapf
Folder and CD design by Helene Zisook
Remastered and manufactured at Masterwork, Philadelphia, PA
Thanks to: Tommy Joyner, Mary Riles, Gene Shay and Rich Zapf.
©(P) 1997 Clever Sheep Records
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