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Minus Five CD (2006)

Artist: Minus 5

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This is the new Minus 5 album. Against all odds, it is perhaps the seventh full-lengther in a career marked primarily by catastrophe, shame and fisticuffs. (Leave triumphs to those that beseech them.) This record could not have happened without the superhuman efforts of Scott McCaughey. Even though Mr. McCaughey had the assistance of the usual horde of ragtag bandoleros (see below), it was Scott who hung the notes on the staff, gathered the orchestra (paying triple union scale, out of pocket), set up a microphone, manufactured the recording tape, invented electricity, and provided each participant with a sponge and a marmot. Therefore, regarding this project, it is at Scott McCaughey only that any projectiles or pearls must be hurled. The Minus 5 (a/k/a The Gun Album) features the McCaughey/Buck/Ramberg/Rieflin line-up, as well as two tracks recorded in Chicago with Wilco, and guest appearances by John Wesley Harding, Kelly Hogan, Morgan Fisher (Mott), Sean Nelson (Harvey Danger/Long Winters), and Colin Meloy and John Moen (Decemberists).

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Label Redeye Distribution
SKU 202172599
UPC 634457206526
UPC 14 00634457206526
Format CD
Release Date 2/7/2006
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Author Minus 5
Credits
Vocals Scott McCaughey
Artist Bio
The Minus 5The Minus 5 - a brief compendium: Scott McCaughey. Charioteer, optometrist, master brewer, or corpse? The blatherers rage on. What has been established is that "McCoy" is long addicted to rock'n'roll and its various sidekicks, at great expense to family and friends. To wit: Young Fresh Fellows (1983 to present) -- songwriter, singer, instrumentalist; The Minus 5 (1993 to present) -- songwriter, singer, instrumentalist; R.E.M. (1994 to present) -- instrumentalist; Tuatara (1996 to present) -- instrumentalist, songwriter.Thee Minus 5 itself started when McCaughey realized he had a dumptruck-load of songs that the Young Fresh Fellows would either never get around to, or would wisely choose not to. His friends and fellow Seattle-ites Peter Buck, Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer were quick to volunteer to help Scott capture his "Let The Bad Times Roll" vision, and these early sessions produced The Hello EP and Old Liquidator. Many other luminants have since joined the ranks of the Minus 5 (see list below). It's a bit like a cancer, really.
Product Attributes
Artist Minus 5
Label Yep Roc Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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Magnet Magazine What makes the album so magnificent is how McCaughey couches demons, made-up or otherwise, is amazing...

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