Beautiful, sad, lo-fi debut album by Sparklehorse. Mark Linkous plays virtually all the instruments. Released by capitol records in 1995. The album sleeve artwork includes a manically grinning clown mask and a carousel horse.
- Home Coming queen
A delicate acoustic song which begins with a line from the bard. Strange off-key atmospherics like a fairground tune played backwards.
- Wierd Sisters
The parasites will love you when your dead Strangely comforting.
La La La La
- 850 double pumper holley
Unsettling tape recording.
Raucous stomping number livens up proceedings.
- Spirit Ditch
Surreal Gorgeous paean, a feeling of loss.
The owls have been speaking to meLinkous' wife left a message on the answering machine about some dream.
But I'm sworn to secrecy
- Tears on Fresh Fruit
Homage to a loved one.
I'd play great keyboards,
of horses teeth
Folk-Rock. Surreal images abound
- Little Bastard Choo Choo
Demonic train noises.
- Hammering the Cramps
Released as single. Great riff.
- most beautiful widow in town
Shades of the The Last Picture Show. Melancholic and sad.
- Heart of Darkness
Country inflected warm strings. A tragic tale.
- ballad of a cold lost marble
- Someday I will treat you good
- Sad & Beautiful World
Mazzy Star like alt-country.
- Gasoline Horseys
Dust bowl closing track.