Califone ‎– Roots & Crowns

Thrill Jockey ‎– thrill163
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Rabbit Cover


A1 Pink & Sour 4:13
A2 Spider's House 3:47
A3 Sunday Noises 2:50
A4 The Eye You Lost In The Crusades 4:42
A5 A Chinese Actor 4:18
A6 Our Kitten Sees Ghosts 2:47
B1 Alice Crawley 0:37
B2 The Orchids 2:55
B3 Burned By The Christians 3:55
B4 Black Metal Valentine 6:16
B5 Rose Petal Ear 2:09
B6 3 Legged Animal 4:08
B7 If You Would 5:43


  • Artwork [Art Assist]Chris Hamilton (11)
  • Artwork [Cards]Gina Kelly
  • BassWil Hendricks
  • DesignGina Kelly
  • Drums [Batterie, Lensdrum], Percussion [Pistons], Rattle [Zuni], Percussion [Shu{3}lai{2}bao{3} Treasure Counting Stick], Percussion [Bronze Fork], Percussion [Gourds], Shaker, Percussion [Glass], Chimes [Oak], Other [Ribbon Crasher]Ben Massarella
  • Drums, Clarinet [Bass], Organ [Wurlitzer], Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Sampler [Dr. Sample], Bells, Melodica, Percussion [Prepared Metaliphone]Joe Adamik
  • Harmonica, Loops, ElectronicsBrian Deck
  • Recorded ByAndy Bosnak, Califone, Jim McGranahan, Michael Krassner, Ron Guensche
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, Synthesizer, Electronics [Manipulation], Vibraphone, OrganBrian Deck
  • TromboneMichael McGinley
  • TrumpetAlan Scalpone
  • ViolaAnthony Gilbert
  • Violin, Banjo, Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Loops, Electronics, Percussion, Xylophone, Accordion [Cajun], Mandolin, KalimbaJim Becker
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Electronics, Noises [Field Recordings], Organ, Synthesizer, Banjo, Loops, Balalaika [Bowed], Artwork By [Photos, Collage]Tim Rutili
  • Written-ByMassarella* (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B4), Deck* (tracks: A1, A5, B4), G. Sherman* (tracks: 2), Becker* (tracks: A1, A3, A5, A6, B4, B7), Adamik* (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B4, B7), Psychic TV (tracks: 8), Rutili* (tracks: A1 to A6, B3 to B7)


Recorded at 4deuces, Chicago; Angeles Drake's Warehouse, Long Beach; Nico's House, Phoenix; Western Sound Lab, Los Angeles and at home and in the wilderness.
Wil's bass recorded at New Future Vintage Studios, Oakland.

Version 2, limited to 1,000 copies in hand screened jackets with an insert. Features artwork of a rabbit on the cover.

Version 1 was also limited to 1,000 copies in a hand screened jacket with insert. Cover image was that of a dragon (or cow) depending on your interpretation.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
thrill 163 Califone Roots & Crowns(CD, Album, Dig) Thrill Jockey thrill 163 US 2006 Sell This Version
thrill 163 Califone Roots & Crowns(CD, Album, Promo) Thrill Jockey thrill 163 US 2006 Sell This Version
thrill 163 Califone Roots & Crowns(LP, Album, Ltd) Thrill Jockey thrill 163 US 2006 Sell This Version
thrill 163 Califone Roots & Crowns(CD) Thrill Jockey thrill 163 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
none Califone Roots & Crowns(CDr, Album, Promo) Thrill Jockey none UK 2006 Sell This Version