Red House Painters ‎– Red House Painters

4AD ‎– cad 3016 cd
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Evil 7:21
2 Bubble 5:30
3 I Am A Rock
Written-By – Paul Simon
4 Helicopter
Written-By – Jerry Vessel, Mark Kozelek
5 New Jersey 4:24
6 Uncle Joe 5:58
7 Blindfold 8:26
8 Star Spangled Banner
Arranged By – Mark KozelekMusic By – Key*, Smith*


  • Artwork By [Images] – Simon Larbalestier
  • ProducerMark Kozelek
  • Written-ByMark Kozelek (tracks: 1, 2, 5 to 7)


Self-titled release also known as the "Bridge" album because of the cover photograph.

All songs: God-Forbid Publishing, except "I am a Rock" ℗ 1965 Pattern Music Ltd.
℗ & © 1993 4AD.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 014436 301629
  • Matrix / Runout: CAD 3016 CD 1:0 :MASTERED: :BY NIMBUS:

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Red House Painters Red House Painters (III)(Cass, Album, Promo) 4AD none Germany 1993 Sell This Version
RTD 120.1659.2 Red House Painters Red House Painters(CD, Album) 4AD, Rough Trade RTD 120.1659.2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
COCY-75898 Red House Painters Red House Painters(CD, Album, II) 4AD COCY-75898 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
CAD 3016 Red House Painters Red House Painters(CD, Album, II) 4AD CAD 3016 France 1993 Sell This Version
CAD 3016 Red House Painters Red House Painters(LP, TP) 4AD CAD 3016 UK 1993 Sell This Version


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June 18, 2019
just wanted to say i love the cover of 'i am a rock', made me hear the lyrics in a completely different way


August 27, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
Red House Painters III was to be a defining moment! The rollercoaster album having hit a height that many double vinyls aspire to but never quite reach. On hearing the first two tracks it had a tension and a dark disquiet that was uneasy feeling and yet alluring at the same time. But once track three began the glass was shattered and we were thrown from the dream! Who on earth had the final say on tracks I have no idea but this is up there with the worst cover version ever. Uncle Joe and New Jersey build the dreams again but the horror of 'I am a rock' remains. Over the entire catalogue RHP III is the lp that hurts bad since in my opinion if this track three had been omitted or replaced with something else it could have been a worthy follow up to previous impressive work....but I guess at some point every artist makes an aesthetic foot wrong! Ultimately, the rollercoaster retained it's hue of untainted and unrivalled perfection. Mark kozelek has shown over time that he can write covers better sometimes than the originals so he has indeed compensated for this track many times over!