Various ‎– The Lounge Ax Defense & Relocation Compact Disc

Touch And Go ‎– TG130 CD, Touch And Go ‎– TG130CD
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1 The Jesus Lizard Uncommonly Good
Written-By – The Jesus Lizard
2 Shellac Killers
Bass – Bob Weston*Drums – Todd TrainerGuitar – Steve AlbiniVocals – Bob Weston*, Steve Albini
3 Sebadoh Whole Hog
Performer – Bob Fay, Jason LoewensteinPerformer, Written-By – Lou BarlowRecorded By – Tim O'Heir, Wally GagelWritten-By – John Davis (2)
4 June Of '44* Rivers And Plains
Recorded By – Geoff Turner
5 The Coctails Wood Bee
Written-By – The Coctails
6 Guided By Voices Beneath A Festering Moon
Written-By – Robert Pollard
7 Archers Of Loaf Mark Price P.I.
Recorded By, Engineer [Balance] – Bob Weston*Written-By, Performer – Archers Of Loaf
8 Bad Livers Wild Bill Jones
Arranged By – The Bad Livers*Engineer – Danny BarnesProducer – Danny BarnesWritten-By – Traditional
9 Yo La Tengo Attack On Love
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John UpchurchRecorded By – John McEntireTheremin – Barry PhippsWritten-By – Yo La Tengo
10 Mekons* Axcerpt
Written-By – Mekons*
11 Superchunk Fader Rules
Written-By – Superchunk
12 Seam The Prizefighters 3:15
13 Tortoise Restless Waters
Written-By – Tortoise
14 Rachel's Those Pearls ...
Bass – Jason Nobel*, Bob Weston*Cello – Eve MillerClarinet – John UpchurchDrums – Kevin CoultasElectronics [8mm Projector] – Greg King (2)Piano – Rachel GrimesRecorded By – Bob Weston*Vibraphone – Jason Noble*Viola – Christian FredericksonWritten-By – Frederickson*, Noble*, Grimes*

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Track 1 ©1995 The Jesus Lizard ℗1996 Capitol Records, Inc.
Track 3 recorded live. © Sebadoh 1995
Track 4 recorded at WGNS. ©1996 June Of '44
Track 5 recorded at King Size, Chicago, May 1995. ©1995 Hi-Ball Corp.
Track 6 ©Needmore Songs BMI ℗MCA Publishing
Track 7 ©&℗Arra Music BMI
Track 8 ©1995 Bad Livers
Track 10 ©&℗1995 Low Noise Music
Track 11 ©1995 ℗All The Songs Sound The Same Music BMI
Track 12 ©&℗1995 Seam Songs ASCAP
Track 13 ©&℗Tortoise 1995
Track 14 recorded in Chicago, July 1995. ©1996 Diogenic Press BMI

Printed in Canada. Made in Canada (sticker).

Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and 16-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 36172 08302 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 036172083022
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MADE IN CANADA BY AMERIC DISC 0PZE3<241>TG130PROMOCD
  • Mastering SID Code (Variants 1 to 3 - Mirrored): IFPI L483
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI8104
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI8149
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): none
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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October 4, 2016
THIS COMPILATION WAS put together in 1996 to raise money for Lounge Ax, the venerable Chicago club whose livelihood was threatened by some yuppie neighbors who were whining about the noise coming from the club as well as people parking in the alley. Happily, the danger has passed, and Lounge Ax and this great disc live on. This is perhaps the best-sequenced album I've ever heard -- the kind of quality flow I strive for with my mix tapes. It kicks off with the naked aggression of Jesus Lizard, Shellac and Sebadoh, then slows down with some edgy June of 44, a bizarre vibes-and-fuzzbox Coctails instrumental and pulsing Guided by Voices lo-fi. Then the album moves on to an Archers of Loaf surf instrumental, gets derailed temporarily with two out-of-place tracks (the Bad Livers, and Yo La Tengo doing some unlistenable no-wave noise), but recovers nicely with the Mekons relating a Lounge Ax folk tale. Then, after Superchunk and Seam weigh in with typically sterling efforts, things mellow out dramatically with the post-rock quietude of Tortoise and the Rachel's. It is odd, however, that former Ax mainstays Uncle Tupelo are nowhere to be found, given how many times they played there over the years, as well as the fact that Jeff Tweedy is married to one of the club's owners. But that's just quibbling -- the music here is mostly wonderful. And you absolutely must see the liner art, which includes priceless snapshots of indie rock luminaries (Lou Barlow, Mac McCaughan, Jon Langford, etc.) taken in Lounge Ax's photo booth.


March 8, 2012
edited over 6 years ago

really solid compilation with my favorite tortoise song and my favorite jesus lizard tune both on here. also a great GBV tune that might not be around anywhere else.