The Wolfgang Press ‎– Bird Wood Cage

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Michael Allen’s favorite Wolfgang Press album.

Tracklist

King Of Soul 4:02
Raintime 4:39
Bottom Drawer 4:42
Kansas 3:53
Swing Like A Baby 4:06
See My Wife 3:55
The Holey Man 4:16
Hang On Me (For Papa) 5:08
Shut That Door 5:40

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CAD 810 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 810 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 810 CD The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album) 4AD CAD 810 CD UK 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH US 56CD The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album) Rough Trade, 4AD ROUGH US 56CD US 1988 Sell This Version
rough us 56, Rough US 56c The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(Cass, Album) Rough Trade, 4AD rough us 56, Rough US 56c US 1988 Sell This Version
CAD C 810 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD C 810 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 810, VG 50397 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin CAD 810, VG 50397 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 810 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album) 4AD, Vertigo CAD 810 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
ROUGH US 56 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album) Rough Trade, 4AD ROUGH US 56 US 1988 Sell This Version
CAD 810, VG 50397 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album, TP) 4AD, Virgin CAD 810, VG 50397 Greece 1988 Sell This Version
670.9013, CAD 810, 00602 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(LP, Album) 4AD, 4AD, 4AD 670.9013, CAD 810, 00602 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
MG 0823 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0823 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
GAD 810 CD The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album, RE) 4AD GAD 810 CD UK 1998 Sell This Version
AN-2014 The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova AN-2014 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
CAD 810 CD The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album, RP) 4AD CAD 810 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

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wolf242

wolf242

June 19, 2020
referencing Bird Wood Cage, LP, Album, CAD 810
Wolfgang Press' best release ever. great music, climatic and dark
cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

November 12, 2003
referencing Bird Wood Cage, CD, Album, CAD 810 CD

This is perhaps the Wolfgang Press' best release ever. The group's full potential is fully realized here, as well as Allen's highly expressive vocals (he could almost pass for Nick Cave!). Whereas previous releases like 'Standing Up Straight' and 'Burden Of Mules' might have sounded more gothic and a bit self-indulgent, 'Birdwood' shows a re-invented group of many moods and styles. They actually sound like they're having fun! The lead track 'King Of Soul', is twisted funk, complete with female backing vocals. 'Kansas' takes this even further wrapping itself up in a harder and funkier mid-tempo groove accented with loud strains of wah-wah guitar. 'Shut That Door' is even MORE extreme (think of Birthday Party getting it on with James Brown AND Funkadelic circa 1970 and you might get the idea). Other tracks like 'Bottom Drawer' and 'Holey Man' are cooler in delivery (the former is a nice dubby tune) but they still maintain that tension that seems to appear throughout this album from start to finish. This only serves to compliment the more upbeat tracks. Perfect balance. One of the most original releases I've ever owned.

The CD adds the contents of the previous 'Big Sex' EP release from 1987.