David Costanza-- guitar, horns, fiddle, vocals
Chris Culhane-- guitar, vocals
Peter Halter-- drums
Bill Brooks-- mandolin
Jamie Smith-- mandolin, clarinet, banjo
Dave Clark-- keyboards
Geronimo Firebrain-- fiddle
LOH 01 Aloha Bro
LOH 02 Whoa
LOH 03 Dozin'
LOH 04 Seeing the Elephant
LOH 05 How You See Light
LOH 06 Long Dry Spell
LOH 07 God & A Liars Magic Ate Us
LOH 08 God on Down
LOH 09 Jacob Swerves Delight
LOH 10 As If To Drink
HC 81 box 629
Discobolus is also the home of the first Granfaloon Bus CD, "A Love Restrained", also available at $11.
Dave and Anne Costanza have a new CD called "the Art of Flying" also available, $11.
Jamie Smith has a new CD under the name Danghead called "Nounsville" available from Dangheadquarters at 711 Grant Place, Boulder CO 80302 for some money....
David and Bill also do wood floors.
review by Jimmy Possession -- Head of Music at Cambridge (UK) University Radio
22 June 1997
Lords of Howling / Baltimore Pearl Crescent White Admiral Sister Meadow Painted God Will Visit You (Discobolus)
The packaging is incredible: squares cut from two LPs are sewn into a jacket, Lords of howling is branded on the front along with a couple of squiggly designs, notes from an elementary Spanish tutorial are pasted on the inside and the disc is wrapped in greaseproof paper, duck down and hemp. The whole bundle is secured with about half-a-mile of wire held in place by a dog-tag. Jesus, I'd buy the disc just for that. Having summoned up the courage to open the thing, it's a small step to stick the CD on and become immersed in the broken-down fragmentary country-folk songs. The music is heartfelt and sorrowful, born from improvisation and minimal rehearsal, a sparse mix of violin, cello, guitar and drums. Each song is a maudlin prelude to a lifetime of stories, leaving so much unsaid and unresolved, conjuring up images of one-shack towns in the deep Mid-West. Damn. I had the same problem with their last release, there's so much that needs to be said, but no words do it justice, it's just fucking beautiful.
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