Original Zydequarium I

cover by Alan McConchie

Stale Urine's Original Zydequarium I comprises the best of SU's live recordings, unreleased studio recordings, and other rarities (including Stirling's cover of ``The Third Rail'') up to the beginning of 1996.

The first side is in rough chronological order, beginning with a murky excerpt from the first known recording of SU, continuing through SU's successful summer 1995 concert series, and ending with SU's PBS appearance, the Stirling cover, and a bit of Cageian fun.

Side two documents the triumphant reunion of the original six members of Stale Urine in the July, 1995 concert in Seattle.

Original Zydequarium I includes the never-before-released SU originals 1776 and Hello, Mr. Bicyclist!, the popular hip-hop From the Air, as well as several new covers. Fans will also be pleased to own SU's first color cover (above), an essay by Mark Benedetti, and a vivid review of the Seattle concert by Pete Dussin.

The Songs

Side One

Stale Urine Live 1993-1995, with Oddities and Rarities

  1. Hot Summer Night
  2. Crevasse
  3. None Dare Call It Treason (Radio Edit)
  4. The Third Rail
  5. Lobster
  6. Livin' on a Prayer
  7. 1776
  8. The Wax Man
  9. The Star-Spangled Banner
  10. You'll Be Alone When I Throw You In Jail
  11. Hello, Mr. Bicyclist!
  12. Bleed
  13. La Donna e Mobile
  14. Things Fall Apart
  15. Rob Cobb's Job
  16. The Third Rail
  17. Digital Capture

Side Two

Concert at Aquatic Research Instruments, Seattle, Washington
July 29, 1995

  1. Lobster
  2. The Wax Man
  3. You'll Be Alone When I Throw You In Jail
  4. Spoonman
  5. From the Air
  6. Song of the Humpback Whale
  7. The Fish
  8. Bleed
  9. Untitled (A Sea Chanty)
  10. The Moon
  11. Horse In a Smelter
  12. The Third Rail
  13. La Donna e Mobile

Pretentious Liner Notes

Stale Urine would like to thank:

Jason Allen
Lord Quagmire
Wil Young
Joe Malloy
Gordon Griffiths
Transient Love
Steven Skovran
Chris Gerardy
Pete Dussin
Matthew ``Xeno'' Derer
sKURV Radio
The Beer Guy
Bon Jovi
Heidi Sutton
Mark Benedetti
Peter Pantelidis
Malvin ``Dan'' Daniel
Fred Caldwell
David Charles George Liney
Dennis ``Trylæn'' Chang
Carl Sable
Jennie Ohgi
Dave Perlman
Anandi Raman
Richard ``Accordion'' Price
Geoffrey Matters
James Krehl
Neal Dalal
Lori Hsu
Jesse McReynolds
William Penn
Bob Schmidt
and the residents of Dabney House

Stale Urine is:

Mike Benedetti: accordion
Alex Dunn: horns
Chris DuPuis: guitar
Heidi Hofer: bass
Jon Lange: accordion
Michael Radford: percussion
Kurt Revis: guitar
Adam Villani: percussion

Produced by Michael Parker for DEI Records. Cover art by Alan McConchie. Lyrics and music for CREVASSE, THE FISH, HORSE IN A SMELTER, LOBSTER, THE MOON, NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON, ROB COBB'S JOB, THINGS FALL APART, THE THIRD RAIL, UNTITLED (A SEA CHANTY), and THE WAX MAN copyright © 1993 by Stale Urine. Lyrics and music for 1776, BLEED, DIGITAL CAPTURE, FROM THE AIR, HELLO, MR. BICYCLIST!, SONG OF THE HUMPBACK WHALE, and YOU'LL BE ALONE WHEN I THROW YOU IN JAIL copyright © 1995 by Stale Urine. Original sound recording of THE THIRD RAIL copyright © 1993 Stirling, used by permission. All other recordings copyright © Stale Urine. All rights reserved.

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