Joe Jack Talcum - Home Recordings 1984 - '97!
Joe Jack Talcum - Home Recordings 1984 - '97
Valiant Death Records 2004 CD (now out of print)
Anthony Joseph "Joe" Genaro founded The Dead Milkmen in 1983, initially establishing the group as a bedroom-based home-recording project with a mythological back-story prior to their evolution into a traditional four-piece band shortly thereafter.
The members of the group regularly employed pseudonyms, and Genaro most frequently called himself "Joe Jack Talcum" (stemming from the character of Jack Talcum that Genaro had imagined as the leader of the band in their mythology) in the context of the group, although he also used the names "Butterfly Fairweather" and "Jasper Thread" on certain records. (read more on wiki)
See back cover for track listing (i'm getting tired of typing today):
One happy Amazon customer opinion:
This record's great. It kind of reminds me of Daniel Johnston's early stuff. It features a track or two with Rodney Anonymous, Joe Jack's bandmate from their Dead Milkmen days, and a track or two which, I think, may be demos from Joe's post-DM band The Town Managers. The Town Managers also featured Chris Peelout, with whom Joe Jack Talcum formed the still-going Philadelphia band The Low Budgets. Interestingly, the bass player in the Low Budgets, who seems to only go by the name Dandrew, played with the Dead Milkmen when they reformed recently to play Dave Blood's memorial concert at the famed Trocadero Theatre in Philly. I caught one of the shows and he really nailed all of Dave's weird basslines.
Most of the songs on here are raw, acoustic and uncluttered by overdubs, though some tracks stand out as seeming a bit more produced than others. There is a simple, direct feeling to the earliest tracks; you get the feeling that these are kind of personal songs that were never intended by the artist to be released. I'm certainly glad that the fine staff at Valient Death Records thought otherwise. (by Real Name "Badge")
If you guessed it's more folk than punk, you guessed right.
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