Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Daniel Johnston - "Songs Of Pain 1980-81" - (self-released cassette) 1981

World famous Outsider,Manic depressive,and Schizophrenic loser, Daniel Johnston, was also a shiny star of DIY cassette culture. His childlike songs are quite addictive,and are like open emotional wounds for everyone to peer inside, all sung in a nasally whine that makes you wanna punch somebody.
Songs Of Pain was his first release back in '81, and contains 20 songs bashed out on his mom's piano recorded on a mono cassette recorder in the basement. A damaged but unique talent was just emerging from a cloud of mental illness, and he was soon to be seen hob-nobbing with the glitterati of american Alt-Rock. (Thurston) Moore and Cobain (Kurt) virtually fighting over who heard him first, and who was gonna do a collaboration with little Danny boy. At least he choose relatively well in collaborations, the like minded Jad Fair and Kramer were wise decisions, No-sell out.

Track Listing:

A1
Grievances

A2
A Little Story

A3
Joy Without Pleasure

A4
Never Relaxed

A5
Brainwash

A6
Pothead

A7
Wicked World

A8
Lazy

A9
I Save Cigarette Butts

B1
Like A Monkey In A Zoo

B2
Wicked Will

B3
An Idiot's End

B4
Wild West Virginia

B5
Since I Lost My Tooth

B6
Urge

B7
Living Life

B8
Tuna Ketchup

B9
Premarital Sex

B10
Don't Act Nice

B11
Hate Song

DOWNLOAD these Songs Of PAAAAIIIIINNNNN! HERE!

7 comments:

bill said...

this one seems to have absented itself. :(

Jonny Zchivago said...

Oh balls, bill! I'll reup this mother laters!

Anonymous said...

Daniel never hobnobbed with Kurt Cobain and there was no fight over who heard him first. It was Thurston. Don't make shit up.

Anonymous said...

PS: Not one of the Daniel tapes you've pictured are self-released versions. These are all on Stress Records.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I have to take that last comment back. It looks like the Yip/Jump Music and Continued Story tapes are the self-released versions. The rest are on Stress.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Yes Mr Daniel Johnston Bore sir (Yawn)!
You take my words too seriously.
Personally I couldn't care less about Daniel Johnston's tapes, it gets the audience in...ie the Cobain Ghouls etc.

Anonymous said...

any possibility of a re-up on google drive?