god street wine albums
The first GSW recording to come out on CD, "Bag" was recorded throughout the first half of 1992 with the band's own money and with a loan from their friend Amy Tucci. It was made with very little studio time, and in the midst of a lot of touring and gigs. Nonetheless it is a quite listenable CD and a lot of Winos say it is still their favorite. We are quite proud of "Bag" given the restraints involved in making it, and the songs on the album still form part of the core of the live GSW repertoire. Originally released independently by the band, this album is now distibuted by indie distributor Ripe'n'Ready.
Includes the songs: "Nightingale", "Goodnight Gretchen", "Waiting For The Tide", "Feel The Pressure", "Fortress Of Solitude", "Upside Down & Inside Out", "Borderline", "Hellfire", "Better Than You", "One-Armed Man", "Home Again", "Epilog".
This live quasi-bootleg documents performances from the band's tours in the years 1991 through 1993, with an emphasis on the wild and wacky side of the GSW live show. As the (now-legendary) story goes, the master tapes were given by GSW to distributor Ripe'n'Ready in exchange for a new van to tour in, since their old one had just broken down.
Includes the songs: "Snake Eyes", "Driving West", "Stranger", "Hollow Frog", "Imogene", "Crashing Down", "Feel The Pressure", "Hellfire". (NOTE: some fans maintain that there is a secret "alternate version" of W.D. that has the same cover, packaging, etc, but contains different music. We know nothing about this).
This was the first and only God Street Wine release for "Geffen/Eleven" records; due to the band's subsequent bad relations and eventual release from Geffen, its current availability is questionable. Ironically, it is probably the most widely listened to GSW album, definitely the biggest seller until 1997's self titled "God Street Wine". It was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee in early 1994 and produced by Jim Dickinson (The Replacements, Ry Cooder, G. Love). Its sound is basic and stripped down, and even more so than "Bag" the song selection represents the core of the live GSW touring repertoire from the early '90s.
Includes the songs: "Princess Henrietta", "Mile By Mile", "Thirsty", "Nightingale", "Stone House", "Molly", "Ballroom", "Run To You", "Crazy Head", "Hammer And A Spike", "Wendy", "Imogene", "Tina's Town", "Into The Sea".
After the headaches of the "Geffen wars" God Street Wine sought to take an entirely new direction free from corporate involvement. We built a studio in our house with our own money and recorded "Red", our first album of tunes that were written for the recording and (for the most part) not played live until the album's release. "Red" was definitely the band's most unique and controversial CD; many "old time" Winos hated it, while many new fans considered it far superior to earlier GSW releases. It was picked up by Mercury Records when the band signed with that label in late '95.
Includes the songs: "Get On The Train", "Red & Milky White", "RU4 Real?", "Untitled Take 2", "Which Way Will She Go?", "Chop!", "Don't Tell God", "Girl On Fire", "Maybe", "Made Of Blood", "When The White Sun Turns To Red".
The first album made for Mercury, this newest of God Street albums was cut in New York City studios between April and June of '97. Working with producer extraordinaire Bill Wray and guest musicians such as Blues Traveler's John Popper and Little Feat's Bill Payne, our goal was to balance the live energy of "Bag" and "$1.99" with the songwriting maturity of "Red"; only you can be the judge as to whether we succeeded. As with "Red", new material was written especially for the album, but this time a point was made to "road test" the material before laying it down in the studio. As of this writing the album has been out for 4 months, and reviews by Winos and "regular people" alike have been surprisingly positive (we'd grown used to our fans not liking our studio albums that much).
Includes the songs: "Diana", "Feather", "A Good Dream", "Wall", "Silver", "She Comes Up Softly", "Don't Speak Of These Things", "Happy Birthday Mr. President", "I'll Still Like You", "Water", "Goodbye Oklahoma", "Angeline".
OTHER GSW STUDIO RECORDINGS -- A brief summary of some random GSW recordings not available through "the usual channels".
LYRICS TO MANY, MANY GSW TUNES -- Ones from albums, and ones just from the "live" repertoire. A work in progress (there are a lot of songs to type in).
WHAT'S UP WITH THE NEW ALBUM? -- In the summer of '98 the band went into the studio (with the two newest members) to cut a record....the album's release has been greatly delayed because of the band's record company hassles, but it is still very much alive.