SONGS FOR AN IMAGINARY AUDIENCE (2001)

  • MP3 ALBUM

Fourteen experimental rock songs ranging from the sublime to the bizarre

Produced composed & performed by Trippo Marx
Recorded 1992-2001 Mixed 2000-2001 Remixed 2003-2020
Released May 7th 2001
© 2001-2020 Screwy Bastards Records SBX6

WARNING LABEL (1:20)
BLOOD (2:06)
TRY LIVING IN THE DECADE YOU ARE IN (3:29)
AMNESIA IN A CAN (3:42)
MEET MIKE MARTIN (2:00)
FOOLING TIME (5:17)
OZONE DAY (5:52)
CANNED MONSTER (4:22)
LIBERTY HILL (1:57)
BYOOFUL CORPSE (2:20)
HOW I LEARNED TO DANCE (1:52)
POMPADOUR (4:57)
LES MISÉRABLES (4:46)
WINDSCORN (3:13)

TRIPPO MARX guitars vocals synth drum machines percussion
with MANNHEIM JOINT ROLLER on Liberty Hill acoustic & electric guitars

This album began as five mp3 singles I released between June and October 2000 (Windscorn, Byooful Corpse, Canned Monster, Liberty Hill, and Ozone Day). I added four reworked songs originally recorded in 1993 (Blood, Try Living In The Decade You Are In, Amnesia In A Can, and Fooling Time) as well as doing another version of Pompadour. The remaining material (Warning Label, Meet Mike Martin, How I Learned To Dance, and Les Misérables) was written specifically to finish out the project. The Definitive Edition is mostly the original mix, with some samples moved, removed and/or replaced.

Liberty Hill: This piece is my earliest surviving completed composition, written in the summer of 1988. This version was recorded at the urging of Mannheim Joint Roller, who was very impressed with the piece and is largely responsible for the arrangement. I used an electric nylon string guitar with standard tuning, while he used an acoustic guitar, miked and tuned down a perfect fifth from standard. I tried an electric guitar solo reminiscent of Robert Fripp but it didn’t quite work. Instead Mannheim recorded a slide solo reminiscent of David Gilmour which worked much better.

Windscorn: Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne said this to me in a dream. I don't know why or what it means.