We could invite you to read this and save ourselves this article, but to save you the trip we will tell you that at the root of this compilation album lies the wish to help defray the medical costs of an injured musician. Last year October, J.M.W, guitarist in Sudden Oak (among other things), was unfortunate enough to fall from a three story building in San Francisco. Much to everyone’s surprise, he survived the accident with a few broken vertebrae, a broken hip and a fractured skull. Now that life seems to be smiling again upon the poor guy, who is still in rehabilitation and in need of medical care but getting better every day, some of his musician friends have decided to team up and release “A Fundamental Experiment”, a very exclusive compilation album (300 copies) of disfigured versions of early Neil Young songs that should serve as a means of raising money to help J.M.W. pay for his rehab. That would be where the story ends, were it not for the fact that among those who started the project are such luminaries of the new North-American underground as Julian Lynch, Sun Araw and Matt Mondanile from Ducktails. If you’d like to get one of the 300 copies available, click here.
Var.- “A Fundamental Experiment”
SIDE A 01. Julian Lynch - Sedan Delivery 02. Metal Rouge - Helpless 03. Sam Goldberg - Transformer Man 04. Swanox - Thrasher 05. Sun Araw - Barstool Blues
SIDE B 01. Stag Hare - Cortez the Killer 02. Laurentide Ice Sheet - Southern Man 03. Trevor Healy - Round and Round 04. Avocet - Expecting to Fly 05. Matt Mondanile - Look Out For My Love