The Slow Crack
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1987 The Slow Crack
Written, played, engineered & produced by Steve Kilbey
Special Guest Stars
Donnette Thayer - Swan guitar on 'Transaction' (Steve was the producer, among other things, on the albums Hex and Vast Haloes)
Jason Bruer - saxophone on 'Fireman'
Paul Simmons - mandolin on 'Fireman'
K.J. Dipper - backing vox on 'Fireman' & 'Like a Ghost'
Phil Maher - banjo on 'Woman with Reason'
'Transaction' by SK / K. Jansson
'Woman with Reason' by Smith/Smith
'Ariel Sings' by SK / B. Shakespeare
Lyrics from 'Song of Solomon' from the Bible (courtesy of God)
4:00 Woman with Reason
4:00 A Favorite Pack of Lies
4:12 Something That Means Something
4:36 Consider Yourself Conquered*
4:39 Like A Ghost*
1:36 Ariel Sings
3:53 A Minute Without You
5:19 Surrealist Woman Blues
2:30 Song of Solomon*
1:54 Starling St.
* not on LP RED 15
LP Red Eye RED 15 (Australia)
LP Rough Trade ROUGH US 70 (USA)
CD Polydor/Red Eye Records 843 884-2 (Australia)
CD Rough Trade ROUGH US 70 CD (USA)
Toby Creswell spoke to Steve Kilbey about the album just before its release.
7-inch Red Eye RED 14 (Australia) Red Vinyl
1987 Fire Down Below EP
Woman With Reason
A Minute Without You
Surrealist Woman Blues
12-inch Red Eye RED 15 (Australia)
No Such Thing
7-inch Red Eye RED SP20 (Australia)
Consider Yourself Conquered
Like A Ghost
Song of Solomon
12-inch Red Eye RED 19 (Australia)
1989 Starling St.
7-inch Flexi Disk 103494-1ABS (USA)
Free with issue no. 32 of Bucketfull of Brains
Other Material Released
The album title comes from a phrase a builder used when describing a problem with Steve's house. The back half was sinking causing a "slow crack" to appear in the house itself.
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