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Honky’s Ladder EP

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Honky’s Ladder (Edit) (Dulli)
Blame, Etc. (Dulli)
If I Only Had A Heart (Arlen/Harburg)
Creep (Austin)
Honky’s Ladder (Album Version) (Dulli)

Recorded: August/September 1995
Released: February 19, 1996

Greg Dulli – vocals, guitars, percussion/Rick McCollum – lead guitars/John Curley – bass, arp, backing vocals/Paul Buchignani – drums, percussion, congas. Additional musicians: Harold Chichester – organ, clavinet, piano, backing vocals/ Doug Falsetti – backing vocals/Jeff Powell – backing vocals on Blame, Etc./Barbara Hunter – cello on Blame, Etc./Tracey Maloney – backing vocals on If I Only Had A Heart.

Recorded at Bear Creek in Woodinville, WA and at Robert Lang’s Studio in Edmonds, WA. Produced by Greg Dulli. Engineered by Jeff Powell, assisted by John Curley, Jeffrey Reed, Ryan Hadlock, Aaron Warner, Joe Hadlock, Don Farwell, Erik Flettrich and Dubby. Mixed by Greg Dulli and Jeff Powell at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN in October 1995. Location recording by John Curley. Painting by Tim Schwallie. Design by Jeff Kleinsmith.

If I Only Had A Heart covers the song from the movie The Wizard Of Oz (1939). Originally sung by Jack Haley (the Tin Woodman) and Adriana Caselotti (Juliet). Creep is a TLC cover from their album Crazy Sexy Cool (1994). The unedited versions of Honky’s Ladder and Blame, Etc. appear on the album Black Love. The edited version clocks in one minute shorter than the original, and the word ‘motherfucker’ is replaced by a sampled moan from pornstar Tori Wells. Honky’s Ladder (Album Version) omitted from UK releases.

CDS Elektra 7559-66046-2 (Germany)
10” EP Mute 10MUTE128 (UK)

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