Tag Archives: The Fiery Furnaces

On September 23, 2003.

On September 23, 2003, “Rough Trade” label released “Gallowsbird’s Bark”, the debut Fiery Furnaces (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Rare Book Room”, and was produced by Nicolas Vernhes.

Track listing:

  • Eleanor Friedberger – vocals, guitar
  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, piano, synth, bass
  • Ryan Sawyer – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Eleanor Friedberger, Matthew Friedberger and Ryan Sawyer, except where noted.

  1. South Is Only a Home
  2. I’m Gonna Run
  3. Leaky Tunnel
  4. Up in the North
  5. Inca Rag/Name Game
  6. Asthma Attack
  7. Don’t Dance Her Down – lyrics adapted from “Big Jim in the Barroom”
  8. Crystal Clear
  9. Two Fat Feet
  10. Bow Wow
  11. Gale Blow
  12. Worry Worry
  13. Bright Blue Tie
  14. Tropical Ice-Land
  15. Rub-Alcohol Blues – William E. Myer
  16. We Got Back the Plague

On April 18, 2006.

On April 18, 2006, “Fat Possum” label released “Bitter Tea”, the fifth Fiery Furnaces (The) album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, at “Key Club Recording” in Benton, Harbor, US, and was produced by Matthew Friedberger.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Friedberger – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Eleanor Friedberg – vocals, drums
  • Andy Knowles – drums
  • Bill Skibbe – noises, recording, mixing
  • Michael Parker – human beatbox, engineer assistant
  • Joe Lambert – mastering
  • Mike Reddy – design
  • Michael Lavine – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eleanor Friedberg and Matthew Friedberg.

  1. In My Little Thatched Hut
  2. I’m in No Mood
  3. Black-Hearted Boy
  4. Bitter Tea
  5. Teach Me Sweetheart
  6. I’m Waiting to Know You
  7. The Vietnamese Telephone Ministry
  8. Oh Sweet Woods
  9. Borneo
  10. Police Sweater Blood Vow
  11. Nevers
  12. Benton Harbor Blues
  13. Whistle Rhapsody
  14. Nevers (Reprise) (unlisted)
  15. Benton Harbor Blues (Reprise) (unlisted)

On July 13, 2004.

On July 13, 2004, “Rough Trade” label released “Blueberry Boat”, the second Fiery Furnaces studio album. It was recorded in 2004 and was produced by Matthew Friedberger and Nicolas Vernhes.

Personnel:

  • Eleanor Friedberger – performance
  • Matthew Friedberger – performance
  • Samara Lubelski– violin, engineering, mixing
  • David Muller – drums
  • Emily Scholnick – artwork
  • Nicolas Vernhes– engineering, mixing, computer editing, drums

Track listing:

  1. Quay Cur
  2. Straight Street
  3. Blueberry Boat
  4. Chris Michaels
  5. Paw Paw Paw
  6. My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found
  7. Mason City
  8. Chief Inspector Blancheflower
  9. Spaniolated
  10. 1917
  11. Birdie Brain
  12. Turning Round
  13. Wolf Notes