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David Thomas: The Sound of the Sand and Other Songs of the Pedestrian

On October 30, 1981, “Rough Trade” label released “The Sound of the Sand and Other Songs of the Pedestrian”, the debut David Thomas studio album. It was recorded May – June 1981, at “Regent’s Park” in London, and was produced by Adam Kidron and Peter Walmsley.

Personnel:

The Pedestrians:

  • David Thomas – lead vocals, design
  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Mayo Thompson – accordion
  • John Greaves – bass guitar 
  • Philip Moxham – bass guitar
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet

The Golden Palominos:

  • Richard Thompson – guitar, dulcimer
  • John Greaves – bass guitar, piano
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion
  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet

The Trees:

  • Allen Ravenstine – synthesizer
  • Alan Greenblatt – guitar
  • Paul Hamann – bass guitar
  • Scott Krauss – drums
  • Ralph Carney – saxophone, oboe

The Eggs

  • Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton – trumpet
  • Chris Cutler – drums
  • Paul Hamann – engineer
  • Phil Bodger – engineer assistant
  • Adam Kidron – engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Anne Clarke – assistant producer
  • Martyn Lambert – design
  • Peter Walmsley – design
  • Mik Mellen – photography
  • Shirley O’Loughlin – producer assistant
  • Sue Johnson – producer assistant
  • Geoff Travis – executive producer

Track listing:

All lyrics by David Thomas, all music as noted.

  1. The Birds Are a Good Idea – Philip Moxham, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson
  2.  Yiki Tiki – Anton Fier, Mayo Thompson, David Thomas
  3.  The Crickets in the Flats – Anton Fier
  4. Sound of the Sand – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  5. The New Atom Mine – Anton Fier
  6. Big Dreams – Philip Moxham, David Thomas
  7. Happy to See You – David Thomas
  8. Crush This Horn Part 2 – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  9. Confuse Did – Anton Fier, David Thomas
  10. Sloop John B – traditional
  11. Man’s Best Friend – Anton Fier, David Thomas, Mayo Thompson, Eddie Thornton

The Golden Palominos: This Is How It Feels

On September 28, 1993, “Restless Records” label released “This Is How It Feels”, the sixth Golden Palominos (The) album. It was recorded January – June 1993, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Lori Carson – vocals
  • Bootsy Collins – guitar
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion, programming, art direction
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – guitar
  • Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
  • Jeff Bova – keyboards, additional programming
  • Amanda Kramer – keyboards
  • Lydia Kavanagh – vocals
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Matt Stein – programming, recording, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Bruce Calder – mixing, recording
  • Melanie Acevedo – photography
  • Dean Karr – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lori Carson, Anton Fier, Bill Laswell, except where noted.

  1. Sleepwalk
  2. Prison of the Rhythm
  3. I’m Not Sorry
  4. This Is How It Feels
  5. To a Stranger – Anton Fier, Lydia Kavanagh, Bill Laswell
  6. The Wonder – Lori Carson, Anton Fier, Bill Laswell
  7. Breakdown
  8. These Days – Jackson Browne
  9. Rain Holds
  10. Twist the Knife
  11. Bird Flying – Lori Carson, Anton Fier, Bill Laswell
  12. A Divine Kiss – Anton Fier, Lydia Kavanagh, Bill Laswell, Matt Stein

The Golden Palominos: Drunk with Passion

On September 17, 1991, “Nation / Charisma” labels released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Carla Bley – Hammond organ
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer – vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Mould – vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis – acoustic and electric guitar, dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe – vocals
  • Richard Thompson – guitar
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng – percussion
  • Anton Fier – drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso – recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • John Yates – mixing
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Calls – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sigh – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney

The Golden Palominos: Blast of Silence

On February 13, 1986, “Celluloid Records” label released “Blast of Silence”, the third Golden Palominos (The) studio album. It was recorded in 1985, at “RPM Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Peter Blegvad– vocals, guitars
  • Carla Bley– piano
  • Jack Bruce– vocals, bass guitar
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals, guitar
  • Tony Conniff – bass guitar
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Don Dixon– vocals, guitar
  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, additional production
  • Jody Harris– guitar
  • Lisa Herman – piano
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– guitar
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow– steel guitar
  • Larry Saltzman – acoustic guitar
  • Chris Stamey– bass guitar
  • Syd Straw– vocals
  • Matthew Sweet– vocals
  • Pat Thrall– acoustic guitar
  • Bernie Worrell– Hammond organ
  • Larry Hirsch – recording
  • Don Hünerberg – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – engineering, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – recording

Track listing:

  1. I’ve Been the One – Lowell George
  2. Something Becomes Nothing – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Matthew Sweet
  3. The Push and the Shove – Robert Kidney
  4. (Something Else Is) Working Harder – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  5. Angels – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier, Syd Straw
  6. Diamond – Peter Holsapple
  7. Faithless Heart – Don Dixon, Anton Fier, Jody Harris
  8. Work Was New – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  9. Stromg, Simple Silence – Peter Blegvad, Anton Fier
  10. Brides of Jesus – Lowell George, Bill Payne

 

On September 17, 1991.

On September 17, 1991, “Restless” label released “Drunk with Passion”, the fifth Golden Palominos album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Greenpoint Studios” in Brooklyn, New York, and was produced by Anton Fier.

Personnel:

  • Anton Fier– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Carla Bley– Hammond organ
  • Aïyb Dieng– percussion
  • Robert Kidney – vocals, guitar
  • Amanda Kramer– vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Laswell– bass guitar
  • Bob Mould– vocals, guitar
  • Nicky Skopelitis– acoustic and electric guitar, Dobro guitar
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Richard Thompson– guitar
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Tom Mark – recording
  • Steve McLoughlin – recording
  • Robert Musso– recording
  • Wes Naprstek – recording
  • Billy Youdelman – recording
  • Mike Krowiak – mixing, recording
  • David Cook – mixing, recording
  • Jeff Lippay – mixing\
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • John Yates – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver – illustrations, design
  • Chris Bigg – illustrations, design

Track listing:

  1. Alive and Living Now – Anton Fier, Michael Stipe, Nicky Skopelitis
  2. The Haunting – Amanda Kramer
  3. When the Kingdom Comes – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  4. A Sign – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  5. Thunder Cries – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. Hands of Heaven – Amanda Kramer, Anton Fier, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Dying From the Inside Out – Anton Fier, Bob Mould, Nicky Skopelitis
  8. Begin to Return – Robert Kidney