OFFICIAL JEFFREY LEWIS RELEASES ON ROUGH TRADE RECORDS:

 

THE LAST TIME I DID ACID I WENT INSANE and other favorites

(Sept 3, 2001)

IT'S THE ONES WHO'VE CRACKED THAT THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH

(July 2003)

CITY & EASTERN SONGS

(Nov 2005)

12 CRASS SONGS

(Oct 2007)

'EM ARE I

(May 2009)

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OTHER JEFFREY LEWIS ALBUMS (COLLABORATIONS, SELF-RELEASED CDS AND SIDE-PROJECTS):

THE BUNDLES

(April 2010)

BUY CD/LP/MP3s HERE

TAPES FROM THE CRYPT, '97-'01

(May 2006)

SOLD OUT

CITY & EASTERN TAPES (Demos, Live & Out-takes)

(July 2008)

BUY CD HERE

JEFFREY LEWIS "4 SEASONS" BOX SET

(Winter 2003/2004)

SOLD OUT

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JEFF LEWIS BAND & SCHWERVON: SPLIT E.P. ("GAS MONEY")

(Oct 2005)

SOLD OUT

SONGS FROM AUSTIN

(Spring 2001)

SOLD OUT

GUITAR SITUATIONS: MUSICAL CONDUCT

(January 2002)

SOLD OUT

ANTIFOLK COLLABORATIONS VOLUME 1 (w/ Kimya Dawson & Diane Cluck)

(Fall 2002)

SOLD OUT

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JEFFREY LEWIS SINGLES:

THE CHELSEA HOTEL ORAL SEX SONG

(1-song vinyl single, summer 2001)

BACK WHEN I WAS FOUR / 3/4 MOON / THE MODERN AGE

(Vinyl & CD 3-song single, spring 2002)

GRAVEYARD(version two)/SPIRIT OF LOVE

(2-song vinyl single, w/7-page comic book, spring 2002)

NO LSD TONIGHT/DON'T LET THE RECORD LABEL TAKE YOU OUT TO LUNCH

(2-song CD single, May 2003)

One-sided 7-inch vinyl promotional single, 1000 copies released on Rough Trade Records in England. Taken from "Indie-Rock Fortune Cookie". Released in plain white sleeve; a few copies included an insert 4-page comic book and/or other insert items.

3 song single, on CD and 7-inch vinyl, released in England on Rough Trade Records. Recorded by Spencer Chakedis at his "Balloon Heaven" home studio. Track three is a cover of a Strokes song, bass by Jack, drums by Anders Griffen.

Tracks:

1) Back When I Was 4 (version two)

2) 3/4 Moon (version two)

3) The Modern Age (Strokes cover)

2 song single on 7-inch vinyl (with 7 page comic book), released in Holland on Nowhere Fast Records. Recorded with Rachel Lipson at Spencer Chakedis' "Balloon Heaven" home studio, same afternoon as previous entry. First pressing of 500 was hand-numbered. Second pressing of 500 released fall 2002. "Spirit of Love" is a cover of a C.O.B. song. 2 song CD single released in England on Rough Trade Records; 100 numbered copies sold, additional 50 or 100 un-numbered promo copies made. Recordings taken from "It's The Ones Who've Cracked...".
(ART NEEDED) (ART NEEDED)

NO LSD TONIGHT/DON'T LET THE RECORD LABEL TAKE YOU OUT TO LUNCH /ALPHABET/ KILL THE GHOUL

(4-song vinyl single, spring 2003?)

SYSTEMATIC DEATH

(3-song CD single, fall 2007)

Roll Bus Roll/Broken Song

(2-song vinyl single, 2009)

     

ALSO - THE EARLY CASSETTES:

INDIE-ROCK FORTUNE COOKIE (Recorded July 1998)
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (Summer 1999)
THE ONLY TIME I FEEL RIGHT IS WHEN I'M DRAWING COMIC BOOKS (Version three, winter/spring 1999-2000)
I AM, OF COURSE, GLAD (Summer 2000)

48 minutes of music on a 60 minute cassette, comprised of eleven Jeff solo acoustic songs recorded by Whip onto four-track, July 18-19, and additional two bedroom boombox recordings made July 26 featuring Jack on bass/lead vocal, Jeff on acoustic/backing vocal. Maybe a couple hundred cassette copies made and sold (for three dollars; four page comic and fortune included) over the following years. 100 copies pressed onto CDR in February 2001.

Tracks:

Side A

1) The East River

2) Another Girl

3) 3/4 Moon (version one)

4) Life

5) Flippity-Floppity

6) Everyone's Honest

7) Songs About Songwriting

8) Heavy Heart

Side B

9) The Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song

10) Viviane From Washington Square

11) Gravity Sue

12) Clyde and Alyda

13) The Man With The Golden Arm

60 minute cassette album of 15 Jeff solo walkman recordings, recorded in one sitting. Probably less than a hundred copies made and sold over the following year (for three dollars; four page comic included).

Tracks:

Side A

1) Flood (version one)

2) Gold (version one)

3) Great Big City Sunshine

4) New York City Boy/War in the Neighborhood

5) His Name Was Water

6) Message

7) Fig

Side B

8) I Don't Understand Why People Act So Mean

9) He Heard a Rap 1 Day

10) September

11) Journey To the Center Of the Earth

12) The Crawling Man

13) Bite the Bullet (Get a Job)

14) When I'm Inking

15) Song For the Sidewalk Cafe

60 minute cassette album, comprised of Jeff acoustic songs recorded by Spencer Chakedis on ProTools, Jack solo bass/vocal boombox recordings, a live track from the Knitting Factory and "Dance Myself To Death" from version two. Maybe a hundred copies made/sold over the following year (for three dollars; five page comic and fortune included)

Tracks:

Side A

1) Dance Myself To Death (version two)

2) Hippie (early version)

3) Seattle (version two)

4) The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane (version three)

5) Teenage Style (Jack solo bass/vocal boombox recording)

6) I Mugged Ray Johnson (Main Title Theme) (live at the Knitting Factory)

7) Complete History of Jeff's Sexual Conquests, Volume I

Side B

8) 6 Stories

9) Crow Ballad

10) 8 Pictures (Jack solo bass/vocal boombox recording)

11) What Are You Doing Over There? (Jack solo bass/vocal boombox recording)

12) Back When I Was 4 (early version)

13) Springtime

60 minute cassette of Jeff solo boombox/walkman recordings. Probably less than fifty copies made and sold over the following months (for three dollars; four page comic included).

Tracks:

Side A

1)Graveyard(first version)

2)Together We Form Jeff

3)Champion Jim

4)Big Fat Birds

5)The Universe Is An Open Mic Too

6)Domingo Roso

7)Sal's Pizza Has Sold Out To The Yuppie Scum

8)Sandy

9)The Door

10)Mesmeric Revelation part 2

Side B

11)Psychotropic Death

12)Beach Party(early recording)

13)Spontaneous Combustion Engine

14)Let's Get Fucked Up

15)Song For H.O.T. Apologies To J.C.M.

16)In The Past They Told Us (Guitar Situations song with Babs)

17)Swells (Guitar Situations song with Babs)

18)Mesmeric Revelation part 1

       

WHEN MADMAN WAS GOOD

(Version one; recorded December 1997)

WHEN MADMAN WAS GOOD

(Version two; additional material recorded sometime early 1998)

THE ONLY TIME I FEEL RIGHT IS WHEN I'M DRAWING COMIC BOOKS

(Version one and version two, both from spring 1999)

UNTITLED

(October 2001)

A one-sided cassette recorded on boombox with Jack on bass/vocals, Jeff on electric piano/guitar/vocals.

Tracks:

1)Bouree (cover of instrumental Jethro Tull song)

2)Upstairs In My Window (written/sung by Jack)

3)Free World (written/sung by Jack)

4) Three Foot Long Shit (with improv lyrics mostly by Jeff)

5) Honest Andy (written/sung by Jack)

6) Mrs. Blackmailer's Room (written/sung by Jack)

7) Waiting For The Man (cover of the Velvet Underground song)

 

First side is the same as version one, but the second side is filled with Jeff solo acoustic boombox recordings. About five copies made/given out.

Tracks:

Side A (see version one)

Side B

1)Chelsea Hotel Oral Sex Song (early recording)

2)Road Trip

3)Heavy Heart (early recording)

4)Complete History of Jeff's Sexual Conquests, Vol. 1(early recording)

5)Everyone's Honest (early recording)

6)Jello Shot

7)Rainy Ghost

8)Roosevelt Island

9)Life (early recording)

10)Darling Dear

11)Jimmy Corrigan

12)Vivianne (early recording)

13)instrumental

(Version one, spring 1999)Never released. A number of Jeff acoustic songs recorded by Whip onto four-track.Some of the tracks recorded:

One-Trick Pony

Dance Myself To Death (version one; solo acoustic)

The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane (early version; banjo by Tony)

A Love-In In An Oven

Seattle (early version)

Bake Your Bread Slowly

(Version two, spring 1999)Never released, except for "Dance Myself To Death", with John Kessel on bass, which came out on version three. A number of Jeff acoustic songs recorded by John Kessel onto four-track, some master tapes were lost and others fire-damaged.

Some of the tracks recorded:

Dance Myself To Death (version two)

Springtime (unfinished recording)

Never released. 30 minute cassette album of Jeff acoustic boombox recordings. Track 8 is based on a Joe Bendik song of the same title.

Tracks:

1) So Long (I'm Gonna Go Draw All Alone In My Shack)

2) Sea Song (early version)

3) The Miners and the Magic Rock

4) No Feelings in My Heart

5) Evil Pirate Song

6) Chicago (What's the Plan?)

7) Tower One and Tower Two

8) Nothing Bothers Me Anymore

9) Matter Can't Be Destroyed/So What

10) Kaleidoscope of Love

11) Alphabet ("guitar version of Aaron H.") (cuts off)

 

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