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Country & Watson
"Basically this is a solo record of music that piled up on tapes during the time when Tom first started playing in the Red Krayola and was without a band of his own. The music that ended up on Country & Watson came from a wide period of time, from 95-98, but was sifted through and finished in 1999. The process of recording began when Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Gastr Del Sol, etc.) was in town during Red Krayola recordings and was interested in helping Tom with Country & Watson, thus O'Rourke played an essential role in the entire production. Other people that contributed: Brian Christopherson- drums, Lynn Johnston- sax, Bob Mothersbauh (Devo)- guitar, Stephen Prina- vocals. Erik Bluhm, Gabie Strong, Diana Watson and Mayo Thompson (Red Krayola) appear in various forms on live recordings. Tom does the rest. The music on Country & Watson varies widely, from ambient and textural to new wave hooks to freeform guitar to complex finger picking and more."