compact disc, catalog number n/a
2000, Time Stereo
MP3 download, SMMG 006
April 17, 2006, Silver Mountain Media Group
Library Girl 04.
Pets Farm 05.
Can't Go On 06.
You Need A Heart To Live 08.
The Time Light Bodies Take To Fall 09.
11. Drugs Farm
12. Fond Affection
14. Melody Farm
15. Cinnamon Sound System
16. We Hold The Land
17. Do You Want To Have Trouble?
1) This was going to be the second single from "Stars On E.S.P."
I was supposed to be the A side and the songs from the "Nice Day"
EP were to be the B side. It eventually came out on the "Country
Girl" promo EP.
2) When the Unrest played in Detroit one time many years ago I made them
come over to my house and record. Mark, Bridget and Phil all sang but
I erased Phil's track so I could add the piano. Sorry!!! This was unreleased
until now. I think the song is actually a mixture of of the songs "Lip"
and "Drink, Dress And Ink".
3) This was previously available on "All Virgos Are Mad" (4AD).
It was originally part of the fix ups on the New Grape album suggested
by Ivo so that he might release it. In the end 4AD passed on the New Grape
album saying only "we think it's too fast" and Time Stereo put
it out. Dara sang, Jason played bass and Skot played drums.
4) This is part two of the HNIA/Little Princess spily 45 trilogy. It was
released on Japan's Motorway label. I played bass, Erika played drums
and synthesizer, and Steve and Kerry sang. Each part of the "farm"
series had its own theme. "Pets Farm" was supposed to be "new
5) When Red House Painters played in Detroit many years ago I made Mark
Kozelek come over to my house and record. He always asked why this never
came out. Just like I often wonder why he never told me that he cut our
song off the John Denver tribute album and I mistakenly believed that
we were on it and didn't find out until after I saw it in a record store.
6) This was from a fexi disc that came with a cool fanzine called Warped
Reality. This song was originally intended for the "Stars On E.S.P."
LP but got cut at the last minute. The middle sections contain recordings
of the great American composer Harold Budd that I illegally made at a
concert in Mexico.
7) This is from a EP on the Friendly Science label which is run by a very
nice man in England. The music is from the "Nice Day" EP. Both
feature members of Godzuki and the Mog Stunt Team.
8) This has Chelle Marie singing This was originally released on a 4AD
compilation called "The 13 Year Itch" This song was supposed
to be on "Mouth By Mouth but I think we had too many songs.
9) This is from a compilation that came out a few years ago. For some
reason the people who put this out won't send me a copy, nor do they return
my phone calls; although, they were very nice up until they received the
song in the mail. Oh well. This song is from "Stars On E.S.P."
and after we played it live for a while, we decided to re-record it.,
or at least parts of it. It's dedicated to Sarah Ogan Gunning.
10) This song was written by Denise James who also sang it. Trey played
drums. She had been recording demos at my house and I fell in love with
the song so we decided to record a new version of it to put on the "Mouth
By Mouth" album that His Name Is Alive was working on at the time.
It was going to be the second to last song and if you listen closely,
you can still hear a little of it in there. It ended up being released
on Warner Bros. as a "Soil Sample" promo blue 45.
11) This has Denise James singing, Chad on bass, me on guitar and Deb
and Andy both playing drums. This is part three of the HNIA/Litle Princess
split 45 trilogy. The theme for this one was "bad vibe". This
is a song by Bob Seger from his "Mongrel" LP. I think it's about
smuggling drugs onto an airplane.
12) This is a Carter Family song that appeared on a compilation 45 on
the Go Sonic label. All the songs were all one minute long.
13) 4AD asked us to make a short video documentary when "Mouth By
Mouth" came out and include us lip syncing to the song of our choice.
I chose the song "Lip" but we played it live instead. It had
Karen Neal singing and Trey playing drums. This is the version from that
14) Many years ago my friend Davn was working at a record store and a
nice lady came in and asked him if he could make a tape of an old home
cut 78 RPM record that she had. In the early 1950s at an airport, while
waiting to meet a friend, this woman entertained herself in a recording
booth (sort of like a photo booth I guess). She cut a version of "Irish
Eyes" and still had the record but but didn't have a turntable. It
was hot!!!! Davn discreetly made a tape for himself as well and soon had
done a remix. When approached by a local label to do a split 45, Davn
and myself decided to make it the first in a series of collaborations
between his band The Little Prncess, and my band, His Name Is Alive. The
theme for part one of the trilogy would be "old time lady singing".
we had Karin record an old time song onto a spool of wire and I added
15) This is from the B side of an EP on the Friendly Science label. The
music is from the same session as the "Nice Day" EP featuring
members of Godzuki and the Mog Stunt Team.
16) This was recorded while we were on tour in 1994. We naively believed
that the Texas that was putting together the compilation that this appeared
on would send us copies and pay us a fair percentage of the profits as
per our verbal agreement. This was our first full length US tour as a
band and I saw a lot of things I didn't like about the "mainstream
music industry". It would be three years before we would release
17) This appeared on a compilation on Isomorphic Records credited to "Dead
His Name Is Alive". Jeff and Derek who put it together did a great
job, thanks!!! This was recorded soon after the previously mentioned tour
and it was a reflection of my feelings about music at the time.