Here Come the Choppers

Here Come the Choppers

by Loudon Wainwright III

CD

Overview

Loudon Wainwright III could easily have pulled off a brilliant album all by his lonesome. But rope in some A-list players perfectly in sync with L.W.’s musical vision, and you have something quite special. Working with the canny producer Lee Townsend, Wainwright makes pointed use of the superb and inventive guitarist bill Frisell, drummer’s drummer Jim Keltner, multi-instrumentalist Greg Leitz, and bassist David Piltz as a core band. Providing the singer-songwriter with subtle, dead-on accompaniment, this studio quartet brings additional zest to songs that already burst with Wainwright’s trademark humor, understated pathos, and wry observations on life and love. Whether musing on overbearing admirers (“My Biggest Fan”) or romance gone asunder (“"It Had to Be Her") or even the aftermath of 9/11 ("No Sure Way"), Wainwright maintains his unmatched eye for detail and ability to draw up conflicting emotional responses. If he never became “the next Dylan,” as was forecast when he emerged on the scene in the early '70s, Wainwright’s about as good as pop bards get these days, and on Choppers he’s surrounded by company he surely deserves.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/19/2005
Label: SOVEREIGN ARTISTS
UPC: 0616948195823
catalogNumber: 1958

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Loudon Wainwright   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Bill Frisell   Electric Guitar
Greg Leisz   Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
David Piltch   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Coco Love Alcorn   Vocals
Chris Gestrin   Organ,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Loudon Wainwright   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Lee Townsend   Producer,Audio Production
Steve Vance   Cover Illustration
Shawn Pierce   Engineer
Michael "Mick" Wilson   Photogram
LW3   Liner Notes

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