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In the grand tradition of Frank Zappa's releases on the Rhino subsidiary FOO-EEE label (as well as inspiration from Mad Magazine), Silk Sow records presents the YECCH! imprint to designate certain recordings as perhaps "lackluster".

Recorded May 31st, 2008 in The Shed, Van Nuys, CA.

Photography by Susie Lee.

Kyle Bronsdon – piano

  1. Pickin' Fruit

    I was commissioned to write this short piece for Sternberg, a virtual community in the virtual world of Second Life. Keep your publishing, musicians!

  2. Yummy Scrummy

    Allison gave me the title for this one. She’s British.

  3. Soul Food

    You are what you eat, my friend. For another weird blues turnaround, check out “I’m A Player (But I Ain’t Playin’ You)” on my album, “Kitchen Swing”.

  4. Crazyface Jones

    Our dogs have several nicknames. Ben (AKA Benner, Bennie-man, Ben-O), our black German Shepherd, he makes this crazy face sometimes. For another song about him and other dogs, listen to “Mean Old Mom” on the “All About the Burn” album.

  5. Kansas City Roll

    My friend Steve Grams turned me on to this phrase. It refers to a fat wad of small bills. I’ve been paid in a number of Kansas City rolls over the years.

  6. Rainbow Sleeves

    This is such a deep Tom Waits cut, it’s not even a cut. He never recorded it. He wrote it for Bette Midler. Rickie Lee Jones recorded it a long time ago, but that’s about it, and it’s far to excellent a song to not be performed more often. There aren’t enough tunes in the “life sucks, but I’m there for you” genre.

  7. How to Hold a Lady Flamingo

    This is a true story, as faithfully penned by the talented hand of Jen Finlayson. A fourteen-foot-tall Phoenicopterus could only exist in the virtual truth of Second Life, of course. It was touching, nonetheless.

  8. I'm On Fire

    Yeah, the Boss. To me, it not only invokes images of the garage in his video, but I also like to think of a dangerous obsession when I play this one. FUN FACT - When I originally licensed this song to cover it, finding this kind of data on the internet was still kinda rough. So the Swedish metal band 220 Volt actually got paid instead of Bruce. Look it up, it's a very different song and the contrast is hilarious.

  9. Faust

    This number and track 10 are from the greatest cult classic movie musical ever made, “Phantom of the Paradise”. Paul Williams is awesome! Incidentally, you should look into the Faustian legend, it’s quite fascinating.

  10. Beauty and the Beast

    AKA “Phantom’s Theme”. I just think these two tracks go together so well. But if Almo Music Corp asks, it’s NOT a medley.

  11. Thank You, Pornstars

    I was commissioned to write this short piece for Sternberg, a virtual community in the virtual world of Second Life. Keep your publishing, musicians!