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Friday, April 22, 2011

The Greatest of All Time.



A few months ago, I blogged about the Archers of Loaf playing an unannounced show at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill. I hoped that the show would lead to a full blown reunion tour and it has. I just got tickets to the Asheville show and one of the Atlanta dates-- woo-hoo! Here's the schedule:

Archers of Loaf Reunion Tour
May 21 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
June 3 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
June 4 Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
June 11 Emo’s Austin, TX
June 12 The Loft Dallas, TX
June 25 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
June 26 Webster Hall New York, NY
July 8 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
July 9 The Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
July 22 The Earl Atlanta, GA
July 23 The Earl Atlanta, GA
August 5 Black Cat Washington, D.C.
August 6 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
August 19 Cat’s Cradle Chapel Hill, NC
September 2 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA
September 3 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA

If you are lucky enough to live near any of these venues, please do not miss this opportunity. If you are unfamiliar with the Archers, then I'm here to hook you up. I've put together a nice little AoL primer. The Archers only put out four albums but each of them are great. All of them are represented here, as well as one track from the rarities compilition, Speed of Cattle.

Happy listening!


The Greatest of All Time: An All Too Brief History 1993-1998

01. Web in Front
02. Wrong
03. You & Me
04. Might
05. Hate Paste
06. Plumb Line
07. Learo, You're a Hole
08. Backwash
09. Audiowhore
10. All Hail the Black Market
11. Telepathic Traffic
12. Harnessed in Slums
13. Nevermind the Enemy
14. Greatest of All Time
15. Death in the Park
16. Strangles by the Stereo Wire
17. Scenic Pastures
18. Vocal Shrapnel
19. Bones of Her Hands
20. Fashion Bleeds
21. Dead Red Eyes
22. Perfect Time
23. White Trash Heroes

Total Time: 1:16:58

Download it here: Archers!


Notes:

Tracks 1-8 from Icky Mettle (1993)
Tracks 9-10 from Vs. The Greatest of All Time EP (1993)
Track 11 from Split 7" with Monsterland (1994) [also found on the rarities compilation The Speed of Cattle (1996)]
Tracks 12-15 from Vee Vee (1995)
Tracks 16-19 from All the Nation's Airports (1996)
Tracks 20-23 from White Trash Heroes (1998)

6 comments:

Joe K. said...

Hello! You are my new hero. Been listening to the Posies and Archers of Loaf all day now and I just moved the Powerpop Explosion mixes onto my phone for tomorrow (can't wait! lots of hard to find stuff on there!).

As a gift, I'd like to offer a 4-CD mix from the (now-dead) kiwitapes blog.. new zealand music from the legendary Flying Nuns records circa 1990. If you don't already have it, I think you'll love it. Let me know and I'll send you some links...

Keep up the outstanding work!

Maximum Jack said...

Thanks Joe, but I've got the Kiwitapes comps-- excellent stuff! Glad you're digging Burn and Shine. Keep coming back!

Deceon said...

What? No "Lowest Part is Free", easily a top 5 AOL track for me. Keep recognizing the good stuff, though.

Maximum Jack said...

Deacon, It's pretty amazing that they only made four albums, but you could easily put together another comp of great tunes.

Diego Salas Neves said...

Maximum Jack you are awesome man!! thanks for share this band

SSDS said...

Thanks. Regards from Brazil