Lambchop (band)


Lambchop (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Lambchop


Img_capt = Lambchop playing at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, August 2004
Img_size =
Landscape =
Background = group_or_band
Birth_name =
Alias = Posterchild
Born =
Died =
Origin = Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Instrument =
Voice_type =
Genre = Alt-country
Occupation =
Years_active = 1986–present
Label = Merge
Associated_acts = Clockhammer, My Dad Is Dead, Silver Jews
URL = [http://www.lambchop.net/ www.lambchop.net]
Current_members = Kurt Wagner
William Tyler
Tony Crow
Sam Baker
Matt Swanson
Alex McManus
Deanna Varagona
Marc Trovillion
Ryan Norris
Scott Martin
Paul Niehaus
Roy Agee
John Delworth
Past_members =
Notable_instruments =

Lambchop, originally Posterchild, is a band from Nashville, Tennessee. Lambchop is loosely associated with the alternative country genre, though its music resists easy classification. The music website Allmusic refers to them as "arguably the most consistently brilliant and unique American group to emerge during the 1990s". [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:ki3ibkj9hakb]

Never a band with a "core" lineup, Lambchop through the years has consisted of a large and fluid collective of musicians focused around its creative centre, frontman Kurt Wagner. Initially indebted to traditional country, the music has subsequently moved through a range of influences including post-rock, soul and lounge music.

Whatever the style, the characteristic mood of Lambchop's music is evoked by Wagner's distinctive songwriting - lyrically subtle and ambiguous, the vocals melodic but understated. Setting this apart from other minimalist songwriters is the large group of backing musicians, with the range of instruments and styles that it brings. Wagner's songwriting bears similarities with soul musicians such as Barry White, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye as much as with country and folk music, and can be seen to embody Kris Kristofferson’s dictum that “country music is the white man’s soul”.

Discography

Albums

*1994 "I Hope You're Sitting Down/Jack's Tulips"
*1996 "How I Quit Smoking"
*1997 "Thriller"
*1998 "What Another Man Spills"
*2000 "Nixon"
*2001 "Tools in the Dryer"
*2002 "Is a Woman"
*2004 "Aw Cmon"
*2004 "No You Cmon"
*2006 "The Decline of Country and Western Civilization (1993-1999)"
*2006 ""
*2006 "Damaged"
*2006 "Succulence (Live ORF, Vienna) (Tour Only)"
*2008 "OH (Ohio)"

EPs

*1996 "Hank"
*2000 "The Queens Royal Trimma" (Live Royal Festival Hall, London – Tour Only)"
*2001 "Treasure Chest of the Enemy" (Tour Only)
*2002 "Pet Sounds Sucks" (Live Great American Music Hall, SF – Tour Only)"
*2005 "CoLab" (with Hands Off Cuba)

DVDs

*2007 "No Such Silence"

External links

* [http://www.lambchop.net/ Official website]
* [http://www.99matters.de/lambchop/ Video Interview Kurt Wagner: "What is really important to you?"]
* [http://subculturemagazine.com/reviewdetails.php?id=307 Review of "Damaged"] on Subculture Magazine
* [http://www.musicemissions.com/display_review/1384 Various Lambchop album reviews]
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/lambchop-band Lambchop] at Answers.com
* [http://lorseau.hinah.com/gallery.php?c=pzic&s=concert&g=lambchop Concert photos] by Laurent Orseau
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2006/10/30/lambchop_review_feature.shtml BBC gig review]
* [http://shuffleboil.com/2008/01/09/lambchop-interview/ Interview with Kurt Wagner]
* [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16246411 Lambchop on NPR Music]
* [http://exclaim.ca/articles/multiarticlesub.aspx?csid1=126&csid2=946&fid1=34043 Conversations: Lambchop's Kurt Wagner]
* [http://www.themusicmagazine.co.uk/reviews/albums/lamchop-ohio Review of OH (Ohio) at The Music Magazine]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lambchop — live im Jahr 2009 Lambchop (engl.: Lammkotelett) ist eine US amerikanische Alternative Country Band aus Nashville, Tennessee. Die Band ist ein bis zu 18 köpfiges Kollektiv um den ehemaligen Parkettleger Kurt Wagner, der sowohl die Texte als auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fink (Band) — Fink war eine deutsche Independent Band aus Hamburg St. Pauli. Sie wurde Mitte der 1990er gegründet und bestand bis Ende 2006. Kopf der Band war der Musiker und bildende Künstler Nils Koppruch. Er war auch für die anspruchsvollen, eigenwilligen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thriller (Lambchop album) — Infobox Album | Name = Thriller Type = Album Artist = Lambchop Released = 1997 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Merge Producer = Robb Earls Kurt Wagner Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusicguide.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • Otasco (band) — Otasco Genres Rock Years active 2001 present Labels Apocalypse the Apocalypse Website Official Website …   Wikipedia

  • Альт-кантри — (альтернативное кантри) Направление: кантри, рок Истоки: кантри рок, южный рок, хартленд рок, хонки тонк, блюграсс, рокабилли, фолк рок, альтернативный рок, панк рок …   Википедия

  • Lamb chop — may refer to:* Lamb chop (meat), a chop of lamb * Lamb Chop (puppet), Shari Lewis sock puppet sheep, star of Lamb Chop s Play Along * Lambchop (band), an alternative country music group * Lambchops , a 1929 comedy short film * LambChop (chess… …   Wikipedia

  • Rockdelux — Logo de Rockdelux. Rockdelux est une revue musicale espagnole, spécialisée dans l étude des nouvelles tendances du pop rock alternatif et indépendant et de la musique électronique. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Merge Records discography — Contents 1 1989–2000 2 Since 2000 3 20th anniversary compilation …   Wikipedia

  • Steffan Cravos — (born 1975, Cardiff) is a Welsh rap and hip hop artist, as well as a Welsh language activist.Cravos, editor of [http://www.geocities.com/brechdantywod/ Brechdan Tywod, a Welsh language e zine] was also chairman of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, the …   Wikipedia

  • Nixon (album) — Nixon Studio album by Lambchop Released 2000 Recorded ? …   Wikipedia