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2016 Summer's Wane Festival, Rural Vermont, August 20

from LIVE 1990 vs. 2016 by David E. Williams

  • Limited Edition Cassette (DEWcass001, 2020)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Your favorite troubling troubadour returns to cassette culture with 90 minutes of live music and the playfully iniquitous stage banter that has characterized his performances for over a third of a century!

    Two full concerts, mostly solo with occasional guests. As the title suggests, there’s one from 1990 and one from 2016. A total of 25 songs!!! Many early and later hits (including 3 of the 4 songs from the original Pseudo Erotica) and moderate obscurities like “A Man Needs a Man Friend” (performed live only ONCE), “Heat’s Down the Seeking Missile” and “Last Belch of the Fish”.

    Mastered for cassette by James Plotkin.
    With performance contributions from Michael Franklin, Ian Campbell (Crooked Mouth), Tony Cesa (Destroying Angel), Albo Sudekum (Apibus) and the inimitable Jerome Deppe.

    Self-released by Mr. Williams in a limited edition of 100. Catalog # DEWcass001.

    Available December 2020.

    Includes unlimited streaming of LIVE 1990 vs. 2016 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Photo by Albo Sudekum, at the concert.

Recorded by Ian Campbell

I sing and play Yamaha MX61
Tony Cesa sings lead on 8 and backing on 10
Albo plays violin on 5 and 10
Jerome Deppe sings backing on 10

"Really nice document. And heartwarming to hear such great audience response. Remarkable event organized by Selené Lutschg and Jessicå Halø."-- DEW

1. Carmina Melanoma
2. Heat's Down the Seeking Missile
3. Sarah's Booted Boy
4. The Ballad of Bob Crane
5. The Emperor of Ice Cream
6. A Man Needs a Man Friend
7. Onion Tree
8. Quackadoodledoo
9. Dashing Habber
10. The Coughalong Song
11. Someday I Will Live My Life as Horse
12. Summer Wasn't Made for You and Me
13. Hymn to the Genius of Idi Amin
14. Kill Yourself in Cape May


from LIVE 1990 vs. 2016, released December 8, 2020


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DAVID E. WILLIAMS has released numerous recordings of his demented chamber pop for over 3 decades, but he has also collaborated with other artists, such as Rozz Williams (Christian Death), Deathpile, Jerome Deppe, Naevus, Thomas Nola and Andrew King. He was also a fulltime member of The Muskets and Destroying Angel. ... more

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