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Syd Straw Discography:
Syd Straw

        Syd Straw as a solo artist and as a member of The Golden Palominos.


Syd Straw
Pink Velour

album
2008 June
        Syd Straw (vocals)
        Little Tiny Red Baby (bass, ukelele)
        Don Piper (piano, vocals)
        D.J. Bonebrake (drums)
        Willie Aaron (guitar)
        with
        Doug Wieselman (clarinet, sax)
        Dan Schwartz (guitar)
        Marc Ribot (guitar)
        Robert Lloyd (mandolin)

    DD: 2008.06     US Syd Straw (CD Baby) 641444030521 (MP3)
    DD: 2008.06.03  US Earnester (Amazon) B001AVC7V8 (MP3)
    DD: 2008.06.03? US Earnester (Apple iTunes) 282430223 (AAC)
    CR: 2008.11?    US Syd Straw (CD Baby) 641444030521
                Pink Velour
                My Ship Comes In
                Marry Me
                The Stranger I Live With
                Floaty Wafter
                Unraveling
                Papier Mache
                Harvest {Young}
                Storm Warning
                About to Forget
                By This River {Eno}
                Actress


The Golden Palominos
The Celluloid Collection

collection
2006 March
  CDx2: 2006.03.13  UK Atom ATOM2043
          Disc 1:
                Boy (Go)
                Buenos Aires
                (Kind Of) True
          Disc 2:
                Brides Of Jesus
                I've Been The One
                (Something Else Is) Working Harder


Syd Straw
Whole Wide World
Uncollected Songs

collection
2005?
        1, 9, 11 with Marc Ribot
        2 with Dave Alvin
        3, 4 with The Skeletons
        5 with Joe Ely

    CR: 2005?       US ? (“official” bootleg)
                Whole Wide World {Wreckless Eric}
                What Am I Worth? {Edwards/Jones}
                Harper Valley PTA {Hall}
                People Of Earth {Straw}
                Learning The Game {Holly}
                Taken {Holsapple}
                If You Don't Want My Love {Prine/Spector}
                I Must Be In Love {Nasty}
                Dr. Frankenstein {Ribot}
                Blue Shadows On the Trail {Daniel/Lange}
                Meeting Across the River {Springsteen}


The Golden Palominos
Run Pony Run
An Essential Collection

collection
2002 June
        Syd Straw (vocals on [1])

    CD: 2002.06.04  US Varese 061205
                Boy (Go)                                           [1]
                Omaha
                The Animal Speaks
                (Kind Of) True                                     [1]
                Only One Party
                Wild River
                Shattered Image
                Darklands
                Over
                I've Been the One                                  [1]
                (Something Else Is) Working Harder                 [1]
                Faithless Heart
                Brides of Jesus                                    [1]
                Clean Plate
                Under the Cap


Syd Straw with The Adventures Of...
Live at the Triple Crown

live album
2001 July?
        Recorded live at the Triple Crown, San Marcos, Texas.

        Syd Straw (vocals, guitar)
        with The Adventures Of...
        Peter Treece (acoustic guitar, vocal)
        Perry Banty (drums)
        Michael Wimer (bass, vocal)
        Brook Meggs (electric guitar, vocal)

    CR: 2001.07?    US Tao TAO 004
                The Toughest Girl in the World
                Almost Magic
                Racing to the Ruins
                Love, and the Lack of It
                CBGB's
                One After One Too Many


Golden Palominos
Surrealistic Surfer

collection
2001 January
        Syd Straw (vocals on [1])

    CD: 2001.01.30  UK Dressed to Kill ?
                Angel of Death                                     [1]
                Brides of Jesus                                    [1]
                Buenos Aires                                       [1]
                Darklands
                Faithless Heart
                I've Been the One                                  [1]
                Lucky
                Only One Party
                Shattered Image
                Silver Bullet                                      [1]
                Something Becomes Nothing                          [1]
                Animal Speaks
                Animal Speaks
                Under the Cap
                Wild River


The Golden Palominos
The Best of the Golden Palominos 1983-1989

collection
1997 October
        Syd Straw (vocals on [1])

    CD: 1997.10.06  UK Music Club MCCD316
                Clustering Train
                Angels Of Death                                    [1]
                Buenos Aires                                       [1]
                I.D.
                Wild River
                Strong Simple Silences                             [1]
                Animal Speaks
                Under the Cap
                Omaha
                Faithless Heart
                Something Else Is Working Harder                   [1]
                Boy (Go)                                           [1]
                Clean Plate
                Darklands


Syd Straw
People of Earth

single
1996
    CD: 1996        US Reprise PRO-CD-8537 (promo)
          3'47  People of Earth (Edit)
          4'22  People of Earth


Syd Straw
Love And The Lack Of It

single
1996
    CD: 1996        US Capricorn (Mercury) 45052-A (promo)
          3'58  Love And The Lack Of It


Syd Straw
CBGB's

single
1996
    C5: 1996        US Capricorn (Mercury) MECP 143 (promo, p/b p/s)
          3'57  CBGB's (Edit)
          5'32  CBGB's (Album Version)


Syd Straw
War and Peace

album
1996 May
        Featuring The Skeletons.

    CT: 1996.05.07  US Capricorn (Mercury) 314 532 457-4
    CD: 1996.05.07  US Capricorn (Mercury) 314 532 457-2
    CD: 1996        US Capricorn (Mercury) 42052-2A (advance promo, no p/s)
          3'49  The Toughest Girl In The World
          4'06  Million Miles
          3'37  Time Has Done This
          3'58  Love, And The Lack Of It
          5'32  CBGB's
          5'38  All Things Change
          5'44  Madrid
          3'46  Almost As Blue
          3'34  Water, Please
          3'16  X-Ray
          3'59  Howl
          3'36  Static
          3'47  Black Squirrel
          4'12  The Train That Takes You Away...


Syd Straw
The Christmas Twist

single
1992
    7": 1992        US SOL (Singles Only Label) SOL-238-7 (die-cut s/s)
          3'20  The Christmas Twist {Syd Straw and Family}
          5'50  2000 Miles / I Go To Sleep {Hynde/Davies}


The Golden Palominos
a history (1986-1989)

collection
1992 July
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1])

    CD: 1992.07     US Metrotone (Restless) 7 72652-2
    CD: 1992.07?    UK Mau Mau (Demon) MAU CD 626
          3'18  I've Been The One                                  [1]
          5'08  Something Becomes Nothing                          [1]
          4'27  The Push and the Shove
          5'19  (Something Else) Is Working Harder                 [1]
          5'01  Angels
          4'40  Diamond                                            [1]
          4'04  Faithless Heart
          4'08  Work Was New                                       [1]
          4'19  Strong, Simple Silences                            [1]
                Wild River
                Shattered Image
                Angel Of Death
                Lucky
                Darklands
                A Letter Back


The Golden Palominos
a history (1982-1985)

collection
1992 June
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1])

    CD: 1992.06     US Metrotone (Restless) 7 72651-2
                Hot Seat
                Under the Cap
                Monday Night
                Cookout
                I.D.
                Two Sided Fist
          5'23  Boy (Go)                                           [1]
                Clustering Train
                Omaha
                The Animal Speaks
          5'06  Silver Bullet                                      [1]
          4'44  (Kind of) True                                     [1]
          3'45  Buenos Aires                                       [1]
                Only One Party


The Golden Palominos
The Golden Palominos

ep
1991
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1])

    C5: 1991        US Oceana/Celluloid 4183-2QJC (promo)
                Omaha
                Boy (Go)                                           [1]
                Something Becomes Nothing                          [1]


The Golden Palominos
Thundering Herd
The Best of the Golden Palominos

collection
1990
        Contains all of Visions of Excess, Blast of Silence,
        A Dead Horse, and two songs from Golden Palominos.

        Syd Straw (vocals on [1])

  CDx2: 1990        US Oceana/Celluloid (BMG) 4105-2-Q
                Clustering Train (with Michael Stipe)
                Lucky
          4'58  Angels (with Syd Straw)                            [1]
          4'30  Diamond (with Syd Straw)                           [1]
          3'25  Brides Of Jesus (with Syd Straw)                   [1]
          3'45  Buenos Aires (with Syd Straw)                      [1]
                Under The Cap
          5'06  Silver Bullet (with Jack Bruce)                    [1]
                A Letter Back
          4'27  The Push And The Shove
          4'15  Strong, Simple Silences (with T-Bone Burnett)      [1]
          4'00  Work Was New (with Peter Blegvad)                  [1]
                The Animal Speaks (with John Lydon)
                Over
          3'17  I've Been The One (with Syd Straw)                 [1]
          5'23  Boy (Go) (with Michael Stipe)                      [1]
                Darklands
          4'54  Something Becomes Nothing (with Matthew Sweet)     [1]
                Wild River
                Only One Party
                Omaha (with Michael Stipe)
          4'44  (Kind Of) True (with Syd Straw)                    [1]
          4'04  Faithless Heart
                I.D.
                Angel Of Death
                Shattered Image
          5'10  (Something Else) Is Working Harder (with Jack Bruce) [1]


Syd Straw
Think Too Hard

single
1989
    7": 1989        UK Virgin America VUS 16
                Think Too Hard
                Hard Times

   12": 1989        UK Virgin America VUST 16
    C3: 1989        UK Virgin America VUSCD 16 (p/b p/s)
                Think Too Hard
                Hard Times
                If You Don't Want My Love
                Racing to the Ruins

    C5: 1989        US Virgin America ? (promo, no p/s)
          3'03  Think Too Hard


Syd Straw
Future 40's (String of Pearls)
Featuring Vocals by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

single
1989
   12": 1989        UK Virgin America VUST 6
    C3: 1989        UK Virgin America VUSCD 6 (p/b p/s)
                Future 40's (String of Pearls)
                Taken
                Learning the Game

    7": 1989        AU Virgin America VUS 6
                Future 40's (String of Pearls)
                Taken

    CD: 1989        US Virgin America PRCD 2788 (promo)
          4'30  Future 40's (String of Pearls)


Syd Straw
Heart of Darkness

single
1989
    CD: 1989        US Virgin America PRCD ? (promo, no p/s)
          4'23  Heart Of Darkness


Syd Straw
Surprise

album
1989 June
        Syd Straw (vocals, miscellaneous sounds, choir of wire, storyteller)
        Marshall Crenshaw (acoustic guitar [1])
        Tony Levin (bass [1], chapman stick [5])
        Jody Harris (electric guitar [1,7,8], electric whale guitar [5])
        Jerry Marotta (drums [1,2,5])
        Eric Ambel (electric guitar [1], rad guitar [5])
        Peter Blegvad (acoustic guitar [2,9], acoustic 12 string [7,8])
        Pino Palladino (bass [2,9])
        Richard Thompson (eclectic electric guitar [2], lead electric guitar
                [9])
        Anthony Moore (miscellaneous sounds [2,5])
        Matt Irving (organ [2,9], happy-go-lucky accordion [9])
        Peter Holsapple (additional bridge guitar [2])
        Don Was (bass [3])
        Marc Ribot (amazing guitar [3])
        Willie Aron (acoustic guitar [3])
        Michael Blair (drums [3])
        Greg Leisz (pedal steel [4])
        Bobbye Hall (elegant percussion [4])
        Benmont Tench (piano [4])
        John Jorgenson (acoustic guitar [4])
        Dave Alvin (electric guitar [4])
        Bernie Worrell (keyboards [5])
        John Doe (vocals [6])
        Ry Cooder (acoustic guitar [6])
        Tommy Morgan (harmonica [6])
        Sid Page (violin [6])
        Jorge Calderon (bass [6])
        Jim Keltner (drums [6])
        Van Dyke Parks (piano [6,9])
        Michael Stipe (vocals [7])
        Chris Stamey (bass [7,8])
        Anton Fier (drums [7,8])
        Neil Conte (drums [9])
        J.D. Foster (bass [10])
        David Grissom (electric wildman guitar and acoustic strum [10])
        Davis McLarty (drums [10])
        Daniel Lanois ([11])
        Roger Eno ([11])

    LP: 1989.06     UK Virgin America VUSLP6
    CT: 1989.06     UK Virgin America VUSMC6
    CD: 1989.06     UK Virgin America CDVUS6
    CD: 1989.06?    US Virgin America PD0CDSYD (promo, oversized paper p/s,
                        cardboard folding insert with rubber band, specially
                        labelled CD)
    LP: 1989.06     US Virgin 7 91266-1
    CD: 1989.06     US Virgin America 91266-2
    CT: 1989.06     US Virgin America 91266-4?
    CT: 1989        CA Virgin America VL4-3070
    LP: 1989        AU Virgin America VUSLP6
    CD: 1989        JP Virgin VJD-32242 (promo)
          3'04  Think Too Hard {Holsapple}
          4'22  Heart of Darkness {Straw/Moore}
          4'49  Chasing Vapor Trails (His Turn to Cry) {Straw/Fuchs}
          4'19  Almost Magic {Auerbach/Straw}
          4'36  Crazy American {Straw/Moore}
          7'34  Hard Times {Foster}
          4'34  Future 40's (String of Pearls) {Straw/Stipe/Harris}
          5'13  The Unanswered Question? {Straw/Blegvad}
          6'14  Sphinx {Blegvad/Straw}
          4'25  Racing to the Ruins {Straw/Meggs}
          3'30  Golden Dreams {Lanois/Straw}

    CD: 2000.03.14  US Koch KOC-CD-8038 (reissue)
          [as above plus bonus tracks:]
                Learning the Game
                If You Don't Want My Love


The Golden Palominos
Blast of Silence

album
1986
        Syd Straw (vocals on [1], backing vocals on [2])

    LP: 1986        US Celluloid CELL6127
    CT: 1986        US Celluloid CELC 6127
    CD: 1986?       US Celluloid CEL N. Y. 6127 D
    CD: 1992.06.21  JP J!mco JICK-89057
    CD: 1997        PT Movie Play Gold 74051 (diff. p/s)
    CD: 1997        DE Charly CPCD 8225
          3'18  I've Been The One                                  [1]
          5'08  Something Becomes Nothing                          [2]
          4'27  The Push and the Shove
          5'19  (Something Else) Is Working Harder                 [2]
          5'01  Angels                                             [1]
          4'40  Diamond                                            [1]
          4'04  Faithless Heart
          4'08  Work Was New                                       [2]
          4'19  Strong, Simple Silences                            [2]
          3'34  Brides of Jesus                                    [1]


The Golden Palominos
Boy (Go)

single
1986
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1])

    7": 1986        US Celluloid SCEL 58
                Boy (Go)                                           [1]
                The Animal Speaks


The Golden Palominos
Clustering Train

single
1985
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1])

   12": 1985        EP US Celluloid CEL 187 (promo)
          4'10  Clustering Train (Edited Version)
          6'04  Clustering Train (Long Version)
          4'43  (Kind Of) True                                     [1]
          4'57  Silver Bullet                                      [1]


The Golden Palominos
Visions of Excess

album
1985
        Syd Straw (backing vocals on [1], lead vocals on [2])

    LP: 1985        US Celluloid Cell 6118
    CT: 1985        US Celluloid CELC 6118
    CD: 1985?       US Celluloid Cell 5502
    CD: 1992.05.21  JP J!mco (Celluloid) JICK-89056 (reissue)
    CD: 1995?       UK Charly CPCD 5851 (reissue)
          5'23  Boy (Go)                                           [1]
          6'40  Clustering Train
          3'08  Omaha
          4'22  The Animal Speaks
          5'06  Silver Bullet                                      [1]
          4'44  (Kind of) True                                     [2]
          3'45  Buenos Aires                                       [2]
          4'40  Only One Party


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