Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry - SFTRI 513 Format: Vinyl LP, Album Country: US Genre: Rock Style: Garage Rock, Blues Rock
This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. A rough demo of the songs the band intended to record for the album failed to reach Mr. In the s, their blues -infused brand of bravado, crudely recorded music made them one of the most popular and prominent bands within the underground garage rock scene. By his teens, Cartwright was becoming drawn to other, more abrasive and on-the-fringe genres Precious One - Greg Oblivian The Tip-Tops - Head Shop (Vinyl music. This was followed in by Sympathy Sessionsa compilation album featuring a collection of songs recorded with Doug Easley for the record label Sympathy for the Record Industry. This page was last edited on 12 Marchat
The band did catch a certain amount of flack for their unconventional setup; while the band was working at Sun Studios the group was refused a space to record until they procured a bassist.
Despite being offered a chance to record for free, with the only condition being that they add a bass player to the lineup, the band opted to record elsewhere rather than conform to the request.
The group underwent a few name changes before finally choosing their eventual moniker. The band released their first LP, "Soul Food," in Between their first and second LPs the band released a compilation album called "Sympathy Sessions," which featured a collection of recordings the band had written and recorded in at Easley Studios for release on the independent record label Sympathy for the Record Industry. In the band teamed up with New Orleans one-man band and nightclub organist Mr.
Quintron to record their third and final LP, the Gospel music -inspired Play 9 Songs with Mr Quintron. A rough demo of the songs the band intended to record for the album failed to reach Mr. Quintron by mail, and so he was forced to begin arranging his contributions upon arrival, without prior knowledge of the content of the album.
In , after five years together, the Oblivians broke up and the bandmembers went their separate ways. Yarber then went on to do some work with Impala and currently plays with his own band, Jack O and the Tennessee Tearjerkers.
Yarber has been the most prolific former Oblivian, contributing to a number of bands, including: He has also started producing albums for the likes of Mr. Cartwright periodically plays guitar on tour and some recordings with the Detroit soul-cover band The Detroit Cobras. Cartwright also went on to produce and write much of the material for the album "Dangerous Game" by Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las which was released by Norton Records in March In , Greg Cartwright announced via the Goner Records message board, that the Gories and the Oblivians would play reunion shows in Detroit, Memphis, and Europe in On February 21, , many sources indicated that the Oblivians would be reconvening in order to record a new full-length on In the Red.
This was confirmed by In The Red through their Twitter account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. After that show, Cartwright would begin heavily collecting rare garage, country, soul and doo-wop records - and also formed a few high school bands.
It was at that point his style began to take shape. Shortly after finishing high school he would meet Jack Yarber and form his first notable band, The Compulsive Gamblers. The other show was at GonerFest 6, an annual punk rock festival hosted by Goner Records. Formed in out of the ashes of the Compulsive Gamblers, the Oblivians took a more primitive, punk-influenced approach to rock and roll.
Each member served as singer, guitarist, and drummer, switching between instruments and vocal duties during performances. In the band released its first album, Soul Food. This was followed in by Sympathy Sessions , a compilation album featuring a collection of songs recorded with Doug Easley for the record label Sympathy for the Record Industry. Play 9 Songs with Mr Quintron , in In , Cartwright and Yarber reformed the Compulsive Gamblers, this time as a three piece, with Rod Thomas on drums.
In this incarnation they released the album Bluff City. Memphis-Chicago before again disbanding. While still a member of the Oblivians, Cartwright had begun to amass a number of songs he deemed too moody or melancholy to be released under the Oblivians moniker.
There were two live albums: The other release was an outtakes compilation, Home For Orphans Sympathy - which has two slower, moodier versions of tracks from Too Much Guitar. It was released by Norton Records. This was the first studio album featuring the new lineup of members, and was mainly recorded in Asheville, NC. The band shares songwriting duties and recorded an album, "Strychnine Dandelion" In the Red Recordings.
Cartwright began playing periodic solo performances at venues around The album came about by chance after Cartwright was already in Milwaukee recording an album for The Goodnight Loving. Cartwright has acted as producer for a number of bands since his solo career began.
When Cartwright relocated to Asheville, North Carolina, Legba records changed hands and became a Goner Records store, home to the independent record label of former Oblivians bandmate Eric Friedl. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Greg Cartwright. Authority control MusicBrainz:
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