Cripple Crow

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Cripple Crow
Studio album by Devendra Banhart
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre Indie folk, freak folk, psych folk, folk rock, Latin
Length 75:02
Label XL Recordings
Producer Devendra Banhart, Andy Cabic, Noah Georgeson, Thom Monahan
Devendra Banhart chronology
Niño Rojo
(2004)
Cripple Crow
(2005)
Devendra Banhart/Jana Hunter
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Filter (8.6/10)[2]
Magnet (9/10)[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[8]

Cripple Crow was released on XL Recordings on September 13, 2005. It is the fifth album by psych folk acoustic rocker Devendra Banhart and his first for the label XL Recordings. The cover is reminiscent of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band[9] and The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter[original research?] album covers.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Devendra Banhart, except where noted.

  1. "Now That I Know" – 4:53
  2. "Santa Maria da Feira" – 4:35
  3. "Heard Somebody Say" – 3:20
  4. "Long Haired Child" – 3:45
  5. "Lazy Butterfly" – 4:00
  6. "Quédate Luna" – 3:07
  7. "Queen Bee" – 2:44
  8. "I Feel Just Like a Child" – 4:46
  9. "Some People Ride the Wave" – 2:27
  10. "The Beatles" – 1:44
  11. "Dragonflys" – 0:59
  12. "Cripple Crow" – 5:58
  13. "Inaniel" – 3:43
  14. "Hey Mama Wolf" – 3:52
  15. "Hows About Tellin a Story" – 1:21
  16. "Chinese Children" – 5:17
  17. "Sawkill River" – 1:52
  18. "I Love That Man" – 2:26
  19. "Luna de Margarita" (Simon Diaz) – 2:07
  20. "Korean Dogwood" – 4:02
  21. "Little Boys" – 5:20
  22. "Canela" – 1:53

The CD release of this album also includes an MP3 bonus track "White Reggae Troll/Africa".[citation needed]

Bonus tracks on double LP[edit]

The double LP release of this album includes eight additional tracks, as well as an alternative cover of the normal album cover replaced with photographs of Devendra's own fans.

  1. "There's Always Something Happening"
  2. "La Ley"
  3. "Chicken"
  4. "Stewed Bark of an Old Oak Tree"
  5. "La Pastorcita Perdida" (Atahualpa Yupanqui)
  6. "Likety Split"
  7. "Ice Rat"
  8. "White Reggae Troll"

Personnel[edit]

  • Devendra Banhart – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, producer, mixing, album art direction
  • Emma O'Donnell – fiddle
  • Gus – dog
  • Andy Cabic – producer
  • Noah Georgeson – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Thom Monahan – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Galen Pehrson – album art
  • Alissa Anderson – album art

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cripple Crow at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Cripple Crow". Filter (17): 96. 
  3. ^ "Cripple Crow". Magnet (69): 87. 
  4. ^ "Cripple Crow". Mojo (110). 2005-10-01. 
  5. ^ "Cripple Crow". Q (119). 2005-10-01. 
  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ "Cripple Crow". The Guardian. September 2005. 
  9. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/553-cripple-crow/. Retrieved 12 January 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)