Here Come the Choppers
|Here Come the Choppers|
|Studio album by Loudon Wainwright III|
|Loudon Wainwright III chronology|
|Robert Christgau||A− |
"The inspectors found nothing
That’s just not right
Whole Foods and Kmart
Are targets tonight"
Perhaps the most remarkable track though, is Hank and Fred, a real life account of Wainwright driving to the grave of Hank Williams when he heard the news, on the car radio, of the death of children's TV host Fred Rogers.
"One New Years' Day Hank slipped away
Slumped over in the back
Oh, I hope he had his cardigan on
In that Cadillac"
The album is also notable for the seemingly unlikely recruitment of Bill Frisell on lead guitar.
The cover illustration is by Steve Vance.
All tracks composed by Loudon Wainwright III
- "My Biggest Fan" – 6:02
- "No Sure Way" – 5:29
- "Had to Be Her" – 5:02
- "Hank and Fred" – 4:55
- "Half Fist" – 4:13
- "To Be on TV" – 4:03
- "God's Country" – 3:14
- "Make Your Mother Mad" – 4:06
- "When You Leave" – 5:22
- "Nanny" – 3:12
- "Here Come the Choppers" – 6:42
- "Things" – 4:06
- Loudon Wainwright III - acoustic guitar, vocals
- Jim Keltner - drums, percussion
- Bill Frisell - electric guitar
- Greg Leisz - mandolin, pedal steel, electric & lap steel guitar
- David Piltch - electric & acoustic bass
- Coco Love Alcorn - vocals
- Chris Gestrin - Wurlitzer
- Shawn Pierce - Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing
- CD: Sovereign Records
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