The Serpentine Similar

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The Serpentine Similar
Studio album by Gastr del Sol
Released 1993
Recorded September 1992 - November 1992
Genre Rock
Length 27:04
Label Drag City
Producer Brian Paulson
Gastr del Sol chronology
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Serpentine Similar is the 1993 debut album by the American band Gastr del Sol, released on Teen Beat Records. The album was re-released on Drag City Records in 1997.


Guitarist David Grubbs and drummer John McEntire had played together in the post hardcore band Bastro with bassist Clark Johnson. When Johnson left Bastro in 1991 to attend law school, Bundy K. Brown joined and the group began writing new material, later documented as the instrumental live album Antlers: Live 1991. These songs were then reworked as quieter, acoustic versions for The Serpentine Similar as Bastro became Gastr del Sol.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Watery Kentucky"(9:18)
  2. "Easy Company"(1:08)
  3. "A Jar of Fat"(2:10)
  4. "Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis"(4:46)
  5. "Eye Street"(1:50)
  6. "For Soren Müeller"(4:19)
  7. "Serpentine Orbit"(0:45)
  8. "Even the Odd Orbit"(6:50)