Wig!

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Wig!
Studio album by Peter Case
Released June 29, 2010
Recorded December 8, 2009
Genre Alternative Rock, Alternative Country, Folk Rock
Length 46:14
Label Yep Roc
Producer Peter Case
Peter Case chronology
Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
(2007)
Wig!
(2010)
The Case Files
(2011)

Wig! is an album by American singer-songwriter Peter Case, released in 2010.

History[edit]

Case had suffered heart problems and had major heart surgery in 2009. After his recovery, the album was made quickly and spontaneously. It is described as "the sweet spot where garage rock, punk, and the visceral wail of blues converge", diverging from Case's previous alternative folk and country blues.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Paul Carino wrote of the album "the off-the-cuff vibe creates a thrilling authenticity, hitting the sweet spot where garage rock, punk, and the visceral wail of blues converge."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Case unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Banks of the River" (Peter Case, Ron Franklin) - 5:08
  2. "Dig What You're Putting Down" - 4:47
  3. "House Rent Jump" - 3:18
  4. "New Old Blue Car" - 3:36
  5. "Look Out!" (Case, Franklin) - 3:30
  6. "Thirty Days in the Workhouse" (Huddie Ledbetter) - 2:48
  7. "Ain't Got No Dough" (Case, Franklin) - 3:50
  8. "My Kind of Trouble" - 4:25
  9. "Somebody Told the Truth" - 4:25
  10. "The Words in Red" - 3:31
  11. "Colors of Night" - 3:25
  12. "House Rent Party" - 3:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Case - vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, bass
  • Ron Franklin - guitar, piano, slide guitar
  • Duane Jarvis - guitar, percussion
  • D.J. Bonebrake - drums, percussion
  • Bryan Head - drums, percussion
  • Dave Meshell - bass

Production notes:

  • Peter Case - producer
  • Pete Lyman - engineer
  • Gavin Lurssen - mastering
  • Nathaniel Alford - mixing
  • Andrew Bush - engineer, mixing
  • Ron Franklin - engineer, mixing
  • Denise Sullivan - cover photo, photography
  • Frank Lee Drennen - photogoraphy
  • Michael Triplett - package design
  • Doug Erb - design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Czrino, Paula. "Wig! > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved December 18, 2011.