Yip/Jump Music

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Yip/Jump Music
Studio album by Daniel Johnston
Released 1983
Recorded Summer 1983
Label Self-released
Stress Records
Homestead Records
Eternal Yip Eye Music
Producer Daniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston chronology
More Songs of Pain
(1983)
Yip/Jump Music
(1983)
Hi, How Are You
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Yip/Jump Music is the fifth self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded over the summer 1983. The album was re-released on cassette in 1986 by Stress records, and in 1988 released on CD and double LP by Homestead Records. The album has been re-released twice by Eternal Yip Eye Music: once in 2003 on CD and CD-R, and once in 2007 as a double vinyl LP.

Yip/Jump Music is the first album to feature Johnston on the chord organ. It was recorded in his brother's garage in Texas.

"Speeding Motorcycle" is one of Johnston's best-known songs; it has been covered by Yo La Tengo and The Pastels and provided the title for the 2006 rock opera of Johnston's music.

"King Kong" was covered by Tom Waits. This version was released on his 2006 album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.

"Casper The Friendly Ghost" was featured in the 1995 cult film Kids, in a scene where Casper, Telly, Harold, and other kids senselessly beat up a thirty-something guy after Casper and the aforementioned guy have a brief verbal quarrel which catalyzes the beating with the guy's words being: "You wanna get fucked up, motherfucker?!?!?!?!"

"Worried Shoes" was covered by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O. This version was released on the soundtrack to the 2009 film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.

The album featured at number 35 in Kurt Cobain's list of his 50 favourite albums from his journal.[2][3]

"Casper The Friendly Ghost" was covered by Mike Doughty on his album Sad Man Happy Man (like Johnston, Doughty is bipolar).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Johnston, except where noted

  1. "Chord Organ Blues"
  2. "The Beatles"
  3. "Sorry Entertainer"
  4. "Speeding Motorcycle"
  5. "Casper The Friendly Ghost"
  6. "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances"
  7. "Danny Don't Rap"
  8. "Sweetheart"
  9. "King Kong"
  10. "The Creature / Third Chair"
  11. "I Live For Love"
  12. "Almost Got Hit By A Truck"
  13. "Worried Shoes"
  14. "Dead Lover's Twisted Heart"
  15. "Rocket Ship"
  16. "God"
  17. "Love Defined (the Bible)"
  18. "Museum Of Love"
  19. "Rarely"
  20. "I Remember Painfully"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r10530
  2. ^ ""Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]"". Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.