Daniel Johnston discography

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Daniel Johnston discography
Studio albums18
Live albums5
Compilation albums5
Tribute albums7
Home recorded11

This is a list of the discography of Daniel Johnston, who lived in Austin, Texas.

Handmade Cassettes[edit]

Before 'Yip/Jump Music', Johnston's albums were more-so collections of songs he would re-record whenever he wanted to give someone a tape. The standardised versions of these albums were created when Stress Records bought Johnston's back catalog in the mid-1980s.

  • Songs of Pain (Handmade cassette 1981. Standardised version created by Stress Records in 1988)
  • Don't Be Scared (Handmade cassette made July 1982. Standardised version created by Stress Records in 1986)
  • The What of Whom (Handmade cassette, August 1982)
  • Ugly Music (Handmade alternate version of Songs of Pain, August 1982)
  • Someday You're Gonna Make It, Joe (Lost alternate version of 'More Songs of Pain', February 1983)
  • More Songs of Pain (Stress Records cassette, 1983. Standardised version created by Stress Records in 1988)
  • Yip/Jump Music (Stress Records cassette, August 1983)
  • Hi, How Are You (Stress Records cassette, September 1983)
  • Retired Boxer (Stress Records cassette, 1984)
  • Respect (Stress Records cassette, January 1985)
  • Merry Christmas (Stress Records cassette, 1988)

Studio Albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • Live at South by Southwest (Stress Records cassette, 1990)
  • Frankenstein Love recorded live in 1992 (Stress Records cassette, 1998)
  • Why Me? recorded live at the Volksbühne in Berlin, June 6, 1999 (Trikont, 2000)
  • Normal recorded live at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester, NH, May 12 2012 (Teen Arena Records, 2013)
  • Live@Albertstudios (Albert Music, 2010)

MP3s, LPs, EPs and singles[edit]

  • The River of No Return (1991)
  • Big Big World recorded 1986 (Seminal Twang, UK, 1991)
  • Laurie (Seminal Twang, UK, 1992)
  • Happy Time (1994)
  • Dream Scream (Pickled Egg Records, 1998)
  • Impossible Love (2001)
  • Sinning Is Easy (Pickled Egg Records, 2002)
  • Mountain Top (Rough Trade, 2003)
  • Fish (Sketchbook Records, UK, 2003)
  • Fear Yourself LP Only with Mark Linkous (Coppertree Records UK, Ltd Ed 180g vinyl, 2008)
  • Lost and Found LP Only (Coppertree Records UK, Ltd Ed double 180g vinyl, 2008)

Side projects and collaborations[edit]

  • with Jad Fair: It's Spooky (50 Skidillion Watts, 1989; reissued on Jagjaguwar, 2001)
  • with Yo La Tengo: Speeding Motorcycle single (1990)
  • Danny and the Nightmares (Eternal Yip Eye Music, 1999)
  • with Ron English and Jack Medicine: Hyperjinx Tricycle (Important Records, 2000)
  • with Chris Bultman and Jad Fair as The Lucky Sperms: Somewhat Humorous (Jagjaguwar, 2001)
  • Danny and the Nightmares: Natzi single (2001)
  • with Hyperjinx Tricycle: Long Lost Love single (2002)
  • with Okkervil River: Happy Hearts off the album Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See (Jagjaguwar, 2002)
  • spoken word performance on the track "Love is a fascist invention" on the Alpine Those Myriads album "yr royal jetlag gospel" (Osito Records, 2003)[citation needed]
  • with Hyperjinx Tricycle: Alien Mind Control 3" CD (Important Records, 2003)
  • Danny and the Nightmares: The End Is Near Again (Cool Beans, 2003)
  • with Rule of Thirds: "Rin Tin Soldier" (Eternal Yip Eye Music, 2003)
  • Danny and the Nightmares: Freak Brain (Sympathy Records, 2005)
  • with Jack Medicine: The Electric Ghosts (Important Records, 2006)
  • Danny and the Nightmares: "Red Hot Sex'' appears on the Misc. Music Sampler (Misc. Music, 2007)
  • with Kraig Mc Govern and on a live track recorded in Dublin July 2008
  • with The Swell Season On January 31, 2009, Austin City Limits (previously recorded on September 28, 2008) to perform the song "Life in Vain"
  • with Beam: Beam Me Up! (Hazelwood, 2010)
  • Danny and the Nightmares: The Death of Satan" (Munster Records, 2013)

Compilations and tribute albums[edit]

  • The Lost Recordings (Stress Records, recorded 1983, released 1992) cassette
  • The Lost Recordings II (Stress Records, recorded 1983, released 1992) cassette
  • A Texas Trip - contributed two songs (Caroline Records, 1987)
  • Please Don't Feed The Ego (Eternal Yip Eye Music, 1994)
  • Dead Dog's Eyeball by Kathy McCarty (1994)
  • My So-Called Life - contributed "Come See Me Tonight" (1995)
  • Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks - contributed "Unpack Your Adjectives" (1996)
  • The Early Recordings of Daniel Johnston Volume 1 (Dualtone, 2003) - Reissue of Songs of Pain and More Songs of Pain
  • The Sun Shines Down On Me by Gerry Nobody (2003)
  • The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered (Gammon Records, 2004) - Tribute album along with disc of original versions plus one new song
  • White Magic: From The Cassette Archives 1979–1989 (Eternal Yip Eye Music, 2004)
  • I Killed the Monster: 21 Artists Performing the Songs of Daniel Johnston (2006) - Tribute album featuring contributions from Sufjan Stevens, Mike Watt, Jad Fair and Kimya Dawson
  • Apskaft Tribute To Daniel Johnston (The Sound Of Apskaft, 2011) [1]
  • 50minutes (EXERCISE1 Recordings, 2006)
  • Welcome To My World (Eternal Yip Eye Music, 2006)
  • My Yoke Is Heavy: The Songs of Daniel Johnston by Adrian Crowley and James Yorkston (Chemikal Underground, 2013)