Killed My Parents and Hit the Road

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The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road
Compilation album by The Twilight Sad
Released 8 December 2008
Recorded 2006-2008
Genre Indie rock, shoegazing
Length 49:49
Language Scottish English
Label Fat Cat
Producer The Twilight Sad
The Twilight Sad chronology
Here, It Never Snowed. Afterwards It Did
The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road
Forget the Night Ahead

The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road is a limited edition compilation album by Scottish indie rock band The Twilight Sad, released by Fat Cat Records on 8 December 2008. The compilation is composed of live tracks, covers and previously unreleased material, and was made to "help fund their tour with Mogwai" in late 2008.[1] The compilation was limited to 1,000 copies only, and were only made available at live shows, in independent record shops, and at Fat Cat's official website.[2] The CD will not be repressed, but it was made available digitally shortly thereafter.

The album artwork and name are homages to the 1990 Sonic Youth album Goo. According to vocalist James Graham, the Goo pastiche was the idea of guitarist Andy MacFarlane. Graham commented, "[The Twilight Sad] were playing in America with Mogwai [...] and Thurston Moore [came] to the gig. So we were thinking 'fuck' and hoping he didn't see the merchandise table. They haven't sued us though. Yet."[3]

The first six tracks were recorded at the ABC in Glasgow on 9 October 2008. "Untitled #28" and "Untitled #27" were later featured on the band's second studio album, Forget the Night Ahead, as "The Neighbours Can't Breathe" and "The Room," respectively.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andy MacFarlane and James Graham, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walking for Two Hours" (Live)   5:02
2. "That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy" (Live)   4:09
3. "Untitled #28" (Live)   5:45
4. "Cold Days from the Birdhouse" (Live)   5:54
5. "And She Would Darken the Memory" (Live)   5:23
6. "Twenty Four Hours" (Live; Joy Division cover) Ian Curtis, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris 5:08
7. "The Weath-er Is Bad" (from the short film Brilliant Noise)   5:09
8. "Half a Person" (The Smiths cover) Morrissey, Johnny Marr 3:36
9. "Untitled #27"     4:05
10. "Modern Romance" (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover) Karen O, Nick Zinner, Brian Chase 2:14
11. "I Was Hoping Winter Was Over"     3:17


  • James Graham – vocals
  • Andy MacFarlane – guitar, noise, mixing ("The Weath-er Is Bad")
  • Craig Orzel – bass
  • Mark Devine – drums
  • Martin "Dok" Doherty – keyboards (tracks 1-6)
  • Iain Cook – mixing, mastering
  • Andreas Jonsson – recording (tracks 1-6)
  • Peter Katis – recording, mixing ("I Was Hoping Winter Was Over")


  1. ^ MySpace - The Twilight Sad
  2. ^ Fat Cat Records - The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road
  3. ^ Musoguide - The Twilight Sad - The Same But Different

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