Songs from the Pink Death

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Songs from the Pink Death
Kramer - Songs from the Pink Death.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
Recorded1996 (1996)
StudioNoise New Jersey
(Jersey City, NJ)
GenreExperimental rock
LabelKnitting Factory/Shimmy Disc
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Songs from the Pink Death is the fourth studio album by composer and producer Kramer, released on February 17, 1998, by Shimmy Disc and Knitting Factory Records.[2] The album features backup musicians including drummer Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and guitarist Sean Eden of Luna.[1] The album is replete with obscure and obvious references such as to "Sunday Morning" in "Don't Come Around", John Malkovich's character's theory in The Convent in "The Opium Wars Have Long Ceased", and the sample from "Wipe Out (instrumental)" in "The Pink Death Song of Love". The album also includes a cover of The Beatles' "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Mark Kramer, except "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" by John Lennon.

1."The Funny Scene"5:12
2."Buddy Holly Will Never Die"4:30
3."The Opium Wars Have Long Ceased"2:50
4."Don't Come Around"3:42
5."The Parasite Song"5:06
6."The Pink Death Song of Love"3:00
7."It Never Stops Being Absurd"5:33
8."Eddie Called Back on the Carphone"4:56
9."You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"3:42
10."The Hot Dog Song"4:43
11."It's Alright If She Don't Love You Right"3:59


Adapted from Songs from the Pink Death liner notes.[3]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1998 Shimmy Disc CD shimmy 080
Knitting Factory KFR-502


  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Kramer: Songs from the Pink Death > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Rompers, Terry (2007). "Kramer". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Songs from the Pink Death (booklet). Kramer. New York City, New York: Shimmy Disc. 1998.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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