The Serpentine Similar

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The Serpentine Similar
Studio album by Gastr del Sol
Released June 1993 (1993-06)
Recorded September – November 1992 (1992-11)
Studio Experimental Sound
(Chicago, IL)
Genre Post-rock
Length 31:02
Label TeenBeat
Producer Brian Paulson
Gastr del Sol chronology
The Serpentine Similar
Crookt, Crackt, or Fly
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Serpentine Similar is the debut studio album of Gastr del Sol, released in June 1993 by TeenBeat Records. The album was re-released on Drag City Records in 1997.


Guitarist David Grubbs and drummer John McEntire had played together in the post hardcore band Bastro with bassist Clark Johnson. When Johnson left Bastro in 1991 to attend law school, Bundy K. Brown joined and the group began writing new material, later documented as the instrumental live album Antlers: Live 1991. These songs were then reworked as quieter, acoustic versions for The Serpentine Similar as Bastro became Gastr del Sol.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bundy K. Brown and David Grubbs.

No. Title Length
1. "A Watery Kentucky" 9:18
2. "Easy Company" 1:08
3. "A Jar of Fat" 2:10
4. "Ursus Arctos Wonderfilis" 4:46
5. "Eye Street" 1:50
6. "For Soren Müeller" 4:19
7. "Serpentine Orbit" 0:45
8. "Even the Odd Orbit" 6:50


Adapted from the The Serpentine Similar liner notes.[2]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1993 TeenBeat CD, LP TEENBEAT 95
1997 Drag City DC106


  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Gastr del Sol: The Serpentine Similar > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved April 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ The Serpentine Similar (booklet). Gastr del Sol. Arlington, Virginia: TeenBeat Records. 1993. 

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