What Was Me

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What Was Me
Studio album by Calvin Johnson
Released July 16, 2002
Genre Rock
Label K Records
Calvin Johnson chronology
What Was Me
Before the Dream Faded...
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

What Was Me is the first solo record by K Records founder and Beat Happening member Calvin Johnson. It is a sparse record with most of the tracks containing only voice and guitar. Calvin duets with fellow Pacific Northwestern musician Mirah on "Ode To St. Valentine" and Beth Ditto, the lead singer of The Gossip, on "Lightnin' Rod for Jesus." What Was Me is a very sparse record, with an acoustic guitar being the only instrument used and a few of the tracks being a capella.

Track listing[edit]

  1. The Past Comes Back to Haunt Me – 4:26
  2. Can We Kiss? – 4:10
  3. Love Will Come Back Again – 4:04
  4. Ode to St. Valentine – 1:28
  5. Palriga – 6:14
  6. Nothing to Hold Us Here – 2:17
  7. Warm Days – 4:27
  8. Lies Goodbye – 3:33
  9. Lightnin' Rod for Jesus – 2:57
  10. What Was Me – 3:26