Yip/Jump Music

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Yip/Jump Music
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Studio album by
RecordedSummer 1983
Stress Records
Homestead Records
Eternal Yip Eye Music
ProducerDaniel Johnston
Daniel Johnston chronology
More Songs of Pain
Yip/Jump Music
Hi, How Are You
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Yip/Jump Music is the fifth self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded over the summer 1983. The album was re-released on cassette in 1986 by Stress records, and in 1988 released on CD and double LP by Homestead Records. The album has been re-released twice by Eternal Yip Eye Music: once in 2003 on CD and CD-R, and once in 2007 as a double vinyl LP.

Yip/Jump Music is the first album to feature Johnston on the chord organ. It was recorded in his brother's garage in Texas.

"Speeding Motorcycle" is one of Johnston's best-known songs; it has been covered by Yo La Tengo and The Pastels and provided the title for the 2006 rock opera of Johnston's music.

"King Kong" was covered by Tom Waits. This version was released on his 2006 album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards.

"Casper The Friendly Ghost" was featured in the 1995 cult film Kids.

"Rocket Ship" was covered by The Dead Milkmen on their 1987 album Bucky Fellini, one of the first widespread covers of a Johnston song.

"Worried Shoes" was covered by Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O. This version was released on the soundtrack to the 2009 film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are.

The album featured at number 35 in Kurt Cobain's list of his 50 favourite albums from his journal.[2][3]

"Casper The Friendly Ghost" was covered by Mike Doughty on his album Sad Man Happy Man (like Johnston, Doughty is bipolar).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Daniel Johnston, except where noted

  1. "Chord Organ Blues" – 4:03
  2. "The Beatles" – 2:25
  3. "Sorry Entertainer" – 2:19
  4. "Speeding Motorcycle" – 3:21
  5. "Casper The Friendly Ghost" – 2:58
  6. "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances" – 3:19
  7. "Danny Don't Rapp" – 2:53
  8. "Sweetheart" – 1:56
  9. "King Kong" – 5:43
  10. "The Creature / Third Chair" – 1:27
  11. "I Live For Love" – 3:21
  12. "Almost Got Hit By A Truck" – 3:58
  13. "Worried Shoes" – 6:32
  14. "Dead Lover's Twisted Heart" – 1:12
  15. "Rocket Ship" – 5:01
  16. "God" – 2:30
  17. "Love Defined (the Bible)" – 0:55
  18. "Museum Of Love" – 4:18
  19. "Rarely" – 0:50
  20. "I Remember Painfully" – 2:44


  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r10530
  2. ^ ""Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]"". Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  3. ^ Cross, Gaar, Gendron, Martens, Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)