thin white rope: thirty pieces of silver

abandoned migrant worker camp; davis, california.

guy kyser in stockholm. photograph by arvid krantz.

Originally formed in Davis, California, Thin White Rope stretched to fraying point through the mid to late 80\’s, finally unravelling to less fanfare than they deserved. Their final live performance at Ghent, Belgium on 28th June 1982 was recorded for posterity on the double LP, \”The One That Got Away\”.

The Paleontology of neglect.

At worst, that sound seemed compromised on too many occasions by affectation slipping uneasily close to self parody. Thin White Rope walked a tightrope where carefully tuned balance was key. One badly timed breath was all that was required to send them toppling.

\”Yoo Doo Right\” is a cover of the Can song – from their 1969 LP, \”Monster Movie\” – with new drummer, Matthew Abourezk given free rein to good effect. All other songs featured are written by Kyser. Produced by Thin White Rope and Tom Mallon.

Guy Kyser: guitar, vocals Roger Kunkel: guitar vocals Matthew Abourezk: drums Steve Siegrist: bass

THIN WHITE ROPE: YOO DOO RIGHT from \”Sack Full Of Silver\” LP (Frontier) 1990 (US)

THIN WHITE ROPE: THE GHOST from \”Sack Full Of Silver\” LP (Frontier) 1990 (US)

THIN WHITE ROPE: DIESEL MAN from \”Sack Full Of Silver\” LP (Frontier) 1990 (US)



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