Red House Painters Songs For A Blue Guitar on 2LP
Though Songs For A Blue Guitar is listed as a Red House Painters album, this is, for all intents and purposes, the debut solo record from Mark Kozelek. After a four record run for 4AD, this album was originally released on the Island subsidiary Supreme. Recorded with a new backing band, Songs For A Blue Guitar is the first Red House Painters record on which Kozelek really lets his rock chops loose, a forerunner to his more recent, critically acclaimed, work with Sun Kil Moon. Alongside brilliant originals are three overs, highlighting Kozelek's interpretive skills including Yes' "Long Distance Runaround," the Cars' "All Mixed Up" and Wings' "Silly Love Songs."