Thompson, Leon "Whitey" / Unfinished Tattoo, The
Album: Unfinished Tattoo, The   Collection:Spoken Word
Artist:Thompson, Leon "Whitey"   Added:Sep 2005
Label:The Unfinished Tattoo  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-29 Pull Date: 2006-04-02
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 03, 2008: On The Warpath
A Normal Day
4. Mar 11, 2006: Carpetbaggers!
Little Girl On A Train
2. Mar 26, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
Last Day
5. Mar 09, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
God Talk
3. Mar 18, 2006: The Sleaze Hour
Little Girl On A Train
6. Mar 02, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-02-17
An incredible journey inside the mind of a former prisoner at Alcatraz. Spoken word underscored with some nice rolling folk-jazz guitar. Good to play back to back with John Gilmore’s equally excellent CD “Laid Bare” or Nick Cave & co.’s “Ghosts Of The Civil Dead”.
(((((1))))) First days on ‘the rock’ not so bad for Whitey since he was a hardened crook.
((((2)))) Breakout plans, payoffs, double-crosses lots of suspense.Nice flowing guitar sometimes sounds Durutti Column.
((((3)))) Meets a little girl on a train & he explains what’s he’s doing in prison.
((((4)))) The view from the cell & what it all means. Nice twangy country-folk backing
((((5)))) Prison fight! Getting thrown in solitary & his hallucinations while there.
((((6)))) Almost a how-to or how NOT to on armed robbery. Rollin’ guitar sound.
(((((7))))) Typical day in prison (not too different from the military in some ways), very detailed account.
((((8)))) Growing up before near the railroads. Watching gangster movies. Hazy, minimal backing music.
((((9))))) Leaving prison on-going conversation with prison staff, life like outside ‘the rock’.
(FCC “fuck” 1:23)
(((((10)))) Anxieties over sleep, trippy travels in the subconscious. Great brooding ambience in background.
(((((11))))) Inspiring story about looking after wolves & “wolf-y values” Wonderful traveling sounding guitar.
((((12)))) His dealings with the “man upstairs” & his sort of agnostic feelings.
((((13)))) Getting a tattoo in McNeil Island in prison – illegally.

Track Listing
1. First Day   7. A Normal Day
2. '62 Breakout   8. Childhood
3. Little Girl On A Train   9. Last Day
4. Don't Look Out The Window   10. Astral Traveling
5. The Visitation Of Rose   11. Wolves
6. Life Of Crime   12. God Talk
  13. The Unfinished Tattoo