|Thompson, Leon "Whitey" / Unfinished Tattoo, The|
|Album:||Unfinished Tattoo, The||Collection:||Spoken Word|
|Artist:||Thompson, Leon "Whitey"||Added:||Sep 2005|
|Label:||The Unfinished Tattoo|
|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|
|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 |
|5.||Mar 09, 2006:||Multiple Personality Disorder |
|3.||Mar 18, 2006:||The Sleaze Hour |
Little Girl On A Train
|6.||Mar 02, 2006:||Multiple Personality Disorder |
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
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.
|1.||First Day||7.||A Normal Day|
|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|