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Full-lengths



Ego Park
cd


Latest one. Worked with Ivan Julian of the Voidoids & Matthew Sweet. Blast to work with. Great sounds. Groovy studio as well with the Rocket Scientist behind the boards. First time we brought in other musicians. We're usually not so outgoing. Listen for yourself.

(1) Vodka Swing (2) Ego Park (3) G Train (4) Twisted (5) Automatic (6) My Car (7) For Better (8) Record Store Girl (9) Free T-Shirt (10) Trouble Man (11) Fallen Hero (12) Last Hurrah

Joralemon Burke - bass, lead vocal (6, 11, 12), guitar (11)
Keith Campbell - guitar, vocals
Will Croxton - guitar, lead vocal
James Renard - drums

Accomplices
Tracy - lead vocal (12)
Simone Holdsbleeck - lead vocal (7)
Arnoudt Pieters - percussion (7)
Bryan Martin - keyboards (5)
Adam Klipple - keyboards (5, 8, 10, 12)

Recorded at Excello Studios, Brooklyn, NY 1/97 to 3/97
Produced by IVAN JULIAN
Engineered by Bryan Martin
Released on Big Deal, 8/97






Gravity Rocks cd

"Boston you're my home." Ventured into snow to work with Robert from Laughing Academy and Malcolm from Sugar. We tried to outdo ourselves by switching gears as often as possible on this one. It's got that comp feel. Two freakin years in the making. We recorded an earlier version on 4-track for a vinyl-only release that never saw the light of day. A couple of spillovers (8 & 14) made it.

(1) Life In Rock (2) Please Be Quiet, Please (3) Feel (4) Rob Says Jazz (5) Girls On Mass Ave. (6) Time Bomb (7) June (8) (I'm A) Wreck* (9) The List (10) Harbor (11) Alona (12) Revenge is Karma (13) Light (14) Ubermensch*

Jedidiah Burke - bass, lead vocal (2, 6, 12, 14), guitar (2), keyboards (6)
Keith Campbell - guitar, lead vocal (10)
Will Croxton - guitar, lead vocal
Renard - drums

Suspects
Malcolm Travis - tambourine (7)

Recorded at Euphoria Studios, Revere, MA 3/95
Produced by Robert Fisher and Malcolm Travis
Engineered by Sean McGough
Mixed by Scott Cannizzaro
*Recorded at Sonic Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered and mixed by Chris "Big Daddy Daddy" Burke at Burke Recording, Brooklyn, NY
(Allegedly) released on Big Deal, 2/96






Downers Pharmacy cd and cassette

Recorded over the course of a year. We tried to fill in the blanks with a rush recording before it was released. Renard wouldn't do the group sing thing with us on "Drunk Song". Maybe at the 25th reunion show.

(1) Cathy Loves Elvis (2) Render Me (3) Traverse (4) Route 17 (5) Sweet Lie (6) Paper Cut (7) Ethanol (8) Cathy Sings (9) Standing (10) Speed Of Sound (11) Myself Alone (12) World Behind Me (13) Drunk Song

James Burke - bass, lead vocal (3, 10, 12)
Keith Campbell - guitar, lead vocal (6)
Will Croxton - guitar, lead vocal
James Renard - drums
Someone banging on piano (13)

Guests
Al Ciaiti - backgound vocals (1)

Recorded at Coyote Studios, Brooklyn, NY 11/92 to 11/93
Produced by Idle
Engineered by Albert Ciaiti
Released on Big Deal, 3/94



Compilations

What the World Needs Now (Bacharach tribute) cd

Song: Make It Easy On Yourself

One of the funner recordings we've done. The artist name was incorrectly identified on the cd. It should have read "Idle Grant Conspiracy". We did the cut with Boston's Willard Grant Conspiracy. Like twenty-some people packed into this tiny studio. It felt like a Phil Spector session. (Pete Weiss knows way too much about Burt Bacharach.)

Paul Austin- acoustic guitar
James Burke- bass
Keith Campbell- electric and acoustic guitars
Will Croxton- lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Lyn Doiron- vocals
Eric Droat- acoustic guitar
Robert Fisher- vocal
Peter Liname- piano, acoustic guitar
Sean O'Brien- acoustic guitar
James Renard- drums
Malcolm Travis- tuning fork
Pete Weiss- mellotron

Recorded at Zippah Studios, Boston, MA 8/15/97
Produced by Robert Fisher and Malcolm Travis
Engineered by Brian Charles, Pete Weiss, and Peter Liname
Mixed by Pete Weiss
Released on Big Deal, 2/98




Singles & Cassettes



Radio Kill 7" ep
Side 2 is Will's fave piece of released Idle material.

Side 1
(1) Radio Kill

Side 2
(2) Tuber (3) Quentin's Theme (4) Record Store Girlfriend

Jedidiah Burke - bass (1, 3), guitar (3), lead vocal (3), percussion (3)
Keith Campbell - guitar (1)
Will Croxton - guitar (1, 2, 4), keyboards (2), lead vocal (1, 2, 4)
Renard - drums (1)

(1) Recorded at Euphoria Studios, Revere, MA 3/95
Produced by Robert Fisher and Malcolm Travis
Engineered by Sean McGough
Mixed by Scott Cannizzaro
(2) Recorded in Will's apartment, DC 1991
(3, 4) Recorded at Sonic Workshop, Brooklyn, NY sometime in 94 or 95
Released on Snap! Records, 5/96




Unguided Tour of Circumstances cassette

This fucker's a might hard to find. Mostly a demo to hand around to labels, a few saw the light of day in the summer of 93 Essentially an unmastered version of Downers Pharmacy (minus 4 songs), it includes a few never since released tracks (and a completely different version of "Standing").

Side One
(1) Ethanol (2) Render Me (3) Traverse (4) Standing (5) Sweet Lie (6) Took Me For a Ride

Side Two
(7) Cathy Loves Elvis (8) Cathy Sings (9) Jack (10) Route 17 (11) Speed Of Sound (12) Two Years Running

James Burke - bass, guitar (6), lead vocal (3, 6, 9, 11)
Keith Campbell - guitar, lead vocal (12)
Will Croxton - guitar, lead vocal
James Renard - drums

Guests
Al Ciaiti - backgound vocals (1)
Cathy Law - vocals (8)

Recorded at Coyote Studios, Brooklyn, NY 11/92 to 6/93
Produced by Idle
Engineered by Albert Ciaiti
Released on drive.records, 7/93




Crack 7"

Did this one right out the gate, warts 'n all. Dropped the spoken intro part about a week after recording (par for the course). B-side co-written by Will & Ted Watts, sometime bassist for DT and the Shakes and Girl Train with Will.

Side One
Crack

Side Two
Several Blues

James Burke - bass, vocals
Keith Campbell - guitar
Will Croxton - guitar, lead vocal
James Renard - drums

Recorded at Coyote Studios, Brooklyn, NY 11/92
Produced by Idle
Engineered by Albert Ciaiti
Released on drive.records, 2/93



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