Alison Mosshart - Sound Wheel (LP)
Sound Wheel is artist and musician Alison Mosshart’s first solo spoken word album and companion piece to her new printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories and poetry, Car Ma.
It is an album about cars, rock n’ roll, and love. It’s an album about America, performance, and life on the road. It’s an album about fender bender portraiture, story tellin’ tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.
Mosshart imagines the auto body shop like some other Coney Island. And America’s highways — the last great roller coasters. She shows us that the engine on fire is connected to the guitar feeding back since birth. And the sensation of walking on stage and facing an audience is like the laugh before the scream in a car without brakes.
Mosshart ruminates that automobiles—with their doors and mirrors and windows, engines and wheels and radios— portray us. Mirror our need to be in or to exit, our inward reflections and outward visions, our lifetimes of tinkering with the mysterious heart. That which runs until it doesn’t.
Throughout history the car has been a symbol of freedom and hopeful adventure. It stands to reason it is also a symbol of our subsequent spinning out... over things we never thought could happen during a song that fucking good with the volume up that fucking loud.
1. Intro - Talk Talk Talk
2. Windows Up
3. Pink Whip
4. Last Pack of Holy Smokes
5. Interlude / Psycho Hwy
6. Salt Lake City Drag
7. Interlude / In or Out
8. Last Pack of Holy Smokes
9. Cables Galore
10. Interlude / The Storm
11. The Distance
12. Interlude / Oh Say Can You See
13. Sonic States of America
14. Interlude / Blah Blah Blah
16. Admit It
18. Oh Black Shark
19. S Town
20. Interlude / Chevy Eyes Pepsi Jesus
21. Hold On
22. Interlude / See Ya There
24. Around and Around and Around
26. Sexy Pontiac
27. Interlude / Horrible Singing Voices
28. Let’s Start a Band
29. Demon Prince
30. She’s a Trip
31. Road Kill
33. Sunday Style
1. High Performance
2. In Between Jobs
3. Returning the Screw
4. High Horses
6. Interlude / Real Real Real
7. Eastern Standards in the Wild West
8. The Electric Sads
9. Interlude / White Firebird
10. A Dime
11. Little Bottle
13. The Daughter of the American Used Car Dealer
14. Vroom Chicka Vroom
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