Custer, Beth & Goode, Joe / Maverick Strain and Other Stor
Album: Maverick Strain and Other Stor   Collection:General
Artist:Custer, Beth & Goode, Joe   Added:Sep 2002
Label:Bc Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-20 Pull Date: 2003-03-24
Week Ending: Mar 23 Mar 16 Feb 23 Jan 26
Airplays: 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2006: The National Congress Of Vaselines
Chaos, Tango
4. Oct 26, 2003: the rust belt
What the Body Knows
2. May 10, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
5. Mar 19, 2003: Fine Tuning Utopia
3. Jun 13, 2004: rust belt
6. Mar 17, 2003: the rust belt

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-01-11
Heres a CD that rotted on the review shelf most likely because there was a cowboy hat on the cover. Funny but there’s only one track that has any twang at all, the rest are fantastic compositions by local diva/genius Beth Custer and Joe Goode with the assistance of the likes of Tin Hat Trio, Club Foot Orchestra, Gino Robair, Will Bernard, Trevor Dunn (all super heavyweight hitters musically). Recorded at some of the east bay’s finest indie studios, this is varied stuff that is mostly orchestral/sequenced in nature a la The Residents or burlesque cabaret feeling a la Tom Waits. Super cool music used for performances by The Joe Goode Performance group.

1) A cappella female, some male backs, mourning melody, dark and cool
2) dark marching cabaret-tango instrumental, strains of Residents and Waits
3) deep bass slow, strange synths, Residents feel with woodwind, instrumental
4) strange spoken word with dark soundbed, FCC
5) slow dark dirgy clarinet
6) solo clarinet
7) synth tom tom perc with searing guitar melodies 8) middle eastern feel, percussive
9) a cappella chorale
10) slow instrumental
11) tabla eastern feel, like 7 sorta
14) mellow kalimab-like
15) semi downtempo beat w/ bell-like synths
16) kalimba w/ melodic vocs
17) tribal percussion feel, w/ piano, cello
18) mellow rock feel, cool thereminesque vocs
19) western waltz, pretty w/ harmonized vocs
20) disjunct feel, creative perc, piano, strings
21) quiet morose clarinet, biref male voice over, strings join
22) vaudeville folky feel

Track Listing
1. Finally   12. Take/Place Finale
2. Tango   13. Crack this Open
3. What the Body Knows   14. You Are
4. Chaos   15. Harry's Jazz
5. Hamlet   16. You Are
6. Whisper 1   17. Tribal Duets
7. This Is Where I Am Now   18. Marit & Wayne Duet
8. Happy Dance   19. Stay Put, Here with Me
9. The Mermaid Song   20. Sixes
10. Stellar Glimmer   21. The Passing Quartet
11. Take/Place   22. Throw Stones at a Can