Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Worn Copy
Album: Worn Copy   Collection:General
Artist:Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti   Added:May 2005
Label:Paw Tracks  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-29 Pull Date: 2005-07-31
Week Ending: Jul 31 Jul 17 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5
Airplays: 2 2 2 2 3 6 7

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 09, 2018: Homeroom
Filly Foibles/Gold
Artifact, The Drummer
2. Oct 31, 2017: Waste FM
Bloody Bagonia's
5. Nov 18, 2009: Lost Verses
Life in L.A.
3. Aug 20, 2017: moodswings
6. Jan 30, 2009: The Pants Down Oval Office

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-25
Check out the promo sticker for info/background about "it-boy"/superfreak Ariel Pink. It's pretty hard to do a track-by-track for this since besides being a little weird in content, the songs are weird in structure. But I think the genius of Ariel Pink is in the way all his songs sound oddly familiar. Listening to his work is almost like driving through unfamiliar parts (and maybe into a time warp) switching through the crazy lower ranges of the FM dial—flickering signals merging into each other. This effect describes not only the album as a whole but sometimes each song. Crazy! But there's no, or little, found sound here. Everything meticulously recorded by Ariel Pink himself. It's a little campy—but not as much as the videos he makes for his songs. Expect anything (including demonic voices urging you to commit suicide) in these twisted lo-fi "pop" songs but drums—he prefers making odd noises with his mouth.

FCCs: 1, 5 (can't hear any swears but tells you to commit suicide/kill somebody), 9, 10, 11, 13, 16 (if BITCH is an FCC)
Everything has its own distinct charms but of the FCC clean I like: 4, 6, 7, 8, 17

Track Listing
1. Trpanated Earth   9. Cable Access Follies
2. Immune to Emotion   10. Creepshow
3. Jules Lost His Jewels   11. On on One
4. Artifact   12. Oblivious Peninsula
5. Bloody Bagonia's   13. Somewhere in Europe/Hotpink!
6. Credit   14. Thespian City
7. Life in L.A.   15. Crybaby
8. The Drummer   16. Filly Foibles/Gold
  17. Jagged Carnival Tours