SMART WENT CRAZY Con Art (2xLP) (Ltd. Ed. - clear vinyl - remastered) (Dischord)
February 26, 2019
February 10, 2019
Smart Went Crazy
Record Label: Ernest Jenning Record Co.
This is a limited edition 2xLP reissue of Smart Went Crazy's second and
final album, Con Art
, which was first released in 1997 by Dischord
Records. The original vinyl version of the record was a single LP and,
due to space constraints, omitted a number of songs that were included
on the CD. This reissue has been remastered from the original source
tapes, pressed to clear vinyl, and restores the complete track listing. Smart Went Crazy sprang out of a low-key musical partnership between
Chad Clark, Abram Goodrich and Hilary Soldati, that was active only
during breaks between school semesters. After graduation, the collective
expanded to a full band, including Jeff Boswell and Tony Dennison. In 1994, they released the Cubbyhole
EP through their own label,
CozyDisc. Smart Went Crazy's first full-length album, Now We're Even
was recorded for Dischord Records in the Summer of 1995. Following the
album's release and three US tours, Smart Went Crazy lost drummer Tony
Dennison, who was replaced by Devin Ocampo. The new lineup raised the
bar musically, but could not save the band from internal disintegration.
Smart Went Crazy returned with an ambitious new record, Con Art
which was released in 1997 and serves as both an impressive musical
document and as a portrait of a band falling apart. The band broke up
shortly after the album's release in 1998.
Track Listing: Black Kites / Exitfare / A Brief Conversation Ending In Divorce / Immutable Beauty / Con Art / Baker's Chocolate / CD Will Do That To You / Let x=x / Funny As In Funny Ha-Ha / How To Blacken Your Own Name / Bullfighter / Holds Up Her Hand, Blocks Out The Sun / Song Of The Dodo / Tight Frame Loose Frame / A Good Day / So Speaks The Queen Bee / Tijuana 3/28/96 / Now We're Even
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