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Shoe String Symphonettes

Part Number: 43168-77191

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A guitarist of frightening technique, accomplished in practically any style, Marc Ribot has recorded numerous solo projects as well as working with artists including Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards Brother Jack McDuff, John Zorn and Chuck Berry. From brilliant surf guitar to perverse improvisation to Cuban rhythms, this eclectic compilation of his cinematic music displays the full range of his talents and the sick depths of his mind. Shoe String Symphonettes, listened as an album without the visuals, suggests a twisted and vivid narrative drama.


A familiar apparition on many Tzadik releases, including John Zorn's Film Works series, powerhouse guitarist Marc Ribot showcases his own brand of film music on Shoe String Symphonettes. Although five movies are represented here, the tracks are sliced up and commingled into a formidable soundtrack scrapple. Decaying twangs of surf guitar melt into the eerie, gutted scrapings of strings until a full swing ensemble emerges from the '50s and erupts into a musical painting of decadent Cuban nightlife. Less of an archive document than a living, bleeding embodiment of chaos, this disc is a cinematic world in which slumlords, zoot suits, and Martian queens can tango without raising an eyebrow. --Michael Woodring

  • 0702397750420
  • 702397750420
Catalog Numbers
  • 7504
Amazon Sales Rank 482,305
Released 03/18/1997
Main Category Audio CD
Group Music
Publisher Tzadik
Studio Tzadik
Manufacturer Tzadik
Manufacturer Part Number 43168-77191
Part Number 43168-77191
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 5.5 x 4.94 x 0.45 inches. 0.2 pounds
Package Dimensions 5.55 x 4.97 x 0.54 inches. 0.18 pounds
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No


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