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That's What


Download links and information about That's What by Leo Kottke. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 38:32 minutes.

Artist: Leo Kottke
Release date: 1990
Genre: Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 10
Duration: 38:32
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No. Title Length
1. Little Snoozer 3:53
2. Buzzby 3:58
3. What the Arm Said 2:54
4. Creature Feature 5:14
5. Oddball 2:50
6. Czech Bounce 3:38
7. Mid-Air 3:20
8. The Great One 3:22
9. Husbandry 4:52
10. Jesus Maria 4:31



Leo Kottke has always been a highly idiosyncratic guitar player whose music is infused with his wry sense of humor. That's What is no exception, with Kottke's guitar work drawing from jazzy, blues and folk sources. Four of the tunes feature electric guitar, with some lively electric and string bass by sideman Billy Peterson, who also contributes touches of percussion, synth, piano and, on one piece, Farfisa organ. There are two vocal tracks: "Buzzby" is a typical Kottke absurdist slice-of-life vignette sung in his gravelly Tom Waits-style voice, while "Husbandry" is a bizarre beatnik rap, featuring sound effects and a scraping violin, about the relationship between a "slightly objectionable" 60-year-old woman and "a four day cloud in a pick-up truck" who has a dog who bursts into flames. Tying it all together is Kottke's fine guitar playing, as nimble and as quirky as ever. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats, Rovi