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Attempted Mustache


Download links and information about Attempted Mustache by Loudon Wainwright III. This album was released in 1973 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 37:15 minutes.

Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Release date: 1973
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 37:15
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No. Title Length
1. The Swimming Song 2:27
2. A.M. World 2:31
3. Bell Bottom Pants 2:28
4. Liza 1:16
5. I Am the Way (New York Town) 3:10
6. Clockwork Chartreuse 3:39
7. Down Drinking At the Bar 3:57
8. The Man Who Couldn't Cry 6:15
9. Come a Long Way 2:46
10. Nocturnal Stumblebutt 3:46
11. Dilated to Meet You 2:03
12. Lullaby 2:57



Following the surprise success of novelty hit "Dead Skunk" on Loudon Wainwright's first full-band production, Album III, he headed to Nashville to cut Attempted Mustache with producer Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, et al) and some hotshot country musicians. There's not much country flavor to the album; like its predecessor it alternates between solo acoustic tunes and band-backed folk rock. While Wainwright never had another hit after "Dead Skunk," a number of the songs had lives beyond Attempted Mustache -- "Swimming Song" was covered by Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Kate was Wainwright's wife at the time), Lucy Kaplansky, and others, and was featured in the film The Squid and the Whale; Johnny Cash cut absurdist parable "The Man Who Couldn't Cry" on his landmark American Recordings album; and the Kate-penned "Come a Long Way" showed up on the McGarrigles' second LP. But the song bearing the most portent was "Dilated to Meet You," a wry greeting to the baby Wainwright and McGarrigle were expecting, who of course turned out to be future singer/songwriter star Rufus Wainwright.