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Public Works


Download links and information about Public Works by Witchy Poo. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:10:21 minutes.

Artist: Witchy Poo
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:10:21
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No. Title Length
1. Everybody Looks Good in a Helmet 4:55
2. Mechanical Mumble 0:25
3. Touch and Go 5:39
4. Moonshadow 4:48
5. F**k the President 4:11
6. The Reaper Song 1:37
7. Heavy Gurl Involvement 5:29
8. Follow You Down 4:07
9. Call to a Prayer 1:28
10. Olympia Must Die 4:46
11. Anal Satan 3:32
12. Pennsylvania 1:27
13. The First and the Fifth 2:16
14. Epistemology 2:10
15. Chill Out Room 0:25
16. Bad Circulation 3:14
17. Homily 1:31
18. A Simple Desultory Phillipic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd Into Submission) 2:46
19. The Groaning Machine 4:26
20. You Belong to Me 1:57
21. Love Power 2:44
22. Everybody Looks Good in a Helmet 6:28



Even though Public Works is a collection of singles, compilation tracks, and unreleased material, it serves as a summary of the band's activity from 1990 to 2000. Centered on Slim Moon (founder of the Kill Rock Stars label), Witchy Poo was a loose-geometry outfit that could include three to 30 musicians. The lineup changes 22 times on these 22 tracks and that's only one aspect of the chameleon-like qualities of Public Works. The listener is bounced around from basement recordings to fully produced studio tracks, from straight punk rock numbers to experimental extravaganzas, pop melodies, and quirky covers of tunes by the Cars, Cat Stevens, the Melvins, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, and Mel Brooks. Witchy Poo was an indie rock version of the Mothers of Invention, blending creative genius with cynicism and banality. Standout tracks on Public Works include the straight-but-weird take on the Cars' "Touch and Go" (straight beat, weird twangy out of tune guitar), Stevens' "Moonshadow" shouted over a rhythm track that sounds lifted from Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, and the hypnotic "Olympia Must Die." The album is uneven, but there is plenty here for the fan or the unsuspecting ear. Indie rock's raw force fuses with Zappa-esque conceptuality and quirkiness: avant-gardist yet rude. ~ Fran├žois Couture, Rovi