Original Release 1972 Parachute Records (P-002)
Reissue-Rastascan Records ( BRD 03)
Eugene Chadbourne: acoustic guitar
Before Shockabilly, before the Downtown New York scene, there was a guy in Alberta playing very strange things on an acoustic guitar. This disc is a reissue of the classic and long out-of-print second solo LP by legendary guitar madman Eugene Chadbourne. Beautifully recorded, and mastered directly from the master tapes, Volume 2 is an essential document of Chadbourne's innovative prepared guitar playing. This reissue also includes three previously unreleased tracks from the same period (ca. 1976). Volume 2: Solo Acoustic Guitar is a unique document of the new directions in guitar playing that Chadbourne helped pioneer in the US.
"Eugene Chadbourne uses cheap, battered Harmony Guitars from pawnshops exclusively, but stay tuned for further developments."
CD booklet folds out into a nice sepia-toned poster of the "guitar tree".
Notes from the original release (an excerpt) "This is a recording of solo guitar music. The pieces are heard basically as they were played in real time, with no overdubbing. A total of four notes were eliminated due to problems with immigration. There are several sounds on this recording which the performer had nothing to do with..."
Rastascan has re-issued the original album on CD with bonus mini-CD including extra live and studio material from the period.
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