Old Ramon is the sixth and final studio album by American indie rock band Red House Painters, released on April 10, 2001 on Sub Pop. Originally completed in 1998, band leader Mark Kozelek had to wait until 2001 to release the album. The band had previously been signed to Island/Supreme Records, but a series of major label mergers in the late '90s left the band without a label.
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2001’s Old Ramon was delayed several years by record label difficulties and finds the group further distancing themselves from the ethereal moody pond of their earlier 4AD recordings - though the gorgeous nine minute slow perk of Void recalls those shimmering days. There’s a churning middle-American classic rock to the acoustic-electric guitar weave of Byrd Joel, an impressive guitar thunderstorm histrionic to the 11-minute River and a punchy, naturalist slant to Cruiser. Whether Mark Kozelek records as a solo artist or as a member of Red House Painters or Sun Kil Moon, it is his music that comes forth. The other members provide the supportive atmosphere, the occasional jarring riff, and the steady, slowly ticking foundation, but the songs - their poetry, their inescapable melodies, their sense of joy or dread - belong to Kozelek.
And now, with Old Ramon, he's taken it step further. If you're wondering why it took five more years to do so, then you haven't heard one of the more harrowing album-on-the-shelf stories of our time. A full retelling here would be redundant- Pitchfork alone has already written it more than five times. So here's the short of it: Old Ramon was recorded in the fall of '97 through the spring of '98, but was tied up in contractual obligations when Island Records imprint Supreme was axed amidst a slew of cutbacks and mergers. Such is no longer the case with the Red House Painters. At over 70 minutes with just ten songs, Old Ramon - named after a Spanish children's book- might seem a tad overlong, but it actually enhances the experience. With so many previous albums filled to the brim with sad, low-key songs, it's hard to tell if the sonic and lyrical changes are what make this album so compelling.
Band Name Red House Painters. Album Name Old Ramon. Released date 10 April 2001. Labels Sub Pop Records. Music StyleIndie Rock. Members owning this album1.
After years on the shelf due to Mark Kozelek's drawn-out problems with Supreme and Island, the Red House Painters' long-awaited Old Ramon finally sees the light of day, thanks to Sub Pop. As it stands, the label needs Kozelek as much as he needs them - after a few years' worth of disappointing releases from garage rock revivalists, Old Ramon breaks Sub Pop's losing streak.
Other Albums by Red House Painters. Songs For A Blue Guitar. Red House Painters II. Red House Painters. Red House Painters I.
Produced by Mark Kozelek. My baby sleeps in blue Warm and naked pale and pretty I feel the seventh wave Of the ocean in the motion. I feel a brand new sickness Coming over me like a storm Used to feel so good beside her There next to her my arm around her. She fell like flowers Petals where carried out on my old wind Landed down in the centre of this Lonely white grip of winter
- Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
- Copyright (c) – God Forbid Publishing
- Pressed By – WEA Mfg. Olyphant – X15006
- Art Direction, Design – Paul McMenamin
- Band – Anthony Koutsos, Jerry Vessel, Mark Kozelek, Phil Carney
- Engineer – Andy Taub, Billy Anderson, David Bianco, Mark Needham, Philo Heyward*, Steve Holsworth
- Musician [Additional Musician] – Craig Ross, David Perales, Michael Urbano, Mike Hardwick, Paul Revelli
- Photography By – James Fee
- Producer – Mark Kozelek
NotesRecorded & mixed Fall 1997 through Spring 1998 at Record Two Mendocino (Comptche, California), The B Room (Austin, Texas), Toast (San Francisco, California), Prairie Sun (Cotati, California), Hyde Street Studios (San Francisco, California), and 3030 Studio (San Francisco, California).
Art direction and design for Spine.
All songs © God Forbid Publishing (BMI).
© ℗ 2001 Sub Pop Records.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 098787056525
- Mastering SID Code (Variants 1-3): ifpi L902
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): wea mfg. OLYPHANT X15006 M1S6 IR SP 565-2 01
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- Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 2U7E
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