||Various Artists: Stroke - Songs for Chris Knox
Wonderful double cd tribute album.2 cds housed in super black and yellow slipcase as per the cover art for Chris' Seizure album.
As well as being super talented,Chris is also one of the genuine nice guys of New Zealand Music.Proceeds from the sale of this cd will go to Chris and his family to help with his rehabilitation.
From his early work with The Enemy, Toy Love & his partnership with Alec Bathgate in Tall Dwarfs to his legendary solo work and new group The Nothing, Chris Knox is recognised as one of the leading lights of indie music and became a figurehead for the famed Flying Nun label.
Chris' music has touched many around the world, with artists from Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy citing his music as influential.
In June 2009, Chris suffered a severe stroke which has left him in a long-term rehab situation. 'Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox' is a tribute to the man and his music - from across his back catalogue - performed by friends, past bandmates and admirers of Chris.
Stroke features Chris Knox's songs performed by NZ artists such as Shayne Carter, David Kilgour, The Chills, The Mint Chicks, The Checks, Boh Runga, Don McGlashan, Sean (SJD) Donnelly, Jordan Luck, The Finn Family, The Bats, The Verlaines, The Nothing, Tall Dwarfs and many more; and international artists such as Will (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) Oldham, Bill (Smog) Callahan, Lou (Sebadoh) Barlow, Yo La Tengo, AC Newman, Lambchop, The Mountain Goats, Jay Reatard, Portastatic and many more
1 Pull Down The Shades Jay Reatard
2 Rebel The Checks
3 Aint It Nice The Bleeding Allstars
4 Dont Catch Fire Peter Gutteridge
5 Luck Or Loveliness The Chills
6 Nothings Going to Happen David Kilgour
7 All My Hollowness To You The Crying Wolfs
8 Beauty Stephin Merritt
9 Nostalgias No Excuse Portastatic
10 Crush The Mint Chicks
11 Ive Left Memories Behind Jay & Sam Clarkson
12 Burning Blue Sky Green Leopards
13 The Slide Shayne Carter
14 Grand Mal Pumice
15 Knoxed Out - Hamish Kilgour
1 Not Given Lightly Boh Runga
2 Bodies Red & Zeke featuring Bill Doss and Neil Cleary.
3 Lapse Bill Callahan
4 Growth Spurt Genghis Smith
5 Coloured Yo La Tengo
6 Dunno Much about Life But I know How To Breathe AC Newman
7 Glide Alec Bathgate
8 Inside Story Don McGlashan
9 The Outer Skin Sean Donnelly
10 What Goes Up Lambchop
11 Brave The Mountain Goats
12 Round These Walls The Tokey Tones (and friends)
13 Just Do It The Bats
14 My Only Friend Will Oldham
15 Its Love The Finn Family
16 Becoming Something Other Jordan Luck
17 Driftwood The Verlaines
18 Song of the Tall Poppy Lou Barlow
19 Napping In Lapland The Nothing
20 Sunday Song Tall Dwarfs