Steve Kilbey solo - POX

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Much as I love The Church, Steve Kilbey's solo albums have never grabbed me though there's always a few tracks that are great. Can someone who's more familiar suggest the pick of his solo work?

Mr. Odd, Friday, 25 April 2008 15:25 (twelve years ago) link

Elvis Telecom to thread -- because though I have a slew of them I won't pretend to know everything. However I would say that you should look into the first Jack Frost album and the Isidore album if you've not already.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 April 2008 15:33 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah - both Jack Frost albums are terrific, Grant MacLennan really was a great foil for Kilbey. The Karmic Hit label sampler is damn good too.

Mr. Odd, Friday, 25 April 2008 18:41 (twelve years ago) link

Well, I don't have everything, either. It seems I'm missing his 2001 album Dabble & 2003 album (collection of old unreleased tracks?) Freaky Conclusions. My main complaint with his work is that though it's never less than pleasant, much of it is simply unmemorable. It's funny how not a single song on an album called "Remindlessness" left any impression on me whatsoever!

Anyhoo, here's my POX. First three are my faves, #1 his most memorable I think, while #2 & #3 drive me out of my mind with happiness. #3 especially makes me want to jump and down with glee. This is one of those songs I could play over and over many times in a row which I remember doing way back when.

1. Judgement Day
2. A Favourite Pack of Lies
3. Something That Means Something
4. Pretty Ugly Pretty Sad
5. Guilty
6. Nothing Inside
7. Life's Little Luxuries
8. Transaction
9. Space
10. Midnite In America

I didn't bother to pull out his acoustic album, just didn't want to be bothered. Also I didn't try to include any of his collaboration called Fake from 1994 with some lady named Sandy Chick which is some of my fave stuff ever but really isn't anything like him solo. Looking at Wikipedia, gosh I forgot all about his Hex collaboration. See what I mean about unmemorable?

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

Also I welcome Elvis Telecom's contribution but I fear he may not post. I mean, I don't exactly see him around on a regular basis anymore if I ever did. Let's hope we can draw him out of the woodwork.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

i don't mind 'this asphalt eden' and that's about it..

electricsound, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:37 (twelve years ago) link

Hex, meh, there were two of those and I sold them aeons ago. Unmemorable indeed.

Mr. Odd, Saturday, 26 April 2008 02:51 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

Kilbey box set on the way...

*** LIMITED EDITION 8 CD BOX SET!! THIS WILL SELL OUT FAST SO, GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!!! ***
CONTAINS REMASTERED DIGI-PAK REDESIGNED VERSIONS OF:
UNEARTHED
EARTHED
THE SLOW CRACK
REMINDLESSNESS
NARCOSIS + EP
DABBLE
ARTIFACTS & FREAKY CONCLUSIONS

*** AND IF YOU ORDER BETWEEN NOW AND MAY 18th YOU WILL GET ALL 8 ALBUMS INSTANTLY AS MP3's UPON PURCHASE (WITH RECEIPT) AS WELL AS THREE MORE ALBUMS WORTH OF MP3's WITH ***

"BEDROOM DEMOS #1" MP3
"BEDROOM DEMOS #2" MP3
AND "PAINKILLER" MP3
AS WELL AS THE monsters n mirages BOOKLET (proof) in PDF FORMAT!!

169 TRACKS IN TOTAL!!

NOTE: PHYSICAL BOX SETS WILL BE SHIPPED BY MAY 18th (digital tracks will appear with a link to download with your receipt (from Second Motion), if you do not receive this receipt within 30 minutes of purchase, check your spam folder or contact us directly

TRACKLISTING

monsters n mirages (limited edition 8xcd box set)
Steve Kilbey
monsters n mirages (limited edition box set)

Unearthed
Steve Kilbey

DISC ONE UNEARTHED
Out Of This World / Guilty / Pretty Ugly, Pretty Sad / Swampdrone / Judgement Day / Rising Son / Tyrant / Forgetfulness / Nonapology / Transference / My Birthday, The Moon Festival / Design Error / Nothing Inside / Othertime / Heliopolis / Famine / Arm Chair / Life Like Love / Someone Calls You On / You Once Told Me /

Earthed
Steve Kilbey
DISC TWO EARTHED
The Dawn Poems / Neuman / Dreambeings / The White Plague / A Love Letter From Sydney / Carthage / City of Women / Hotel / The Empire Mourns Her Sun WIthout Tears / Cornucopia / Memory (C) / Aphrodite / The Reality Generators Malfunctioned / Napoleon's Army, Christmas Eve, Outside Moscow / Sad Little Piano Piece / Atlantis / Pan / The Woman Who Was Married To Love / Agog / Earthed / Palace In India / Dreambeings... / Untitled #1 / The White Plague / Untitled #2 / Carthage / Untitled #3 / Untitled #4 /

The Slow Crack
Steve Kilbey
DISC THREE THE SLOW CRACK
Fireman / Woman With A Reason / Favourite Pack of Lies / Something That Means Something / Ariel Sings / A Minutes WIthout You / Surrealist Woman Blues / Starling Street / Transaction / Consider Yourself Conquered / Life A Ghost / Song of Solomon / This Asphalt Eden / Never Come Back / Shell /

Remindlessness
Steve Kilbey
DISC FOUR REMINDLESSNESS
The Neverness Hoax / Vanishing Act / Life's Little Luxuries / She Counts Up The Days / The Amphibian / Random Pan / Pain In My Temples / Liquid / Goliath / Some Lysergic Africa / Gloriana / Danielle / Excerpt From Charlotte Bay Pde / Music From Commericial for Eternity Inc No Such Thing / Soul Sample - Celebration of the Birthday of the Elephant God / Remindlessness /

Narcosis + EP
Steve Kilbey
DISC FIVE NARCOSIS + EP
Somna / Limbo / Sleep With Me / Fall In Love / Space / The Egyptian / Midnite In America / Linda Wong / English Kiss / Double Exposure / Over /

Dabble
Steve Kilbey
DISC SIX DABBLE
Blessed One / Keeper / Silencer / China / Loki / Selfish Portrait / No Time At All / Aloha Biggles and Starr / Untitled One / Stagefright / Untitled Too / Seasick / The Temptation of St Anthony / Time To Say Goodbye /

Artifacts
Steve Kilbey
DISC SEVEN ARTIFACTS
This is Goodbye / That Promise / Someone Calls You / Uncle, Uncle / Jap Thing (Rising Son) / Into My Hands / Premonition / No, No, No (A Month Of Sundays) / Shell / As The World (Armchair) / The Collector / I See Your Beginning / A Means To An End / This Is The Same / True Blues (Blues) /

Freaky Conclusions
Steve Kilbey
DISC EIGHT FREAKY CONCLUSIONS
Again / Blues / FIngers In My Skull / Mechanism / I'm Through / Weird Old World / She Me We / All Of These Questions / The Collector / Stone Gods / An Arrangement / Travel Light / Freaky Conclusions /

Tracklisting for the BEDROOM DEMOS #1 & #2
(only available digitally with pre-orders before May 18th, 2010)

Inkling / Let's Experiment / A Doll Inside A Doll / Another Inkling / Estranged / Electrical Disturbance / Mourn The Born / When I Came Back Again / For A Moment We're Strangers / Insect World / Statue Garden / Sand and Snow / The Scene Is Real / Untitled / Left Her Behind / You're My Idea / My Abstract Model / It's Not A Question / Slowly / Rocking Horse / You Can't Turn Your Back / She Waits / Still I Don't Understand / Life Is Such A Blast / Instrumental #1 / Instrumental #2 /

(Painkiller Tracklisting can be found on the Painkiller album page of this site)

Steve Kilbey is the singer, bassist and main lyricist of the legendary Australian band, The Church.
Over the span of 30 years, Kilbey has been one of the most prolific songwriters of our generation. In addition to collaborations and side-projects such as Jack Frost (late Grant McLennan of the Go-Betweens), Isidore (Jeffrey Cain of Remy Zero) and Martin Kennedy (of All-India Radio) to name a few, Kilbey has also had a long prolific career as a solo artists as well.

As well as a very accomplished poet and painter. Kilbey's own creative musical tally outside of The Church includes seven solo albums and numerous collaborative projects and production credits which concluded with 2009's critically acclaimed 7th studio album Painkiller.

In celebration of the church's 30th anniversary, we are proud to announce a full remaster/reissue campaign for frontman Steve Kilbey's entire solo catalog. This starts with 1986's debut solo album Unearthed to 2001's Dabble, all digitally remastered and available in newly formatted digipak packaging. Eight CDs in total.

This limited edition (1,000 copies only) 8-disc Box Set entitled "monsters n mirages" also includes a 28-page booklet with Kilbey writing extensive liner notes on every album, as well as 28 exclusive rare tracks from two discs entitled "Artifacts" and "Freaky Conclusions" that are not available as individual titles and only here to this limited release.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 27 March 2010 04:04 (ten years ago) link

so what's the quality of kilbey's solo stuff like? I really like the Church, so I could see myself dropping $100 for this... unless they're all terrible!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 27 March 2010 17:24 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

I have consistently enjoyed Unearthed since I bought the cassette in high school, but I gave away the (super cool clear vinyl!) version of Earthed that I had to another Church fan years ago.

Honestly though I revived this thread to say that Unearthed is perfect "tootling through the afternoon working on this and that" sort of music. I'd recommend it to you, f. hazel...almost 2 years after you asked this question.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:38 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

I am thrilled to find that Unearthed is back on Spotify, after being gone for a few years. They also have both albums by Hex, his excellent collaboration with Donnette Thayer from Game Theory - do check those out, they've long been favorites of mine.

Alpha 666, The Number of the Beast (I M Losted), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 23:21 (two weeks ago) link


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