Killed My Parents and Hit the Road
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|The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road|
|Compilation album by The Twilight Sad|
|Released||December 8, 2008|
|Label||Fat Cat Records|
|The Twilight Sad chronology|
The Twilight Sad Killed My Parents and Hit the Road is a limited edition compilation album by Scottish indie-rock band The Twilight Sad, released December 8, 2008 on Fat Cat Records. The compilation is composed of live tracks, covers and previously unreleased material, and was made to "help fund their tour with Mogwai," in late 2008. Only 1000 copies of the compilation were made, and they were only made available at live shows, in independent record shops and at Fat Cat's official website. The CD will not be repressed, however, it is available on the iTunes store.
The first six tracks were recorded at the ABC, in Glasgow, on October 9, 2008.
The album artwork and name are homages to the Sonic Youth album, Goo. According to vocalist James Graham, guitarist Andy MacFarlane came up with the idea, and noted that "[The Twilight Sad] were playing in America with Mogwai [...] and Thurston Moore [came] to the gig. So we were thinking "fuck" and hoping he didn’t see the merchandise table. They haven’t sued us though. Yet."
"Untitled #28" and "Untitled #27" were later featured on the band's second studio album, Forget the Night Ahead, as "The Neighbours Can't Breathe" and "The Room", respectively.
- "Walking for Two Hours" (live)
- "That Summer, at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy" (live)
- "Untitled #28" (live)
- "Cold Days from the Birdhouse" (live)
- "And She Would Darken the Memory" (live)
- "Twenty Four Hours" (Joy Division cover) (live)
- "The Wealther Is Bad" [sic] (from the short film Brilliant Noise)
- "Half a Person" (The Smiths cover)
- "Untitled #27"
- "Modern Romance" (Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover)
- "I Was Hoping Winter Was Over"
- James Graham - vocals
- Andy MacFarlane - guitar, noise, mixing ("The Weath-er is Bad")
- Craig Orzel - bass
- Mark Devine - drums
- Dok - keyboards (tracks 1-6)
- Iain Cook - mixing, mastering
- Andreas Jonsson - recording (tracks 1-6)
- Peter Katis - recording & mixing (track 11)