"Year Of The Husband" is the 3rd LP by The Dudley Corporation. With our 3rd bass player! Thankfully Mark has been with us now for more years than we all care to remember
Released by US label Absolutely Kosher in Summer 2008, it was an LP borne of a protracted gestation. Sessions took place in France, the US and Ireland, including the legendary Inner Ear (Fugazi/Dischord) in Washington DC. Guests include Carol Keogh, Nigel Farrely and Kenseth Thibideaux. Something like 4 years in the making. Ridiculous.
The artwork was by Rick Froberg, him out of Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and now Obits. Check his things at rfroberg.tumblr.com
You can purchase the physical copies of the LP from www.absolutelykosher.com
released July 4, 2008
In this, the year of the husband, the Corpo were Mark, Joss and Dudley. Instruments played included a bunch of guitars, bass, drums, tambourine, saw, piano, mellotron, lovely whistle and a microkorg. Carol Keogh sang for Ireland on a bunch of stuff, as did Nigel Farrely and Love Story In Blood Red.
Kenseth Thibideaux spread his talents on us while Brian and Nataly Kelly sailed over some smooth piano. Steve Kiraly percussed and Jeff Linnell flauted.
Chris, Miriam, Dolmhain, Igor, Snakey, Cara, Brent, Jorg, Annie, Brian, Nataly, Dan, Edra, Jeff, Pantone 247, Sandy, Angela and Jackson Blair didn't give up.
All songs written by the Corpo, except the piano bit on "Stepout", sampled from "Battle Lines Are Drawn" by Waiting Room, 2nd verse written by Carol Keogh and "Don't Give Up, Stupid" written with Kenseth
Recorded in sequence between Dec '04 and April '06 at Robowski (Wexford, IR), Lab East (Chicago, IL), Inner Ear (Arlington, VA), Black Box (Nantes, FR), Nigel's dining room (Cork, IR), Donal's bedroom (Dublin, IR), Dudley's front room (Dublin, IR), One Zero Zero (Belfast, NI) and Sexist Chocolate (Chicago, IL).
Recorded in sequins by Rob Bochnik, Kris Poulin, Don Zientara, David Odlum, Nigel Farrely, Donal O'Mahony and Rocky O'Reilly (who did the lions share, though it nearly killed the poor bugger).
Mixed by Kris Poulin at Sexist Chocolate and Volume in Chicago, Rob Bochnik at Robowski, and David Odlum at Black Box.
Mastered by John Golden at Golden Mastering, Ventura, CA.
Front cover and crows by Rick Froberg
Back cover by Dudley
Art assembelage by Fiachra.
Special thanks to Graham Mackey, Donny Van Zandt, Cory Brown, Steve Kiraly, Hugh McCabe, Dan Sullivan, Damian Coleman, all lenders of gear '05, Pinback and especially Rocky and Kris, all honorary Corpo members.
Animapals - Handicat, Milo, Cincicat, Brujeria, Beag, Tito, Bailey and Maggie May.
For Barb, Jill and Giita