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Download links and information about Oar by Alexander " Skip " Spence. This album was released in 1949 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 22 tracks with total duration of 01:04:24 minutes.

Artist: Alexander " Skip " Spence
Release date: 1949
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 22
Duration: 01:04:24
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No. Title Length
1. Little Hands (featuring Alexander) 3:41
2. Cripple Creek (featuring Alexander) 2:13
3. Diana (featuring Alexander) 3:29
4. Margaret-Tiger Rug (featuring Alexander) 2:14
5. Weighted Down (The Prison Song) (featuring Alexander) 6:24
6. War In Peace (featuring Alexander) 4:02
7. Broken Heart (featuring Alexander) 3:26
8. All Come to Meet Her (featuring Alexander) 2:01
9. Books of Moses (featuring Alexander) 2:42
10. Dixie Peach Promenade (featuring Alexander) 2:50
11. Lawrence of Euphoria (featuring Alexander) 1:27
12. Grey/Afro (featuring Alexander) 9:38
13. This Time He Has Come (featuring Alexander) 4:39
14. It's the Best Thing for You (featuring Alexander) 2:48
15. Keep Everything Under Your Hat (featuring Alexander) 3:04
16. Furry Heroine (featuring Alexander) 3:33
17. Givin' Up Things (featuring Alexander) 0:57
18. If I'm Good (featuring Alexander) 0:47
19. You Know (featuring Alexander) 1:44
20. Doodle (featuring Alexander) 1:00
21. Fountain (featuring Alexander) 0:31
22. To Think You and I (featuring Alexander) 1:14



Alexander “Skip” Spence was a gifted, largely self-taught multi instrumentalist with an ear for unsettling dissonances and an uncanny knack for evoking the haunted atmosphere of pre-war blues and country with nothing more than a twist of his weathered vocal chords. A prime mover on San Francisco’s psychedelic scene, Spence lent his shambolic drumming to an early incarnation of Jefferson Airplane and gained fame as a member of Moby Grape. After being institutionalized in the wake of a violent mental breakdown, Spence cut out for Nashville, where he recorded the unnervingly skeletal tunes that make up Oar, his only solo release. Though Oar is infamous for being one of the lowest selling major label releases of all time, its influence on contemporary music far outweighs its sales numbers. Artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Cat Power, and Uncle Tupelo have picked up on the determinedly ramshackle instrumentation, ghostly aura, and hair-raising melancholy of tracks like the creaking murder ballad “Weighted Down” the flippant “Lawrence of Euphoria” and the formidable “Books of Moses”.