Skip to product information
1 of 3

JD Pinkus

Grow A Pear

SHIMMY-2023    Release date: Jun 07, 2024   

Regular price $24.00
Regular price Sale price $24.00
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.






Shimmy-2023  (Release Date June 7, 2024)

“ A ‘Pear’ of albums on one vinyl LP... a combo of heavy psychedelia, drum and bass grooves, bouncy boogie, catchy tunes and sprinkles of tastee horns, keys and strings thrown in... kinda like a thumb over the genre-hose nozzle, something for everyone and nothing for someone... guaranteed! “

‘Grow A Pear’ has been in the works for 5 years. What started as my contributions for the ‘new’ Butthole Surfers’ album that was not to be... turned into a solo album I recorded with contributions from some of my favorite flavor players to create an album that most represents where I came from and bridges to where I’m at right now. My wishes for the future, is that everyone in the world will finally ‘Grow A Pear’

-JD Pinkus, 2024   ( Butthole Surfers / Melvins / Honky / Helios Creed... )

The 1st pressing is limited to 555 hand-numbered LP's on 150gm black vinyl, available exclusively through the Shimmy-Shop & on Bandcamp.

A Clear vinyl pressing will arrive in stores on June 7, 2024.

A link to the free digital download with each vinyl purchase also includes two special "digital-only" bonus tracks. 


                                                JD by Eric van Dyke

'Grow A Pear' features a veritable cornucopia of American Indie music radicals! 

  • Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Ericcson of Shitkid, Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers, Sam Coomes of Quasi and Jon Spencer’s Hit Makers, Mike Savino of Tall Tall Trees, Walter Daniels of Bigfoot Chester, Mike Alfred of Shed Alford, Jed Willis of Khandroma, Michael Brueggen of Honky and Syrup, Billy Sheeran of Billy Sheeran....   

Produced by JD Pinkus
Mixed by Kramer & Pinkus
Mastered by Kramer

Blunderbuss Players:
JD Pinkus, Paul Leary, Asa Soderquist, Lina Ericcson, Mike Savino, Michael Brueegen, Sam Coomes, Kramer, Mike Alfred, Walter Daniels, Billy Sheeran, Jed Willis

All songs by JD Pinkus (Warner Sisters Publishing / BMG Gold ASCAP) except on Heaven As Fuck, additional lyrics by Åsa Söderqvist (courtesy of ShitKid and PNKSLM ASCAP)

Side Rotten Recorded at Plastic Cannon Studio by JD Pinkus. 

Side Ripe Recorded at Plastic Cannon Studio and Galley Tapes by JD Pinkus, Kramer and Mike Savino. 

Album Art by Sam Balling and Billy Perkins
Layout by Billy Perkins

In Loving Memory of Bath Salts, Rest In Powder!


...and it seems like only yesterday that Shimmy-Disc released JD Pinkus' 'Fungus Shui', his second solo “space grass” banjo album. The album was written, recorded, and mixed by Pinkus himself at Plastic Cannon Studio in Asheville, North Carolina and was mastered by Kramer.

'FUNGUS SHUI' (Shimmy-2008) was released on August 20th 2021. 

And lest we forget, just last summer we also released "PONDER MACHINE", the mind-bending collaborative LP by JD PINKUS & TALL TALL TREES.

'PONDER MACHINE' (Shimmy-2018) was released on June 30th 2023.

View full details
  • Tracklist

    Side Rotten:
    1 Heaven As Fuck
    2 Rejoice Unto Yourself
    3 11:11
    4 16 Hands High
    5 Charmer
    6 Mohair Glasses
    Side Ripe:
    7 If I Could Read My Mind
    8 Ooglin
    9 Lemme Try Again
    10 I Would Like To Pet it
    11 BB’s Cowboy Spice
    12 Baby Back
    **Plus Digital-only Bonus Tracks
    **13 Ruby
    **14 Long Arms

  • Credits

    Producer: JD Pinkus
    Composer: JD Pinkus
    Side Rotten, Recorded at Plastic Cannon Studio by JD Pinkus and Mixed by JD Pinkus and Kramer

    Side Ripe, Recorded at Plastic Cannon Studio and Galley Tapes by JD Pinkus and Mike Savino. Mixed at Plastic Cannon Studio and Noise NC by JD Pinkus and Kramer

    Mastered by Kramer
    Art and Layout by Billy Perkins

    ( **Digital-only bonus tracks:
    Cover versions by JD Pinkus.
    Vocal & Banjo - JD Pinkus
    Bass - Mike Savino (Tall Tall Trees)
    Song by David Rawlings & Gillian Welch / David Rawlings Machine LP "A Friend Of Mine" Wixen Music Publishing, Cracklin Music, Acrony Publishing
    "Long Arms"
    Vocal & Banjo - JD Pinkus
    Song by Grady Roper/ Pecan Crazy Records Publishing ASCAP )