Jad Fair & Kramer
The History of Crying (Revisited)
Shimmy-2006 Release date: Jun 18, 2021
Jad Fair & Kramer announce their third collaboration for Kramer's newly reborn Shimmy-Disc label, The History of Crying (Revisited) - a 12-song LP produced by Kramer at his Noise Miami recording studio, and in Austin, Texas.
Long-time fans of Jad Fair will be blown away by his vocals on this album, as he runs rings around Kramer's complex melodies and sings like he's never sung before. 33 years after their first LP together (Roll Out The Barrel), this new LP sounds nothing like their previous two releases. With music by Kramer and words by Jad, there's something dripping down for everyone on this limited edition "Golden Tears Vinyl" LP, remixed by Kramer in glorious analog on the very same vintage UA610 console used by Brian Wilson to mix "Pet Sounds", and by Arthur Lee to record and mix LOVE's seminal LP, "Forever Changes.”
KRAMER: Hey. Jad. Listen. We haven’t made a record together for almost 20 years.
JAD: Well yes, I think it would be about 20 years. It’s been quite a good long time now.
KRAMER: So we should fix that, right?
JAD: Well yes, i would think that 20 years is, perhaps, a bit too long between records.
KRAMER: So why don’t you send me some lyrics, and i’ll get started.
JAD: OK, but, well, i’m just so terribly busy right now with so many records coming out,
and I, I’m… I just don’t think I’d be able to write new lyrics for at least a few months.
Maybe even not until June or…I’m just so busy right now.
KRAMER: Hmmm. OK. Well, what if I sent you 12 song titles? Would that help?
JAD: You mean, like, right now?
KRAMER: Well, in about ten minutes. Gimme ten minutes.
JAD: Oh well then I can definitely get you the lyrics by Friday.