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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tiny Tim - Songs Of An Impotent Troubadour

Tiny Tim
Songs of an Impotent Troubadour

Year of Release:
Label: World Serpent
Genre: Acoustic
Style: acoustic, spoken-word, comedy

Track Listing:
1. Welcome To Tiny Tim's World
2. The Ice Skaters Song - 1994
3. Poem For Elizabeth Taylor - 1947
4. You're The Only One - Song For Elizabeth Taylor
5. Tiny Tim's Search For The Magic Princess
6. The Destruction Of The Captain America Collection
7. Tiny Tim's Quest For Elizabeth Taylor
8. When I'm Feeling Sad - 1948
9. Jane - 1948
10. Our Little Secret - 1958
11. Stephanie - 1958
12. Pretty Baby - 1958
13. Don't Call Me Anymore - 1958
14. Whispering Voices - 1958
15. Heaven Only Knows - 1958
16. Dear Tuesday - 1960
17. Tiny Tim At The Café Bizarre
18. Hello Ellie Halsey - 1963
19. Tiny Tim At Page Three
20. If I Could Ride A Spaceship - 1964
21. Tiny Tim Records His 78 Classics
22. Spoiled - 1964
23. Just Another Girl Called Judy - 1964
24. Tiny Tim Receives "Siddhartha" From Miss Bluebell
25. The Tragedy Of Romance
26. Introducing Miss Dixie!
27. Forever Miss Dixie - 1982
28. Tiny Tim Meets The Eternal Princess
29. Jessica Hahn I - 1989
30. I Used To Love Jessica Hahn, But Now I Love Stephanie Bohn - 1990
31. Jessica Hahn II - 1989
32. Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year - 1980
33. She Left Me With The Herpes - 1980
34. The Ballad Of An Impotent Troubadour - 1995 - Tiny Tim
35. Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'? - Tiny Tim with Current 93 and Nurse With Wound

An excerpt from the inner sleeve of this disc...
~An Impotent Troubadour~
~A Valentine's Message From Tiny Tim~
"Why do I call myself by that name? Because it is true. However, I still yearn and love to sing love songs to young, beautiful girls.
My private parts may not function too well, but my heart for love and romance is on fire.
May this message give encouragement to those who are impotent -
To keep singing
Even if your bell stops ringing

This is the real Tiny Tim baring his soul and pouring his heart out for all to hear. These are all orignal songs, stories and poems
not only performed by the man himself, but with introductions and history surrounding the material and how the songs relate to his real life experiences.
Tiny Tim was a real storyteller and I can only imagine how fascinating it would have been to meet him. Song #35, however, is a bit different and seem a bit out of place here. In a 1995 telephone conversation with David Tibet, Tim gives us his thoughts on the anti-christ, the second coming of Christ and life on other planets.
This is all mixed with the sort of creepy electronic noise that listeners of Nurse With Wound or Current 93 will be familiar with.
After a minute of silence there is another spoken bit, this time in a studio, where Tim talks of the worlds need for love.
God bless Tiny Tim.

Download: Tiny Tim - Songs of an Impotent Troubadour
Download size: 70.12 MB


Unknown said...

Thanks for this 'um, Psycho Cat!
And, regarding your itroduction yesterday, nice to meet you!
ZerO II sure seems to have picked a good person to help out the Meltd0wn.
Like Ally and Fill before you, you seem to be bringing a fresh style here, while still keeping the spirit going... kudos!

I can't wait until this downloads, to give it a listen.

Sidenote: Tiny Tim lived his last years here, in Minnesota. I saw him in a Target one day, but I didn't say "hi". Kicking myself about that now.

Timmy said...

Tiny Tim was one of America's great musicologists, & a damn good falsetto, As well as a baritone, when he set his skills to it. He was mislead, somewhat, perhaps, but a good guy & I think we should all realize that. Thanx for these odditties form his career.