Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

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Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

[ A Major Label / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 16 November 2009

An all-star local and international lineup perform songs from Chris Knox' back catalogue, including his solo work and songs by his groups The Enemy, Toy Love and The Tall Dwarfs.

Chris Knox is one of the founding fathers of NZ's alternative music scene. Earlier in 2009, Chris suffered a severe stroke which has left him in a long-term rehab situation.

On 'Stroke', an all-star local and international lineup perform songs from Chris Knox' back catalogue, including his solo work and songs by his groups The Enemy, Toy Love and The Tall Dwarfs. All proceeds from this collection will go to assisting Chris with his recovery.

The double album features tracks by such artists as Jay Reatard, Shayne Carter, The Mountain Goats, The Verlaines, Boh Runga, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, Will Oldham and many more - 32 tracks in all.

Tracks:

CD1: (YELLOW DISC)
1. Pull Down the Shades (Bathgate / Knox / Dooley ) -- Jay Reatard
2. Rebel (Bathgate / Dooley / Kean / Knox / Walker) -- The Checks
3. Ain't it Nice (Knox / Dooley / Bathgate / Walker / Kean) -- The Bleeding Allstars
4. Don't Catch Fire (Bathgate / Dooley / Dawson / Knox) -- Peter Gutteridge
5. Luck or Loveliness (Knox / Bathgate) -- The Chills
6. Nothing's Going to Happen (Knox / Bathgate) -- David Kilgour
7. All My Hollowness to You (Knox / Bathgate) -- The Crying Wolfs
8. Beauty (Knox / Bathgate) -- Stephin Merritt
9. Nostalgia's No Excuse (Knox) -- Portastatic
10. Crush (Knox / Bathgate) The Mint Chicks
11. I've Left Memories Behind (Knox / Bathgate) -- Jay & Sam Clarkson
12. Burning Blue (Knox / Bathgate) -- Sky Green Leopards
13. The Slide (Knox / Bathgate) -- Shayne Carter
14. Grand Mal (Knox) -- Pumice
BONUS TRACK:
15. Knoxed Out (Knox) -- Hamish Kilgour

CD2: (BLACK DISC)
1. Not Given Lightly (Knox) -- Boh Runga
2. Bodies (Knox / Bathgate) -- Red & Zeke, featuring Bill Doss & Neil Cleary
3. Lapse (Knox) -- Bill Callahan
4. Growth Spurt (Knox) -- Genghis Smith
5. Coloured (Knox) -- Yo La Tengo
6. Dunno Much about Life But I know How to Breathe (Knox) -- A.C. Newman
7. Glide (Knox) -- Alec Bathgate
8. Inside Story (Knox) -- Don McGlashan
9. The Outer Skin (Knox) -- Sean Donnelly
10. What Goes Up (Knox / Bathgate) -- Lambchop
11. Brave (Knox) -- The Mountain Goats
12. Round These Walls (Knox / Bathgate) -- The Tokey Tones (and friends)
13. Just Do It (Knox / Bathgate) -- The Bats
14. My Only Friend (Knox) -- Will Oldham
15. It's Love (Knox) -- The Finn Family
16. Becoming Something Other (Knox) -- Jordan Luck
17. Driftwood (Knox) -- The Verlaines
18. Song of the Tall Poppy (Knox) -- Lou Barlow
BONUS TRACKS:
19- Napping in Lapland (Knox / Martyn / Neville / Mulholland) -- The Nothing
20. Sunday Song (Knox / Bathgate) -- Tall Dwarfs