The Pine Hill Haints

To Win or To Lose (KLP208)


Full Release

LP $15.00
CD $10.00

Tracks

Intro
Not So Lucky and the Invisible Kid
Charley Horse
Bordello Blackwidow
Scar
Halloween-time All the Time
Never Cry
Revenge of the Spider-web Boy
Je Passe Devant ta Porte
Never Gonna Die
My Bones are Gonna Rise Again
How Much Poison Does it Take
The Ranger's Command
Screaming Jenny
Doublehead
You Are My Thief

A ragged collection of junk musicians and travelers, the Pine Hill Haints have journeyed to hold Midnight Opries across the basements of Babylon for over a decade. Here with To Win or To Lose [KLP208], their second long player on K Records, the topics move further into the forest shadows, with tales of modern America and the ghosts of its past.

Although Pine Hill Haints are great fans of soft pop music, and suburban American bedroom sleepover parties, the topics presented on To Win or To Lose instead reflect the new age of darkness that has recently hit the global mass market; the ancient idea of the Great Hunt, the hounds and the horn of impending doom; this record has fast songs about living and self-destruction, songs of natural disaster, public domain dance music, and tales of friends, brothers and sisters who walk the streets, sleep in the dumpsters or backseats of cars, or jump trains. A Valentine croon and a roaring train wreck. Recorded at the Black Owl Trading Co in Florence, Alabama, To Win or To Lose is the sound of the dead forever and the coming new age made by the children of this Great Hunt.