Karl Blau

Clothes Your I's CD


The first edition came in some hippy purses that Karl had sewed together. The second edition came in a sleeve made out of record sleeves w/ a xeroxed drawing of an apparently pregnant mermaid. We're now soliciting this cd again in a special edition. It comes complete w/ a jewel case, shrink wrapping, and a Tower Records friendly barcode sticker! (I think the lyrics are printed on the back too.) It's not that we're trying to pull a Lucas on you folks; we wouldn't do that. The thing is, this is one of our most in demand albums, and Karl and his elves can only work at so fast a rate when making the sleeves. Karl would be out on tour and we'd run out of copies, unable to send any more out until he arrived back in a few weeks. Fans would call in to the Business demanding their Blau. It wasn't pretty. Now, to the joy of Blau fans and consumers everywhere we've outsourced the production. (Don't worry, Karl is helping the elves w/ their resumes.) We?ll be selling more Blau than ever before!

Now Karl's had (and taken) lots of hits, so what makes this hit cd so compelling you ask? I don't know. Maybe it's the cohesiveness. Whereas his other cds have compiled songs from various tapes, these songs were recorded w/ the intention of being all together on one album. If the other cds are his short story collections, then this one is his novel. The songs seem to be mapping out the same emotional terrain. It's one big personal statement from Karl Blau to you the listener. I mean, it ends w/ the same song it starts with; could it be anything less? Clothes Your I's also has guest stars: Phil (I think), Nate Ashley, probably some other people, and a whole backup band of overdubbed Karl Blaus! And the whole thing was recorded at Dub Narcotic, which must mean something if Karl deemed it necessary to forgo his four-track.

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