03. Don Beggs
07. Sweet Misery
08. The Hook
09. Lorel Iii
10. Gone For A Day
11. Bill Monroe
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Gong, Voice – Bill Noll (tracks: 11)
Electric Guitar – Bruce Anderson (tracks: 9)
Featuring, Guitar, Voice – Caroline Peyton
Guitar, Voice, Gong, Vibraslap – Mark Bingham
Piano – Mark Gray
Been trying to find this one for a while, one of my first posts on this blog was her second album, it took a while, but finally I found me a copy!
Born out of Bloomington, Indiana’s Needmore Commune, Mock Up is the drug-damaged hippy stepsister to Joni Mitchell’s Blue. A dark orgasmic love letter between Caroline Peyton and producer Mark Bingham, the sparsely arranged album chronicles the rise and fall of their tumultuous relationship. Peyton’s operatic training complements Mark Gray’s spare piano flourishes and Bingham’s minimal strums, seeming at times to be just another instrument amidst the controlled chaos. Bird calls, laughter, soprano, falsetto…even high-pitched squeals show off Peyton’s dynamic range and control.
Quite possibly the hippest record to ever have its cover drawn by the pressing plant’s janitor.