The Library Book Of The World

The Library Book Of The World

by Danbert NobaconDanbert Nobacon


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Former Chumbawamba member (and now Washington state resident) Danbert Nobacon won't win many prizes for either subtlety or singing in tune with this album. But that doesn't matter, since it's a great, politically-charged piece of rock & roll powered by Mekon Jon Langford and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, who give a wonderfully ramshackle, spontaneous feel to it all. Nobacon covers rock & roll and its oft-inflated place in the world ("Rock 'N' Roll Holy Wars") in a voice that recalls Tom Waits in its amount of gravel, American politics, global money and trade, equates "Christopher Marlowe" and art with the modern pop song, and goes to many places lyrically. It's an album with a lot of depth, even if the musical framework of the songs is quite simple. There's plenty of humor, as you'd expect from someone with his background, but that's a good way of getting his message across. It might only be roughly sewn together at the seams, but this is a very enjoyable disc, left of center (could it be anything else?) and a perfect combination of forces between like-minded musicians.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2007
Label: Bloodshot Records
UPC: 0744302014128
catalogNumber: 141
Rank: 123526

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danbert Nobacon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jon Langford   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Tack Piano
John Rice   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Sitar,Tack Piano
Pat Brennan   Organ,Piano,Accordion
Alan Doughty   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dan Massey   Percussion,Drums
Dan Massey   Drums

Technical Credits

Jon Langford   Producer,Audio Production
John Rice   Audio Production
Dan Dietrich   Engineer
Danbert Nobacon   Composer,Audio Production

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