Distant Songs of Madmen was recorded live in Palermo and was my solo set in a concert organised by Lelio Gianetti and Curva Minore which included my trio Truth In The Abstract Blues and Eugene Chadbourne. My set was free improvisation; some cover versions of folk and pop songs and some of my own songs. The title of the record and some of the improvised pieces were taken from Sam Shepard's writing. Sam, one of my favourite writers, has sadly died since I recorded this record and I dedicate it to his memory. - Mike Cooper
Mike Cooper: Distant Songs Of Madmen
Day Out Of Days Mike Cooper 3' 35''
Movies Is Magic Mike Cooper 4' 18''
Nephophobia Mike Cooper 2' 26''
Spirit Song Mike Cooper 3' 19''
He'll Have To Go Mike Cooper 2' 06''
Plane Wreck At Los Gatos Mike Cooper 5' 48''
Thin Whiteman Blues Mike Cooper 2' 40''
Torch Song Mike Cooper 2' 23''
Tinnitus Mike Cooper 1' 50''
Dolphins Mike Cooper 1' 47''
Do You Want My Job Mike Cooper 3' 39''
Things You Learn From Others Mike Cooper 3' 59''