The album's title is taken from a line by the poet Apollinaire
September 1, 2006 3:32 PM   Subscribe

So Much Fire To Roast Human Flesh from Arthur Magazine--an 18-track, multi-artist compilation CD curated by Foster featuring exclusive contributions from some of the more outspoken members of the nation's burgeoning psychedelic folk scene, ... All profits will be distributed to specific counter-military recruitment and pacifist organizations and programs who effectively advise high school students and other Americans at risk of being taken advantage of ... (and you can listen here). Some might remember Arthur vs. Godsmack--their music is heavily featured in recruiting ads.
posted by amberglow (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
And from LA Weekly: Selling War --...Ramos nods in agreement. Nobody has mentioned killing, or being killed. Iraq remains a far-off land. Another perfect recruitment day.
posted by amberglow at 3:35 PM on September 1, 2006

Arthur put out The Golden Apples of the Sun as well. It's a damn good overview.
posted by mike_bling at 4:54 PM on September 1, 2006

What?! No Viking Moses?
posted by mds35 at 7:29 PM on September 1, 2006

I've seen a similar anti-war fundraising folk project online, Wounded Dove: Alaskans Sing of War & Peace, but I've never heard it. It seems like political folk music has come back in fashion the past few years.

I don't think I've ever heard a charity fundraising compilation that I liked. They usually have one or two good songs at best.
posted by D.C. at 8:52 PM on September 1, 2006

> the nation's burgeoning psychedelic folk scene

Now that I'm glad to see. There hasn't been a really hysterically funny scene out there since the first iteration of this one. Hey, let's smoke some banana peel and play Donovan.
posted by jfuller at 6:50 AM on September 2, 2006

...though, in all fairness, Goth is responsible for more than its share of giggles.
posted by jfuller at 6:53 AM on September 2, 2006

I fail to see anything laughable about Iron & Wine, Espers or Six Organs of Admittance.
posted by oraknabo at 8:29 AM on September 2, 2006

And Donovan is great, too.
posted by ludwig_van at 1:52 PM on September 3, 2006

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