Thursday, June 3, 2010

Daniel Johnston Must Be Destroyed!!!

I very distinctly remember the first time I heard Daniel Johnston. It was February of 2005 and I was visiting some friends in Dallas, TX.
Now, I've never had a hard time listening to rough recordings, in fact, I tend to connect with them a lot faster than if I were listening to something well produced. I think it comes from the singer/songwriter in me, having many homemade cassette recordings of my own.
Anyways, my friend put Daniel on and from that point of introduction on, I tried to get as much of his music as I could.

One year passed and the documentary, "The Devil And Daniel Johnston" was released, and I became even more of a fan, along with pretty much everyone else that saw that film. At this point, I had collected around 25 to 30 of Daniel's albums and as friends of mine were now being introduced to him, I was being sought out to fulfill their musical needs.

Getting 30 albums at once can be quite overwhelming, so I put this mix together as somewhat of a "Daniel Johnston Starter Kit."
So, whether you're already a fan or not, check it out. 3 years after making it, I still love every track on it. There'd be some that I'd like to add to it, but the line has to be drawn somewhere, i guess.

The artwork I used on the album cover is by Kasper Eistrup of the amazing Danish band, Kashmir.
Check them out as well.

01. Daniel Johnston Must Be Destroyed!!!
02. Love Wheel
03. A Little Story
04. True Love Will Find You In The End
05. Evening Stars
06. Casper, The Friendly Ghost
07. Dream Scream
08. Marching Guitars
09. Silly Love
10. Pot Head
11. Some Things Last A Long Time
12. Love Defined
13. Laurie
14. Etiquette
15. W..w..F..f..M..m..U..u..
16. Crazy Love
17. An Idiot's End
18. Walking The Cow
19. Nothing Left
20. Love Will See You Through
21. Phantom Of My Own Opera
22. Dream
23. The Story Of An Artist
24. Urge
25. Is Life Still Live Again
26. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Grievances
27. Funeral Home
28. I Saw Her Standing There


  1. oh man, can you re-post this file?

  2. Here you go