|Album:||Add It Up (1981-1993)|
|Released:||US, 21 May 2021|
|Genre(s):||Rock, Folk Rock, Indie Rock|
|A2||Waiting For The Bus||2:06|
|A3||Blister In The Sun||2:23|
|A4||Gone Daddy Gone||3:05|
|Written-By - Gordon Gano, Willie Dixon|
|Xylophone - Brian Ritchie|
|A6||Gimme The Car||5:05|
|B1||Country Death Song||5:00|
|Banjo - Tony Trischka|
|Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Voice [Game Calls] - John Zorn|
|Cornett - Drake Scott|
|Jew's Harp [Jaw Harp] - Brian Ritchie|
|Tenor Saxophone - Peter Balestrieri|
|B3||Jesus Walking On Water||3:05|
|Autoharp - Christina Houghton|
|Fiddle - Gordon Gano|
|Vocals - Cynthia Gayneau, Peter Balestrieri|
|Recorded By [On 4-Track Cassette] - Victor DeLorenzo|
|B5||I Held Her In My Arms||3:01|
|Organ - Sigmund Snopek III|
|Tenor Saxophone - Bob Jennings|
|C1||I Hate The TV||2:09|
|C3||Old Mother Reagan||0:33|
|Producer - Jerry Harrison|
|Instruments - Brian Ritchie, Drake Scott, Victor DeLorenzo|
|Written-By - Brian Ritchie, Victor DeLorenzo|
|C5||Dance, M.F., Dance!||3:17|
|Baritone Saxophone - Peter Balestrieri|
|Trombone, Piano - Sigmund Snopek III|
|Written-By - Glenn Rehse, John Frankovic, Voot Warnings|
|Banjo - Gordon Gano|
|Producer [Studio Portion Produced By] - Violent Femmes, Warren Bruleigh|
|Recorded By [Live Portion] - Caleb Alexander|
|Recorded By [Studio Portion], Mixed By [Studio Portion] - Warren Bruleigh|
|Sitar - Ashwin Batish|
|Keyboards - Tom Mandel|
|Mixed By - Eric "ET" Thorngren|
|Organ - Michael Beinhorn|
|C8||Out The Window||2:54|
|D1||Kiss Off (Live)||4:55|
|Recorded By - Chris Thomas|
|D2||Add It Up (Live)||5:56|
|Conch - Mike Kashou|
|Recorded By [Board Tape Recorded By] - Caleb Alexander|
|Soprano Saxophone - Jerry Harrison|
|Trumpet - Dominic Placco|
|Whistle - Victor DeLorenzo|
|Written-By - B. Ritchie, C. Lentzner, D. Placco, G. Gano, J. Harrison, M. Kashou, V. DeLorenzo|
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