Caroliner Rainbow Open Wound Chorale - Rise Of The Common Woodpile

So on their mirrored old website, this is described as an LP but has the cover of the CD complete with the "packaged in manilla envelope with graphics and paint added". I have a theory that the copyright dates noted on the site are the real dates of the originals and then history kind of warped (because I'm not sure they thought this was gonna last long) and what you get on discogs on the earlier releases are the reissue dates. I'll never be able to prove it and to be honest there's probably only me that cares.

Anyway, the twelfth and final track on the vinyl (Victory Arm Fence) ends with a locked groove. On here, "Victory" is split into three tracks before the locked groove kicks in for another four tracks (sounds shit but it's quite hypnotic). When you lay out the titles of the six "bonus" tracks it reads: "Hey, The Twelve Songs Are Spread Over 18 Tracks Without Much Consideration For Archiving As Mp3's".

Thank heaven for the lunatics, am I right?

Rise Of The Common Woodpile

Finally ... the Caroliner vaults are empty apart from these live recordings.

As always ... if you are sitting on anything else, please share!

Live at Alvin's, Detroit, MI, 1991.08.11

Live at Loft Party at 190 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA, 1993.07.17

Live at Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, 10.29.93

Live in San Francisco, CA, 2002.08.06

Live at Les Voutes, Paris, March 13th, 2005

Live at Wooden Octopus Skull Festival, 2005.09.10

Live at Max’s Vet Center Eugene OR 6.3.08

Live at The 5lowershop, San Francisco 14. December (? year)


GRK. 17 August 2018 at 08:24  

Thanks for all these!

Anonymous,  17 August 2018 at 20:09  

This Caroliner campaign has been a seriously heroic effort. Thanks a billion.

Anonymous,  17 August 2018 at 21:29  

Thanks so much for all of the Caroliner madness. I discovered them @ Amoeba Records, Berkeley, and from there the Subterranean catalog. When I called to put in an order I was told basically nothing from their catalog was available, but that someone dropped by periodically to drop off records, so slowly I accumulated what they had. Wonderful to hear it all again. Thanks!

And Dolor Del Estamago, someone would sell tons of various titles to Amoeba Records San Francisco once or twice a year. Old mexican folk, live oddities from unlisted bands. You never knew what they would record.

VOTG,  18 August 2018 at 05:40  

Thank you so much for the live material. I like how they're almost universally "untitled tracklists" thanks to the nature of Caroliner.

cool breeze 18 August 2018 at 17:42  

three cheers for all this caroliner


Anonymous,  21 August 2018 at 11:00  

"And Dolor Del Estamago, someone would sell tons of various titles to Amoeba Records San Francisco once or twice a year." Grux lives in San Francisco and is responsible for some of Dolor Del Estomago, so it was probably him.

mike 26 August 2018 at 15:55  

I has these I'll dig them out and send you a link at the aol address


8/8/02 GAMH SF CA 53m aud A- maybe sae as one you list as 8/6/02?
4/17/03 Fireside Bowl, Chicago ecm 917>sharpMD----49 min-----B+
9/12/05 Caroliner Rainbow Scratched Soaproot and Candle Dinner, Sixes,Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet, Gerrit, and the Sounds Only Dogs Can Hear Orchestra--”erb” memorial union, U of Oregon--csb’s>csbb>mdmt770 s- A- , lots of pix of all and vid of HGKK, limited partial of CRSS-sony hi8 stereo>dvd—B+ (also have edited reed of above/+sbd+Sony HiMD rec’s by
6/3/08 Max’s Vet Center Eugene OR aud dpa 4061’s>spsb3>mdmt770--55 min------A

badgerstump 26 August 2018 at 16:02  

OOOOHHH ... you are a genius!

Krankenkabinet as well ... shit, I need to go and have a cold shower and lie down.