Losers – Cassette – Shrimper – 1991
There was a self released version of this cassette which has a different track listing but this is also the first Shrimper cassette release from Lou. The covers have been hand coloured.
Columbus / The Freed Pig / Only Losers / Normal Way / I See You Running / Antheneezal / K-sensa-my II / Coolest Hurt / Growing / Love Up Above / You Fell Down the Stairs/Pink Twinkie / Blonde in the Bleachers / Face Down/High-d / Strange Love / Mellow, Cool and Painfully Aware / Bay City Baby/Blind Dove / I Feel Good Inside About Me Inside Me / Breakdown Day / Afraid of Babies / Old Wife Cried / I Will Be Lonely All My Life / Favorite Letter / Rise Below Slowly / Give Up / Morning Rain / Six Days Without Shaving / Wipe it Out / Fleshy True / Colix Jauntarah / Win Slow / Weed Forestin / Sebadough / Mojain Plane / Try to Get What You Want, Never Get it / I’m So Depressed / Wendin Will / The Free Man
Original Self released cassette images courtesy of Simone Iordan. I am very jealous.
Most of the worst and some of the best – Cassette – Shrimper – 1992
The second of the Shrimper cassette releases. Each copy appears to feature either a foil star stuck on the cover or a hand drawn star.
American Morning ’91 / Monkey Racist / Alberquerqe ’89 / Ratherdie / I Can’t Wait / Suede / Barbed Wire / Nitemare / What Would it be Like / Run to You / Meaningless Dead End / Cause for Celebration / Jealous of Jesus / Mary Christ / Puffin on a Pot Pipe / Alone to Decide
Wasted Pieces – Cassette – Shrimper – 1993
The third and final Lou Shrimper cassette. This was later re-released on CD with additional tracks.
Pooh Piece / Stiff to the Rythm / Broken II / Be Nice Me / Never Tried / My Head Really Hurts (Part 3) / God Won’t Let You Die / Saliva Drips / Abandon / No Way At All / I Know Before / It Might Be / Old Man / Raise Your Head / Brown Confessin’ / Raise the Bells / Conspiracy / Fun-pool / Why We Swing / Nothing Lasts / Heartness Crane / Organ / Cello
Winning Losers – 10″/CD – Smells Like Records – 1994
A selection of tracks on Steve Shelly’s Smells Like Records label. Was later re-released with the Losercore 7″ tracks included as bonus tracks.
Stronger / Chokechain / Only Losers / Breakdown Day / Rise Below Slowly / Dragdown Memory / Not Nice to be Nice / Mellow, Cool, and Painfully Aware / Crackers and Coffee / High School
Lou Barlow & his Sentridoh – LP/CD – City Slang – 1994
Compilation album of Lou’s early Sentridoh singles
I Am Not Mocking You / Survival / Helpless Heartbreak / Dirty Mind / Forever Instant / Natural Nature / Don’t Need / Endless Tease / Paranoid Revolution / Same Old, Say Mold / Good in Others / Spirit That Kills / Weakness is the Secret / Cold Love / No One Taught Me / No Matter What / Feel Good / Symbiosis / Option / Alone to Decide / Cranky / Machinery / Synthstrument
Losing Losers – LP/CD – Shrimper – 1995
A compilation of early Shrimper releases available on double LP or CD.
Commercial / Columbus / Freed Pig / Brotherly Love / I See You Running / Antheneezal / K-sensa-my II / Cause For Celebration / Afraid of Babies / Old Wife Cried / Growing / The Love Up Above / Blind Dove / I Feel Good Inside About Me / Perfect Excuse / Strange Love / Face Down / Bay City Baby / Pet Your Puppy / King of the Dull Thump / Give Up / Morning Rain / A Completely Gifted Man / Smuxek / Fleshy True / I Will Be Lonely All My Life / Take an Aspirin II + I / Beyond the Barbwire / Purple and Green / Winslow / Try to Get What You Want / Nothing / Wipe it Out / Coolest Hurt / Colix Jauntarah / Weed Forestin / Normal Way / You Fell Down the Stairs/Pink Twinkie / Mojain Plane / Meaningless Dead End / Wond in Will / The Free Man
Lou Barlow/Rudy Trouve Split – LP/CD – Subsonic – 2000
This record was the last of a series of 6E.P.s including music from the likes of Loren Mezzacane Connors, Caspar Brotzmann, Bill Laswell, Justin Broadrick and Fred Frith. This split LP and CD features Lou playing a series of instrumental Sentridoh style pieces. The flip features tracks from Deus’ Rudy Trouve. According to the label this record is ‘Dedicated to the Electric Guitar’. You can still buy the CD from the label here
[Beginning] / Skipping / Nervous / Dream/Organ / Tough / Heavy Foot / Thin-Meat / [Crunch] / Jim Joe / Spoilt / [End] / [Bonus]
Loobiecore – CD – Domino – 2002
A compilation of tracks Lou was giving away for free on his website Loobiecore. The CD was released by Domino in the UK but self released by Lou in the US.
Intro / Mountain on the Hill / Open Door War / Blue Sunshine / Choke on the Rythm / The Devil + / That Kind of Year / WWJD? / Over the Fall / None of Your Goddam Bizness / I Love My Momma / Up From the Well / On the Face / U Can Drive / Impulse / No More Parties / Bad Habits / Ride a Hearse, Build a Throne / Girls Come First / Don’t Call Me Writer / Songfull/Rehole / Spacescape Imagination Station / The Cougar Hood
Wasted Pieces – CD – Shrimper – 2003
A CD compilation of the Wasted Pieces cassette plus tracks from the Most of the Worst cassette.
Pooh Piece / Stiff to Rhythm / Broken II / Nitemare / Be Nice Me / Never Tried / J.O.J. ’91 / Rather Die / God Won’t Let You Die / Saliva Drips / Albequerqe ’89 / Abandon / No Way At All / I know Before… / It Might Be / Old Man / I Can’t Wait / Suede / Raise Your Head / Raise the Bells / Conspiracy / Funpool / Why We Swing / Nothing Lasts / Heartness Crane / Organ / Cello / End
EMOH – CD – Domino/Merge – 2005
The title EMOH I believe came from the fact it was all recorded at home plus a twist/dig on the EMO genre. I could be wrong here though.
Holding Back the Year / Home / Caterpillar Girl / Legendary / Royalty / Puzzle / If I Could / Monkey Begun / Morning’s After Me / Round-n-Round / Mary / Confused / Imagined Life / The Ballad of Daykitty
Goodnight Unknown – CD/LP – Domino/Merge – 2009
Lou’s last full solo album proper to date. Features the single The Right.
Sharing / Goodnight Unknown / Too Much Freedom / Faith In Your Heartbeat / The One I Call / The Right / Gravitate / I’m Thinking… /One Machine, One Long Fight /Praise /Take Advantage /Modesty /Don’t Apologize / One Note Tone
Live at Missing Link – Cassette – Missing Link – 2011
A live in-store at Missing Link Records in Melbourne Australia. The store produced 300 hand numbered cassettes to document the event.
Too Much Freedom/The One I Call/Love Is Stronger/Legendary/Too Pure/Sharing/The Freed Pig/Cold As Ice (Foreigner)/Home/Rebound/On Fire/Willing To Wait/Skull/Brand New Love/Back To Your Heart/Take Advantage
Songs from Loobiecore 2.5 – CD – Self Released – 2010?
Tour CD that Lou created for his solo shows and which he also sold through his Loobiecore website. Features 21 tracks. I feel beautiful is a Robyn Hitchcock cover.
Author / Blown Pony / Dogpower / Go Poison! / Hands on / Hard / I feel beautiful / Hoppy / Roach / Old Opti / Helpless / No Reply / Terrorize / One for San Fernando / No use talking / Hope / Road / Paradise / Legendary (Early Version) / Finger / Warm-strument
Lou Barlow + Missing Men = Sentridoh III – CD – Self Released – 2010
Another self release/tour CD this time featuring his solo touring band from the time the Missing Men. Features a full band version of Losercore. I’m so Glad is a Skip James cover.
Apologize / Gravitate/One Machine / On the face / Catepillar Girl / Faith defies the night / Losercore / Praise / I’m so glad
Weed Forestin’ – LP/Handmade CD/Cassette – Self Released – 2011
Re-released as a Sentridoh album rather than a Sebadoh album. There were a number of different packages of this including a hand made CD. Certain packages also came with a USB stick featuring a video.
Child of the Apocalypse – Cassette – No label – 2012
This cassette came with different packages of Lou’s 2012 self re-released version of Weed Forestin’ through Bandcamp. Alternate versions and instrumentals from the Weed Forestin’ sessions
Poledo (Unedited Collage) / Poledo (Unlayered) / Instrumental / My Own Religion (Unlayered) /I Believe In Fate (Original) / Take My Hand (Noises) / Take My Hand (Instrumental) / Mr. Genius Eyes (Alternate) / Columbus (Vocals) / Sexual Confusion (Alternate) / Rumble And Squeak / Sacred Attention (Original) / Sacred Attention (Instrumental) / Broken (Drums And Vocal) / It’s So Hard (Alternate) / Never Jealous (Original) / HN 2 / Brand New Love (Instrumental) / Brand New Love (Version 1) / VJB / HN (Complete) / HN (Fast)
Brace the Wave – LP/CD/CS – Joyful Noise/Domino – 2015
“A stunning solo effort. 7.8 out of 10”. Lou Barlow.
This album came out on the 4th September 2015 and comes in a limited edition green and white version (JN VIP only), a green version and a black edition on JN and on a 180GSM black edition on Domino Records. UK editions brought direct from Domino Mart come with a Lou Barlow ‘Selfie’ Polaroid as do a small proportion of the limited edition VIP copies from Joyful Noise.
Redeemed / Nerve / Moving / Pulse / Wave / Lazy / Boundaries / C & E / Repeat
Left Undone. Thanks to S&S for the image. Will get hold of a copy one day.