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Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic

Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge

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Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Elastic

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Elastic

Remixes, Demos & Unheard Music

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Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic

Songs written by Mike Keneally & Andy Partridge

Mike Keneally: “WBF is a 12-song album, eight songs of which were co-written by myself and Andy (while either stuffed into his tiny backyard shed studio, or sprawled around his large old wooden dining room table. Or seated at the piano in his front room). We had two separate one-week writing sessions, in 2006 and 2008, and I recorded the final versions of the songs in San Diego, mostly in 2011 and 2012.”

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Elastic

Remixes, Demos & Unheard Music

Mike Keneally: “We'd originally thought that Wing Beat Elastic might be a download-only collection, a low-profile side dish to Wing Beat Fantastic, but after arriving at the song sequence and listening to it a lot, we came to love it and wanted to give it a full CD release treatment. We still love making physical products and I think we always will. Atticus Wolrab has created a beautiful digipak design that accurately reflects, in its color and mood, how this album relates to Wing Beat Fantastic and fits into the WBF universe.

“I think that the 53-minute Wing Beat Elastic: Remixes, Demos & Unheard Music is a beautiful listen, and seems to work equally well in headphones and in cars, and in its full glory on elaborate home stereo systems (some people still have those, yeah?). We hope that, if you enjoyed Wing Beat Fantastic, you'll also enjoy this probe into the layers of that album's songs, be interested to hear some of the demos I did with Andy, and appreciate the chance to hear some unreleased music from the sessions as well.


Lyrics, Charts and More

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic

  1. The Ineffable Oomph of Everything, Part One
  2. I'm Raining Here, Inside
  3. Wing Beat Fantastic
  4. The Ineffable Oomph of Everything, Part Two
  5. You Kill Me
  6. Friend of a Friend
  7. That's Why I Have No Name
  8. Your House
  9. Miracle Woman and Man
  10. Inglow
  11. Bobeau
  12. Land

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Elastic

  1. I'm Raining Here, Inside (Chatfield/Harris Slight Return Mix)
  2. Wing Beat Fantastic (Mark Vidler Psychedelic Re-Spray)
  3. Bobeau (Keneally Laptopian Mix)
  4. You Kill Me (Keneally/Partridge Original Demo)
  5. Miracle Woman and Man (Chatfield/Harris No Agenda Mix)
  6. Corn
  7. Your House (Keneally/Partridge Demo)
  8. Bobo (Keneally/Partridge Instrumental Demo)
  9. Land with No Name (Chatfield/Harris Isle of Rachmaninoff Mix)
  10. Wingbeat Fantasia:
    1. A Respectful Pause
    2. Bobolink Wing
    3. Out in the Wet
    4. I'm into It
  11. Wing Beat Fantastic (Chatfield/Harris Venusian Single Mix)

Recording Information

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Fantastic

Recorded in San Diego, mostly in 2011 and 2012.
Engineered by Mike Harris.
Mike Keneally - a lot of the instruments and voices
Marco Minnemann
Nick D'Virgilio
Rick Musallam - drums
Bryan Beller
Evan Francis
Matt Resnicoff
Allen Whitman - vocals
April West - trombone

Mike Keneally: Wing Beat Elastic

Demos recorded at Andy's house in 2006 and 2008, engineered by Andy Partridge, barely produced by Keneally and Partridge.
Other content recorded in San Diego, mostly in 2011 and 2012. Engineered by Mike Harris. Remixed by Scott Chatfield, Mike Harris, Mark Vidler and Mike Keneally.


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