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Bonnie Prince Billy Let’s Start a Family

Bonnie Prince Billy Let’s Start a Family

Out of print

Release Date June 22, 1999

Catalog No SP462

Formats 7 inch

Though mainly associated with Drag City Records, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (aka Will Oldham) made this singular Sub Pop Records appearance for, well, the Sub Pop Singles Club V2 #15. Only 1300 copies pressed on a pretty, clear sky blue vinyl. In Oldham’s autobiography Will Oldham on Bonnie “Prince” Billy, he states the single’s B-Side (“A Whorehouse is Any House”) was originally written for The Mekons’ Sally Timms to release on her 1999 solo album Cowboy Sally’s Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos. The liner notes indicate that not only did artist Glynnis McDaris paint the cover artwork, she also contributed a “pretty warble.”

-Janice Headley, courtesy of KEXP


Tracks

  1. Let’s Start a Family (blacks)
  2. A Whorehouse is Any House