Leni Riefenstahl's Tinder Box

Leni Riefenstahl's Tinder Box 7" cover

Release Notes:

Loveboat Records, 7", 2000

Band members:

Lance (guitar/vocals), Jeff (bass), Adam (drums)


Leni Riefenstahl's Tinder Box
Closing Time In An Early Town

More info:

The only single from the One Mississippi album was the slow march condemning one of the most pre-eminent Nazi propagandists, the film-maker whose Triumph Of The Will, documenting Hitler's Nuremberg Rallies, is a sick classic of the fable of Aryan superiority. Leni died in 2004 at the age of 101 but despite her later work in underwater photography and in documenting the Nuba people of Sudan, she never overcame her pre-WWII infamy. To learn more, read The Guardian (UK)'s lengthy obituary, or visit her official website.

Closing Time In An Early Town was recorded for One Mississippi but was one of two songs dropped from the final running order. Harvest is a cover of the Neil Young song, though you probably wouldn't recognise it. It's one of Lance's 'bedroom four-track recordings', with distorted vocals in the vein of Birthday and Sea Of Pearls, and a 'rhythm section' which is a sample of the sound of the pump in an artificial respirator.

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