Matthew Smith:

On the records, 1988-2005

(Note: All releases are full-length recordings unless noted. Discography compiled by Walter Wasacz with Matthew Smith.)

2005: Outrageous Cherry, Our Love Will Change the World (Rainbow Quartz). Outrageous Cherry, featured on Sunday Nights: the Songs of Junior Kimbrough compilation (Fat Possum). Volebeats, Like Her (Turquoise Mountain). The Cuts, title tba, producer (Birdman). Shopgirl, feature film directed by Anand Tucker and starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes and Jason Schwartzman with a guest appearance by the Volebeats (in theaters, March).

2004: Outrageous Cherry, Why Don’t We Talk About Something Else EP (Rainbow Quartz). THTX, Ultimately and The Magic Frequencies (Cosmic-Revolution Technologies). Volebeats, Country Favorites (Turquoise Mountain). Denise James, It’s Not Enough to Love, guitar, vocals, producer (Rainbow Quartz). Chad Gilchrist/Erika Hoffmann, Must Musings, sitar and trumpet (Abundance).

2003: Outrageous Cherry, Supernatural Equinox (Rainbow Quartz). Outrageous Cherry, I’ve Been Obsessed/Everyday I Fall in Love, 7-inch single (Elephant Stone). Saturday Looks Good to Me, All Your Summer Songs, guest lead vocals (Polyvinyl).

2002: Outrageous Cherry, The Book of Spectral Projections CD, U.S. rerelease (Rainbow Quartz). Monster Island/John Sinclair, Peyotemind, piano (The End is Here). Destroy All Monsters, Swamp Gas, guitars (The End is Here). Slumber Party, Psychedelicate, producer (Kill Rock Stars). Medusa Cyclone, Tangier, bass guitar (Small Stone). Witches, On Parade, bass (Fall of Rome). Troy Gregory, Sybil, Outrageous Cherry backs up the singer on one track (Fall of Rome).

2001: Outrageous Cherry, The Book of Spectral Projections (Poptones UK). Slumber Party, S/T, producer (Kill Rock Stars). Monster Island, Dream Tiger, sitar, guitars (The End is Here). Denise James, S/T, guitars, organ, vocals, producer (Poptones UK).

2000: Volebeats, Mosquito Spiral (Third Gear). Andre Williams, Black Godfather, backing vocals (In the Red). The Go, sessions for Free Electricity, keyboards, synth, producer, still unreleased. Outrageous Cherry, Out There in the Dark UK rerelease (Poptones).

1999: Outrageous Cherry, Out There in the Dark (Del-Fi). Outrageous Cherry, contributed to More Oar compilation (Birdman). Volebeats, Solitude (Safe House). Volebeats, Ain’t No Joke rerelease (Gadfly). The Go, Whatcha Doin’, producer (Sub Pop). Bantam Rooster, The Cross and the Switchblade (Crypt). The Gants, contributed to Never Again! compilation (100gm audio). Monster Island, From the Michigan Floor, sitar, guitars (The End is Here).

1998: Kim Fowley, Michigan Babylon, guitars, organ (Detroit Electric). Andre Williams, Silky, guitar, keyboards (In the Red). Outrageous Cherry, Quand on a Que L’amour, split 7-inch single with Godzuki (Twist Top). Jeff Tarlton, 4-Song EP, bass guitar (Delerium). Witches, Let’s Go to the No Go Zone, bass (Pushover).

1997: Outrageous Cherry, Nothing’s Gonna Cheer You Up (Third Gear). Volebeats, The Sky and the Ocean (Safe House). Volebeats, Maggot Brain Pts I & II, 7-inch single (Bloodshot). Spring Reverbs, Les Succettes, guitar, bass, producer (Mind Expansion).

1996: Outrageous Cherry, Stereo Action Rent Party (Third Gear). Outrageous Cherry, X-Rays in the Cloudmine EP (Mind Expansion). Outrageous Cherry, contributed to Electronic Evocations: a Tribute to the Silver Apples compilation (Enraptured). Outrageous Cherry, contributed to Go Sonic 001, 7-inch compilation of one-minute songs (Go Sonic). His Name is Alive, Stars on ESP, guest lead vocals (Warner Brothers). His Name is Alive, Universal Frequencies, writer/singer, 7-inch single (4AD).

1995: Outrageous Cherry, contributed to Lighting a Match Underwater compilation (Detroit Electric). Outrageous Cherry, All in a Chain, 7-inch single, (March). Volebeats, Bittersweet EP (Third Gear). Simon Bonney, Everyman, backing vocals, piano, organ, guitars (Mute). Rocket 455, Bum Ticker/Scabby, mixed by Smith (Mutt Jr.). Godzuki, Toast, producer (March). Mystic Moog Orchestra, S/T, moog (TRG).

1994: Outrageous Cherry, S/T (Bar None). Volebeats, Up North (Safe House).

1993: Outrageous Cherry, Pale Frail Lovely One, 7-inch single (Third Gear).

1989: Volebeats, Ain’t No Joke (Relapse).

1988: Yuji Oniki, Shonen Blue, co-producer, guitar, vocals (Big Art)

Walter Wasacz is a freelance writer. Send comments to [email protected]
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