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The Evolution of “New Machine”

  An early performance of New Machine:   Recording (rehearsing?) New Machine at Sony Studios (NYC, NY)

Terra Incognita Media

Articles You can access a few dozen articles here.   Bootlegs and Other Audio 1997 bootlegs on the Live Music Archive Radio Show at Studio Brussel (Belgium) 1997-03-13:   Radio Show at River Music Hall (Boston) 1997-03-19 – includes a rare performance of Some Candy Talkin’:   Radio Show at WRLT (Nashville) 1997-04-03 – really … Continue reading

Hotel Vast Horizon Media

As Heiko “Hesh” Schramm recalls, “The whole HVH record is played live at Helicopter Tonstudio in Dresden together at the same time, including Chris’s vocals.  Nothing added, no overdubs and no pre-recordings. In a way it’s a live album.  On Insurrection M* (Matthias Macht) played a cymbal ON his snare – how hurried Chris was, … Continue reading

Dirt Floor Media

“Seeing somebody like Chris Whitley sitting in a tool shed in the back of his father’s house, just possessed, and you realize that you are in the presence of nature at its purest, you’re in the presence of the divine.” ~ Craig Street, as quoted in Producing Hit Records by DJ Farinella   Articles You … Continue reading

Din of Ecstasy Media

  Listen to a live version of “Liberation or Death”     Some of Chris’s Thoughts re Din “There must be a darkness under the surface.  People have this idyllic, drug-like dream of a romantic life … a perfect relationship or mythologising someone on the cover of a magazine, all the things that look picturesque … Continue reading

LWTL Media

Articles You can access a few dozen articles (PDF) here.   Other Media Excerpt from Promotional Video (Candlelight Sessions): Miami 1991-10-22:     Ohne Filter  (German TV program) , Nachtwerk, Baden-Baden, March 1992:     Roskilde Festival 1992:   Complex Sex Ritual:    Long Way Around:   Columbia Promo Videos           … Continue reading

Pigs Will Fly: Playlist and Movie Clips

How Eoin Moore (PWF director) Met Chris Eoin Moore posted the following to the Dust Forum: I directed the movie Pigs Will Fly and had the extraordinarily rare pleasure of meeting and working with Chris. To answer the question: The film will hopefully make it to DVD in the coming months – the distributors have … Continue reading

Rocket House Media

Articles/Reviews You can access a couple dozen articles here. Audio/Video National Public Radio review on All Things Considered:  Rocket House at Fox Theater, Boulder, CO 2001/07/12:  Shadowland at Fox Theater:  Vertical Desert at Fox Theater:  Something Shines at Fox Theater:  Full bootleg of Fox Theater concert Radar live at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC:  To Joy … Continue reading

Interview re Perfect Day (A-List, 27 Sept 2000)

  In this 35-minute interview, Chris discusses his choice of songs to cover on Perfect Day, making frequent references to the music he listened to via his parents and to Rimbaud and insisting that he’s really just a clumsy guitar player.  There’s also a fairly extended discussion of Robert Johnson and a bit about his … Continue reading

Musical Influences and Covers: Other Recordings

Also indicative of musicians Chris Whitley admired are those he chose to cover on Dirt Floor, War Crime Blues, and Reiter In, as well as his invited participation on two tribute compilations: The Inner Flame: A Tribute to Rainer Ptacek and Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie. On Dirt Floor Kraftwerk: Das Model … Continue reading