Calvin Johnson - What Was Me


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The first Calvin Johnson solo album, What Was Me, originally released on in 2002, remastered and reissued on LP in 2020 with hot new cover art! 

What Was Me collects ten bits of lifeness and spreads them thickly with voice and acoustic guitar; acapella 40% of the time. There are patches that are worn and threadbare but the overall effect is gutty and moist. The affect is also noteworthy. Calvin is joined by the K divas Mirah on 'Ode to St. Valentine' and Beth Ditto (the Gossip) on 'Lightnin’ Rod for Jesus.' 

Calvin is also known for his work with Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System and Halo Benders. He has performed all over the country and the world, in basements, gymnasiums, theatres, art galleries, nightclubs, city parks, coffee shops, outdoor amphitheaters, hotel lobbies and ice cream stands. 


  1. The Past Comes Back to Haunt Me 
  2. Can We Kiss? 
  3. Love Will Come Back Again 
  4. Ode to St. Valentine 
  5. Palriga 
  6. Nothing to Hold Us Here 
  7. Warm Days 
  8. Lies Goodbye 
  9. Lightnin’ Rod for Jesus 
  10. What Was Me 





also available: 
Calvin Johnson - A Wonderful Beast   LP | CD 


see also: 
Beat Happening - Black Candy   LP 
Beat Happening - Crashing Through   7" EP 
Beat Happening - Music To Climb The Apple Tree By   CD 
Beat Happening - We Are Beat Happening   7LP boxset 
Beat Happening - Crashing Through (Meyering Mix)   7" 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - The Rhythm Record Volume One: Echoes From The Scene Control Room   LP | CASSETTE 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Bone Dry   12" EP 
Dub Narcotic Sound System - Boot Party   LP 
The Halo Benders - God Don't Make No Junk   LP | CASSETTE 
The Halo Benders - Don't Tell Me Now   LP | CASSETTE 

The Halo Benders - The Rebels Not In   LP | CASSETTE 


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