Red Krayola With Art & Language - Five American Portraits
On Five American Portraits, Thompson and friends offer very long, very literal descriptions of five characters set loosely to a host of classic tunes. It is the fifth collaboration between experimental rock band Red Krayola and conceptual art group Art & Language. Five Portraits once again finds Thompson collaborating with Art & Language as well as Jim O’Rourke and the Raincoats’ Gina Birch. Each portrait is paired with two or three tracks befitting its background: Jimmy Carter set to “Georgia on My Mind”; George W. Bush to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”; Wile E. Coyote to Bo Diddley’s “Roadrunner”.