'Marvin Pontiac was anonymously sent a 4 track tape recorder during the years he was held at Esmerelda State Mental Institution. This is what he did with it.' This was the sole statement accompanying the release of Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes, the first release in 17 years by John Lurie's alter ego Marvin Pontiac. Coming to prominence during the no wave era as part of NYC's notorious Lounge Lizards and starring in Jim Jarmusch's film Down By Law, Lurie's quirky compositions under the Pontiac pseudonym have developed a legendary reputation among fans and critics alike. Though Asylum Tapes was initially shared with the world in 2017, Northern Spy is proud to bring it to the vinyl medium for the first time in 2020.
1. Unbelievable 2. I Hope She Is Okay 3. My Bear to Cross 4. Hollerin' 5. I Don't Have a Cow 6. It's Always Something. It's 7. Never Nothing 8. We Are the Frog People 9. Let Me Tell You 10. I Am a Man 11. I Don't Like To Stand On Line 12. Baby Pigs 13. You're Going to Miss Me 14. I Want To Get Out of Here 15. Beastliness 16. I Am Not Crazy 17. Temple of Banjos 18. Santa Claus 19. Godzilla 20. Don't Fuck With Me 21. My Little Garden Gnome 22. Horse Fell Down The Well 23. I Like To Wear Funny Outfits 24. Little Banjo 25. I Am Not Alone