Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox

Various Artists

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MRG367 | Release Date December 8, 2009

In June 2009, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn, New Zealand. Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox is a celebration of Chris and his music. Chris Knox was instrumental in bringing New Zealand punk and alternative music to international audiences with Tall Dwarfs, Toy Love and his solo work. Artists from the U.S. (Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Mountain Goats, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, Bill Callahan, Lou Barlow, Jay Reatard), New Zealand (The Bats, The Verlaines, The Chills) and the world over have donated their time & talents covering songs from Knox's extensive catalog so that all proceeds can go toward assisting Chris with his recovery. Stay updated on Chris at the Stroke website.

Track/Song Title Artist Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Pull Down the Shades Jay Reatard 02:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Rebel The Checks 02:42 $0.99 Buy
Play Ain't It Nice The Bleeding Allstars 02:18 $0.99 Buy
Play Don't Catch Fire Peter Gutteridge 06:39 $0.99 Buy
Play Luck or Loveliness The Chills 03:16 $0.99 Buy
Play Nothing's Going to Happen David Kilgour 03:37 $0.99 Buy
Play All My Hollowness To You The Crying Wolfs 04:23 $0.99 Buy
Play Beauty Stephin Merritt 03:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Nostalgia's No Excuse Portastatic 02:09 $0.99 Buy
Play Crush The Mint Chicks 04:15 $0.99 Buy
Play I've Left Memories Behind Jay & Sam Clarkson 03:04 $0.99 Buy
Play Burning Blue Sky Green Leopards 02:26 $0.99 Buy
Play The Slide Shayne Carter 03:36 $0.99 Buy
Play Grand Mal Pumice 02:47 $0.99 Buy
Play Knoxed Out Hamish Kilgour 06:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Not Given Lightly Boh Runga 03:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Bodies Red&Zeke (Feat. Bill Doss & Neil Cleary) 02:15 $0.99 Buy
Play Sign the Dotted Line Jeff Mangum 02:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Lapse Bill Callahan 06:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Growth Spurt Genghis Smith 02:27 $0.99 Buy
Play Coloured Yo La Tengo 03:34 $0.99 Buy
Play Dunno Much About Life But I Know How To Breathe AC Newman 02:09 $0.99 Buy
Play Glide Alec Bathgate 03:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Inside Story Don McGlashan 03:38 $0.99 Buy
Play The Outer Skin Sean Donnelly 03:53 $0.99 Buy
Play What Goes Up Lambchop 03:02 $0.99 Buy
Play Brave The Mountain Goats 03:31 $0.99 Buy
Play Round These Walls The Tokey Tones (and friends) 03:32 $0.99 Buy
Play Just Do It The Bats 03:45 $0.99 Buy
Play My Only Friend Bonnie "Prince" Billy 04:27 $0.99 Buy
Play It's Love The Finn Family 02:41 $0.99 Buy
Play Becoming Something Other Jordan Luck 05:20 $0.99 Buy
Play Driftwood The Verlaines 04:31 $0.99 Buy
Play Song of the Tall Poppy Lou Barlow 03:17 $0.99 Buy
Play Napping in Lapland The Nothing 03:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Sunday Song Tall Dwarfs 01:56 $0.99 Buy

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