Discography

This list includes recordings on which Greenberger appears speaking, as bass player, producer, or on which his lyrics appear. (note: most of the Greenberger monologues+music CDs, as well as the Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings compilations, are available here)

2017

David Greenberger, Glenn Jones, Chris Corsano
An Idea in Everything (Okraina/Belgium double 10″ LP, Okraina-PelPel CD)
Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Waving Kissyhead Vol. 2 & 1 (Iddy Biddy CD)
lyrics (“The Strongman of North America,” “By the Way”)

2016

David Greenberger, Keith Spring, & Dinty Child
Take Me Where I Don’t Know I Am (PelPel CD)
David Greenberger
You Can’t Always Want What You Get: A Lowbudget Tribute to The Stones (Low Budget compilation CD)
monologue: “Everything Spoken Between Songs in the Order That They Appear on All the Widely Released Official Live Albums by The Rolling Stones”

2015

Chandler Travis et al.
Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Travis & Greenberger (Iddy Biddy CD)
all lyrics, package design
Erik Lindgren et. al.
Yin Yang A-Go-Go compilation (Arf Arf Records CD)
monologue: “No Firebugs and a Prayer” with Birdsong of the Mesozic (from 1001 Real Apes)
engineer for Mudurian vocal on “Three Blind Mice” by Jack Mudurian & The Go Go Gorillas

2014

David Greenberger & The Pahltone Scooters
Fractions By Stella (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
Pete Donnelly
Another Day On You (Good Land CD)
lyrics (“On My Crutch of Music,” “Diving Without Air”)
Men & Volts
Honeymoon Luggage (Wigwax 4LP box set)
bass guitar, lyrics, package design
Men & Volts
Tramps in Bloom (Wigwax LP download)
bass guitar, lyrics, cover design
Men & Volts
Boomtown (Wigwax LP download)
bass guitar, lyrics, cover design
Men & Volts
1005 Songs Vol. 1 (Wigwax LP download)
bass guitar, lyrics, cover design
Men & Volts
1005 Songs Vol. 2 (Wigwax LP download)
bass guitar, lyrics, cover design

2013

Amy Denio
Prodigal Light (Spoot Music CD)
monologue (“I’m Glad Today is Monday”)
Erin McKeown
Small Deviant Things Vol 2 & 3 (TVP Records CD)
lyrics (“The Door”)
David Greenberger & Shaking Ray Levis
Tramps That Go Think in the Night (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
Raag Billy Bop
Stranger Here Myself (Vivacious CD)
lyrics (“Healing Hands, “Speedboat’s Wake”), package design
David Greenberger and A Strong Dog
So Tough (PelPel CD)
monologues, producer, package design
Sit: Boy Girl Boy Girl
Duplex Nursing Home, 1982 (Thick Syrup CD)
m.c., producer, package design

2012

Chandler Travis Three-O
This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater (Iddy Biddy CD)
lyrics (“January,” “Make The Small Things Pretty,” “Take Me With You”), package design
Sam Kulik
Escape From Society (Hot Cup CD)
lyrics (“Ten Little Indians”)
Catbirds
Catbirds Say Yeah (Iddy Biddy CD)
lyrics (“Catbirds Say Yeah,” “Changing Names,” “The Crutch of Music”)
David Greenberger and Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (various artists compilation)
The Petite 7” Record (Bubbles in the Think Tank 7” vinyl EP)
monologue (“How Records Are Made” from 1001 Real Apes)
David Greenberger and Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound
They Like Me Around Here (PelPel CD)
monologues, producer, package design
Chandler Travis Three-O
“January” (Sonic Trout download single)
lyrics

2011

David Greenberger & Paul Cebar (various artists compilation)
’78 LTD (Thick Syrup CD)
monologue, bass guitar, production (“A King in Milwaukee (Part 1)” from Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time)
Jad Fair
Beautiful Songs: The Best of Jad Fair (Fire Records/UK 3-CD set)
synthesizer (“Do You Have a Friend?”)
David Greenberger with Jupiter Circle
Never Give Up Study (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
David Greenberger & Bangalore
How I Became Uncertain (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
David Greenberger & Ralph Carney
OH, PA (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
David Greenberger & Mark Greenberg
Tell Me That Before (PelPel CD)
monologues, bass and marimba (“Good Girl Spend It,” Tell Me That Before”), bass guitar & music co-write (The Brunette King,” “The Salt Mines of Russia”), drums (“Little Demons”) bells (“On the Mayflower”), package design
David Greenberger & Dozens
Near the Edge of the Penny Jar Spill (PelPel CD)
monologues, music co-write (“Theme From Near the Edge of the Penny Jar Spill”), guitar & music composition (“The Cowboy of Lucky Lane”), package design

2010

Chandler Travis Philharmonic
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“You and Me, Pushing Up Daisies,” “Graciously”)
David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
A Tribute to Bad Lyrics (Ear Illusion CD)
recitation (“Peanut Duck”)
David Greenberger & The Paul Cebar Stage Ensemble
A King in Milwaukee (371 Productions DVD)
monologues in full performance of Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time, live at Pabst Theater, Milwaukee

2009

David Greenberger & Paul Cebar
Cherry Picking Apple Blossom Time (PelPel CD)
monologues, marimba (“The Only Memory”), drums (“Privileged,” “Coming Around”), bass guitar (“A King in Milwaukee,” “House Rules”), package design
Chandler Travis
After She Left (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“Calling Me Back Home”)

2008

David Greenberger (various writers compilation)
This I Believe 2 (Macmillan Audio 5-CD set)
wrote, read “As I Grow Old”
David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
Happy Birthday Carrot Top Records (no label CD)
monologue (“16”)

2007

The Incredible Casuals
World Championship Songs (Iddy Biddy CD)
lyrics (“Records Go Round,” “Band Fight”), package design

2006

David Greenberger & Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
1001 Real Apes (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
Carol Numrich
Tuning In: Listening and Speaking in the Real World (Pearson CD/book)
includes “A Wonderful Life” from Mayor of the Tennessee River
David Greenberger
Growing Old In East L.A. (Duplex Planet / Atlantic Public Media / CA Council for the Humanities CD)
host & interviewer, producer, package design
The Incredible Casuals
Nature Calls (Target Earth/Japan CD)
lyrics (“Barely Nothing Wrong”)
Erik Lindgren (various artists compilation)
Garage Rock From the Heartland (Bison Record Company CD)
recording of Jack Mudurian singing “Three Blind Mice” (from Downloading the Repertoire)

2005

David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso
Whispers, Grins, Bloodloss & Handshakes (Meester/PelPel CD)
monologues, package design
Funeral Barkers
Stiff (Vivacious CD)
lyrics (“Foreign Tongue,” Records Go ‘Round,” “Scary Situation”)
The Incredible Casuals
“Doin’ Time” b/w “Band Fight” (Target Earth/Japan 7” 45)
lyrics (“Band Fight”)
The Incredible Casuals
Your Sounds (Caraway/Japan CD)
lyrics (“Records Go Round,” “Band Fight”)
The Incredible Casuals
That’s That (Caraway/Japan CD)
lyrics (“Records Go Round”)
Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Shake, Rattle and Polka! (Rounder CD)
liner notes

2004

David Greenberger and 3 Leg Torso
Legibly Speaking (Meester/PelPel CD)
monologues, package design

2003

David Greenberger & Shaking Ray Levis
Mayor of the Tennessee River (PelPel CD)
monologues, package design

2002

David Greenberger & Terry Adams
The Duplex Planet Radio Hour (Carrot Top 2-CD set)
monologues
D. Matinal Chan (various artists compilation)
Kazin #3: Third Croatian Audio Fanzine (Carpediem Records/Croatia cassette)
recorded and produced “Halelu Halelu,” from The Talent Show
various artists
The Human Breakdown of Absurdity: MSR Madness Vol. 3 (Carnage Press CD)
liner notes

2001

David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
State of the Union 2.001 (Electronic Music Foundation 3-CD set)
monologue (“The Apes Lecture”)
various artists
Ernie: The Songs of Ernest Noyes Brookings (Gadfly CD)
executive producer, package design
David Greenberger & Jack Mudurian
The Arf! Arf! 2-CD Sampler (Arf! Arf! 2-CD set)
narration, co-production of “Jack Mudurian Sings”
Bob Jordan & Bret Hart
Duets, Volume 1 (Itids CDR)
sampled monologue (from The Duplex Planet Hour)

2000

Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Let’s Have A Pancake (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“This Is Home,” ”Baby Come Get Your Cat”)
Rocket Travis Infinity Caravan 2000 (Radio Ball #3) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“This Is Home”)
Miss America Presents (Radio Ball #4) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“When the Roses Are Shining in Picardy”)
Let’s Music! (Radio Ball #5) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“(You & Me) Pushin’ up Daisies”)
The Dog Ate My Album (Radio Ball #8) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“Monkey of Nothing”)
Live at Bickford’s (Radio Ball #12) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“This Is Home”)
Monkeys of Nothings (Radio Ball #13) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“(You & Me) Pushin’ Up Daisies”)
Chandler Travis
Dogsuit #2 (Radio Ball #19) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“Monkey of Nothing”)
Lester
Lester (Radio Ball #22) (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“She Laughed”)
The Incredible Casuals
The Future Will Be Better Tomorrow (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“Barnyard in Orbit,” “Typos,” “She Laughed,” “Running Up the Clock”)
Erin McKeown
Queen of Quiet (Signature Sounds CD)
lyrics (“The Door”)
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
What Else Do You Do? (Shimmy Disc LP, Shimmy Disc Europe/Netherlands CD)
bass guitar, background vocals, & lyrics (“Only House On My Block”)
Jack Mudurian (various artists compilation)
Songs in the Key of Z (Which? Records CD)
produced & recorded excerpt from Downloading the Repertoire, package design

1999

Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Raw Blarney! (Iddy Biddy CDR)
lyrics (“When the Roses Are Shining in Picardy”)
Otto
Sing For Your Supper (Otto/Swain CD)
lyrics (“Our Little Talk”)
NRBQ
NRBQ (Rounder CD)
lyrics (“Birdman”)
The Captain Howdy
Tattoo of Blood (Shimmy Disc CD)
uncredited sampled recording of Jack Mudurian singing, originally recorded & produced for Downloading the Repertoire
various artists
Post Punk Chronicles: Scared to Dance (Rhino CD)
liner notes

1998

Men & Volts
Object Lessons: Songs About Products compilation (Beer Frame CD)
bass guitar, lyrics (“Charlie Brannock’s Device”)
Chandler Travis
Ivan in Paris (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“(You & Me) Pushin’ Up Daisies,” “Drive That Car, Mabel,” “Air, Running Backwards”), package design
Kramer
Let Me Explain Something to You About Art (Tzadik CD)
source recording engineer & interviewer, cover photo
The Guilt Trip (Shimmy Disc 2-CD set)
“The Bosom Friend” uses uncredited sample of Jack Mudurian singing, recorded & produced for Downloading the Repertoire
Michael Hurley
Long Journey (Rounder CD)
liner notes
D. Matinol Chan
Goobers: A Collection of Kid’s Songs compilation (Elemental Music/T.E.C. Tones CD)
engineer (“Hallelu, Hallelu”)

1997

Frank Pahl
In Cahoots (Vaccination Records CD)
monologue (“1001 Real Apes”)
Jack Mudurian (various artists compilation)
The Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza! (Tarquin CD)
recorded & produced “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Jingle Bells/Jingle Bell Rock” (from Downloading the Repertoire)
Particle
It Was the Wave of the Future (no label cassette)
uses excerpts of Chan Family, Jack Mudurian, and Francis McElroy from The Talent Show CD

1996

David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
State of the Union (Atavistic 2-CD set)
monologue (“Dinosaur Lecture”)
various artists
The Talent Show (Arf! Arf! CD)
engineer & producer, package design
Jack Mudurian
Downloading the Repertoire (Arf! Arf! CD)
engineer & producer, package design & photography

1995

David Greenberger
I Still Feel Like Myself (Ponk CD)
monologues, marimba (“32 Causes of Headaches”), ocarina & zither (“No Fear For People”), cover photo
Waldo & The Employees (various artists compilation)
Outstandingly Ignited: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Volume Four (ESD CD)
music co-write, bass, piano, vocals on ”Turkey,” plus executive producer of CD, package design
Only A Mother
Feral Chickens (T.E.C. Tones CD)
monologues (“Nice Place to Paint,” “The Weather’s So Bad”)
Anne Richmond Boston (various artists compilation)
What’s For Supper? (Daemon Records, cassette)
lyrics (“Who Cares”)
The Incredible Casuals
It Is Balloon (Akers CD & cassette)
lyrics (“Take Me With You”), package design
David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
Wavelength Infinity: A Sun Ra Tribute (Rastascan 2-CD set)
recitation (“Sun-Day”)
Jad Fair
The Best of Jad Fair Vol. 2 (Meldac/Japan CD)
xylophone on (“How Will I Know?”), synthesizer (“Do You Have a Friend?”)

1994

David Greenberger (various artists compilation)
The Soft-Spoken Beatnik Cousin of the Flagpole Christmas Albums (Long Play Records cassette)
monologues (“Let Women Chase Me,” “Quincy Sore Throat”)
Rougeux/Negativland (various artists compilation)
America the Beautiful (RRR 2-CD set)
uncredited, full scale theft of “God Bless America” recorded and produced for The Talent Show, and listed on this release as “Happy as a Clam in the Land of Uncle Sam”
David Greenberger with The Coctails (various artists compilation)
Working Holiday (Simple Machines 2-CD set)
monologue (“Not Coe”)
David Greenberger/Duplex Planet (various artists compilation)
Hello 1994 Sampler (Hello Music Club CD)
monologue on “That’s Halloween”

1993

David Greenberger & Terry Adams
The Duplex Planet Hour (ESD CD)
monologues, package design
David Greenberger, Phil Kaplan, Sean Slade
Duplex Halloween Planet (Hello Music Club CD)
monologues
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
The World is a Wonderful Place: The Songs of Richard Thompson (Hokey Pokey/UK, Green Linnet/US CD)
bass guitar (“Love is Bad For Business”)
Passed Normal Vol. 6 & 7 (FOT Records CD)
bass guitar (“Mr. Po Po”), bass guitar, co-write (“The Cone of Silence”)
Hartbeat! #16 (Hartbeat!/Germany 7” EP, accompanied magazine)
lyrics (“Records Go Round”)
The Roys
Balls to the Wind (Bonar cassette)
lyrics (“Improve My Mind”)

1992

various artists
Delicacy & Nourishment: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings Vol. 3 (ESD CD)
executive producer, package design
Chandler Travis
Writer-Songsinger (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“House of Dance”)
The Space Negros
Dig Archaeology 1980-1990 (Arf! Arf! CD)
bass guitar (“Go Dorothy Go (Do the Bible)”), package design
Kramer
The Guilt Trip (Shimmy Disc 3-LP set)
uncredited sampled recording of Jack Mudurian singing, originally recorded & produced for Downloading the Repertoire

1991

various artists
Place of General Happiness: Lyrics by Ernest Noyes Brookings, Vol. 2 (ESD CD & cassette)
executive producer, package design
The Incredible Casuals
Your Sounds (Sonic Trout CD)
lyrics (“Records Go Round”)

1990

Men & Volts
“Relentless” b/w “Fright Wig” (Ajax 7” 45)
bass guitar (“Relentless”), lyrics (“Fright Wig”), package design
Cheer Up (50 Skidillion Watts CD & cassette)
keyboards, package design, lyrics (“Big Bad Mood,” “Virginia Get Serious,” “Boomtown,” “I’m Home,” “Goldene,” “Fortune Stomp,” “Cheer Up,” “Meet Me At The Rip,” “Water In and Out of My Shoe,” “Stay in Touch”)
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
The 20th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (Shimmy Disc Europe/Netherlands CD)
organ, lyrics (“Healing Hands”)
SXSW “Boot” Spring 1990 (50 Skidillion Watts cassette)
keyboards, lyrics (“Goldene,” “Virginia Get Serious”)
Phil Kaplan (various artists compilation)
Bla Sounds Compilation #3 (W Bla Bla Bla cassette)
lyrics (“Foreign Tongue”)

1989

Bubblin’ Crude (Sean Slade)
The Crutch of Music (no label cassette)
lyrics (“If Ice Could Talk,” “Holy Me”)
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
Breathe On the Living (Locust Records 3-LP set)
lyrics (“Bad Luck Bye Bye”)
various artists
Lyrics By Ernest Noyes Brookings (Shimmy Disc LP, cassette)
executive producer, package design

1988

Bubbling Crude (Sean Slade)
Ain’t There One Damn Song That Can Make Me Break Down And Cry (no label cassette)
lyrics (“Let Her Sleep”)
Pep Lester
The Mathematical Genius of Pep Lester (Forced Exposure 2-LP set)
percussion (“(I’m a) Big Boy Now,” “Witness For the Prosecution,” “Martin Sheen”), package design
The Incredible Casuals
That’s That (Demon/UK) LP)
lyrics (“Records Go Round”)

1987

Men & Volts
The Mule (Shimmy Disc LP)
keyboards, background vocals, plus lyrics (“Records Go ‘Round,” “Bad Day,” “Our Town,” “One Holiday Too Many,” Healing Hands,” “Snap Out Of It,” “The Loveless,” Bad Luck Bye Bye,” You and Me, Pushin’ up Daisies,” “Pulling At This Mule”), package design
The Incredible Casuals
That’s That (Rounder LP & cassette)
lyrics (“Records Go Round”)
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
The 20th Anniversary of the Summer of Love (Shimmy Disc LP)
organ, lyrics (“Healing Hands”)
Sean Slade
Sex, Hair, Marijuana, and the Electric Guitar (no label cassette)
lyrics (“Improve My Mind,” “Mile One,” “Hello Swami,” Privy to the Wrong Information”)

1986

Men & Volts
Tramps in Bloom (Iridescence LP)
bass guitar on all, background vocals, plus lyrics (“When You’re Here,” “Hurry Home,” “The History of the Moon,” “Tramps in Bloom,” “Someone Else’s Money,” “Brains & Bone”), package design
Sean Slade
Second Try (no label cassette)
lyrics (“She Might As Well,” “Drive That Car, Mabel,” “I’m Home,” “Law of Averages,” “The Fortune Stomp”), organ (“The Fortune Stomp”)
The Space Negros
Pink Noise (Glass/UK LP)
bass guitar on “Go Dorothy Go (Do The Bible)”

1985

Men & Volts
Tramps in Bloom (New Rose/France LP)
bass guitar on all, background vocals, plus lyrics (“When You’re Here,” “Hurry Home,” “The History of the Moon,” “Tramps in Bloom,” “Someone Else’s Money,” “Brains & Bone”), package design
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
La Vie en Rose (New Rose/France 2-LP set)
bass guitar (“Rag Mama Rag”)
Sean Slade
Sean Slade (no label cassette)
lyrics (“Pushing Up Daisies”)

1984

Pep Lester & His Pals
Jack-O-Lantern Moon (Iridescence 7” EP)
bass guitar (“Nothing For Granted”), package design
Mr. Curt
The Duplex Suite (Camaraderie Music cassette)
bass guitar (“Swamp Talk”)
Mr. Curt (various artists compilation)
Shake Hands!! (and Come Out Dancin’) (Camaraderie Music cassette)
bass guitar (“Swamp Talk”)

1983

Men & Volts
*Hootersville (Eat Records LP)
bass guitar on all, lyrics (“Saddle Up” music composition (“Real Time”), package design
The Duplex Players / The Incredible Casuals (various artists compilation)
Sub Pop 9 (Sub Pop cassette)
co-produced “Picnic Ape (version)”
Between Meals (Jad Fair)
Oh No I Just Knocked Over a Cup of Coffee (Iridescence LP)
bass guitar, recorder, synthesizer, melodica, percussion, backing vocals
Men & Volts (various artists compilation)
Midem 1983 (Eat Records cassette)
bass guitar (“Rotten Truth”)
David & Eva featuring Chuck Bell
untitled (The Mr. & Mrs. Greenberger Record Company 7” EP)
music co-writes, bass guitar, percussion, vocals (“Wipers,” “A One Boat River”), lyrics (“Obedience Test”), all instruments & composition (“No Shower No Shave”)

1982

Men & Volts
Rhythms & Blues (Eat Records 12″ EP)
bass guitar, package design
The Incredible Casuals / The Duplex Players
“Picnic Ape” b/w “Picnic Ape (version)” (Eat Records 7” 45)
co-produced b-side, package design
Bill Lagasse / David Fair (various artists compilation)
Sub Pop 7 (Sub Pop cassette)
co-produced “Worms In It”