Rogue Oliphant is a loose affiliation of musicians and composers who work on songs and spoken word pieces written by the Irish poet Paul Muldoon.
Among those who have been most closely associated with Rogue Oliphant are Chris Harford (Three Colors, Band of Changes), Ray Kubian (Solar Motel Band, Dean Ween Group), David Mansfield (Rolling Thunder Review), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion, Polaris), Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), Dana Colley (Morphine), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Dan Trueman (The Princeton Laptop Orchestra), and Warren Zanes (The Del Fuegos).
The band’s first CD, I Gave the Pope a Rhino, has contributions from all the above and is now available from Academic Records (PO Box 31, Sharon Springs, NY 13459) and as a download from CD Baby.
I Gave the Pope a Rhino was recorded at Room 17, Brooklyn, in June 2016. It was engineered and produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead) and mastered by Tom Ruff at Asbury Media.
featuring Dave Dreiwitz, Robbie Seahag Mangano, Joe Russo & Chris Harford
Thursday April 21st 2016 8pm $12/$15 21+
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Sourland Mountains, New Jersey
You’re Gonna Die
Re-discovered track as Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) was going through boxes of cassettes. Melchiondo and Harford wrote and recorded this song on Mickey’s four track cassette machine at his house along the canal in New Hope, Pa in 1992.
Face Your Doom
Daniel Johnston and Chris Harford, recorded, mixed by Joe UJJ at Stony Brook Studios, Hopewell, New Jersey
Written by Daniel Johnston
The song appears on Hyperjinx Tricycle.
Joe Strummer’s Midnight Dream
Recorded by Andrew Weiss, on his front porch (Harford and Weiss lived together in the late 80’s) at the Zion House of Flesh in Hopewell, New Jerseycirca 1997 in the Sourland Mountains.
Everything Goes Away
Recorded by Bálint Dobozi in Zurich, Switzerland. It features a french horn solo by Benjamin Danechovic and backing vocals by Jessie Fischer.