The Auteurs ready expanded reissues of Now I’m A Cowboy, After Murder Park and How I Learned To Love The Bootboys

English pop contrarian Luke Haines has announced the reissue of three albums by his former band The Auteurs.

The bumper reissues of 1994’s Now I’m A Cowboy, 1996’s After Murder Park and 1999’s How I Learned To Love The Bootboys will pair remastered versions of the original albums with bonus and previously unreleased material, as well as sleeve notes from the always entertaining Haines. See the tracklists below for full details.

The press release includes reams of droll reminiscences from Haines, including the following words about presenting Now I’m A Cowboy, their second album, to label bosses:

“Upon hearing the new album the record company flipped. Cautiously. Early word from the press was super positive, but I was worried. I’d heard bits of the new Blur album – ‘Knobbly Knees And A Mug Of Tea’. There was a truck load of ‘English’ stupid on the horizon. Against conformity, I rashly called the album Now I’m A Cowboy. which was exactly how I felt, and the opposite of everything that was about to come.”

And there’s this, on trying to complete the band’s final album, How I Learned To Love The Bootboys:

“More studio time was booked for more Auteurs recording. I didn’t have a single. I had a song called ‘1967’ which I loved but knew that it wasn’t a hit. On the eve of the recording session I visited John Moore, drank half a bottle of Absinthe and promptly fell down a staircase and broke my wrist. All recording plans were put off as I couldn’t play guitar until my wrist healed. Hobbled again.”

That incident led to the creation of his 1996 solo venture under the name Baader Meinhof, recently reissued by Cherry Red and recommended by FACT’s Louis Pattison.

All three reissues are due for release on June 2 via 3 Loop Music.

Haines’ most recent solo album, released last summer, was Rock N Roll Animals – A Psychedelic Story For Grown Ups (And Children).

Tracklists:

Now I’m A Cowboy

CD1
Original Release (CDHUT16)

1. Lenny Valentino
2. Brainchild
3. I’m a Rich Mans Toy
4. New French Girlfriend
5. The Upper Classes
6. Chinese Bakery
7. A Sister Like You
8. Underground Movies
9. Life Classes/Life Model
10. Modern History
11. Daughter Of A Child

Bonus material
12. Lenny Valentino (Single Version) (HUTCD36)
13. Vacant Lot – Lenny Valentino single b-side (HUTCD36)
14. Car Crazy – Lenny Valentino single b-side (HUTCD36)
15. Disney World – Lenny Valentino single b-side (HUT 36)
16. Lenny Valentino (Original Mix) – Lenny Valentino single b-side (HUTCD36)
17. Underground Movies (Different Mix) – France only single (DE 3397)
18. Brainchild (Original Version) – France only single (DE 3397)

CD2
Bonus Material
1. Government Bookstore – Chinese Bakery b-side (HUTCD41)
2. Everything You Say Will Destroy You – Chinese Bakery b-side (HUTCD41)
3. Chinese Bakery (Acoustic) – Chinese Bakery b-side (HUTG41)
4. Modern History (Acoustic Version) – 3:24 – LP bonus 7” (HUTL16)
5. Upper Classes (BBC Session – 27.4.94) (Prog No: 00YY1217)
6. Rich Man’s Toy (BBC Session – 27.4.94) (Prog No: 00YY1217)
7. Underground Movies (BBC Session – 27.4.94) (Prog No: 00YY1217)
8. Everything You Say Will Destroy You (BBC Session – 27.4.94) (Prog No: 00YY1217)
9. Lenny Valentino (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session – 9.5.94) (Prog No: 00YY1885)
10. Chinese Bakery (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session – 9.5.94) (Prog No: 00YY1885)
11. New French Girlfriend (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session – 9.5.94) (Prog No: 00YY1885)
12. Modern History (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session – 9.5.94) (Prog No: 00YY1885)
13. How Could I Be Wrong (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
14. Don’t Trust The Stars (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
15. The Upper Classes (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
16. New French Girlfriend (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
17. Showgirl (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
18. Lenny Valentino (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
19. Modern History (Live at Leeds Town & Country)
20. Early Years (Live at Leeds Town & Country)

After Murder Park

CD1
Original Release (CDHUT33)

1. Light Aircraft on Fire – 2:17
2. The Child Brides – 4:26
3. Land Lovers – 2:31
4. New Brat in Town – 3:55
5. Everything You Say Will Destroy You – 2:42
6. Unsolved Child Murder – 2:08
7. Married to a Lazy Lover – 3:55
8. Buddha – 2:52
9. Tombstone – 3:59
10. Fear of Flying – 4:41
11. Dead Sea Navigators – 3:47
12. After Murder Park – 2:00

Bonus Material
13. Kenneth Anger’s Bad Dream – Back With The Killer Again EP (HUTCD65)
14. Former Fan – Back With The Killer Again EP (HUTCD65)
15. Light Aircraft On Fire (Single Version) – Light Aircraft On Fire Single (HUTCD66)
16. Car Crash – Light Aircraft On Fire Single (HUTCD66)
17. Buddha (4 Track Band Demo) – Light Aircraft On Fire Single (HUTCD66)
18. X-Boogie Man – Light Aircraft On Fire Single (HUTCD66)
19. Everything You Say (unreleased early Steve Albini recording) *
20. Tombstone (Alternate Recording) *
21. Unsolved Child Murder (Early Version) (Volume 17 compilation 17VCD17)
22. Kids Issue (BBC John Peel Session -9.3.96) (Prog No: 00YY6231)
23. A New Life A New Family (BBC Radio Session – 1.1.2000) (Prog No: 00YY6231)
24. Buddah (BBC John Peel Session -9.3.96) (Prog No: 00YY6231)
25. After Murder Park (BBC John Peel Session -9.3.96) (Prog No: 00YY6231)

CD 2
France Inter Black Session

1. Starstruck *
2. After Murder Park *
3. Kenneth Angers Bad Dream *
4. Unsolved Child Murder *
5. Bailed Out *
6. Light Aircraft On Fire *
7. Buddha *
8. How Could I Be Wrong *
9. Married To A Lazy Lover *
10. American Guitars *
11. Junk Shop Clothes *
12. Kids Issue *
13. Early Years *
14. Lenny Valentino *
15. Showgirl *
16. Land Lovers *
17. Home Again *
18. Tombstone *
19. Housebreaker *

* previously unreleased

How I Learned To Love The Bootboys

CD1
Original Album (CDHUT53)

1. The Rubettes – 3:27
2. 1967 – 2:42
3. How I Learned to Love the Bootboys – 3:05
4. Your Gang, Our Gang – 1:46
5. Some Changes – 3:19
6. School – 2:58
7. Johnny and the Hurricanes – 3:51
8. The South Will Rise Again – 2:24
9. Asti Spumante – 3:27
10. Sick of Hari Krisna – 2:51
11. Lights Out – 2:10
12. Future Generation – 3:11

Bonus Material
13. Get Wrecked At Home – The Rubettes b-side (HUTCD113)
14. Breaking Up – The Rubettes b-side (HUTCD113)
15. Politic – Luke Haines Is Dead (HAINES1)
16. ESP Kids – Luke Haines Is Dead (HAINES1)
17. Johnny And The Hurricanes – Luke Haines Is Dead (HAINES1)
18. Future Generation – Luke Haines Is Dead (HAINES1)
19. School (Previously Unreleased)
20. Essex Bootboys – Luke Haines Is Dead (HAINES1)
21. The Rubettes (Acoustic) – How I Learned To Love The Bootboys Interview CD (IVCDHUT53)
22. 1967 – How I Learned To Love The Bootboys Interview CD (IVCDHUT53)
23. Some Changes – How I Learned To Love The Bootboys Interview CD (IVCDHUT53)
24. Lights Out – How I Learned To Love The Bootboys Interview CD (IVCDHUT53)

CD2 No Dialogue With Cunts – Auteurs Last Stand Live At LSE November 1999

1. Baader Meinhof
2. Meet Me At The Airport
3. Burn Warehouse Burn / There’s Gonna Be An Accident
4. Back On The Farm
5. Baader Meinhof 2
6. Unsolved Child Murder
7. 1967
8. The Rubettes
9. Bootboys
10. Your Gang, Our Gang
11. How Could I Be Wrong
12. Buddha
13. After Murder Park
14. Light Aircraft On Fire
15. Lenny Valentino
16. Future Generation

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