Tool for Evening

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Tool for Evening
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Studio album by The Big Wu
Released Memorial Day Weekend 2004
RecordedJanuary 2004
Genre Rock and Roll
Label Oarfin Records
Producer Chris Castino
Al Oikari
Terry Vanderwalker
Padre Pienbique
The Big Wu chronology
Spring Reverb
(2002)
Tool for Evening
(2004)

Tool for Evening is the fourth studio album released by The Big Wu during the seventh annual Big Wu Family Reunion on Memorial Day weekend in 2004. The album was recorded 20 minutes outside of The Big Wu’s birthplace at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. The band took an unconventional approach to producing the CD, when they walked into the studio and set up their equipment, not knowing what songs were to be played or how they were going to sound. "We wanted to capture the same feeling as our live shows," said Big Wu guitarist Chris Castino. "I believe we’ve accomplished that. Tool For Evening has a fresh feel to it that comes through more on this CD than on past releases."

The Big Wu

The Big Wu is a rock jam band from Minnesota. The group is composed of Al Oikari, Andy Miller, Chris Castino, Mark Joseph Grundhoefer, and Terry VanDeWalker. The band made a mark on the jam band scene with a reputation for hook-oriented songwriting and as one of the earliest jam bands from the Midwest to achieve some national success. Relentless touring in the late 1990s and early 2000s built a loyal fan base that call themselves "family," many of whom get together for the band's recurring music festival, the Big Wu Family Reunion. From 1998-2006, the band annually held the Family Reunion on Memorial Weekend, and they frequently hold a Wu Years Eve event on December 31. The band has not toured extensively since the end of 2006, instead playing periodic shows in their home state of Minnesota and other nearby states.

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota City in Minnesota, United States

Cannon Falls is a city in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 4,083 at the 2010 census. Located along U.S. Route 52 to the southeast of the Twin Cities, Cannon Falls may be best known as the home of Pachyderm Studio, where many famous musicians have recorded their music. Nirvana is probably the best known band to use the site. The group recorded In Utero at the studio.

The CD contains the previously unreleased Wu favorites "Texas Fireball" and "Jazz 88". The Big Wu also pushed their musical ability by interlacing elements of electronica to create the slow trance groove "Black Rain". Other new material includes the southern-rock song "Dog’s Dead" that rings with that Big Wu classic sound, and the country-styled "Stole My Girlfriend".

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Track listing

  1. "Texas Fireball"
  2. "Stole My Girlfriend"
  3. "Dog's Dead"
  4. "Middle of Nowhere"
  5. "Ray Charles Can See"
  6. "Jazz 88"
  7. "Black Rain"
  8. "Kings of Bass"
  9. "I'm Cryin'"
  10. "Lowdown"

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