The Philly Comp for Catholic Children Various Artists
Genus Records, 1999
Your Tongue to the Rail is a two-cd tribute to the Jim Carroll Band featuring more
than two dozen artists from Philadelphia. Stylistically it touches on punk, post punk
funk, traditional american guitar rock, garage/psychedelia, singer/songwriter stylings,
eastern european folk music, stadium rock, homocore-cabaret, country, and free jazz.
The project began as a multi-band "tribute" concert in
Philadelphia in September of 1996, organized by Mike Villers. The concert generated so
much excitement, Mike decided to do an album that would showcase local talent while also
demonstrating the power of the Jim Carroll Band's songs. He rounded up the best bands in
Philly and embarked upon what became a three -year project and a two-CD set that includes
covers of almost all of the Jim Carroll Band's songs! Jim Carroll Band bassist Stevie
Linsley even came onboard at the end to master the album with Mike.