Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain...
Aug 10, 2004

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With a new label, a new direction, and a new set of songs, Chicago's Joan of Arc added another chapter to its mythos with Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain....

Recorded during a stint between two national tours in their hometown of Chicago, Joan of Arc, Dick Cheney, Mark Twain... expands upon the band's usual tradition of experimentation and gadgetry with the inclusion of an overall sense of cohesiveness and underlying melody.

Mixed by John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Smog, Stereolab, U.S. Maple). Includes members of Town and Country, Love of Everything, Make Believe, Pit Er Pat, Aloha and Owen.

The now out-of-print 2xLP version was released on limited edition colored vinyl (1 red LP, 1 white LP).


  • 1
    Questioning Benjamin Franklin's Ghost (3:17)
  • 2
    Apocalypse Politics (2:22)
  • 3
    The Title Track of This Album (1:19)
  • 4
    Queasy Lynn (2:36)
  • 5
    White and Wrong (3:26)
  • 6
    Onomatopoepic Animal Faces (4:20)
  • 7
    A Half-Deaf Girl Named Echo (5:32)
  • 8
    80's Dance Parties Most of All (1:49)
  • 9
    Deep Rush (1:56)
  • 10
    Gripped By the Lips (4:15)
  • 11
    Fleshy Jeffrey (4:12)
  • 12
    Abigail, Cops and Animals (4:33)
  • 13
    "Still" From Miss Kate's Texture Dictionary (2:25)
  • 14
    The Details of the Bomb (4:17)
  • 15
    I Trust a Litter of Kittens Still Keeps the Colosseum (6:19)
  • 16
    The Telephones Have Begun Making Calls (3:29)
  • 17
    The Cash In and Price (1:09)


Guitar riffs coil, drums ride a thunderous beat, and glitchy vocals are twisted as Joan of Arc criticizes American conventionality, spits on Main Street ignorance, and mocks celebrity ideals.

All Music Guide

Artistic and experimental...crossing all genres and making an album and not a sound.

Aural Minority

Joan of Arc faces this newer world with smarts, vulnerability and an admirable hard-headedness.


Perhaps the finest effort from Joan of Arc.

Punk Planet

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