Jonathan Richman

Ishkode! Ishkode!

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"Ishkode! Ishkode!" ("ishkode" means "fire" in the Native American Ojibwe language) was the album recorded before "SA!", originally released in 2016. Richman's signature ingredients -acoustic guitar, minimal drums set-up, a few voices, his use of Romance languages- combine once again across the album and subtle touches help him to strike a contemplative mood more than usual.. It is not difficult to imagine Richman performing some of the songs of the album, especially the almost hypnotic two first tracks, around a bonfire, surrounded by a bunch friends singing along, but we will always wonder if that is the fire to whom the album title refers... "Ishkode! Ishkode!" deserves to stand as a career highlight.


Whoa! How Different We All Are!
Ishkode! Ishkode!
Wait! Wait!
O Sun!
Without The Heart For Chaperone
'A Nnammurata Mia
Let Me Do This Right!
But Then Ego Went Away
Outside O'Duffy's
Mother I Give You My Soul Call