Daniel Johnston

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  • Daniel Johnston was born

    Daniel Johnston was born
  • Songs of Pain (First Album)

    Songs of Pain (First Album)
    Songs of Pain is the first album by folk singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded on a simple tape recorder and released on Compact Cassette. Johnston recorded these songs in the basement of his parents' house in West Virginia. It was recorded in 1980 and 1981, and handed out to friends by Johnston. It was rereleased on cassette by Stress Records in 1988, and on Compact Disc in 2003 by the label Dual Tone, together with More Songs of Pain as Early Recordings Volume 1.
  • Don't let the sun go down on your grievances (song)

    Don't let the sun go down on your grievances (song)
  • Respect (Album)

    Respect is the 8th self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, released in 1985. It features covers of the Elvis Presley song "Heartbreak Hotel" and the Jarmels song "A Little Bit of Soap", made popular by The Jarmels.
  • Retired Boxer (Album)

    Retired Boxer is the seventh self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded in 1984. His song "True Love Will Find You in the End" has become one of his best-known songs, covered by many other artists, beginning with The Reivers in 1987 (and later included on the 2002 reissue of their album Saturday).
  • More songs of Pain (Album)

    More Songs of Pain is the fourth self-released music cassette album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded late 1982 and early 1983. The album was re-released on cassette in 1988 by Stress records, made available in downloadable mp3 format by Emusic in 2000, and in 2003 released on CD by Dual Tone, as the second half of the compilation Early Recordings Volume 1.
  • Casper The Friendly Ghost (song)

  • It's Spooky(song)

    It's Spooky is a collaboration album by musicians Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair, of the band Half Japanese. It was first released in 1989 on 50 Skidillion Watts Records, under the title Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston. It was re-issued on CD in 1993 on Paperhouse (PAPCD 019).
  • Some things last a long time (song)

  • 1990 (Album)

    1990 is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. It was released in January 1990, through record label Shimmy Disc.
  • Hospital

    In 1990 Johnston plays at Austin festival. On the way back to West Virginia in a small airplane piloted by his father, Johnston had a manic episode and began to fight with his father for control of the airplane, removing the ignition keys and throwing them out of the airplane. His father, who had been a war pilot in World War II, managed to land in a wooded area. Johnston and his father survived. Because of this episode, Johnston was confined to a psychiatric hospital.
  • Mountain Dew

    In 1991 Johnston obtained a live broadcast radio station a live performance from the hospital where he is located in West Virginia. Despite being hospitalized, Johnston requires his agent to hire Yōko Ono as a producer and to contact Mountain Dew to be the image of the brand. In fact, Johnston composed a song in which he praised the soda and in which he claims that he had been locked up for being "crazy about Mountain Dew".
  • Fun

    Fun is an album by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. It was his first major label release, as well as his only album for Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Butthole Surfers member Paul Leary.
  • Why Me? (album)

    Why Me? is a live album recorded in Germany by Daniel Johnston.
  • Rejected Unknown(album)

    Rejected Unknown is a 2001 album by acclaimed outsider musician Daniel Johnston. The title references the decision by Atlantic Records to drop him from the label after the commercial failure of his only major-label album, 1994's Fun. Rejected Unknown was produced by Austin producer and former Glass Eye member Brian Beattie. A 7-inch limited edition EP called Dream Scream, featuring that song and "Funeral Girl", was released in 1998 on Pickled Egg Records.
  • Fear Yourself (album)

    Fear Yourself is a 2003 album by Daniel Johnston. It's his 15th album and is produced by Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse. It includes an 8-page booklet with exclusive Daniel Johnston drawings.
  • The late great Daniel Johnson

    The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered is a 2004 Gammon Records two-disc set. The first disc features covers of Daniel Johnston songs by a variety of different artists.
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnsoton

    Daniel Johnston began expressing himself through art as a child while doctors struggled to accurately diagnose his unusual behavior. He began using a boombox record curiously stirring songs to cassette tape in high school. Following his brother to Texas, he eventually landed in Austin, working unskilled jobs while continuing to record and self-distribute music to friends and friendly strangers. It was clear to everyone that Daniel was not a typical artist
  • The Electric Ghosts

    The Electric Ghosts is a collaboration between Daniel Johnston and Jack Medicine (aka Don Goede), released in 2006 on Important Records. Don Goede (one of the original founders of Soft Skull Press) became tour manager/caretaker for Daniel Johnston in 1999, for at least 100 shows. The album is a result of songs recorded by the pair in hotel rooms before and after performances. The cover illustration is by Ron English.
  • Is and always (Album)

    Is And Always Was is the seventeenth studio album by Daniel Johnston released in 2009. The album is noted for its upbeat sound in comparison to previous albums.
  • Space Ducks (Album)

    Space Ducks: Soundtrack is a compilation album by American recording artist Daniel Johnston. It was released on Daniel Johnston's Eternal Yip Eye Label in 2012, with a later, longer version released on Feraltone in 2013. It was inspired by Johnston's comic Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness. It also features songs from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Eleanor Friedberger, Deer Tick, Fruit Bats, and Lavender Diamond.
  • Hi, how are you Daniel Johnston?

    Daniel Johnston stars in this psychedelic short film about an aging musician coming to terms with the dreams of yesteryear.
  • Daniel Johnston passed away.