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John Austin

Roots Rock / Alternative Rock
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Discography

1990 John Austin and... the Embarrassing Young
1992 The Embarrassing Young Glasshouse Records
1994 Authorized Unauthorized Bootleg Twitch Records
1996 Byzantium
1998 If I Was a Latin King WeatherVane Music
2002 Busted at the Pearly Gates Serious Hip Productions
2005 Collection One
2008 Satellite Blvd
2011 Nothing More to Say
2014 Real World 101

John Austin and... the Embarrassing Young

1990 Independent

John Austin - Vocals, acoustic guitar
Andrew Crawford - Electric guitar
Mark Phillips - Bass guitar
Bret Ferry - Drums, percussion

Erin Echo - Vocals (on the first two songs)

  1. The Embarrassing Young (Les Enfants Terribles)
  2. Island Girl
  3. Miss Nebula Jones
  4. You Should Be Ashamed

The Embarrassing Young

1992 Glasshouse Records (7014701029)

John Austin - Vocals, coustic guitar, harmonica, whistle
Mark Heard - Accordion, drum programming, Gretsch guitar, mandolin, various noises
Andrew “Hank” Crawford - Electric guitar
Buddy Miller - Electric twelve-string guitar
David Miner - Electric bass, stand-up bass
Erin Echo - Vocals
Steve Hindalong - Drums, percussion

Tim Chandler - Bass Guitar on tracks 9 and 10
Derri Daugherty - Electric guitar on tracks 9 and 10

Produced by Mark Heard, Derri Daugherty, and Steve Hindalong

  1. The Embarrassing Young (3:39)
  2. Island Girl (3:51)
  3. Fallout (2:50)
  4. Mercy Squeeze (3:32)
  5. Tellulah (2:58)
  6. Farthest Thing From Love (3:47)
  7. Under the Bed (2:51)
  8. Miss Nebula Jones (3:42)
  9. We All Need Love (3:32)
  10. Back to the Garden (4:02)
  11. Say Goodbye (3:54)
  12. Awake, Alone (4:46)

Authorized Unauthorized Bootleg

1994 Twitch Records (TRCD - 0794003-L)

All songs written and performed by John Austin

Newton Carter - Additional guitar

  1. I've Got the Rest of My Life (4:11)
  2. Red Dog (4:13)
  3. These Things Take Time (3:44)
  4. King of the Beasts (3:17)
  5. Little Girl Lost (2:49)
  6. Only the Strong (3:41)
  7. Go Ask the Dead Man (3:11)
  8. Reprise (1:00)

Byzantium

1996 Independent

  1. Career Day (3:13)
  2. Heaven is Inside (4:25)
  3. Leave the Light On (4:43)
  4. Red Dog (4:25)
  5. I Got the Rest of My Life (3:38)
  6. Did I Really Break Your Heart? (3:20)
  7. Lost in Her Hometown (4:04)
  8. King of the Beasts (3:25)
  9. He is a Chameleon (I am the Rainbow) (3:47)
  10. Two Worlds Collide (4:05)
  11. Closer to the Earth (4:06)

If I Was a Latin King

1998 WeatherVane Music (WVM002)

John Austin - Voice, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, harmonica
Bill Campbell - Bass, percussion, guitar, fuzzy effects
Erin Echo - Voice, keyboards
Bernie Bernard - Electro-harp, kalimba, llama toenails
Harry Evans - Drums

Spanish Rice - Horns
Prince William String Quartet - Strings

Produced by John Austin and Bill Campbell

  1. If I Was a Latin King (4:24)
  2. In Your Mama's Dreamz (4:05)
  3. Fuzzy Dice (4:09)
  4. Cool Cool Morning (4:14)
  5. Be True to Your School (2:14)
  6. Shatta Dat Piñata (3:26)
  7. Every Single Day (3:18)
  8. Gypsy Moth (3:15)
  9. Down 4 U (3:49)
  10. No Joke (1:55)
  11. (In the Doghouse) (1:21)
  12. Jesus Wept (3:19)
  13. Another Hit (3:27)