Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cranford Nix


Cranford Hamilton Nix Jr. (January 17, 1969 - March 12, 2002), also known as Crannie or Little Man, was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He was the lead singer and guitarist of punk band The Malakas.

Nix was born on January 17, 1969 in Detroit. His father, Cranford Nix Sr., was a one-time professional banjo player who played with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He also played banjo on The Supremes' album The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop.

Nix was a heroin addict and had been sent to rehab four times. He escaped from rehab three of those times but stayed and completed it the fourth time. His time in rehab inspired him to write his song "Cigarettes And Heroin".

Nix was a member of the punk rock garage band The Malakas, in which he was the vocalist and guitarist. Alongside him were the bassist, DJ Holman, and the drummer, Greg Crampton. They were signed with I-94 Recordings.

Nix was the kind of guy likely to nail down a good feeling with a marriage license. Years ago he fathered two boys Aesop and Phineas that he couldn’t care for. It’s all textbook addictive behavior.
He could always find a girl with money to take care of him,” says sister Sandra Porter, shaking her head. “He had that kind of charisma".

He married a woman in Florida. She cheated on him, and the guy she was cheating with beat him up. This event inspired the song "Tattoo On Her Ass". Nix married Natatia Nix in the 2000's.

Nix was found dead in the bathroom of his Berkley apartment (2639 Columbia Rd) by his father, of a heroin overdose, on March 12, 2002.

The above info sourced from here and here.


1. 2010 - Number 1: Acoustic + 2


01 - Barroom Angel (Version 1)
02 - Fadin' Fast (Version 1)
03 - Suicide Or Alcohol (Version 1)
04 - Spiders And Snakes (Version 2)
05 - Too Many Problems (Version 3)
06 - Born To Run
07 - Klonopin
08 - End Of Time
09 - I Fell
10 - Misery
11 - Tattoo On Her Ass
12 - I Got To Go
13 - I'm In Love With Joan Jett
14 - Understand Michelle
15 - Be My Guest (Version 1)
16 - She's A Dream
17 - A Heart That Ain't Never Been Pure
18 - Patiently
19 - The Best Damn Boy (That Ever Left You Alone)
20 - Lucille
21 - The Toast Of Roseville
22 - Natasha Anne
23 - There's A Lot Of Shit That I Forgot To Say
24 - Mother Fucking Blues
25 - Cigarettes & Heroin
26 - Met A Girl At N.A.
27 - My Girlfriend's Dead
28 - Pawnshop
29 - Look What You've Done To Me

Tracks 06, 27 & 29 @128k
Tracks 13 & 20 @320k
All the rest @192k
102.92 Mb
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/u97ugy


Tracks 01 - 05 originally released on "Too Good To Be True + Sorry Bout My Drinkin'" released 2006 by the Italian label Rockin' Bones and limited to 500 hand numbered copies with gatefold sleeve.
Tracks 06 - 08 originally released on "...Is A Way Of Life" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.
Tracks 09 - 16 originally released on "I'm In Love With Joan Jett" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.
Tracks 17 - 24 originally released on "A Heart That Ain't Even Been Pure" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.
Tracks 25 - 29 originally released on "You Touched Too Many To Ever Be Forgotten" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.

Tracks 06 & 19 are non-acoustic.


The above track info may or may not be correct as I went by the sources above.

All the above tracks are from a torrent file I managed to find.



2. 2010 - Number 2: Acoustic


01 - I Fell
02 - I Can't Go On
03 - Misery
04 - What I'm Going Through
05 - Tattoo On Her Ass
06 - I Got To Go
07 - Paper Cups
08 - I'm In Love With Joan Jett
09 - The Song I Wrote For You
10 - Got No Time To Lose
11 - Understand Michelle
12 - Be My Guest (Version 2)
13 - Spiders And Snakes  (Version 1)
14 - She's A Dream
15 - A Heart That Ain't Ever Been Pure
16 - Patiently
17 - Klonopin
18 - Barroom Angel (Version 2)
19 - Whiskey
20 - I Don't Want To See You Again
21 - Lucille
22 - The Toast Of Roseville
23 - Natasha Anne
24 - There's A Lot Of Shit That I Forgot To Say
25 - End Up Dead
26 - Mother Fucking Blues
27 - Dying In My Sleep
28 - Cigarettes And Heroin
29 - End Of Time
30 - Fadin' Fast (Version 2)
31 - I Just Need A Pill
32 - Met A Girl At N..A.
33 - My Girlfriend's Dead
34 - Pawnshop
35 - Sorry Bout My Drinkin'
36 - Suicide Or Alcohol (Version 2)
37 - Too Many Problems (Version 3)

128k
85.83 Mb
http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/24oo6u


Tracks 01 - 14 originally released on "I'm In Love With Joan Jett" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.
Tracks 15 - 27 originally released on "A Heart That Ain't Even Been Pure" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.
Tracks 28 - 37 originally released on "You Touched Too Many To Ever Be Forgotten" released 2010 by the Italian label L'Edonista Records and limited to 110 hand numbered copies and comes with 8 pages b/w insert with lyrics photo and info.

All the above tracks are from http://www.cranfordnix.com/music/acoustic/

The above track info may or may not be correct as I went by the sources above.

You can get some more tracks not included above from here: http://www.cranfordnix.com/music/electric/semi-precious-gems/

6 comments:

  1. Excellent post Dog! Kudos to you my friend. I highly recommend this artist to all reading.

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  2. Glad you like the post nekro, did take some time to get it done but the final result was well worth it, damned good acoustic versions too.

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  3. Can you post the Boomerang Bitchslap tracks........

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    1. Would if I had them, but unfortunately I don't.

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  4. Thanks barkingdog, you made my day! : )

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    1. No worries, enjoy! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Cheers!

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