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Who Owns Our Dreams?

San Francisco’s X-tal were one of the great unsung bands of the 1990s. Combining the sly pointed lyrics of J Neo Marvin (and others) with a Velvet-y wall of guitars and the twangy crunch of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, X-tal forged a distinctively American sound while daring to shine a light on the flaws of both their country and themselves. WHO OWNS OUR DREAMS? collects, for the first time domestically, some of the best songs from their final albums, which were previously only available on German labels.

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Click the links below for lyrics.

1) UNION SUNRISE (J Neo Marvin)
2) LOSING GROUND (Mark Zanandrea-Mick Freeman)
3) BEST SELLERS (J Neo Marvin)
4) MARK TIME (J Neo Marvin)
5) DIET OF WORMS (Allison Moseley)
6) THE HYPNOTIST (J Neo Marvin)
8) STUDPUPPET (J Neo Marvin)
9) MISADVENTURE (Maati Stojanovich-J Neo Marvin)
10) WINDBAGS (J Neo Marvin)
11) BASICS 101 (Mark Zanandrea)
12) SLOW FIDELITY (Mick Freeman-Allison Moseley-Mark Zanandrea)
14) NEVER BEEN YOUNG (Music: Mark Zanandrea-Words: J Neo Marvin)
15) EDGE OF THE WORLD (Allison Moseley)
16) BLACK RUSSIAN (J Neo Marvin) (Live in Paris)
17) LONG DARK NIGHT (J Neo Marvin) (live in Cologne)

J Neo Marvin: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, and harmonica
Mark Zanandrea: Guitars, keyboards, mandolin, dulcimer and vocals
Allison Moseley: Bass and vocals
Mick Freeman: Drums, percussion and vocals

Carrie Bradley: Violin
Meri St. Mary: Vocal (“Misadventure”)
Wally Sound: 12-string guitar (“Edge Of The World”)
Marty Brumbach: Whirly tube (“Diet Of Worms”)

All songs © 1992-1996 Undulant Rhetoric (BMI)