One Less Thing To Worry About 1997

Studio Album by Viggo Mortensen

Released 1997
Genre Spoken word
Label TDRS Music
Producer Soundwaves

 

One Less Thing to Worry About is the second studio album of the actor Viggo Mortensen, released in 1997. The album features avant-garde guitarist Buckethead, Viggo’s then wife Exene Cervenka from the band X and DJ Bonebrake, all of them releasing on the label TDRS Music where the album was re-released two years later. The album is out of print for several years but some tracks were made available again in 2004 on a compilation called This, That, and The Other.

The album features poetry as lyrics to the songs and most of the songs are not longer than a minute, and some of them not being longer than 15 seconds. Several titles of the songs refer to words in Spanish like “Lagrimas Puras” (“Pure Tears” in English) and also “Necessity of Lorca” referring to the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca.

 

# Title Length
1. “Writing”   1:14
2. “Cursive”   0:39
3. “Envidia”   3:57
4. “Cuttings”   0:49
5. “Wading”   0:32
6. “Matinee”   0:17
7. “Independence”   1:36
8. “Edit”   0:27
9. “I’m Not A Singer”   4:22
10. “To Sleep”   0:29
11. “Opportunity”   0:15
12. “Recuerdo”   0:07
13. “Pioneers”   0:16
14. “Necessity of Lorca”   1:11
15. “Week Ends”   1:55
16. “Fat”   1:04
17. “Prepare”   0:45
18. “Blow”   0:18
19. “Forgetful”   2:38
20. “Chaco”   0:11
21. “Eleonora”   1:08
22. “Parrillada”   0:25
23. “Ganas”   0:22
24. “Lagrimas Puras”   4:03
25. “The Show”   0:59
26. “Clear”   0:41
27. “Wet Dog”   0:25
28. “Parker”   1:06
29. “Meet”   2:09
30. “Laureles”   0:15
31. “Tell Yourself”   0:19
32. “Reno”   0:22
33. “Cruelty”   0:06
34. “1959”   3:22
35. “The New Year”   0:18
36. “Otono Catalan”   0:39
37. “Single”   0:08
38. “Lunch(Him)”   1:08
39. “Stop”   0:05
40. “Henry, Age 2”   0:27
41. “Henry, Age 3”   0:15
42. “Lunch(Her)”   1:17
43. “The Night We Called It A Day”   2:32
44. “Bedtime Story for Henry”   2:39
45. “Reading”   0:41

 

Players:

Ahmed Abdullah

Andy Armer

D.J. Bonebrake

Brigit

Buckethead

Exene Cervenka

Margaret Comer

Travis Dickerson

Danny Krieger

Luck

Duke McVinnie

Henry Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen

Sara P. Smith.

Soundwaves – Producer

Travis Dickerson – mixing, masterization, design, and recording

Viggo Mortensen – design, artwork and all other pictures of the album

Pieter Lessing – cover photo

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