- Released: March 19, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Rhino
- 1.Bus To Beelzebub
- 2.Sugar Free Jazz
- 3.True Dreams Of Wichita
- 4.Screenwriter's Blues
- 6.Blueeyed Devil
- 7.Buddha Rhubarb Butter
- 8.Unmarked Helicopters
- 9.Super Bon Bon
- 10.Soundtrack To Mary
- 14.The Idiot Kings
- 16.St. Louise Is Listening
- 19.Super Bon Bon
- 20.Casiotone Nation
Soul Coughing includes: Mike Doughty (vocals, guitar); Mark De Gli Antoni (keyboards, samples); Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass); Yuval Gabay (drums).
Additional personnel: Rachel Benbow Murdy (spoken vocals).
Producers include: Tchad Blake, David Kahne, Steve Fisk, Soul Coughing.
Compilation producers: Cole Cartwright, Tchad Blake, David Kahne.
Engineers include: Tchad Blake, Bill Emmons, Tim Boland.
Recorded at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California; Sear Sound, The Power Station, New York, New York; The Wurx Studios, Bath, England. Includes liner notes by Mike Doughty and John Strausbaugh.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Mike Doughty (vocals, guitar); Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass); Yuval Gabay (drums).
Audio Mixers: Christopher Shaw ; David Kahne; Husky Huskolds; Tchad Blake; Bill Emmons .
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Audio Remixer: Propellerheads.
Liner Note Author: Mike Doughty.
Recording information: Sear Sound, New York, NY; Sunset Sound Factory, East Hollywood, CA; The Power Station, Myc.
Roundabout 1994, funk-jazz-popsters Soul Coughing emerged, seemingly borne of the pavement of the New York City streets with the enigmatic, engaging RUBY VROOM. The foursome led by charismatic poet-on-call M. Doughty released two other increasingly popular albums before calling it quits in 2000, amassing a considerable cult following in the process. Soul Coughing's otherworldly musical offerings, conceivably silly dance tracks for kids weaned on Coltrane and Kerouac, incorporate phone-sex recordings and old Warner Brothers cartoon riffs, could feature Shakespeare intermingled with glorious nonsense and are otherwise nonexistent in any musical world. Despite all this, they are undeniably pop and even somehow managed to connive a couple radio hits.
LUST IN PHAZE is less your basic greatest hits album than a selection of songs the band considers the best presentation of its life's work; in fact, the single the title is culled from, "Soft Serve," is a noticable omission. The two minor hits, "Super Bon Bon" and "Circles" are here, along with sought-after non-album tracks such as "Buddha Rhubarb Butter" and "Unmarked Helicopters," a delirious live rendition of the best free jazz pop-culture shout-out-fest ever "Casiotone Nation," The Propellerheads oddly engaging revamp of "Super Bon Bon" and overlooked album tracks such as the zen-reflecting "The Idiot Kings."