Recorded April 27 and 29, 1992 at Radio Studio DRS Zürich.
Free improvised country & western bebop. Folk and traditional songs by Tim Buckley, Phil Ochs, Wilie Nelson, Nick Drake … which will not escape unscathed if the cover versions are compared with the originals. The guitarist, banjo player and singer Eugene Chadbourne says of his own music: Imagine a world where Johnny Cash and Phil Ochs meet head on with Derek Bailey and you are getting close.
Strings is a plurely instrumental production. Eight titles are Chadbourne’s improvisations among compositions by Sonny Rolling, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington. Eugene Chadbourne about Songs: "I like the songs, they are very honest, very emotional."