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Clone (Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon album)

Clone is the first studio album from Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon. It was released on October 8, 2002, and features the duo performing acoustic originals and cover songs on a variety of instruments.

Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2002 (US)
GenreFolk, Americana, New Acoustic, American Primitive Guitar
LabelRCA Victor
ProducerPaul DuGre
Leo Kottke chronology
One Guitar, No Vocals
The Instrumentals: The Best of the Capitol Years
Mike Gordon chronology
Inside In


The roots of the odd pairing of Kottke, an acoustic guitar legend in the midst of a 30-year career, and Gordon, the bassist from the legendary rock band Phish, began back in the late 1980s when Kottke performed live at the University of Vermont. Both Gordon and Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio - students at UVM - attended the concert. Years later, Gordon sent Kottke a cassette tape of his own rearranged version of Kottke's "The Driving of the Year Nail." The duo considered collaborating in the future, and finally began working together in the midst of Phish's two-and-a-half year hiatus.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic      [1]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Tom Semioli wrote of the album "Phish bassist Mike Gordon and acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke are a natural multi-faceted collaboration... A timeless record by two artists on an organic journey. Take the ride."[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Arko" (Gordon, Kottke) – 1:23
  2. "Car Carrier Blues" (Gordon, Linitz) – 3:50
  3. "From Pizza Towers to Defeat" (Bob "Frizz" Fuller) – 3:08
  4. "Clone" (Gordon) – 4:51
  5. "The Collins Missile" (Gordon) – 4:01
  6. "Te Veo" (Kottke) – 2:33
  7. "Disco" (Kottke) – 3:10
  8. "June" (Gordon, Kottke) – 3:03
  9. "I Am a Lonesome Fugitive" (Liz Anderson, Casey Anderson) – 3:07
  10. "Clay" (Gordon, Linitz) – 3:03
  11. "Strange" (Kottke) – 1:12
  12. "Middle of the Road" (Kottke) – 2:55
  13. "Whip" (Gordon, Kottke) – 2:29
  14. "With" (Gordon, Linitz) – 2:46


  • Leo Kottke - guitar, vocals, percussion
  • Mike Gordon - bass, vocals, guitar, percussion


  1. ^ a b Semioli, Tom. "Clone > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 28, 2011.

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