Wine Stained Heart (2011, Carswell)
Thirteen songs produced by Rob Douglas. Featuring Dave Berzansky (Hacienda Bros) on steel guitar, Rob Douglas on bass, Les James (Red Meat) on drums, and Brian Whelan (Dwight Yoakum) on vocals and piano. Recorded by Pete Curry (Los Straightjackets).
Check out “The Killjoy”:
Songs That Make The Jukebox Play (2002, Carswell)
Twelve songs. Featuring Doug Adams on fiddle, Rob Douglas on bass, Les James on drums, David Phillips on steel guitar, Greg Reeves on bass, and Mike Wolf on guitar. Recorded by Joe Goldring.
Give a listen to “Promises Promises”
Tom Armstrong Sings Heart Songs (1999, Carswell)
Twelve songs. Featuring Doug Adams on fiddle, Steve Cornell on steel guitar, Les James on drums, and John Walter on doghouse bass. Recorded by Joe Goldring.
The album closer, “If I Only Knew”
Good Rockin’ Tonight (Purist, 2000)
This two-volume tribute to Sun Records includes Tom Armstrong performing songs originally recorded for Sun by Onie Wheeler and Charlie Rich. Featuring Les James (drums), David Phillips (steel), Greg Reeves (bass), and Mike Wolf (guitar). Produced by Anthony Solano, recorded by Kevin Ink.
Onie Wheeler recorded “Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox” for Sun Records
In My Native Land (Paleo Music, 2002)
This innovative, experimental approach to roots music features lead vocals by Tom Armstrong on three tracks.
Hank Williams’ classic “Ramblin’ Man” as sung by Tom with Clothesline Revival
Tom Armstrong 45:
Headaches In The Basement/Bleating Heart Palpitate (1994, Carburetor)
Two original songs self-recorded on Ed Gray’s 4-track, Iowa City, IA.
The Hollowmen LPs and Compilation Cuts:
Pink Quartz Sunblasting (1988, Amoeba)
Twelve songs, produced by the Hollowmen and Jim Roth. Featuring Joe Page on drums, Jim Roth on guitar, Mike Sangster on vocals and guitar, and Eric Svenson on bass. Recorded by Kerry Moore at Studio 55, Des Moines, IA. Jim Roth is now a member of Built To Spill.
Listen to “Master/Puppet”
Sinister Flower Gift (1986, Pravda)
Nine songs, produced by Ric Menck. Featuring Joe Page on drums, Mike Sangster on vocals and guitar, and Eric Svenson on bass. Recorded by Michael Freeman at Remington Road, Schaumberg, IL.
Here is “Big Blur”
Poison For Profit (1984, self-released in US, Acid Tapes in UK)
Six song demo cassette. Featuring Joe Page on drums, Mike Sangster on vocals and guitar, and Eric Svenson on bass. Recorded by Mike Lawyer, Indianola, IA.
Here I am, first time in a recording studio, with “Need It Most”
The Humpback Wail Cassettes:
Drudgery Hoedown (1989)
Self-released cassette of songs recorded by Kerry Moore at Studio 55, Des Moines. Tom sings and plays all instruments, with guest drummers Joe Page and Mark Bruggeman on one track each.
An early Hollowmen song that the band never recorded, “Web Of Time”
A Barrel Full Of Rotting Lullabies (1987)
Self-released cassette of songs recorded by Kerry Moore at Studio 55, Des Moines. Tom sings and plays all instruments.
Check out “Horse’s Mane”