Lisa Borders


Music That Inspired Cloud Cuckoo Land

The inspiration for Cloud Cuckoo Land came from many of Lisa’s favorite indie/​alternative bands of the 1980s – R.E.M. (from Murmur through Document), Camper Van Beethoven, Let’s Active, the Reivers (known originally as Zeitgeist), the Replacements, and Lone Justice, just to name a few. Two great Philadelphia bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Wishniaks and the Low Road, also figured prominently in Lisa’s mind as she recreated the sonic landscape of that era.


While writing Cloud Cuckoo Land, Lisa listened to all of the above artists, but she also listened often to the following albums by more contemporary bands:

Son VoltTrace


The JayhawksTomorrow the Green Grass