Tim Cole: Trumpet and Vocals
Max Brody: Sax
Bret Engle: Guitar
Dale Scott: Bass
Rey Washam: Drums
Swept up off the cutting room floor, these recordings decently preserve a portion of our songs not represented on our actually good album, “Way Up Off In There”.
...I say ‘actually good’ because it was recorded at Arlyn Studio and produced by Paul Leary and Stuart Sullivan. That album is all polished up, with all our parts recorded separately and overdubs and all that good stuff (good for 1995 or 6, anyway), making it sound like perfect takes. We meant for that LP to come out.
Presented here, however, is how we sounded live, clams and all. Only, we are in a studio so the sound quality is not too crappy. These takes were from sessions recorded at Sweatbox’s studio in Austin, with Mike Vasquez and Bryan Nelson...such great memories!
At the end of a work day at Sweatbox, I’d get a rough mix tape to take home and listen to. Little did I know that these cassettes would end up as master tapes for this album, since the studio burnt to the ground one day with all the copies of our cd and all the master tapes of everything we made. And our stickers, damnit.
So we didn't mean for this LP to turn out this way exactly, but what the hey. Talk about droppin' the ball on the two yard line...
Most of the songs on this album are covers.
The “Price is Right” theme was written by Edd Kalehoff and the “Mod Squad” theme was written by Earle Harry Hagen. They are from the old TV shows, and were recorded for a TV show themed compilation that never came out...
“Slick” (Herb Alpert and John Pisano) and “Gettin’ Sentimental” (George Bassman) Mills Music Inc. ASCAP are from Herb Alpert records, and were takes not good enough to appear in our demo that we used to get gigs, but were some of the meat and potatoes of our set. We were all huge Herb Alpert and Esquivel fans.
“When Sunny Gets Blue” written by Jack Segal and Marvin Fisher, and “Giant Steps” written by John Coltrane are jazz standards. The take of "Sunny" didn't quite cut the mustard to be released, and the take of "Giant Steps" appeared on our cassette demo.
“Song for La-La”, “Skeletons”, “She Can Move” and “Raymond Burr” are Euripides Pants originals. "Skeletons" is a film by George Langworthy that we did some soundtrack music for... "Song for La-La" and "She Can Move" also appear on our "Way Off Up In There" LP, but these demo versions have something about them that warranted their inclusion.
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