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Mike Scaccia-Guitar and Bass
Max Brody_Drums, Synth, Sax, Editor-In-Chief

Paul Barker-Bass on "Strassburg"

All Songs Written and Performed by GOOBERSMOOCHERS
Copyright 2015 GOOBERSMOOCHERS. All rights reserved

Scaccia (1965– 2012) R.I.P was a close friend of mine and a band mate in MINISTRY. Yeah...we got into mischief... Dang! I still miss that guy... Isn't MISCHIEF just about written all over his face? Not mine, of course...ahem...

We also kept OUT of mischief on the road by recording ourselves with my laptop. It was a great way to pass time and be really productive. This would have been back around 2002-2004. That said, one song is of significance. Its the one called "Strassburg", as that was the very last time that Mike Scaccia and Paul Barker ever recorded together... we were on tour in France in 2002. I can't tell you all the locations that this album was recorded but I can say that it was all over Europe and the US in hotel rooms, dressing rooms and on the MINISTRY tour bus.

Anyway, this stuff was made in a half-serious way, really. We were mainly just goofing around. Sometimes, though, Jourgensen would like one of the tunes and turn it into a MINISTRY song. Quite a bit of "Houses of the Mole'" was created in this manner.

Unfortunately, back then we wouldn't finish stuff, really. We just wrote stuff. If Al wanted to do something with it, cool. Otherwise we'd do most of the tracking and move on to the next thing that inspired us. I always made a pretty decent rough mix to listen to...

Time passed, and the recordings got shelved. I moved on to other stuff. He worked at GIBSON for a while but eventually went back to play for MINISTRY, and of course RIGOR MORTIS. Eventually the drive that stored all the sessions stopped working. I was left with unfinished songs and rough mixes.

Then HE died... the shock... grief... you know...

Since then, I've resolved to finish the stuff. But it is hard to do sometimes. Kinda sad. Then again, sometimes its like another chance to work with Mikey! Such a JOY!! I've been very lucky to work with such a fine and unique musician as Scaccia... He really was amazing. Everyone who knows of him knows that he can shred metal solos til the cows come home, but he was way more than that. He had a unique style, but could also play in other people's styles. It was impressive. He was a fountain of riffs and song seeds in a zillion styles. He practiced all the time. Unfortunately, for the most part that side of him will forever be lost with his passing. That is one thing I am proud of with the Goobersmoochers recordings; they show a little of that side. He should have had a bunch of solo records. An acoustic guitar solo album from him would have been awesome.

Well, anyway... I did finally finish this one here today, and I'm proud to share it with you. There's a little more to come, so stay tuned...Cheers!


released July 26, 2015


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Associated with Austin, TX & a bunch of bands, like: MINISTRY, TEST APES, INSECT SEX ACT, AREOLA 51, EURIPIDES PANTS, PINK ANVIL, SANGRE DE TORO, and many others. His projects have often included members of bands like BUTTHOLE SURFERS, SCRATCH ACID, BIG BOYS, BAD LIVERS, CRUST, LUBRICATED GOAT, MINISTRY & many others.

He now resides in Shoreline, WA

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