THE LAST GREAT GUITAR ROCK ALBUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Let us dispense with false modesty. This is the best thing I've ever been involved with. It's the best this very good band ever sounded. We played these songs all over the Midwest for a couple of years before recording them. It is glorious.
And it has a LOT of guitars. Chris and I play a lot of guitar already. But that wasn't enough. We called in Aaron Starkey and Jerry Erickson to play even more. They're all over this album. Not to mention Tim Russell to play the sitar which is shaped like a guitar and is only two letters away from one! I think Jay can play guitar too, but all his hands and feet were busy.
Maybe too many guitars? We needed some different colors in there to break things up. So we called in Travis Bates to play his accordion. Then Sarah Lindenbaum helped us with some vocals we could not possibly sing (and we can sing pretty girly when pushed). Ah, that's better. Now we have room for more guitars.
So download this today and play it very loud. Just like we did.
released July 4, 2015
Well, you've got the three usual suspects plus:
Jerry 'Muttonhead' Erickson: Recording, mixing, guitar and backing vocals on Childhood Ambition, pedal steel on It's Not Very Likely.
Aaron Starkey: Blues guitar guy on 12 Bars. Psychotic space guitar on Hurtwood Edge.
Tim Russell: Sitar on Pretty Bird. Traveled back to the Pleistocene to obtain the real sounds of dinosaurs on Hurtwood edge.
Travis Bates: Played his ancestral accordion on Pretty Bird and It's Not Very Likely
Sarah Lindenbaum: Backing vocals on Pretty Bird
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