The titles presented on this disc are improvisations based
on conversations between the musicians. Each piece strives
to achieve a structural and conceptual resemblance to the
subject discussed. Songwriting credit goes to the individual
who instigated the conversation. When two names appear, both
parties were equally responsible for musical/thematic material;
the name which appears first is the person who gave the piece
its title. Gingrich has appeared in concert performances
under several titles, but none were appropriate for printing,
so we decided to reduce to the smallest possible labeling.
All of the performances are first takes, although Spunky
was the 2nd take of Spunk (we liked both of them); there
were no overdubs.
Any images or hallucinations conjured up by the music
expresssed, or by the title references, is purely intentionally
Produced by Phillip Greenlief. Executive producers Scott
Amendola and Phillip Greenlief. Sf. Louis and Feels Like...
recorded 10/21/94 by Myles Boisen at Guerilla Euphonics,
Oakland CA. All other tracks recorded 6/13/95 by Jeff Cressman
at Morton Studio, El Cerrito, CA. All tracks mixed by Jeff
Cressman on 8/16/95 and 1/18/95 at Morton Studio. Mastered
by Fred Tushinsky 5/17/96 at CD Labs, Los Angeles, CA.
Cover painting: "Counting Scars in My Room" by Lisa Doron.
Back Cover photograph by Kristina Perry.
Layout by Phillip Greenlief. Liner Design by Terril Neely.
PG & SA
give thanks for assistance and support from:
Vinnie Golia, Jeff Cressman, Doug Morton, Myles Boisen, Kristina
Perry, Lisa Doron, Beth Daly, Terril Neely, Margaret Greenlief,
Jeremy Toback, Finn Taylor and The Oakdell Refuge, Nels Cline,
Gino Robair, Dan Plonsey, John Eichenseer, Ben Goldberg,
and everyone else we forgot.
p.s. We'll be back.