when: released on A&M records in
where: recorded at sunset sound
factory in los angeles. mastered by george marino
at sterling sound.
who: produced by chris shaw
and jd. chris also engineered with the assistance
of husky hoskulds. joe klompus played bass and keyboards.
jason sutter played drums and percussion. john dragonetti
sang and played guitars and keyboards.
art: designed by jeri heiden
and larimie garcia. photographs by william claxton
02 psycho clogs
03 seem so tired
04 dope box
05 sinner's delight
06 surfin' the charles
07 where are we
08 tall buildings
09 best friend
10 distorto toy-drum love
11 i feel really o.k.
12 kung fu dub
13 blue summer sunshine*
14 stole that smile*
this was the only full band record. it was pretty
much layed out on 4-track before we went to LA to
work with chris. we spent lots of money and it took
six weeks to complete. the mixing was done at green
street studios and the big house in NYC. sonically
speaking anyway, i think that there's alot of cool
stuff on the record. i've since learned that there
are simpler ways to acheive some of what we were going
for. we essentailly attempted to cut and paste with
live instruments to tape and with very little computer.
i'm all for tape, but some things make the process
a little easier -- and cheaper. two months into promoting
the album it was known that universal would be taking
over polygram which owned A&M. we knew we were fucked.