Our record label was actually nice enough to make sure that we had some copies to take out on the road with us, along with a box of our t-shirts...
We actually got to learn quite a bit about the inner workings of a piece-of-shit van. Rather useful, that...
We had some excellent shows to help make up for that sorry piece of shit not doing his fuckin' job... + even bookt some while on the road - in a pre-cellphone, pre-internet world...
Never mind alla that shit, cuz we didn't know any of that was gonna happen a year earlier when we recorded this album, Glad to Be Unhappy by Go! Dog! Go!
In January 1996, we were fortunate enough to spend two weeks recording with now well-noted producer (and Drive Like Jehu drummer) Mark Trombino (Mark's on the right, trying to get out of the picture, I'd imagine...) at Big Fish Studios in Encinitas, CA.
We met with Mark in LA a couple of times, once notably in the bowels of the Capitol Records building, where he was using some of their classic studio space to work on some mixes for the then-soon-to-be-released self-titled Jimmy Eat World record (their first on Capitol, I think). And he was a decidedly nice guy, very easy to work with even though he'd just quit smoking prior to our fortnight of recording.
Andre Champagne + G!D!G!)
(<--That's Tim B. + me in Andre's bad-ass gingerbread home studio)
- Intro (It Could Happen)
- Drive, Turn Left
- Rolled into One
- Intent to Change
- Soft Spot
- Bacon Shrinks (All My Blue)
- Lobby Song
- Pillow Soft
- Spacegirl (Live)
- Bloated Worm
Eric Beetner. guitars/vocals
Tim Boyd. alto+soprano sax
Tim Christopher. drums
Craig Smith. bass/backing vocals (lead on Borrowed)
(Eric, Tim C., Craig, Mark Trombino. trumpets on Spinch)
(Oh, and the cover photo credit: Marie's dad)