Gunpoint Poetry_2016 remaster

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about

Oh god where to start? We were Ithaca College School of Music students at the end of the eighties. The band started as a mainly improvisatory affair until members started throwing compositions in the pot. Somewhere along the line we became obsessed with John Zorn's Naked City and I think that might be what saved us from becoming a jam band (for better or for worse: we sorta missed that boat, which would have been a pretty good boat to be on, financially). Gunpoint Poetry was everybody's first record, with all the sleeplessness and high expectations that entails. We were interested in changing the world and laughing at it at the same time. We were naive. We were young!! You might like this record if you like Crimson, Zorn, Zappa, Schoenberg, Duchamp, Eno, Primus, Public Enemy, etc... and if you are still a total nerd.
Full band takes were recorded, live in the (small!) room, to 1-inch 16 track tape. No one had ADATS yet! We overdubbed vocals and a coupla solos then mixed to DAT with all hands on deck and some stuff flown in via a SMPTE synced Ensoniq Mirage. Holy crap why do I remember that? Oh yeah, still a total nerd.

credits

released May 1, 1991

Randy Clark: electric guitar. Hector Earl Flegma: trumpet, wind synth, keyboards, vox. Michael Markus: percussion. Daniel McAssey: electric guitar. Matt(hew) Morano: drumset. Jason Danger Tubbs: electric bass. Guest violin on "Homage": Kristina Musser. Produced by Robert Aceto. Recorded by Will Russell at Electric Wilburland Studio, mostly in a weekend in February 1991. Original master by Suha Gur at Digital Soundworks. 2014 Remaster by Matt Saccuccimorano, Scaramanga Industries.

THANKS! The collective mom and dad. Rick Bradley. Michael Burton. Peter Coffan. Marc Davis. Rich Elliot. Darelynn Fung. Kristina Musser. Garden of Surgery. John Kadar at Oliver's. Jeff Lippincott. The Nines. Red Letter. Bill Schwartz. Jim "Manny" Serpico. Greg Woodward. Gordon Stout. And especially Will and Robbie!

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