John Paul Keith: Vocals, guitar, organ, Wurlitzer, pedal steel, percussion
Nikolaus Mimikakis: Vocals, guitar, organ, Wurlitzer, percussion
Thomas Mimikakis: Drums, percussion
Greg Slamen: Bass, organ, Wurlitzer, percussion
Phillip Shouse: Vocals, guitar, saxophone
James Brangle: Piano, organ, Wurlitzer
Jody Nelson: Pedal Steel
Phillip Shouse, James Brangle, Jody Nelson, Rita Chisea, all our families, Michel Pampelune, Joseph Clagg, Daisuke at Wizard in Vinyl, Laurel at Silverleaf Booking, Paul Noe, Scott Hollifield, Bernard Cahill, Matt Maher, Chad Brown, Bucky Baxter, Adam Landry, Shawn Avery, Ashby Pate, Sarah Ellis, Frank Callari, Joe Blaney, American Minor, Spectraflex Cables, Lionel Deroche, Danny Smith, Jon Wharnsby, Davis and Susan Morrison, Jason Elgin, Dave Parker, and everyone at The Nick.
An early review from July, 2004:
This is my favorite new CD right now. In fact, after listening to it the first time through, i wrote the band an email to thank them for making it and telling them I am glad i don't have to live any more of my life without this album in it.
It's like, take every *good* non-overplayed song in the classic rock oeuvre and these boys did it right. As one of my friends says, it's like the Rolling Stones without that annoying Mick Jagger. And she's right. Think of the good slutty Zeppelin songs where Robert Plant is belting out trashy lyrics about what's running down his leg and sounding like a wailing banshee with the blues.
Think about the Beatles after they stopped making scream-teen pap and before they started eating sheets of acid in Nepal with Swami Shawarma Ramalamadingi or whatever. Think about Grand Funk Railroad's "American Band" beating the teeth out of the Eagles' "Hotel California."
Then throw in some really sweet sad ballad tracks that DON'T carry the soulful-lighter-brandishing cliche baggage, and that's this album. Buy it. You won't regret it.
released May 11, 2004
All songs written by Stateside except:
"Time Time Time" by Stateside/Phillip Shouse/Sarah Ellis
"Phonograph", "We Will Find A Way", "Ever After" by John Paul Keith
"I Don't Mind" by John Paul Keith and Adam Landry
"Baby Goodbye", "Song in D" by Nikolaus Mimikakis
Produced, recorded and mixed by Stateside in Birmingham, AL.
Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master in Nashville, TN
Cover and band photography by Shawn Avery
Design (For Fargo / France) by Fab2.
US Label: Action Driver
UK / France / Europe Label: Fargo
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