Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mt. Gigantic-- Old Smiler CD (FCH027)


Mt. Gigantic-- Old Smiler CD (Harlan Records #27)
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7 songs.
Recorded June 2003 by Mike Dixon in Bloomington IN.
First released on a tour CDR, December 2003 (100 copies made).
LP released by Friends And Relatives Records in May 2004 (600 copies made on grey trash vinyl).
CD is a split release with Friends And Relatives Records. 1000 copies, November 2004.

Credits:

Ben Bussell-- drums, keyboard
Mike Dixon-- bass, voice
Megan Downey-- keyboard, voice, tambourine
Justin Vollmar-- guitar, air organ, bells, voice
Jason Williams-- voice, guitar
Greg Dixon-- guest violin
John Ringhoffer-- guest slide trombone
Ryan Stearman-- guest sleigh bells
Erin Tobey and Torlando Hakes-- claps

Track Listing:

1. Bring Back The Healthy
2. Dip Into My Daddy
3. Grandpa Plays The Drums
4. Raechel And Her Children
5. Bells
6. Hey There Is No Birthday Party For Me In Here I Want To Punch You
7. Making Time For/ It Is Time For

Notes:

* Shortly after the recording of this album, Mt. Gigantic's lineup shifted to Jason Williams, Justin Vollmar, and Megan Downey, with Matt Tobey (drums, melodica), Erin Tobey (bass, voice), Dorey Fox (violin, voice), and Justin Clifford Rhody (inaudible tiny acoustic guitar, voice). This lineup existed in some form from fall 2003 to 2005, when Megan and Dorey each left.

* Members also in Lougow, Vollmar, Memory Map, Prayer Breakfast, Rep Seki, Ooga Booga Caveman Sabertooth Tiger Band, Homecomings, Rapider Than Horsepower, Sump Pumps, Good Luck, Matty Pop Chart, Kimya Dawson, Erin Tobey, Fat Shadow, Pink Razors, Abe Froman, Usurp Synapse, Candidate.

Mt. Gigantic @ SuperHappyFunLand. Houston TX, January 2004. Photo by Nate Powell.
Mt. Gigantic @ NBA Jam house. Bloomington IN, December 2003. Photo by Nate Powell.
Mt. Gigantic @ NBA Jam house. Bloomington IN, December 2003. Photo by Nate Powell.
Mt. Gigantic @ SuperHappyFunLand. Houston TX, January 2004. Photo by Nate Powell.

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