Tracks 1-12 come from "Everything Is Pretty Much Totally Fucked" (also titled "Everything Is Pretty Much Entirely Fucked Up" in some places.) Originally released in March of 2002 on Grand Rapids DIY label Little Hands in an edition of roughly 100-200 CDRs. Many thanks to Juan for releasing this album back then and playing so many of the shows with me!
Tracks 13-19 come from a self-titled CDR sold only at my first two or three solo shows in late 2001, early 2002. There were less than 30 copies made.
Tracks 20-21 come from a self-titled 7" released on Sleep Furiously Records in the early spring of 2002. I think there were 1,000 copies pressed of this 7". It was the only release on this short-lived collective label, also from Grand Rapids, MI and I've heard that large quantities of the pressing have since been destroyed.
All songs remastered for bandcamp release in 2017.
released March 10, 2002
All songs written by Fred Thomas except "Don't Worry" (written by Brian Wilson) and "Do You Want To Come To My Party?" (written by Warn DeFever).
Recorded, mixed and edited September 2001-February 2002 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at home and in various living rooms, bedrooms and basements throughout Michigan and Ohio.
Nate Cavalieri: Vibraphone on "Second Hand News"
Tony Cavallario: Electric guitar on "Second Hand News"
Juan Garcia: Banjo on "Rumor"
Fred Thomas: Singing, guitar, harmonica, bass, drums, organ, tapes, bells, etc.
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Addictive Garage Pop/Rock. Sad and happy, jangly guitars, changing and lovely vocals, short and very diverse songs in this album. Got hooked on this band instantly. Check it out if you like Guided by Voices, Flying Nun, The Feelies, Beat Happening... Diego A. Torres