KISS THE BRAIN
Label / Thon Music
Producer / Jim Walker
Engineer / Jim Walker
Mixer / CB Rock
Facility / The Pulpit. Portland, OR
Art Direction / Design Jones
Photography / Kim Johnson, Jim Walker
Mastering / Roger Seibel
@ SAE Mastering, Phoenix, AZ, September 7th, 2006
Running Time / 58:00
Recorded between June 1st, 2005 and June 15th, 2006
Mixed by CB between August 8th and August 17th, 2006
Release Date: September 15th, 2006
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THIS ALBUM:
My intention on this record was to do a project that was just Tim Ellis and I, two guitars, two voices.
When I told him the idea he was excited. But if you’ve ever met Tim you know he’s a man on the go. Trying to pin him down to record on the best day is hard, and when he's here his time is limited. I’d already recorded my guitar and a scratch vocal for him to play to, but then it got difficult to get Tim in the studio. So I found things to do in the meantime. I found myself starting to add to the tracks, just trying stuff; a piano thing on this one, a shaker part, oh that one needs bass, the bridge here could really use a clarinet...you get the idea. I started dicking around with the tracks and before I knew it the record was nearly done.
When Tim did finally find time to come over and record (about a year and a half after I’d started it - no joke) it was a completely different beast, and a much larger production than originally planned. I was very happy with the end result though. And while waiting for Ellis I had a great bunch of folks play on this; Albert Reda, Tiffany Carlson, Lara Michell, Stephanie Schneiderman, and the great Tom Miller (RIP)
CB - You are the greatest. A great friend and, as always, a great pleasure to work with. Goddamn you're good. I am humbled. Thank you. And thanks to Kris for letting you come out and play.
Lara, Stephanie, Tiffany, Albert, and of course, the Hardest Working Man In Show Business - the constantly amazing, Tim Ellis.
Here's to our friend, Tom Miller (RIP).
Toki - my hero. Thank you for yet another one. Good cup at the hotel gig.
Also for to be big number one thank you also:
Hayden's, Bacchus, Lloyd's Grill, Blaze, Jill @ Logic General, Dennis Mincks, Roger & Mary @ SAE, and John Saul for taking me to Cathay de Grande in 10th grade.
Thanks to Tim Ellis and Kung Fu Bakery for the power amp.
Much love to my family.
All my love to my always patient wife, Kimberly.
This is dedicated to all the folks who come out to see us play again and again. We are absolutely nothing without you. Thanks.
1. Empty Emily
8. I Can’t Look
11. Out Of My Head
All material written by James Stanley Walker
C&P 2006 Thon Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.