when: released on hep-cat in early
where: recorded on cassette
4-track at space67 in cambridge MA and mastered at
m-works in boston
who: jd solo and jd with
jason and joe.
"freakin'..." was mixed by mathew ellard at fort apache
art: jd (yes, those are
truly "simplicity pattern" girls)
01 unisex headwave
02 nilla wafer
03 cha cha
05 surfin' le charles
06 "hey rod, what's the word?"
08 bad mood
09 freakin' in cali, stoned
*released in japan on tone vendor
released in Japan on Tone Vendor with these additional
01 wash my soul in muddy water
was the record that bridged the lonsome bedroom recorder
to the full on sonic pop trio that made "dope box".
the tracks "unisex headwave", "cha cha", "screw",
"sufin' le charles", "tattoo" and "bad mood" were
band efforts. this, the second version of "surfin'..."
was actually done as THE GODS OF THUNDER. a kid's
drumkit, twangy bass drenced in reverb and tremelo
with the guitar and vocals overloading the same amplifier
had us sounding like indy rockers on AM radio. there
was actually a remix done of "freakin'..." by this
guy, tommy d, who had worked with tupak and some other
rap super-stars. essentially, he put tupak and scarface
rhymes over our basic tracks -- sprinkled with a little
808. pretty fuckin' cool in a really weird way.