Hectic Watermelon CD Tour/download

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  1. John Czajkowski

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    Here is a quick tour through our new album. In slightly over seven minutes, you are taken through The Great American Road Trip. The tour includes several tracks that have only been part of the live show and have never been on the web until now.

    Jerry Goodman (Dixie Dregs, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and solo) is featured on electric violin on all but tracks 1 and 10. Our friends, Brian Kahaneck (fuzz guitar on track 1), Scott Lerner (first guitar solo track 3) and Kevin Freeby (Planet X and session player - bass on track 4) join us for one track each. The tracks on the tour appear in the same order they are arranged on the album:

    1. Sacred Watershed
    2. The Third Derivative of James Brown
    3. Bionic Hillbilly
    4. F Street Fulano
    5. Dreams of Concrete Jungles
    6. Subterranean Rapid Transit
    7. Layover in Hamemet
    8. Stray Dogs Messaging Project
    9. Steve's Stunt Double
    10. Twenty-first Century Visigoth
    11. Bullets, Dice and 30 Megabytes
     
  2. Sub-D

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    Great mini tour listen! Is this post mastering (sounds it) Great Great sounds and writing, playing etc...really looking forward to getting the CD and blasting it on my big system....how tired are your ears at this point?
    again Proud work dude!
     
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    Thanks as always Sub-D. Yes, these clips are from the final version as mastered by John Cuniberti at the Plant in Sausalito, CA. It was really cool to take a quick little trip up to the studio where so much killer music has been recorded in the Bay Area. My favorites that came out of that place are Fleetwood Mac Rumors and Dave Mathews. Also, Cuniberti has engineered and/or mastered all the Satriani stuff since the early 90s. I'm not a big Journey or Metallica consumer but their records are up all over the walls there too.

    As far as ear fatigue goes, I engineered and mixed my record (read: took forever) and the highs were just killing me at the end. We decided to transfer the digital tracks to tape and master in analog before going back into SADIE - as I wanted a more vintagey vibe. They are much silkier now.

    On big systems, I have struggled to mix stuff with as little need at the end to tighten it up with the Waves Multiband so that the recording is open and full as possible. I think it sounds really great on a big system as well as acceptable across non-uniform consumer systems.
     
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    Wow! Sounds great John! I am so honored to be included in this!!! Still pinching myself...... OW!

    LOL
     
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    Those clips sound fantastic, John!

    Greg
     
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    Sounds killer dude!
    Love Jerry Goodman.
    :dude
     
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    Wicked fusion stuff! I love it!! :dude
     
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    Thanks fig, Ilhalam, Unburst and Frank - glad you like it!

    Can't wait 'til CD number 2. We'll have to squeeze more than just one solo out of you then! My birth pains from this big baby need to subside before I start writing much for it though...
     
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    I forget to mention the dedications in my initial message about the finished album, so here they are track-by-track.

    1. Sacred Watershed (dedicated to David Torn/Eric Johnson)
    2. The Third Derivative of James Brown (the late Frank Zappa)
    3. Bionic Hillbilly (Scott Henderson/The Helecasters)
    4. F Street Fulano (to people who try to do right when surrounded by wrong)
    5. Dreams of Concrete Jungles (...Joseph Waters - my mentor)
    6. Subterranean Rapid Transit (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
    7. Layover in Hamemet (to some friends of mine from my youth)
    8. Stray Dogs Messaging Project (Pat Metheny)
    9. Steve's Stunt Double (Steve Morse and the Dregs)
    10. Twenty-first Century Visigoth (Mike Patton and Mr. Bungle)
    11. Bullets, Dice and 30 Megabytes (our drummer, Darren, and you!)

    Thanks again for checking out our album and a special thanks for the pre-orders folks! :)
     
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    Due to popular PM and email requests, I seperated the 11 track samples into singles and made them each downloadable. Enjoy!
     

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