Monday, February 20, 2017

RANDOM – Nothin' Tricky (1977, USA)

Random was a band in Champaign-Urbana, IL, in the late 1970's. We played small venues - mostly coffee houses. We played originals, as well as an eclectic assortment of covers (Stolen Moments, San Antonio Rose, ...). The band name was originally "Random Rhythm and His Miscellaneous Meter Review," but it kept getting shortened.
Nothin' Tricky was our only recording. It was recorded in a 16-track analog studio, with all songs recorded in one take - no overdubs. (OK, one overdub - the whistling in Becky.) We released it as an LP. Yes, genuine 12" vinyl. Since the master tapes are lost to antiquity, I digitized an LP in order to re-publish the music.
The album was dedicated to Werner Heisenberg. It was the 70's, after all.

Side A
A1 Not Yet 
A2 It Hertz
A3 Becky, You Dental Hygienist 
A4 Wind Ribbon 
Side B
B1 Towner Hall 
B2 Procyon Lotar 
B3 MiddlesThree
B4 Seminole Sam

Personnel:
Ralph Athey: Clarinet, Saxophone, Vocal
Jerry Fiddler: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocal
Sam Kolmodin: Contrabass, Bass Guitar, Vocal
Sandy Robinson: Viola, Violin, Vocal
Paul Shimandle: 12-String Guitar, Vocal
with:
Rocky Moffit: Drums & Percussion
Engineers: Harry Gilling, Jim Corbett
Production: Harry Gilling, Ralph Athey, Paul Shimandle, Jerry Fiddler
Recorded / Mixed at: Sunday Studios, Urbana, Illinois
Cover Design: Paul Shimandle
Cover Drawing: Katy Fortune
Photography: Jerry Fiddler

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