solo debut featuring eleven Travis originals, a collaboration with lyricist David Greenberger (Men & Volts, Duplex Planet), a song by Steve Shook, (the other half of Travis Shook and the Club Wow), Bob Dylan’s “Spanish Harlem Incident”, and an Armenian-sounding adaptation of “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” that noone really wants to take credit for. An effort that hearkens back to the glory days of such stylistic slug-fests as the Beach Boys’ Sunflower and the first Randy Newman album -yet even more obscure!
released December 7, 1992
Produced, performed, written, and recorded by Chandler Travis with:
Rich "Babe" Hardy - mandolin + mandocello, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, + 15
Steve Shook - guitar, 10
Rich Bates - drums, vibes, engineering, and producing, 10
Aaron Spade - lead guitar, 14
Chris Blood - engineering, 3, 9, + 15, cover photo, graphics
Marybeth Travis - pictures of lily
Bruce Maclean - premastering
Dr Toby Mountain - mastering
All songs published by Farfy (BMI) except "Spanish Harlem Incident" published by Warner Bros and "House of Dance" published by Fafry/Modern Variety (BMI)
Special thanks to Voop and Chris for all manner of technical assistance.
Warmest Personal Regards: Voopie, Smecky, Wormy, Fluffy, Boit, Whitey, Noisy, Rich Babe, Jim Will, Dave, The Rats, Bob Whatsisname, Lily, Desi, Link, Kelly, Jilly, Jack, Soc, The Rev. Geo Carline, Bip, Bambi, Grammy, and most especially,
THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is a 9-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string
bass, mandocello, guitar, keys, drums, accordion, and valet. George Carlin and NRBQ are among their longtime supporters; others include Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Of Montreal, Ween, and yer mother....more