All physical orders will get clear vinyl while supplies last. This 2020 digital release has been remastered by Todd Rittmann and includes a new PDF booklet with photos and rarities from U.S. Maple's first year. Please note, that you must download the files to receive the PDF booklet.
Take four cubes from the fridge (Icy Al and Mark > formerly of SHORTY and chilly Pat and Todd >ex MERCURY PLAYERS). Now watch as the room's temperature molests each into four separate & individual messes. Mmmm-hmm good. Ice cube colored vinyl & gamey packaging that plays by your rules.
FUN FACT(S): The day after Shorty broke up, Al confided in Mark Fischer that he and Mark Shippy would put together a new band. This single is taken from the band's first recording session, as is their cover of "Sin City" found on the SIDES 1-4 double 7" and comic set of AC/DC covers. After the single was recorded, Al went to Steve Albini to try out an alternate vocal track for the single. Ultimately he decided that the original take at Easley was the one to go with.
released June 5, 2020
Pat Samson: drums
Mark Shippy: guitar
Todd Rittmann: guitar
Al Johnson: singer
Recorded at Easley Studios, Memphis
Art by Kurt Kiesel, Mark Shippy and Mark Fischer
supported by 11 fans who also own “Stuck (Single & Book Set)”
This album is an ingenious jigsaw puzzle of diverse musical influence held together by taut strings of raw musicianship. Appreciable on so, so many levels. The fact that it was assembled and memorized for one performance blows my mind. Stunning. I once sweatily and drunkenly hugged Ed after a show. I don't think he much appreciated it, but I wear it like a badge. albinobone