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Inspiral Notebooks

by Rich Mattson

Runner 03:20
Gotta Move 03:28
Pig's Feet 03:00
1990 03:59
Greener 04:32
Mobius Strip 03:52
I've been on every state Of the continental USA I've been on every stage Watching losers fake And I drank in your bars And I tripped so hard On your LSD And your mushroom tea And those Hawaiian wood rose seeds Almost poisoned me So don't be dosin' my drink You fuckin' college kid Gettin' into the Grateful Dead I can't believe that's still okay I guess I'm not that old It was only just yester day Jerry Garcia passed away He was pretty cool they say And I believe he was Him and his Mountain Girl They had that pure excuse Why can't we start something new Why can't we originate Has any body been me Have they seen through me Have I been done before? The answer's 4 plus 4
Hollowed 03:42
Halfway Home 01:39
It's like you're invisible now And my communication's way off kilter Seeing everything through a psycho filter Now you gotta know you made a mistake
All Over Me 03:04
Big Mouth 04:43


Rich Mattson's home demo recordings of songs that never got picked up by his bands.


released April 23, 2007

Inspiral Notebooks was recorded at *Flowerpot Studio in Minneapolis MN and at ^Sparta Sound Studio in Sparta MN. All sounds by Rich Mattson unless noted otherwise. Some were done on 4 track, mostly on 16 track. All to tape.
COVER: Painting by Laura Bennett.
Thanks to Aimee and Ol' Yeller.
^Runner; ^So Many Faces; ^*Happyhappyhappy; ^Gotta Move; ^Pig's Feet; ^1990 (drums: Brad Nelson, thanks to Curtis Mattson for running the machines); ^Greener (vocals, extraneous guitar - Andy Schultz); ^Mobius Strip; ^Hollowed; *Halfway Home (I wrote this one in around 1988); ^Junky From Kentucky; ^All Over Me (this is an old Glenrustles tune, drums/tambourine by Glen Mattson); *^Big Mouth (violin/fiddle played live by Dave Boquist); *Moths In the Moonlight (I don't recall recording this song at all. I tried this with Ol' Yeller over the years but it never sounds anywhere this f'ed up. Listen for the bug zapper at the end. That's the end of the album). All songs by Rich Mattson, copyright 2007. Published by Esper Music (ASCAP). Contact richmattson@gmail.com
Recorded at night.
Dedicated to Cathy.


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