All songs by Gates & Clarke except "Buried In The Sand" which is by Gates.
All lyrics by Gates.
Produced by Matt Wallace and Monkey Rhythm at Prairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California, except "Happiness Died At The Willow Tree" and "Heaven's Gate", produced by John Baccigaluppi and Monkey Rhythm at Heavenly Recording Studios, Sacramento, California.
All songs mixed at Prairie Sun Studios by Matt Wallace.
Run-off groove etchings:
A: ...GOD CREATED RIDDUM ...AND HE SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD
Adam Gates - lead and backing vocals, bass, keyboards, and drum machines
John Baccigaluppi - guitar, keyboards, drum machine, and backing vocals
Craig Lavaich - voice
Engineered by John Baccigaluppi and Pat Docker
"Here's one that clearly aimed at springboarding the artists, Adam Gates and John Baccigaluppi, at a guest spot on William Buckley's "Firing Line", maybe the April Fools edition. Over a polyrhythmic bed that sounds like two King Crimson tracks laid on top of one another, the heart of this offering is a desultory spoken-word amble through a series of subjects only brave men would dare raise on a record. Red-hot topics like soap operas, girlfriend abuse, sexual forbearance and it's relation to Buddy Ebsen, Ronald Reagan and his inability to...well, I'll just let them tell it. I don't even mind that it doesn't rhyme."
"Adam Gates appears courtesy of Monkey Rhythm and 415 Records"
Multiple sources describe Gates as having filled in on bass with Blind Illusion after Les Claypool left the band during a tour in either 1987 or 1988. Sources conflict. There is YouTube footage of a Blind Illusion show in New York City on September 24, 1998 that features Les, so presumably Adam replaced him after that...
Misc. Audio/Visual/Graphic Design/Software Work:
Ben Wa's album "Disciples Of Retro-Tech": Graphic design for the packaging (credited as The Filthy Ape)
DJ Disk's album "Scarecrow Willie - Platinum Lobster Breakbeats": The Filthy Ape is credited for "creative"
"Brain Has Made The Worst Drum Instructional DVD Ever" DVD: Artwork, Print & Menu design (credited as Adam Gates)
M.I.R.V.'s album "Dancing Naked in a Minefield" features Adam's narrating on the track "Intermission with Bob C. Cock", Adam is listed in the "Additional Musicians" credits, and Bob C. Cock is listed in the "Thanks To" section of the liner notes.
Buckethead's album "Monsters and Robots: Adam is credit as Bob Cock as part of the Chicken Scratch Choir performing background vocals
Various sources online credit Adam as being involved in the track "Smudgeon" by Iso Ambient Orchestra (featured on "The Throne Of Drones" compilation) but the liner notes do not provide sufficient detail.
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