Revisionary Man

by Rich Restaino

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about

"This record was the product of a burst of writing and home recording that took place during a time of intense transition. I had met and was dating the woman who would become my wife; I was inching out of my restaurant job that had been my economic and social lifeline during my first years in Austin; I had not yet made much of a move to have my own music heard, which had been my intention when I moved from New York in 2000. I wondered about maybe going back to school. Bush was in the White House, the news was all bad, and I was reading far too much nonfiction. I was extremely happy in my personal life, but the real work of making music had kind of been put on the back burner for, y'know, work that pays. I was constantly teetering between intense happiness and existential oblivion. I was an analog 4-track veteran, but I recorded this on my first digital workstation, a Tascam 8-track. I thought it sounded great, but in retrospect, the 16-bit is a bit chintzy, but it has its charm. I have a lot of affection for several of these songs and still play some live."
-Rich Restaino
May, 2013

credits

released December 1, 2005

(C) 2005 madhouse! records
Produced by Rich Restaino
All songs by R.F. Restaino (C) 2005 Dick Frank Music / ASCAP

Recorded on a TASCAM DP-01FX digital 8-track workstation and mixed using freeware Audacity software. Except "My Favorite Remedy, recorded and mixed by Jason James at Spin Studios, Austin, TX.
Mastered by Kris Brown & Stephen Restaino
Photography by Amy Smith
Layout and Design by Robyn Anderson

Rich Restaino: acoustic, electric, and baritone guitars; piano; bass; drums & drum programs; mandolin, lap steel, banjo, harmonica, mini-marimba, vocals
Jason Silverberg: background vocals on "She Always Knows" and "Good Boy (Bailey's Song)"
Jason James: upright bass on "My Favorite Remedy"
Kris Brown: lead guitar and backing vocals on "My Favorite Remedy"
Chris Hinojosa: drums on "My Favorite Remedy"
Hunter S. Thompson: angry revelations and unconventional wisdom on "Dr. Thompson"

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