Eclectic pop rock with frequent progressive rock leanings. The guitarist wants to be Jimmy Page, the drummer wants to be Keith Moon, and the keyboardist utilizes an arsenal of vintage keyboard sounds rivalling Rick Wakeman's stage setup circa 1973. The songs, production and harmonies may remind one of Electric Light Orchestra, and Mellotron junkies are advised that this album features the string and flute sounds you love.
released September 15, 2000
Brian Andrew Marek - lead and harmony vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar, electric rhythm, lead and slide guitars, bass guitar, percussion
Eric K. Moore - drums, percussion, "vocals"
"Manik" Myk Thompson - lead guitar, percussion, "vocals"
Dave Harris - lead and harmony vocals, bass guitar, electric rhythm and lead guitars, percussion
all songs written by Brian Andrew Marek except:
"Harder to Pretend" (Marek/Thompson/Moore)
"Yesterday" and "Mr. Bickle" (Harris)
"Sunday Driving" and "Mr. Williams" (Marek/Alleman)
"Heavy Juju" (Marek/Thompson/Marek)
"The Invisible Hand" (Thompson/Marek)
The song "Afternoon Delight" (Danoff) was released during the summer of 1976 and performed by The Starlight Vocal Band based out of Washington, DC. Rocket Park just felt like telling you that.
all songs copyright 2000, (subliminal banana) music
all songs arranged by Rocket Park
produced and mixed by Mike Martin and Rocket Park
engineered by Mike Martin @ The Broom Factory, St. Louis, MO
mastered and edited by Roger Lian with additional support from Howie Weinberg @ Masterdisk, New York City, NY
Elizabeth MacDonald - cello (arranged by B.A.M.)
Dan Niewoehner - additional vocals on "Yesterday"
Patti and Ashley Loth, Chris Niwoehner, Sue Zeilstra - additional vocals on "So Long"
graphic design and illustration: Jennifer Gibas
art direction: Eric Moore
photos: Jennifer Silverberg
additional photos: Eric Moore
Rocket Park would like to thank:
Liana Marek, Jen Holtmann, Andrea Busch, Sharon Werdehausen, Dwight Carter, Dan Niewoehner, John "Obie" O'Brien, Guitar Joe, Laura De Rigne, Randall Roberts, Noisypaper, Res Care Ellisville co-workers, all the people who've booked us, played us and supported our bad habits.
Most of all, all the bands, all the fans, and all of our families and friends. None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you.
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