While doing our final tour, we stopped in New York City to play at the world famous CBGB's. It was a weeknight, the crowd was sparse, and it was raining outside. We got off to a rough start, but in the end came away feeling fairly good about the show. Luckily, the sound man made a cassette tape of his board mix, and handed it to us on the way out. What a stud. This is a good insight into how the songs from Mercury had developed live over the course of the year. Having Jeremy on percussion made all the difference. Our background vocals were never outstanding live, and here is no exception. But the raw power of a band trying to prove its worth in a setting that was (sadly) a bit unfamiliar shows up pretty well.
released October 1, 2005
Andrew D. Prickett-Guitar
Nacho-Rock n Roll
supported by 9 fans who also own “Live At CBGB's 11.1.95”
Musically and thematically, Lands & Peoples continues in the same direction as Dolorosa and Winnowing before it. Here, mid-tempo, shuffling confessions and introspections weave between folkier tales of the ghosts of America(s), past and present. The High Desert reprises her starring role as the whispering, mysterious spirit who just might reveal a longed-for America of the future, as well. Lands & Peoples longs for better things, even if they all turn to dust in the end. Craigory Bacon
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So glad to hear the Sprinkle Brothers making music together again! I still remember getting into my '78 Monte Carlo in 1993 and putting newly-bought "mindsize" into my CD player for the first time in Cape May Court House, NJ after leaving the bookstore with it. Fantastic EP and I look forward to more! Michael Gross