Radio Free Gristle - Just the Jams - Reissue 2020
Greg Koch, 2003, Reissue 2020
All pre-orders are signed and include a free poster while supplies last. Pre-order now through January 9, 2021. Orders will ship by end of January.
Former Guitar Player editor Tom Wheeler states, "A fiendishly talented guitar player, and funny as hell, Greg Koch has now committed his distinctive brand of musical mayhem to a new CD, "Radio Free Gristle". One cut offers intense, heavy metal riffing but with creative twists in structure. Another is a galloping Telecaster rave-up that at once rivals and pays tribute to one of Koch's favorite players, Albert Lee. Yet another cut evokes the early days of experimental jazz-rock, when Steve Morse, Bill Connors and Allan Holdsworth - and their tight ensembles - were making the most exciting guitar music on record. So rotate your dial a few degrees beyond its normal boundaries, tune in "Radio Free Gristle", and partake of this humongously harmonious, profoundly pandemonious guitar lunacy."
The Mansqwatch Chronicles 3:39
Chopin’s Redneck Hideaway 2:30
Death of a Bassman 3:19
Ila Rose 2:38
Mulligatawny Delta 3:35
Torn Asunder 6:08
Sassy Strumpet 3:11
The Joy of Ax 1:53
Dry Ice 4:47
The Slipper 3:12
Rosebud’s Beckoning 0:04
Your Blues (Give Me the Blues) 5:38
Greg Koch - guitars, sitars, baritones, dobros and vocalizing except for track 14 courtesy of Rosemary C. Koch
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 16
John Calarco - drums
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 16
Tom Good - bass
Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10
Joe Morris - drums
Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10
Ray Reindeau - bass
Steve Andreoni - string bass
Jammaster Ricci P. - drum loop
Produced and Deduced by Greg Koch
Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 16
Recorded at Remote Planet, Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Ric Probst, October 2001.
Tracks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 15
Recorded at The Mothership, Hollywood, California by Neil Citron, January 2002.
Mixed and mastered by Neil Citron at The Mothership.
Just the Jams master compiled by Steve Hamilton, Makin’ Sausage Music, Milwaukee.
All songs written by Greg Koch, Rhymes With Chalk Music (ASCAP) except Sassy Strumpet, written by Greg Koch (Rhymes With Chalk Music, ASCAP) and Ray Reindeau (Ray Reindeau Music, BMI)
Illustrations - Mark Giaimo
Design - Sarah Koch