Management: Paul Kremen @ Big Picture Music, CA
Business Affairs: Jamie Cheek and Jason Anderson @ FBMM, TN
Legal: Jeffrey Light, Robert Minzner @ Myman Greenspan, CA
Booking: Paul Boswell @ Free Trade (UK) Jenna Adler @ CAA (US)
Press: Brian Bumbery @ BB Gun Press (US) Murray Chalmers PR (UK).
Anthony Gordon and Kevin Walt at Avid
Alan Veniscofsky at Telefunken Elektroakustik
Bryan Langer at Muse Research
Scott Uchida at Jim Dunlop
Alex Perez at Fender Musical Instruments
Lynda Hayden at Line6
Tim Godwin at Taylor Guitars
Garrison at DW Drums
Kirsten Matt at Zildjian
Ben Davies at Vic Firth.
Sample on Beloved Freak from "Valentine's Day" - Za Bakdaz, The Unfinished Opera. Vocal performance: Klaus Nomi. Music composed by George Elliott, Page Wood, and Klaus Nomi. Published by Dingbat Parade Music.
Lyrical sample on Big Bright World is taken from the poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" by Dylan Thomas. Usage courtesy of the Trustees for the Copyrights of Dylan Thomas.
Collective Thanks: All the hardcore garbage fans around the planet who would not let us forget, Paul Kremen, Darren Wolf, Zachery Leary, Jen Goldberg, Adrienne Uselman and Ingrid Erickson at Big Picture Music, Jamie Cheek and Jason Anderson, Paul Boswell, Brian Bumbery and Sam Citron, Murray Chalmers encl Frazer Lawton, Jenna Adler, Bob Bortnick, Kent Belden @ Margaret Maldonado, Clyde Haygood, Donald Stmrock, Marjan Malapour, Mary Jane Frost, Autumn de Wilde, Bill "Pila" Boyd, Igor Kovalik, Greg Brown, Daniel Shulman, Mirelle Davis, Sophie Muller, Shirley Kurata, Jake Rubin and Elfi Frequin, Ben Ewen, Rob Hall and Erik Michael Porn @ Almosthuman Inc, Ben O'Neill, Butch Allen, Tom Abraham, Akiko Ozawa, Michael and Sue Gudinski, Laurent Castanie, Korda Marshall, Vincent Clery-Melin, Matt Irwin, Aaron Brown, Douglas Irvine, Marnika Weiss and everyone at Co Op, Liberator, Fontana, Universal Canada, and Sony Japan.
Darklings, dears and little bones: A lot can change in 7 years. A man can lose his son, a wife can lose a husband, a child can lose her mother or a variation on all the above. Then there are some things that don't change at all like love, adventure and friendship. It is to all this that I speak of here: Thank you to my little dog Veela (Who rescued who?) Shannon Madill Oldberg (You have given me so much that words aren't big enough so a simple thank you will have to suffice) Paul and Claudia Sachs Kremen, Kent Belden, Greg Belle, Orla and Lily, Jeff Castelaz, Rachel Kurstin, Belle and Eric Avery, Matt Walker, Josh Friedman, Morag Williamson, Belle, Orla and Lily, Jeff Castelaz, Grady and Jo-Ann Thrailkill, Gayle Fine, Korda Marshall, Nicky Lee and Simon Ayton, Inara George and Jake Kasdan, Siouxsie Sioux, Penelope Tree, Frida Kahlo, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Francesca Woodman and Patti Smith. My teacher Sharon Chatten and all my fellow class mates, Shirley and John Walker, David and Amanda, Tom and Anna Walker and of course Dad, Lindy-Jayne, Pete, Sarah, Gordon, Syd and Georgie. Mum I miss you but you remain my compass. Thank you to BB for being my husband. Finally love and thank you to my band of brothers, Butch, Duke and Steve, without whom my life would be a lot less "interesting". As always, Shirley.
In memorium: Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz
Duke thanks Carrie (who continues to inspire!) and El, Herb and Bessie, Oscar and Myrtle, Jane and Sue, the Family, Rox, Rebecca, Mike and Robert at Smart, Bert, Jamie and Jason and Crew, Paul and Company, Bernard, Allison, Pie, Freedy, Stick, Jay, Timmy, Henry, Gennas and the Gennas, Lrae, Monty, Pamela, Mikey Z, Kimberly, Madison, Lyons, Steve and Pam, Rod and Mary, Sarah, Korda, Billy, my lil band buddies Shirley, Steve and Butch. And special thanks to the fans over these many years.
Steve gives thanks for Cindy and Ruby, and to my family Jane, Mark, Mark, Nancy, Chip, Ben, Julianne, John and Dorothy, Dick and Mary Lynn, Rosalie, Lori and Adam, Nancy, Ernie, Danny, and Becky, all of my wonderful cousins, to my band who are also my best friends, Billy for putting up with us, and to the fans whose presence hovered over the making of this record. And thanks for the beautiful vocals Ruby!
Butch Vig thanks El Duce, Stevo, Queen Helen, Double B, Bill Berrol, Shari Sutcliffe, James, Mandy, Louie, Benjy, MX, Pelvisman, The Farm Camp Crew, The ZFL, The KIAB, EP, Jeff & JoAnn, Candi & Danny, Sharona & Evan, Mike Zirkel (long live Smart Studios!) Beau Sorenson, Robert, Wendy Schneider, Jerome Lewis, Cliff & Peter, Dave Grohl, Tom Gabel, Mike Fasano, Green Day (Tre for the Dunnet!), The Emperors of Wyoming, Doc & Betty, my family, and last and most important The OG Party Girls Beth Halper & Bo Violet Vig.