"...McVinnie is uniquely talented in synthesizing the various artifacts of popular culture Ė I mean, really, how many times have you heard a song or even a whole album that can conjure up in the mindís eye images of Roy Orbison on black and white TV, Lost Highway, Hendrix circa 1969 waiving his freak flag high, and Baudrillardís America?"
"Practically every McVinnie song is a textbook study on the evocative use of effects and the fine art of weaving elements from different genres and styles. That Duke has a cinematic aesthetic is evident throughout his music; itís easy to project a montage of scenes and characters into his music."
All songs written by Duke McVinnie except: "LOSER ANGEL" written by Exene Cervenka and Duke McVinnie; "WADAYASAY" written by George Javori and Duke McVinnie; "AIRPORT" written by George Javori and Duke McVinnie; "ALLEN STREET" written by Mike Duclos, George Javori and Duke McVinnie. The poem "This Life" was written by Michael Blake & used by permission of the author.
FLYING LESSONS: Matthew Cullen, Erik Della Penna, Mike Duclos, George Javori, Graham Maby, Brandon Mason, Duke McVinnie, Carli Munoz, Jessica Van Campen.
Recorded at Allaire Studios, Shokan, New York
Mixed at Smart Studios, Madison, Wisconsin.
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian.
Artwork by Michael Jukes.
Produced by Brandon Mason
all songs published by:
Rontay Productions/ASCAP ©2004