World Championship Songs: 1980​:​2007

by The Incredible Casuals

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The Casuals' first attempt at a "Best Of"-type retrospective includes many favorites, plus a few things (singles, EP cuts, RadioBall excerpts, and stuff heretofore only available in Japan) that you can't get anywhere else nowadays, plus liner notes by John Swenson.

Available for purchase (CD and digital download) at:
shop.chandlertravis.com/album/world-championship-songs-1980-2007

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released July 29, 2007

01. Crazy Girl (Shook) 2:30 (B)
02. Records Go Round (Kaplan-Greenberger) 3:07 (C)
03. Think Hard (Spade) 2:21 (F)
04. I Wanna Play Loud (Spampinato) 2:50 (C)
05. Picnic Ape (Travis-Bates) 1:52 (G)
06. Blind World (Spade) 4:09 (C)
07. Be Here Now (Spampinato) 2:15 (D)
08. Gotta Have You (Spampinato) 2:22 (A)
09. I Got To Move (Travis) 3:32 (B)
10. Don't Tell Me (Spampinato) 3:00 (B)
11. Think About Me (Spampinato) 2:44 (B)
12. Love Gets Breakfast (Travis) 3:25 (E)
13. This World (Travis) 4:33 (D)
14. Band Fight (Travis-Greenberger) 3:33 (I)
15. Your Sounds (Spade) 3:14 (C)
16. Last Year's Problems (Spade) 3:02 (C)
17. She's Got Tony (Spampinato) 2:35 (C)
18. Miracles (Spampinato) 3:11 (C)
19. Dream House (Travis) 4:30 (B)
20. College Girls (Anderson) 2:49 (H)
21. Burn Me Up (Spade) 2:44 (D)
22. I'll Do Anything (Travis) 2:55 (F)
23. Summertime (Travis) 3:12 (F)
24. Summer Nights (Travis) 2:42 (A)

All songs published by Farfy/BMI. except: 2 (Modern Variety Music admin. by Bug Music/BMI); 3, 15, 16, 21 (Aaron Spade/BMI); 14 (Farfy-Modern Variety Music admin. by Bug Music/BMI); 20 (Bughouse-Trailer Trash Music/ASCAP)

The Incredible Casuals are:
Rikki Bates: drums (except 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21)
Aaron Spade: guitar, vocal (except 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 19, 24)
Johnny Spampinato: guitar, vocal
Chandler Travis: bass, guitar, vocal
Past and/or honorary members:
Steve Shook: guitar (8, 9, 10, 11, 19, 24)
F. Clarke Martty: drums (7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21)
Steve Wood: guitar (22, 23)
David Birmingham: drums (20)
Jay Feinstein: bass (7)

A from Let's Go Summer Fun Maxi-EP (Eat Records, 1982)
B from That's That (Demon UK, 1986; Rounder, 1987)
C from Your Sounds (Sonic Trout, 1991)
D from It Is Balloon (Akers High Fidelity, 1995)
E from The Future Will Be Better Tomorrow (Iddy Biddy, 2000)
F from Nature Calls (Iddy Biddy, 2005)
G from Picnic Ape (Eat Records single, 1982)
H bonus disc with It Is Balloon (Akers High Fidelity, 1995)
I from Your Sounds (Caraway Japan, 2005)
(all releases USA except as noted)

Production Credits:
1, 9, 10 produced by Rikki Bates (aka Vince Valium)
2, 4, 13, 14, 20 produced by Bill Scheniman
3, 22, 23 recorded & mixed by Ducky Carlisle, overdubs recorded by Chandler Travis, Aaron Spade & Rikki Bates
5 produced by Rikki Bates & Chandler Travis
7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 produced by Chris Blood & the Incredible Casuals
8 produced by Rikki Bates & Johnny Spampinato, recorded by Rikki Bates,
mixed by Bill Scheniman
11, 19 produced by Rikki Bates & Chandler Travis; re-mixed by Chandler
Travis, Rikki Bates, and (on 19) Bill Scheniman for re-release in Japan
(Caraway, 2005)
12 recorded by Rikki Bates & Chandler Travis, mixed by Chandler Travis
24 produced by Rikki Bates & Chandler Travis, mixed by Bill Scheniman
Mastered by Bill Scheniman
Design & art direction by David Greenberger

Photos by Yutaka Suzuki, Ken Winokur, Lou McMurrer, Chris Green, Rachel
Jarvis, Roland Scherman, David Greenberger, Chris Blood, Abe Perlstein,
Bobby Robinson, and Steve Tibbetts (at least!)

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Steve Shook Massachusetts

After a long hiatus, Steve Shook is back on the scene with his first solo recording.

This follows an early career that featured stints with:
- Venezuelan garage band Homer and the Dont's;

- a high school band that included Jeff "Skunk" Baxter;

- Boston legends Travis, Shook and the Club Wow (who toured for a decade opening shows for George Carlin);

- Cape Cod mainstays The Incredible Casuals
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