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TRACK LISTING
1. Checkered Past
Waterford Digital, Millersville, MD, 2004

2. Superfriends ( Expandis Mix)
from Superfriends, Sheffield Studios, Phoenix, MD, 1999

3. Old School
from Flow, Hound Sound, Baltimore, MD, 1996

4. Duke Intro
recorded live at the 8x10, Baltimore, MD, 1996

5. Rock and Soul
recorded live at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2/27/2003

6. Should I Stay or Should I Go
recorded live at the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 2/27/2003

7. Feeder
from Flow, Hound Sound, Baltimore, MD, 1996

8. Kingpin
from Superfriends, Hound Sound, Baltimore, MD, 1998

9. TNRS ( The New Reggae Song)
Originally on untitled 7" single on Merkin Records, The Hour House, Baltimore, MD, 1989

10. Racecar
from Flow, Hound Sound, Baltimore, MD, 1996

11. Power Generator
from Raw Power Live!, at the 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 12/11/1999

12. No Clothes On
from Raw Power Live!, at the 9:30 Club, Washington DC, 12/11/1999

13. One Way Street
from All Mighty Senators, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, MD, 1994

14. Metaphor
previously unreleased, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA, Waterford Digital, Millersville, MD, 1998 and 2004

15. Black Tie
from An Evening with All Mighty Senators, recorded live at the 8x10 club in Baltimore, MD, 1996

 
ALL MIGHTY SENATORS
CHECKERED PAST, NEW TOMORROW: ESSENTIAL AMS (1988-2005)
SEVERN CD 0038
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This album represents a period of over 15 years of all mighty senators, a mainstay in the festival and club circuit. This compilation spans the first 7" single "TNRS" (1988) through the first five albums prior to Music Is Big Business (2003). Also included is live material recorded at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles while on tour with the Pretenders in 2003 and a previously unreleased tune called "Checkered Past".

"By linking bits of Funk, Metal, R&B, Blues Boogie, acoustic instrumentation, and even Frank Zappa-isms, toss out a sassy, temperamental musical whole that is nothing short of beguiling." –BILLBOARD

"[Landis Expandis] calls the funky guitar and horn-heavy music he makes 'rock & soul,' and it’s designed to empower the inner superhero in us all. Oh, and to make you dance. Expandis and his cohorts succeed admirably." – THE NEW YORKER

"I bumped into these Senators when they opened for the Pretenders recently, which proves the virtue of getting to shows on time. Singer - drummer Landis Expandis hit his kit standing up, in a pimp - adelic fur hat - like a love child of Sly Stone and the Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker - as the Senators packed Family Stone - style horns and shout - along hooks into their party mix of the Roots and the Specials." -Rolling Stone
LINER NOTES:
We would like to dedicate this CD our friends Mark Strazza, Donnon Murray, Rob Little, Duke, and all the Superfriends who have supported us throughout the years.

In addition, we would like to send a special thanks to Steve Cyphers for his help and encouragement in putting this project together.

The All Mighty Senators would like to thank all our musical compatriots who have played with us over the years, including Brett Sharbaugh, Mitchell Valiant, Craig Considine, Ben Watson, Calvin Tullos, Jeff Chiaverinni, Mike Leedom, John Partridge, Frank Mitchell, Todd Butler, Barry Hampton, Junior Bryce, Greg Thompkins, Kyle Hollingsworth, CJ, Jeff Brown, Jon Gillespie, George Porter Jr., Jimmy Davies, Kelly Bell, Melissa Sharlat, Drex, Felicia Shakman, Rob Hornfeck, Jammal Jones, Kyle Coughlin, Al Oikari, Topaz, Dave Davis, Sean McCall, Alex Norse, Paul Hannah, Rob Ercolano, Eric Weigman, Ben Frock, Grady Southard, JC Kuhl, Ted Albano, and all the many others.

MUSICIANS:
Landis McCord: Drums and Vocals
Warren Boes: Guitars and Vocals
Jack Denning: Bass Guitar and Electronics
Dave Finnell: Trumpet and Keyboards
Craig Considine: Trombone

Additional musicians:
Brett Sharbaugh: Bass (2, 3, 7, 10, 13, 15)
Todd Butler: Trumpet (3, 8, 10)
Jeff Chiaverinni: Trombone (3, 8, 10-15)
Frank Mitchell: Tenor Sax (1, 11, 12, 14)
Calvin Tullos: Tenor Sax (13)
John Partridge: Baritone Sax (2, 3, 8, 10-12)
Mike Leedom: Tenor Sax (2)
Greg Thompkins: Tenor Sax (15)
Mitchell Valiant: Vocals (9)
Dave Davis: Guitar (9)
Eric Weigman: Drums (9)
Barry Hampton: Background Vocals (7)
CJ: Background Vocals (1)
CREDITS:
Produced by All Mighty Senators, Frank Marchand (1-3, 5-8, 10-12,14-15), Mark Strazza (9), Aaron Gee Clogh (13), Josh Mobley (2, 8), Landis McCord (2)
All songs by All Mighty Senators except track 6: Joe Strummer, Mick Jones / Universal-Polygram Intl Pub OBO / Nineden, Ltd.
Cover Photography: Sam Holden
Graphic Design: Al Brandtner, Brandtner Design, Chicago, IL
Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA