Edison Rocket Train – Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (CD, US)

3 May 2005 Steel Cage SCR-028
01. Yes, Yes, Yes!
02. Party Man Special
03. Samson and Delilah
04. Sting-A-Ree
05. What’s the Matter Now
06. Freezer Burn
07. Train Song No. 35
08. Your Dice Won’t Pass
09. Dirty Little Secret
10. Storm Warning
11. Rocket Man Blues
12. New Rocket Train Boogie
13. [uncredited track]
Edison Rocket Train - Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (CD, US) - Cover
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NOTES:
CD album in standard case with clear tray. Jon Spencer plays Theremin on Freezer Burn and New Rocket Train Boogie.

The following text is taken an excerpt from an interview which appeared in the French magazine ‘Dig It!’ (October 2004). The full text can be found on the Edison Rocket Train website.

“How comes Jon Spencer appears on the record ? You’re friends ?

I’ve known Jon for years, he’s a really great guy, and like I said, I’m also a big fan. When we were working on Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! I started thinking about outer space sounds and rocket sounds, and thought it would be cool to blast some theremin on a song. There was a perfect spot for it, so I gave Jon a call and he came down to do it. I mean, I couldn’t do it myself – it would be like I was copying his act! So I got right to the source. He’s also an old friend of Wharton Tiers, who produced the record with me, so it was a really natural, friendly situation.” – rockettrain.com

Mike Edison also published his memoirs and released a “sonic companion” which featured Jon Spencer on Guitars, Synthesizers, Drums, Theremin and Tire Iron.

Jon Spencer has appeared on the Edison Rocket Train releases This Train, Yes!, Yes!!, Yes!!! , East River Delta, I Walked With a Zombie , the I Have Fun Everywhere I Go soundtrack to the book and they both appear on the Speedball Baby track from Salvo of 24 Gunshots and the Lost Crusaders album.


Michael Lavine
filmed a Mike Edison and the Interstellar Rendezvous Band (featuring Jon Spencer on guitar). The songs are based on the book Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! and videos of Hugh Hefner Hates Girls and Do Right Man (Dirty Blues) can be seen on the Delta Science youtube.com account.

Mike Edison receives a credit for ‘The Good Word’ on Damage and has worked with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion “as their “Minister of Information,” writing the band’s press releases and industry propaganda, fan communiqués, and dedicated web copy.” along with the extensive sleeve notes for the 2010 deluxe releases of Year One, Extra Width + Mo’ Width, Orange + Experimental Remixes, Now I Got Worry, Controversial Negro, Acme + Acme Plus and Dirty Shirt Rock N Roll: The First Ten Years.

SONG CREDITS:
Vocals/Guitar/Slide Guitar/Diddley Bow/Percussions: Mike Edison
Saxohones/Harp: Pete Linzell
Trap Drums/Wind Gong: Sweet Joey Valentine
King of the Maracas: Omar

All Songs: © Mike Edison 2002

01. Yes, Yes, Yes!
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

02. Party Man Special
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

03. Samson and Delilah
Writer: Traditional
arr. Edison/Rocket
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

04. Sting-A-Ree
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

05. What’s the Matter Now
Writer: Traditional
arr. Edison/Rocket
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

06. Freezer Burn
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002
Theremin: Jon Spencer

07. Train Song No. 35
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

08. Your Dice Won’t Pass
Writer: Traditional
arr. Edison/Rocket
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

09. Dirty Little Secret
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

10. Storm Warning
Writer: Mac Rebennack
Recorded live at Manitoba’s by Wharton Tiers with the Rocket Train Mobile Unit

11. Rocket Man Blues
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

12. New Rocket Train Boogie
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002
Theremin: Jon Spencer

13. [uncredited track – only lasts a few seconds]
Writer: Mike Edison
Recorded by Wharton Tiers at Fun City, NYC spring 2002

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Special thanks: Larry and Leslie, Wharton, Jon Spencer, Cliff Mott, Betsy Palmer, Handsome Dick Mantiboa, The New York Sheiks, The Ranch Hands, Screaming Lord Overdrunk, John Holmstrom and Punk Magazine and the New Rocket Crew, Mr Ron Salvo and Miss Carrie.”
DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Rocket Train Logo and Rocket Girl: Cliff Mott
Cover Photo: Jim Sulley
Silver Cape: Vanessa Dreamweaver
Booklet Design: Fabulous Leslie G.

BARCODE: 6 96532 00282 9

MATRIX: “***1/1DCA13009* EDISON ROCKET TRAIN 02 IFPI LL27”

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