CD The Quarter After (CD 1077239), Audio Other
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The Quarter After

  • 1. So Far to Fall
    2. Your Side Is Mine
    3. Always Returning
    4. Parting, A
    5. Too Much to Think About
    6. Know Me When I'm Gone
    7. Mirror to You
    8. One Trip Later
    9. Taken
    10. Everything Again
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 101

  • Credits
    ProducerRob Campanella; Rob Campanella; The Quarter After
    EngineerRob Campanella; Erik Colvin; Hunter Crowley; Nick Walusko; Anton Newcombe

    The Quarter After: David Koenig (guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar); Dave Koenig (acoustic 12-string guitar, 12-string guitar, bass guitar); Nelson Bragg, Rob Campanella, Dominic Campanella.
    Personnel: Rob Campanella (vocals, various instruments, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, dobro, mandolin, piano, organ, Mellotron); Dominic Campanella (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 6-string guitar, electric 12-string guitar, harmonica); Nelson Bragg (vocals, drums, percussion); Farmer Dave Scher (steel guitar); Kathrin Shorr, Miranda Lee Richards (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Rob Campanella; Nick Walusko.
    Recording information: Figment Sounds, Lake Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.
    Photographers: Nelson Bragg; Piper Ferguson.
    Between them, singing brothers Dominic Campanella and Rob Campanella have been at least an adjunct member of just about every band in the axis between the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Beachwood Sparks and the Tyde. Unsurprisingly, the self-titled debut by their own band works that circa-'67 L.A. sound, with heavy echoes of the pre-David Axelrod the Electric Prunes, Buffalo Springfield, and various other half-forgotten exemplars of the sound, minimizing the country-rock inflections of Beachwood Sparks (only notable on the Neil Young-like "Mirror to You") or much of the slightly unhinged experimentalism of the the Brian Jonestown Massacre. For a little less than half of the album, the brothers, along with bassist David Koenig and drummer Nelson Bragg, do a pretty good pastiche of Sunset Strip psychedelia, kicking up a particularly lysergic head of steam on the self-explanatory "One Trip Later." The problem is that the other half of the album, nearly a full thirty minutes, consists of three endless acid-guitar jams that don't justify their overextended length; the most frustrating one is the nine-minute "Taken," which cooks up a good old-fashioned freight train momentum and then blows it on a flaccid and seemingly endless solo. At about four-and-a-half minutes, it would be the best song on the album, but at nine-minutes-and-16-seconds, it's a prime candidate for the forward skip button. With an editor and a bit more emphasis on Love than the Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Quarter After may really have something. ~ Stewart Mason

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