Serious Strains. I’ll always think of this one as the Coca-Cola song. I got caught in the rain after a band rehearsal, walking down the street with my guitar case over my head. My grey suede shoes had holes in the soles. Stopped under an awning for a minute and there was this old Coca-Cola sign in the window advising me to enjoy my beverage here. I had a bit of a bite from a local Coca-Cola distributor. Begged me for a copy to send to head office. It seems that this compilation is as far as the song made it. That’s okay by me. Aside from the beverage references there’s a truly amazing story underneath. Wrong side of the tracks times ten. Possibly the weirdest relationship I was ever involved in. Even as I writer I find it a hard story to make up. Never in my wildest dreams. Seriously strange ... xoRJ
from Until Now (Remastered)
released January 1, 2006
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Greg Watson: Electric Guitars & Acoustic Guitars
Gord Campbell: Electric Guitars
Dizzy Richerds: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Mike Szekely: Keyboards
Dave Johnstone: Drums, Percussion & Programs
Original Recording: Inside Trak Studios, Burnaby, Canada
Engineered & Mixed by Bill Buckingham
Remixed and Mastered @Mainline Sound
Engineered and Mixed by Sid Perez (2006)
Remastered by Robert James and Landr Services 2016
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group 2006
A division of Horace Media 2016
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing
Cover Design & Layout:
Malcolm Summersby & MAS for The Kingsway Group
Cover Photo from the Dominique Lamarche collection
This release* Remastered 2016 Horace Media
Special Thanks to:
Tape transference & Mastering at:
Mainline Sound, Vancover, Canada
Special thanks to Sid Perez - above and beyond the call of duty
The folks at Landr
All the fab brothers who made an appearance here!
So many amazingly groovy times!
As always, my three F’s: Family, friends and fans. You cats rock.
Most of all this is your album.
*To see individual track listings and album art
please click on the song title …