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Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts (1995)

Last Of The Ghetto Astronauts cover art
CD Art

Album Info

"Last of the Ghetto Astronauts" was the 1995 debut album for the Matthew Good Band. The album, named after a six minute song of the same name, achieved incredible popularity in Canada. It gained the title of 'highest selling independent album in Canada' which it still maintains to this day.

While the band had initially planned on performing under another name, a local radio station had dubbed them the Matthew Good Band. After that point, the name had stuck although Good later tried to identify the band as MGB.

As the album was released twice, the first independently, the album had two versions of the same cover. The only difference is that the original cover featured cursive writing rather than block print.

Vinyl

Available as a 2LP vinyl at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.

Liner Notes

Released Fall 1995 independently
Re-Released 1997 by A&M/Darktown

Matthew Good - Guitars / Vocals
Ian Browne - Drums / Backing Vocals
Geoff Lloyd - Bass

Dave Genn - Organ / Rhodes
Steve Black - Piano on track 9
Judy Renouf - Cello on track 9
John Shepp - Percussion on track 4

Produced and Mixed By: John Shepp
Mastered By: George Leger

Recorded at Utopia Parkway Studio, Vancouver
Track 1 & 2 mixed by Terry Brown
Tracks 3 thru 10 Mixed by John Shepp
Mastered By George Leger
Layout and Design By George Jenkins

© 1995 EMI April Music (Canada) Inc./Dunharrow
Music (Socan/ASACP)

All songs written by Matthew Good
except 'Alabama Motel Room' (Good/Lloyd/Browne)

Singles

  • Alabama Motel Room
  • Symbolistic White Walls
  • Haven't Slept In Years

Trivia

  • The album was recorded on a budget of roughly five thousand Canadian dollars.
  • All guitars heard on the album were either acoustics or acoustics run through Marshall amplifiers. None of them were electrics.

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