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Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology

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credits

released March 18, 2008

Compiled & Produced by Gary Waleik

The Primary Recordists:
Boo-Boo: Lou Giordano (at White Dog & Q Division)
Heavens: Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie (at Fort Apache South)
Craps: Paul Q. Kolderie and Lou Giordano (at Fort Apache North)

The Ancillary Recordists:
Carl Plaster, Jim Fitting, Kramer, Jon Lupfer, Andy Hong, Jon Williams, John Wood and Gary Waleik

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering Newton, MA

Video by Kelly Reichardt

Cover painting by Bill Goffrier

Designed by Maggie Fost

Thank you Bob Lawton, Gerard Cosloy, Craig Marks, Jim Romeo, Tom Scharpling, Carl Plaster, Bob Fay, Kelly Reichardt, Mark Lo, Jeff Moxley, WMBR, WERS, everyone at Merge Records and all of our fans.


Bill Goffrier: vocals, guitars
Gary Waleik: vocals, guitars
Steve Michener: bass, vocals
Jeff Oliphant: drums, vocals

Mike Deneen: piano on track 3.
Jimmy Ryan: mandolin on track 8.
Sean Slade: piano on track 10 and harmonic convergence on track 11.
All songs (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik) Big Dipper Songs (BMI) except:
“Faith Healer” (Giessmann, Goffrier, Klaus, Nichols) Embarrassment Songs (BMI)
“San Quentin, CA” (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik, Nichols) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“Younger Bums” (Stevens/Big Dipper) Westbury Music, Ltd. (BMI) and Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“When Men Were Trains” (Cudahy) Positively Liz (BMI)/Best of All Music (BMI)

All songs (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik) Big Dipper Songs (BMI) except:
“Ron Klaus Wrecked His House” and “Ron Klaus Demo’d His House” (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik, Giessmann) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“Stardom Because” (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik, Cudahy) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“Golden Shame” (Oliphant, Angell, Christen, C. Manzo) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“You’re Not Patsy” (Giessmann, Goffrier, Klaus, Nichols) Embarrassment Songs (BMI)
“San Quentin, CA” (Goffrier, Michener, Oliphant, Waleik, Nichols) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
“Life Inside the Cemetery” (Michener, Waleik, Goffrier) CRGI Music, Inc. and Big DipperSongs (BMI)

Brent “Woody” Giessmann: drums on tracks 1, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15 and background vocals on tracks 1, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15.
Tom Brewitt: bass on tracks 1, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15 and background vocals on tracks 1, 8, 11, 14.
Tony Marlotti: bass on tracks 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12 and background vocals on tracks 3, 4, 5, 9.
John Styklunas: electric upright bass on track 7.
Al Manzo: bass on track 2.
Danny D’Urso: rhythm guitar on track 2.
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 (Goffrier) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
Tracks 8, 10, 13 (Waleik) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
Tracks 6, 7 (Goffrier, Waleik) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
Track 2 (Oliphant, C. Manzo, D’Urso) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)
Track 3 (Goffrier, Oliphant) Big Dipper Songs (BMI)

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Big Dipper Boston, Massachusetts

Big Dipper was formed in 1985 amidst the fertile Boston music scene of the day, after guitarist Gary Waleik and bassist Steve Michener left the original lineup of Volcano Suns (which they’d formed with drummer and vocalist Peter Prescott after the breakup of Prescott’s earlier band Mission of Burma). ... more

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