"Missile Foundation". (thinking of bands King Missile Dog Fly Religion and Missing Foundation.) A "noise/spoken word" side project featuring a cast of 13 friends. Largely inspired by NYC rocker Billy Syndrome who appears. A lot of sounds and fun and modicum of angst. Created with a 4-track 'porta-studio' on a 90 minutes cassette (therefore the length). Photo is from the 1st ever centerfold in "Xposeur", a scene zine in NYC.
Released by 109 Records, NYC in 1989 on cassette.
A review in Option magazine: rogerm.net/press/jfolkpress.html
All compositions © by Roger Manning, Art Because It's Made in Soho publishing, ASCAP - except where noted.
> My Vietnam
> Untitled - vocals: John S. Hall
> Saturday Night/New Land - vocals: John S. Hall, phone: Mark Kemp(?)
> Anti-folk Blues (by the Fcking Sponges) - vocals & percussion: The Fuckin' Sponges; vocals, guitar, percussion: Billy Syndrome
> Roger's Etude
> John Henry (traditional) - banjo: Banjovi, drums, slide: Billy Syndrome
> The Old Crossroads (traditional) - banjo, vocal: Banjovi; Mandolin, vocal: Billy Syndrome
> The #14 Blues - vocal: Billy Syndrome
> Personal Stuff (The Organ From Hell) - organ, vocals: Lauren Stauber
> #17 Blues - vocals, bongo: Charlotte; vocals: Dina
> Crackmobile (by Charlotte S.) - vocals: Charlotte; bongo: Evil Jim
> Art Because It's Made in Soho/Don't be Ridiculous - vocals: Dina; bongo: Evil Jim
> Phone Thing - harmonica, guitar: Bobby Belfiore; drums: Frank Max; vocals: Paget B
> 2020 Blues: vocals, percussion: John S. Hall; guitar Frank Max; percussion: Susie
> The Cockpit - vocal: Alison Willow
> The Banana Bar - vocal, fiddle: Dina
> New York/Hoboken (by Lach, Janice Sloane) - vocal: Lach; guitar: Janice Sloane
>Soho Valley Boys Theme/Tompkins Blues via Bobby Bl, Don Houston, Woody G, and Jimmy Rodgers - vocals and guitars: Bobby Belfiore and Frank Max
All arrangements by The Soho Valley 'Boys'
Uncredited sounds by Joe Folk
Made by Joe Folk in the Broome Closet, NYC
Cover by Patricia Lie
Photo by Lizzerd Souffle