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Undressing Underwater Devil's Spaceship

Special featured mp3 recording
by Rusty Anderson
with Karl Brown
from the album Undressing Underwater

Words and music by Rusty Anderson, Parthenon Huxley, and Paul Plagens

NEW!!! September 27, 2005 Undressing Underwater has been re-released by Surfdog Records, and is now available in stores.

Listen to Devil's Spaceship (4:35)
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Date:2003
Facility:Oxide Studio
Engineer:Bob Wartenbee, Rusty Anderson, and CJ Devilliar.
Format:Multi-track digital (Pro Tools)
Produced by Rusty Anderson. Mixed by CJ Devilliar.

Personnel:

  • Rusty Anderson: guitar, lead vocal
  • Parthenon Huxley: backing vocals
  • Scot Coogan: drums
  • Paul Bushnell: bass
  • Karl Brown: piano
(p) 2003 Oxide Records
Go To Bed Baby Music ASCAP / Parthenon Huxley Music BMI
Used by kind permission of Rusty Anderson.

Karl Brown This Rusty Anderson recording is on the Automatic Pilot website because Rusty's cousin, AP pianist Karl Brown played on it. Here's how this happened:

When Rusty and I were kids, we played music together in his parents' house in La Habra. He'd already taught himself guitar at age 6 and was playing Beatles songs by ear, even writing his own original songs. I was a few years older and had learned some music theory, and showed it to him in a way that wasn't too pedantic. He picked it up right away but felt free to go beyond it.

Later I moved north and Rusty stayed in LA. We corresponded and visited occasionally; we last saw each other after he played with Parthenon Huxley at San Francisco's The Stone nightclub in 1988.

In April 2002, I saw Rusty in Paul McCartney's band at the Oakland Coliseum Later that year, Rusty launched his own website; in his bio he wrote nice things about our time together as kids, and he had a contact form where people could leave him messages. I sent him a fan email, he called and invited me for Christmas with the family at his house. Rusty was working on his debut solo album at the time. I begged him to let me sing backing vocals on one of the songs,

Rusty brought me into Oxide Studio to let me sing on his album. But first, he made me play piano on Devil's Spaceship. Rusty had very specific ideas for the piano part, which begins abut halfway through the song; Near the end he wanted high piano chords to reinforce the guitar melody; I offered some suggestions, and we worked on it together just like we used to 30 years ago. Rusty is great at working with people and eliciting the best from them.

After that, we did the backing vocals together for the second verse of Everybody Deserves An A In This Country; you can hear that verse in the song sample on CD Baby's Rusty Anderson page

When the Undressing Underwater CD was released December 2003 on Oxide Records, I was amazed with all of it, especially what Rusty had done with Devil's Spaceship. Very proud of my small contribution but even prouder of Rusty, I asked him if I could put part of the recording on my website. Rusty said to use the whole song, so here it is.

Listen to Devil's Spaceship (4:35)
Play lo-fi Download mp3 lo-fi (540 KB)
Play hi-fi Download mp3 hi-fi (4.20 MB)
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NEW!!! September 27, 2005 Undressing Underwater has been re-released by Surfdog Records, and is now available in stores.

Buy "Undressing Underwater" from CD Baby
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complete album credits

This recording (p) 2003 Oxide Records
Go To Bed Baby Music ASCAP / Parthenon Huxley Music BMI
Used by kind permission of Rusty Anderson.
You may download this file for your personal use only.
This website copyright 2003 Karl Brown and Matthew McQueen

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