Produced by Mitch Marine
Recorded & engineered by Mark Rains at The Station House, Echo Park, CA
Additional recording by: Mark Dutton at Dirtyhorse Studios, Sunland, CA; Robbie Rist at ValleyHollah Studios, Woodland Hills, CA; and Paul Horabin at Ready Mix Music, Los Angeles, CA
Who Played What:
Jimmer – vocals, guitars, harmonica
Mitch Marine – drums, percussion
Brian Whelan – electric & acoustic guitars, upright piano, backing vocals, Wurlitzer piano, accordion
Ted Russell Kamp – bass, mandolin, acoustic guitar, lap steel, Wurlitzer piano
Rami Jaffee – Hammond organ on Empty, Molotov Moon, Just What You Don’t and The Would-Be Plans / Marty Rifkin – pedal steel on Satellite and Molotov Moon / Jonathan Clark – backing vocals on Big Ball O’ String and strings on Fall / Mark Dutton – backing vocals on (She Has) Good Records and Big Ball O’ String / Terry Wilson – backing vocals on Satellite and The Would-Be Plans / Jordan Katz – banjo on Big Ball O’ String / Sarah Taylor – backing vocals on The Would-Be Plans / Mark Mattson – strings on (She Has) Good Records
Executive Producer: Ed Sikov / Mixed by David Leonard at House Of Blues Studios, Nashville, TN / Mastered by John Rausch in Hollywood, CA / Associate Producer: Alison Freebairn-Smith
All songs written by J. Podrasky except: “The Would-Be Plans” – music by J. Podrasky & T. Wilson / lyrics by J. Podrasky.
All songs B’Jingo Songs (BMI) except “The Would-Be Plans” (B’Jingo Songs BMI and Twilsongs ASCAP) and “Molotov Moon” (B’Jingo Songs/Machia Music/Bug Music BMI)
Chief Injustice is:
Jimmer Podrasky (singer/songwriter) is best known as the frontman for the critically acclaimed American rock band The Rave-Ups, whose albums still have a devoted following more than 25 years after their release. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980, Podrasky headed west and quickly made a name for himself as an alt country/rock tunesmith and singer. With The Rave-Ups, Podrasky appeared in Pretty in Pink and Beverly Hills 90210. This is his first solo project and his first release in 23 years.
Mitch Marine (producer) is the drummer for Dwight Yoakam, Andy Timmons, and Smash Mouth and has played with Brave Combo, Tripping Daisy, and Jack Ingram. He has produced albums for The Micro Thrills, Darrel Herbert, Dan Bern, Brian Whelan, Paul Chesne, Honky Tonk Train, and Elizabeth Wills. He also works with the financial advisor Jeff Christenson at Christenson Wealth Management.
Ed Sikov (executive producer) is the author of the definitive biography of Billy Wilder (On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder), six other books about films and filmmakers, and a novel-with-recipes, The Boys’ and Girls’ Little Book of Alcohol. Chief Injustice is his first venture in the music industry.
Alison Freebairn-Smith (associate producer) comes from a family of music royalty and has been a vocalist on records, commercial jingles and movie soundtracks, including hits by The Carpenters and Neil Diamond. She has worked behind the scenes in the music business for the legendary songwriter Carole King, the groundbreaking film composer Shirley Walker, and the contractor Suzie Katayama, among others. She has worked as music supervisor on many indie films, and her documentary on women jazz musicians is a favorite at the festivals. She is currently working on a film about the vocalists who sang popular TV themes of the 1960’s and 70’s and developing several TV shows and working on a new documentary. Her daughter, Emily Rose Epstein, is the drummer for the garage rock king Ty Segall.