A Special Note for Changin' Tires on the Road to Ruin:
When you play in a band for 10 years, you write a lot. Usually, you only get a record out every couple of years so you’re going to end up with a fair number of songs that never see the light of day for one reason or another. Sometimes the version that’s issued on record will be your second or third attempt to get it “right” so your demos are left behind like pieces of evidence. People sometimes care about ‘em, sometimes they don’t. You’ll wind up with hundreds of live recordings, mostly of dubious origin. A good percentage of these will be terrible, others might be great, and some will hold sentimental value because of the places and times they stand for: good or ill. These are just some of the things this record is concerned with. ARRCO put it all together for you, and I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy it. There are hours and hours more where this came from... miles of cassette tape.
"Rock, meet your master"
"If you don't like superdrag, you don't like rock and roll"
"Gotta love a band that does the beatle bows. john writes a good tune, man"
-- Bob Pollard/Guided by Voices