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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Chip actually played music for a living. Joining Chip on this collection of original compositions are the award-winning production talents of John Jennings, arguably one of the best guitar players in the country, and co-producer of many albums by Mary Chapin Carpenter, as well as Jon Carroll, a two-time Grammy winner writer, arranger, and overall amazing musician. Not to mention a former member of the “Starland Vocal Band.” Jon also wrote “Get Closer” for Linda Ronstadt and performs nationally as a superb singer/songwriter. Mary Chapin Carpenter also sings back-up on a couple of cuts.

That’s Why I Hate The Beach Boys

Written way back in the eighties. The title says it all.

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Tragically Hip

Wrote this song long before the band of the same name. Although I don’t claim to have invented the phrase. Most people call it STUPID LITTLE PUNKS anyway.

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A Dangerous Man

Talk about your standard 80’s power ballad, with obvious Zevon infulences.

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The Price You Pay

This song was actually cut by Mary Chapin Carpenter as an early demo before her first album. If she would record it on a CD I could afford a beach house. sigh…

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The Night Train

I knew a guy from the old neighborhood whose older brother went to Viet Nam and was never the same. Only no one ever talked about it.

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Missles in Europe

Most college kids have no idea what the cold war was all about, but Europeans still remember. I should have slowed this down and reapped the whole thing.

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The Ones That Miss

I love this song, especially the second verse. The band really performed well, considering we cut this at about two a.m.

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The Master Communicator

A really good song that I overproduced. Too much caffeine and too much talent surrounding me. I couldn’t stop.

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