"JUST IN CASE YOU CALL THIS MUSIC CRAP . . . "
THE FIRST STUDIO RECORDINGS

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Cover Concept by Erin Palumbo

The Professors entered the professional recording studio in November 1997 and March/April 2000 to record a selection of their original songs. The result was the CD entitled "Just in Case You Call This Music Crap..." The title is taken from T-ski's introduction to his song "Crap," which he used to deliver on stage before we played the song. T-ski used to say: "This next song is called Crap. Just in case you call this music crap, IT IS CRAP!" You can hear this introduction on the recorded track. The songs were recorded at Suite 16 Studios in Piscatway, New Jersey. Our engineer was Paul Sukovich, who was superb. The songs recorded in 2000 were co-produced by Chris Cavallaro of Monmouth University.

The CD is incredibly rare - only 50 copies were made and most of those were given away to the band's fan base. I expect their scarcity makes them incredibly valuable, no? However, don't panic! We have made the songs available to the world as MP3 files.

Songs Recorded November 1997

  1. Crap (T-ski)
  2. Foucault Funk: The Michel Foucault Postmodern Blues (Stephen Cooper/Gary Radford/Marie Radford)
  3. The Bottle (Ian Marshall/Gary Radford)
  4. Kubek #11 (Joe Kubek; arranged by The Professors)

1997 Album Personnel (in alphabetical order)

Stephen Cooper - Bass
Robert Kubey - Drums
T-ski - Guitar
J - Vocals
Gary Radford - Guitar/Vocals

Songs Recorded April 2000

  1. Dreading the Dawning (John Barrows/Gary Radford)
  2. Eight Minutes (John Barrows)
  3. She Loves Me Not (Chad Dell)
  4. Untenured Blues (Gary Radford/Marie Radford)

2000 Album Personnel (in alphabetical order)

John Barrows - Guitar/Harp
Chad Dell - Guitar/Vocals
Robert Kubey - Drums
Gary Radford - Guitar
Nick Romanenko - Bass
Sonja Souther - Vocals

You can listen to individual songs or the whole album on SoundCloud




Chad Dell



Robert Kubey



Paul Sukovich


Sonja Souther

Photographs by Nick Romanenko




This site last updated June 6, 2013 by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner, Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.