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Apocalypse No (As a Matter of Policy; The Mighty Q​-​Ball; Stones)

from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004 by Ted Quinn - Recorded by Fred Drake and Tony Mason



Fred Drake referred to this as "Tony's hit song" when he and Tony Mason first recorded the tracks, with Fred on drums. Tony asked me if I had any words and I happened to have several verses for something called "As a Matter of Policy" in my notebook. Due to the length of the track, there was space to recite a piece I'd written for my friend David Cubellis, who had recently committed suicide, as well as a piece of a longer poem called "Stones," written many years earlier in New York. After putting the drums on the song, Fred commented sarcastically at the end, "You could have made it longer, Tony!" You can hear Elia laugh, as she was in the tracking room shooting a video of Fred playing.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Apocalypse No (As a Matter of Policy; The Mighty Q-Ball; Stones) (Ted Quinn-Tony Mason) - Originally released on the album, "Help Wanted" (2003)


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Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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