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“Inner Sunset” (released 15 July 2014) album is the first collaboration between Paul Myers and John Moremen as The Paul & John.  It was recorded and mixed by co-producer Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn in Sunnyvale, California. 
Available on their bandcamp, HERE.






“John Moremen is best known as the lead guitarist in The Orange Peels, and has released several solid solo albums, and recently has operated as the leader of Flotation Device. Moremen was a member of D.C. band The Neighbors and the late, great Jimmy Silva’s Goat 5, and plays guitar with Half Japanese, and on drums with ex-Flamin’ Groovies frontman Roy Loney and the improvisational rock trio High Vulture (with MX- 80′s Bruce Anderson).”

“Paul Myers was the founder and songwriter for the Toronto-based 1990s power pop group The Gravelberrys, and composes electronic music as Flam! Additionally, he is a working journalist and the author of notable music biographies including A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio (Jawbone Press), and It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry And The Birth Of The British Blues (Greystone Books).”








 ジョン・モアメンは、80年代半ばに仏レーベルCloserからアルバムを出していたワシントンDCのバンド、The Neighborsのメンバーだった人物で、現在はサンフランシスコに在住。ネイヴァース以降は上記の通り、ギタリスト / ドラマーとして、シアトルの故・ジミー・シルヴァ(というと、ヤング・フェレッシュ・フェロウズのこと思い出しますが…)やハーフ・ジャパニーズ(つまりジャドさんの旧友)、そしてロイ・ロニー(!)と演り、今はオレンジ・ピールズのリード・ギタリストとして活躍。また自身のバンド、レイビーツっぽいインスト・バンド、Flotation Device(キング・ミサイルのChris Xefosが参加)でも、アレン・クラップのミステリー・ローン・ミュージックから3年前にアルバムを出しています。
 カナダ出身のポール・マイヤーズ(The Gravelberrys)はシンガー・ソングライター/パフォーマー/ブロードキャスター/ライター、顔がそっくりだからすぐ分かりますがマイク・マイヤーズのお兄さん。著作には『It Ain’t Easy: Long John Baldry and the Birth of the British Blues, was』や『A Wizard A True Star: Todd Rundgren In The Studio』などが。



A brand new album of Jim Ruiz Set, formerly known as the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, “Mount Curve Avenue” is now available via Korda Records and Allen Clapp‘s Mystery Lawn Music. “Mount Curve Avenue” is the first release in 14 years by the legendary Jim Ruiz.




The Set:
Jim Ruiz – guitar, vocals, bass on 11
Emily Ruiz – drums, vocals on 4
Charlotte Crabtree – bass, vocals

Produced by Allen Clapp

Con/Met/Avec/With:
Peter Anderson, Allen Clapp, Mike Crabtree, Max Eider, David Hamilton, Clint Hoover, Allison LaBonne, Jim Ouska, Peter Robelia, David Salmela, David Schelzel, Brian Tighe

Mixed by Allen Clapp at Mystery Lawn Studio, Sunnyvale, CA
Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA



The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group – The Ruling Class
(The Monochrome Set cover) (via)