From: MD, United States

Rock, American Underground, Swampadelic Thump

A little background story about MYSTR Treefrog and The Smoking Gnomes :::(which is a little like dancing about food.)


When Athens Ga meets Washington D.C. everything goes wild and trip-sonic. MYSTR Treefrog and Dr. Morpheus were kids in Athens, Georgia once. They hung out in a crazed gaggle of artists,musicians and psychedelic icons-some of whom later became The B-52s. Dr. Morpheus(Owen Scott III) played with Ricky Wilson and Keith Strickland in seminal Athens bands like Black Narcissus and The Zambo Flirts. Fast forward to the recent past when mutual friend Roy Bell re-connected with MTF and Dr.M. on the ubiquitous FaceBook channel and the two began reacquainting.

The old friends decided to do some studio time with Frank"the Punisher" Marchand -legendary Balt-DC Engineer. .and EAT MY CLOUD by The Smoking Gnomes was the result. This album is a collaboration of Power Rock, Psychedelia, Psycho-Americana and great lyrics. Backed by the monster Thump of a D.C. based rhythm section- (James Dail/bass and Chris Zogby on drums,Alphonso"Hot" Coals on percussion) the MYSTR and the DOCTOR they laid down this rocking piece of mayhem. This is not music to NAP QUIETLY to.

Energy Rules. Loud is Best.

The great Deanna Bogart guests on 2 cuts,playing saxophone,singing support, and rocking a Little Richard inspired piano..(Bed Of Hot Coals and MYSTR Treefrog Road Trip.)

Ms. Sara Kryscio adds soulful vocals and Larry Byrne puts the B-3 funkadelic in the mix.

Also appearing are Francene Machetto and Patty Dougherty on support vocals and Francene takes the bass on MYSTR Treefrog Road Trip- a hilarious song written by Dr. Morpheus(Owen Scott III) about the random road trip the band took to appear on a live webcast at a local Long Island internet site called RealRadio. com. This was that madcap adventure that started it all.

Mastered at Bias Studios in Springfield ,Va by the star engineer Mike Monsuer.

MAKE this music YOURS.