The last time Rich and I worked together on a musical project
metal bands were on their way out, grunge was in, and "Baby
Got Back" ruled the charts. While we both remained active
writing/performing music, it wasnt't until July 2003, that
we were able to reconnect and start collaborating on new songs
which also involved plenty of catching up, talking about our
favorite music, and sampling some good beer.
Our goal was to write catchy pop songs with plenty of hooks,
harmonies, and cool changes. Usually, we would hang out on
a Monday night after work and conduct waht we called "Song-writing
101 Sessions". As these sesions progressed into the Fall
of 2003 Rich's brother Matt would join in on many of the
weekly gatherings, and over a period of five months, we were
able to write/record 14 songs.
In February and March of this year, with the help of Matt
Rust, Todd Demont, Bill Warnick, Rick Witkowski, and Craig
Maloney, we were able to carefully add to the original demos
(removing the robot drummer, recording real drums, addding
harmonies/solos, etc,) and create a complete CD!
As you can imagine, this CD is very special to me. It really
highlights Rich's talents as a singer, keyboardist, and song-writer.
Also, when you listen to the songs/performances, I hope you
can hear the fun we had in writing and recording these tracks.
Well, Monday nights are now a total drag, but I am truly
thankful that I had the chance to work with Rich on this project
and rekindle a friendship.
Thanks for listening...Rock! -John Goberish, April 2004
from the Rich Rust Experience CD liner notes]