These DWAB songs all feature David Hanna on drums. During the recording of the vocals, John and Danny walked in on one of the songs and yelled "Aargh!" The bare bones of all of the songs were recorded by John Lyons between November 1995 and May 1996; songs 5 and 6 were not completed until about a year later. Songs 1-4 appear on the DWAB 10" One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence, released on Reality Control? Recordings. Song 5 appears on the DWAB CD Sherman's Unfiltered Music. Song 6 is from the split 7" between DWAB and Ben released on Reality Control? Recordings. Song 7 was remixed by John Lyons and Ananda and appears on the DWAB CD The Exciting Nights of Discordant Torture.
Additional Notes: The One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence CD varies from the record in several ways. First of all, the tracklisting is different. The 10" was a combination of songs 1-4 plus several acoustic songs. Since the acoustic songs ultimately ended up as part of The John Lyons Sessions I figured it was not necessary to include it here. Instead, the CD version can be seen as a collection of structured DWAB songs featuring David Hanna on drums. I say "structured" because David also appears frequently on The Exciting Nights of Discordant Torture, but the songs on that release are largely improvised. For One Final Episode in Our Attempts at Persistence, we typically practiced songs for a couple of weeks before going in to record them, essentially minimizing the "improvised" feeling many DWAB songs tend to have.
As for the packaging, the cover of this CD comes from the poster that was included in the 10" version. The face used for the back cover was the image used for the 7" single. The 10" also came with a thick booklet with lots of stories, poems, and drawings.
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