Messing With the Muses (1997)

Title : Messing With The Muses
Release Date : January 23, 1997
Catalog ref. : RAMCD-001
Format : CD

1) The Final Fall (James Downham, Mark Smith)
2) One Foot and One Half (Mark Smith)
3) Shades of Grey (James Downham, Mark Smith)
4) The Fire is Up (James Downham, Steve Wells, Rob Simmons, Steve Banks)
5) Mary Go Round (Mark Smith)
6) Haunted (James Downham, Mark Smith)
7) Injustice (Mark Smith)
8) Hot Dog (James Downham, Mark Smith)
9) JW (James Downham, Mark Smith, Steve Wells, Rob Simmons, Steve Banks)
10) Goodbye, So Long, Farewell (James Downham, Mark Smith, Steve Wells, Rob Simmons, Steve Banks)
11) Nancy Says I’m Dreaming (James Downham, Mark Smith)

The eclectic debut release of South-Western Ontario rockers, Reson, spans the rock spectrum: straight up, indie, and thrash rock to introspective ballads and acoustic tunes. Simple arrangements, catchy tunes and solid musicianship and vocals. While essentially a home recording, the album doesn’t disappoint in either production value or song quality.

James Downham – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitars
Mark Smith – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitars
Steve Wells – lead guitars
Rob “Bass” Simmons – bass guitar
Steve “Sludge” Banks – drums, percussion

Produced and arranged by reson.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kevin Banks with reson.
Recorded at Kelly’s Basement Studios, Waterloo, Ontario on August 10 & 11, 1996.
Mixed at Digital Music Studios, Toronto, Ontario on August 17, 1996.
Mastered at Digital Music Studios, Toronto, Ontario on August 28, 1996.
Cover art by Reson.