Epic, funky gospel sound with subversive lyrics to push back the consumer monoculture. These songs have been sung from sidewalks and jail cells. Sing along with your fellow activists or slip them into the late night party mix and start a revolution.
released 01 January 2008
THE CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING
Director: Savitri D
Reverend Billy is Billy Talen
Choir Director: James Solomon Benn
Music Director: William Moses
Media Manager: Michael O'Neill
Web Team: Shanti Durkee / Stephen Musgrave
Immediator: Marisa Jahn
Legal: Laurence Singer
Photos: Eric H. Brown / Tracey Luscz / Shannon Cochrane / John Quilty / Fred Askew
Art: Savitri D
Recorded at Excello Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Additional tracks at Harmonic Ranch, New York, NY.
Engineer: William Moses
Tracking Engineers: Hugh Pool / Ethan Donaldson
Assistant Engineer: Nathan Rosborough
Final Mixes: Stefan Souza / Don Grossinger / Matt Piersall
Mastered by Matt Piersall, Austin, TX
THANKS & PRAISE:
Laura Klimpton, Christabel Gough, Eric Jensen, Aaron Soznick, Shelby Gaines, Dee Dee Halleck, Sedge Thomson, Puffin Foundation, Chris Zahn, Jahneen Otis, Bobzilla, Georgina Young-Ellis, DJ Small Change, Nick Morgan, Benny Key, Julio Herrera, Rob VanAlkemade, Dan Weingartner, Burning Man Community, Peter, Griesar, Scott Heiferman, Time's Up!, families and friends, past members of the choir, and our beloved NYC congregation.
DEDICATED WITH MUCH LOVE AND GRATITUDE to Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Derrick McGinty, and Baby Ida.