Bless This Mess

by By Divine Right

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released 23 February 1999

Released by Nettwerk Records.

Produced by Brenndan McGuire and Jose Miguel Contreras.

Recorded at The Bath House, Bath, Ontario, Canada.
Engineered by Brenndan McGuire and Ken J. Friesen.
Assisted by Christian Gregg.
Additional recording by B. McG at Jose's Dad's in Thornhill, at Jose's Mom's cottage near Gravenhurst and Jose's living room in Toronto.
Additional recording by J. Andrew Magoffin (London) at House of Miracles, London, Ontario.
Additional recording and heavy inspiration by Glen Marshall, assisted by Christian Hollingshead at Catharine North, Hamilton.
4-track madness recorded in a basement near you.

Mixed at The Bath House by Brenndan McGuire and Zen J. Friesen, assisted by Christian Gregg.
Mastered by Joao Carvalho at Umbrella Sound, Toronto.

Jose Contreras: voice, guitar, keyboards, cello, percussion, tape loops.
Mark Goldstein: drums and percussion.
Brendan Canning (the Champ): bass.
Leslie Feist: lead guitar on "Twisted Crystalline," voice.
B. McG: rhythm guitar on "I Want Light," groovy riff on "Nothing a Go-Go," outro guitar on "I Know You," tremolo guitar on "Old Soul."
Andy Magoffin: tape loops, acoustic feedback on "Not the Only One," London Fried Piano on "I Know You."
Bob Wiseman: keys on "Twisted Crystalline" and "Big Gorilla."
Goute de Beurre: vibes.

Art and package design by Helios - www.heliozilla.com
Handlettering by Jamie Bennett.
Photography by Spike Love.

Impossible without: Melissa / Sandy & Skinny / Anna-Marie & Amanda at the office / Captain Ron / Our Moms and Dads / The Tragically Hip / Debbie / London / Alex Wittholz / Richard Switzer / Everyone at Nettwerk Records / Joao.

Gear: Cam Bull, Andrew Whiteman, Big John (from Rancho), Graeme McCann, Rob Carson, Jurij Kunji, Rob Higgins, Dan Achen.

This album represents not only our band, but also the energy, dedication and love of our families, friends, lovers, pets, fellow musicians, co-conspirators, fanatics, skeptics, guardian angels, strangers and invisible allies across Canada and the U.S.

All songs written by Jose Miguel Contreras.
Published by I Love Music (SOCAN).

Remain close to the Great Spirit. Believe. Have Faith. Be Good.

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Track Name: Come For A Ride
Come for a ride y'all
Come feel all right
I'm gettin' high y'all
Come for a ride...
Track Name: 5 Bucks
I got five dollars
I got five bucks
I got five dollars
And that's enough
Yeah, yeah, that's enough
Yeah, 'cause I got
So much soul
Oh honey got so much soul
So much soul we're gonna lose control
And kiss a girl named rock and roll

I can't pay my rent
And all the money's spent
When I don't know what to do
Oh, I still have you
Yeah, yeah, I still have you
Oh, baby,
We got so much soul
Oh honey got so much soul
So much soul we're gonna lose control
Kiss a girl named rock and roll

Don't matter what your boss says
Only matter what your heart says soul

I got five dollars
I got five bucks
I got five dollars
And that's enough
Yeah, yeah, that's enough
Yeah, 'cause I got so much soul
Oh honey got so much soul
So much soul we're gonna lose control
And kiss a girl named rock and roll

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah