If You Make It


Tony Flaminio - Grim Repair

Listen to the T-Rex:
1. Independence Blues 2. Bike Thief* 3. Lydia Ln. (Depew Version) 4. Bad Luck Song 5. Truck Song 6. Traction 7. Heavy Song 8. Famous Graves 9. You've Been Replaced 10. No Meadows 11. Step Light 12. Animal/Mother 13. Lucky 13 Candle

Tony's solo project, now on IYMI! This goes great with Eric Ellman's new project Red Delicious.

Shortly after the first Failures' Union EP, "You Know Who", original drummer Tim Turcott left the band to move to Philadelphia. At the time Jay Draper and I thought the band was done so I figured I'd better follow up our wildly successful and critically acclaimed debut EP with a solo album...on CD-R. I played the finished tracks for Jay and he decided we needed to record some of them as Failures' Union. So with the addition of Eric Ellman on drums a few of the songs from this session were reworked with the full band and ended up on the first F/U full length "Sinker" and a few others made their way onto a couple of 7"s.

I recorded these songs in the back room of a girlfriend's house using pirated software, cassette decks and various mics and instruments I had accumulated over the years. We lived there with a dog and seven cats.

One Percent Press offered to help re-release this, in conjunction with our Sheets of Ten record label, roughly 6 years after I recorded it and here it is. Enjoy.