"What's So Funny 'Bout Pizza And Understanding?" is a captured moment of what Ronald Ray Gun became in the band's first 2 years. Recorded as a four-piece, with tremendous help from additional hands-on-deck, the record reflects the four members, college friends and roommates-turned-bandmates, as well as the feelings of youth, nostalgia, and immortality that accompanies every 20-something year-old.
released June 25, 2013
"What's So Funny 'Bout Pizza And Understanding?"
Recorded March-May 2013 at Harter Music Studio, San Antonio, TX
Produced by Jon &Josh Harter and Ronald Ray Gun
Engineered by Jon & Josh Harter
Mastering by Jackson Floyd
All songs written by J. Floyd, except track 4, written by T. Sanders, and tracks 11 and 12, written by J. Floyd and T. Sanders.
Photographs by Sarah Worzer, Jackson Floyd, and Meg Lobasso. Album design by Jackson Floyd and Tyler Sanders.
Ronald Ray Gun is:
Jackson Floyd: vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, casio, organ, synth bass, mellotron, saxophone, handclaps and various percussion
Tyler Sanders: vocals, keyboards, handclaps, claves
Eric Elliott: vocals, drums
Phil Repsher: bass
Meg Lobasso: keyboards (track 2, 10), cello (track 3, 6) vocals (track 2), handclaps (track 2), maracas (track 1)
Nicole Castro: clarinet (track 2), handclaps (track 2), shaker (track 1)
Michael Squilla: 2nd guitar solo (track 1), various knob-turning and ambience (track 2, 9)
Ryan Teter: trombone (track 2, 8)
Ronald Ray Gun would like to thank the Harters and Harter Music Studio, all of the additional musicians who lended a hand, Jeremy Aulden for lending us his casio keyboard and for putting up with all the practicing, Adrienne Teeley, Sarah Worzer, Chris Cavin, J.D. Swerzenski and KRTU 91.7FM, The 502 Bar, Boneshakers, The Nat'l Parks, Bad Breaks, Mission Complete!, Jasper's Cast, Chris Maddin, Chuck Kerr, Big Lou's Pizza, and the San Antonio Spurs.