Rusty's first solo project, and the first work under Love and Letters Music. Sometimes seen as a parody of solo albums (when artists "go solo"), sometimes seen as something so honest it's embarrasing.

Recording: 21-22 Dec 1995 by Noby Nobriga at Noby's House Studios in Pearl, MS. Cover Art and Design: Rusty Spell. Photography: Karon Clark. Total Running Time: 37:58.

All vocals, guitar, keyboard, drums, harmonica, percussion, and noises by Rusty Spell except: 1. Keyboard bass line performed by Noby Nobriga. All songs by Rusty Spell, lyrics and music written by him except: 6. Lyrics by R.E.M.; 7. Lyrics and music adlibbed by Rusty Spell.

Lyrics * Liner Notes * The Johnny Winters Mailbox Interview

"A musical map of Rusty Spell, whether you wanted to read it or not, full of legends and scales."

Part One

  1. Box 6779 -- Named after Rusty's college P.O. box number, the song that sets up the album. "Rusty set to music." 6:05.
  2. Berky -- A song about Lori Berkemeyer, especially the early days of their friendship. 3:05.
  3. Steele Life -- The instrumental. A minimalistic piece with steel drums. 1:56.
  4. She -- A song about an unspecified girl from life who Rusty really dug at the time and remembers now. 3:18.
  5. Blue -- Homage to Rusty's favorite color and his love for blue eyes, the sky and all things aquatic. 2:36.
  6. Windows 95 Rejection -- Swing/Sinatra version of R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)." 3:32.

Part Two

  1. Twinkle -- Rap music meets children's music. 3:08.
  2. Rich Man's Fantasy -- One of Rusty's more careful drum solos. 5:15.
  3. No Way of Knowing -- "The Single." A song written in one minute that has become everyone's favorite. 2:38.
  4. Little Girl -- Tribute to Bobby McFerron music, specifically the 1990 Rusty composition, "You Really Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." 1:24.
  5. Number 14 -- The noise track. 2:40.
  6. Reprise -- A reprise of "Box 6779" and a closer to the album. 2:14.

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Copyright (c) Jul 1996 by Rusty Spell and Love and Letters Music