The Joke, The Threat, & The Obvious
"The Joke, The Threat, & The Obvious"
4. JOKE; SOMETHING HUMOROUS. Belly buster or whopper, funny bone tickler, bender choker, chuckle getter, giggle getter, good one, hoot, howler, kick in the pants, laugh getter, laugh handler, rip-roarer, screamer, side-splitter, side-stitcher, (big) wow or wower.
22. THREAT; FORMIDABLE OPPONENT. Arsenic, bidder, bitter or sour medicine, menace, poison, powerhouse, probable trouble, warning, storm in the air, (one) tough customer or proposition.
10. OBVIOUS; APPARENT. As plain as heck, as plain as paint, as plain as plain, as plain as plain can be, a plain as shooting or writing, in plain writing, as plain as the nose on one's face, stands or stick out, sticks out a mile, sticks out all over, (dead) open-and-shut.
Written, Recorded & Performed By The Giving Tree Band
E. Fink: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitar, Harmonium, Harmonica, Upright Bass
T. Fink: Lead & Backing Vocals, Banjo
P. Burke: Backing Vocals, Upright Bass, Mandolin
A. Goss: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Shaker, Wood Blocks
E. Norman: Backing Vocals, Mandolin, Piano, Guitar
P. Roach: Backing Vocals, Violin
S. Woods: Lead & Backing Vocals, Slide Guitar
Vocal & String Arrangements By:
P. Burke & P. Roach
J. Jaros: Drums, Percussion
J. O'C: Drums on tracks 1, 3 & 4
H. Austin: Viola on tracks 5, 9 & 13
J. Mauro: Cello on tracks 5, 9 & 13
C. Waiselewski: Stomps & Claps
Produced By: E. Fink
Executive Producers: Tom & Tobi Staudacher
Yorkville, IL: Engineered & Mixed By E. Fink at Crooked Creek Studios
Los Angeles, CA: Mastered by Dave Collins as Dave Collins Mastering
Director of Sustainability: Cara Waiselewski
Art Directors: Andy Goss & Joanna Goss
Layout & Design: Jen Husted of JIH Designs Inc.