You might not believe it, looking at that huge discography,
but this was only the fifth 'proper' J Church album. Here's Lance's
comments from Newsletter
"If you bought One Mississippi on CD, I feel a little obligated
to give you some sort of instructions or at least some kind of disclaimer.
You see, we really meant for this album to be a double album. The
way this record works is particular to that format. Sitting through
26 straight songs of the same band just isn't natural. One
Mississippi is meant to be listened to in little 20 minute
blocks. I don't mean to get too pretentious, but each side has it's
own… uh… "personality" and flows as such.
From No Jazz to Your Mother is
one side. Try to listen to it like it's one thing. Next time, listen
to She Says through I Reach For Her Hand.
Part 3 is The Doctor through The Devil
And I. Finally, the last section is Rich And Young
And Dumb through Stars Are Exploding.
"Now, I could say something really stupid, like "each
side is a different season" or "each compartment represents
an age in the author's life" or some other bullshit to justify
this. No, it's four separate "sets", if you will, and
the songs were selected in the same way we put together a set to
perform live. Each side is it's own entity. That was the intention,
The samples in Stars Are Exploding are from the
Conet Project, a multi-CD set of intercepted recordings of 'number
stations' - shortwave radio transmissions from around the world
that are reputedly run by various intelligence agencies. For more
information visit the Conet
Project home page and/or this
informative review of the CDs.
Although the album had the working title The Horror Of
Life, it ended up being named after the place it was recorded.