ROCK TREATMENT is part of a 4-CD set called "The Songwriter" but is available separately as well.
For years I struggled to make it inside the old system. First, you put a band together. Then you get a regional following. That creates a buzz. And then finally, the record companies bid against each other and the artist chooses the best deal.
I got everything right except that last part.
Like a lot of artists, I am compelled to do the work. I don't try to make sense of it anymore. It's what I do. Whether there's a budget or not, I want to record as much music as I possibly can in my lifetime.
"Rock Treatment" is a compilation CD and is part of a project I've been working on for some time called "The Songwriter." I wanted to get as many of my original songs together in one place as I could. A package that represents a body of work covering 25 years.
For me, "The Songwriter" is a way of pulling together all the loose ends of my recording career: five record labels, hard to find or out of print CDs, Domestic and European releases - what a mess. I think it's also a turning point for me. I've been around for awhile. For the first time in my life I am older than the current President of the United States. Yikes!
- Big Monti
released October 31, 2009
All Songs written and produced by Monti Amundson
Tracks 1- 3 Recorded and mixed by Evert Kaatee at Yland Studio, Amsterdam.
Tracks 4 - 7 recorded live at Key Largo in Portland,Oregon by Tom Robinson and mixed at Gun Ho studio in Eugene, Oregon by Bill Barnett.
Tracks 8 and 10 - 14 recorded and mixed by Billy Triplett at Studio 58 in Portland, Oregon.
Track 9 recorded and mixed by Craig Brock at Poundhouse Studio in Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Ryan Foster at freq Mastering, Portland, Oregon.
Monti Amundson, guitar and vocals
Boyd Small, drums, tracks 1-3
Jasper Mortier, bass, tracks 1-3
Mischa Den Haring, guitar, track 3
Cory Burden, drums, tracks 4-8 and 10-14
Debbie Smith, bass, tracks 4-7
Stan Becraft, bass, tracks 8 and 10-14
Jeff Minnieweather, drums, track 9
John Mazzacco, bass, track 9
Andy Strange, bass, tracks 12 and 13