I worked with Jon and Ethan when they were sidemen for Sam Phillips/T-Bone Burnett

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“Totally untrue story, for what it’s worth… I worked with Jon and Ethan when they were sidemen for Sam Phillips/T-Bone Burnett. I had signed Heatmiser and Brendan Benson at the same time as well. Ethan produced Brendan’s debut, Brendan and Heatmiser toured together. I played “Roman Candle” for Ethan and T-Bone, Margaret Mittleman brought Jon into the picture a bit later.”

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Tony was the original producer on Mic City Sons

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“Tony was the original producer on Mic City Sons and the band’s drummer, and he could not keep the tension between Neil and Elliott out of the room. They were doing songs separately. It was like the last Beatles album or something, like they didn’t want to see each other. When they delivered the album, they pretty much delivered it with their resignation from Heatmiser. The tour was awful, nobody saw it, and that was the end.”

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