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o n c e    a   j o l l y    s w a g m a n

During extended recreational breaks between Mavericks' recording and the heavy tour schedules, Robert has continued to find time to develop many outside interests. These not only include writing songs with various other musicians, but together with Jerry Dale McFadden, assembling a 'flexible band' - simply called SWAG.
The approach of SWAG appears to be that of a no-fixed address, with those musicians from other bands forming a line-up, based on their availabilty at any given time. They now have their own official SWAG website (fancier, but not as much fun as mine!), with an simply animated videoof Lone.

Members have included at times -  Robert Reynolds,  Ken Coomer (Wilco), Jerry Dale McFadden, Doug Powell and Scotty Huff (Havana Horns) and with guestings from Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick).

Initially, their recorded output was generally realesed under a very low-profile, using both the wonderfully resilient technology of  good old vinyl (remember those 7" black plastic things, kiddies?) up to the latest in virtual technology, the mp3 (ether-ware?).
Their  'Different Girls' EP (another great throwback to a creative era!) was dually released as an CD (DAM) through www.mp3.com and also as a 1000 copy ( limited edition) 10" vinyl picture disc. (absolutely fabulous!). Other songs have been available as mp3 down loads including a couple of 'Christmas' songs, which already have the magnificent claim to fame of being rejected by those siblings sharing the name Hanson !

Their debut album - Catchall, was released through Yep Roc Records. late in 2000 and deservedly received massive critical acclaim. They also guested on Conan O'Brien, 20th April 2001, performing - I'll Get By  and have been touring the USA through the middle of 2001, with some shows having been web-casted.
They have also apparently recorded two cover songs,  Don't Bring Me Down  -  for an ELO tribute (understandably), and Early Morning Cold Taxi - for a tribute to The Who's - Sell Out album.

File under very jolly pop and major melancholic musings!

 
d i s c o g r a p h y

l on g    p l a y e r s

 
 Catchall
 Spain - Houston Party Records CD (10/00)
 USA -Yep Roc Records   YEP2023 CD CD (3/01)
 USA -NewWest (Plug) Records NW6026 CD (3/01) ( ^ additional track)
 Japan - JVC Records (3/02) ( ^^ additional tracks)

Produced by Brad Jones
 1.  Lone  (Robert Reyholds* - J D McFadden - S Huff )
 2.  I'll Get By (Doug Powell* - B Lloyd )
 3.  Near Perfect Smile 
                        (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden - D Powell )
 4.  Please Don't Tell
     (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden* - D Powell -K Coomer - S Huff)
 5.  When She Awoke   (Doug Powell* - Tom Petersson )
 6.  Louise (Robert Reynolds -J Dale McFadden* - Scotty Huff )
 7.  Different Girl (R Reynolds - J D McFadden - Scotty Huff*)
 8.  You (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden* - K Coomer 
                                    - T Petersson - Lewis - Lancio)
 9.   Eight  (Ken Coomer* -  Doug Powell)
 10. Dear Trixie^ (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden - D Powell 
                                                                  - T Petersson- B Jones ) 
 11. Ride (R Reynolds - J D McFadden* - D Powell - K Coomer
                                                                                   - Scotty Huff ) 
 12. She's Deceiving   (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden 
                              - D Powell  - K Coomer - Scotty Huff ) 

 a. Let It Go^^  (R Reynolds - J D McFadden*)
 b.  Your New One^^  (R Reynolds* - J D McFadden )

Personnel: (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds - guitar, lead vocals, kitchen sink,vocals
Jerry Dale McFadden -  keyboards , lead vocals
Scotty Huff - guitar, horns, lead vocals, vocals 
Doug Powell - guitar, lead vocals, vocals
Ken Coomer - drums,  percussion ; Tom Petersson - bass

s i n g l e s ,    e p ' s    a n d    v i r t u a l

 
 different girls e p
 Planet Earth - mp3.com CD DAM (11/99)
 USA  Space Baby Records 10" Picture Disc  Space 007 (03/00)

Produced by Brad Jones
1.  Lone
 (Robert Reyholds* - Jerry Dale McFadden - Scotty Huff )
2.   Different Girl
 (R Reynolds - J Dale McFadden - Scotty Huff* )
3.  When She Awoke
  (Doug Powell* - Tom Petersson )
4.   Louise
 (Robert Reynolds - J Dale McFadden* - Scotty Huff )

Personnel: (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds - guitar, lead vocals, kitchen sink,
 vocals,
Jerry Dale McFadden -  keyboards , lead vocals 
Scotty Huff - guitar, horns, lead vocals, vocals 
Doug Powell - guitar, lead vocals, vocals 
Ken Coomer - drums,  percussion, Tom Petersson - bass

 

Produced bySWAG and Russ Long
All The Lights Are Blue
(Doug Powell - Jerry Dale McFadden - Robert Reynolds)
Planet Earth - mp3 song file available from www.mp3.com (12/99)

Personnel :
Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden, Doug Powell (lead vocals), Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen

 

Produced by Rick Will
Sweet Lucinda
 (Robert Reynolds* - Jerry Dale McFadden)
c/w
Every Little Truth
( Robert Reynolds - Jerry Dale McFadden*)

USA - DieselOnly Records 7" Vinyl (8/99)

Personnel : (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden,
Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen and Richard McLaurin (Farmer Not So John)

 
t r i b u t e s     a n d     c o n t r i b u t i o n s
 

Produced by Brad Jones
  Early Morning Cold Taxi
(Roger Daltrey / Langston)

USA - from The New Sell Out - The Who  Tribute
by Various Artists
Futureman Records FMCD 00? (tba / 01)

Personnel : (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds, Jerry Dale McFadden, Doug Powell*, Ken Coomer

 

Produced by Brad Jones
 Don't Bring Me Down
(Jeff Lynne)
USA - Lynne Me Your Ears - A Tribute To Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra) 
by Various Artists
Not Lame Records  nllynn1- (10/01)

Personnel : (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds*, Jerry Dale McFadden*, Doug Powell*, Ken Coomer*

 

Produced by Russ Long
Every Day Is Christmas
(Doug Powell)
USA - NashPop Compilation by Various Artists
NotLame Records (11/98)

Personnel : (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden, Doug Powell*, Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsens

 

Produced by Rick Will
 Every Little Truth
( Robert Reynolds - Jerry Dale McFadden*)
Spain - from USA Power Pop Compilation
by Various Artists
Bam Balam Records (98

Personnel : (* lead vocals)
Robert Reynolds, Paul Deakin, Jerry Dale McFadden*, Doug Powell, Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen

 
  

my reviews
 
t  v     a n d     w e b c a s t s
Planet Earth - Yahoo SXSW 2001 Webcast from Nashville - 6 June 2001
Songs played:
Different Girl / Near Perfect Smile

USA - NBC - Late Night with Conan O'Brien - 20 April 2001
Song played:
I'll Get By

 

I will be happy to accept any details on any of the above releases        -          feedback