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The Fake Doom Years (1983​-​1986)

by The Cucumbers

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My Boyfriend 02:37
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Love 02:36
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Want To Talk 02:57
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D-Zep 02:47
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Desperation 02:18
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Feels Good 02:47
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All Shook Up 03:53
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We are pleased to present the re-issue of The Fake Doom Years (1983-1986) by The Cucumbers.

Jon Fried & Deena Shoshkes started The Cucumbers and found a home in the 80's indie pop scene in Hoboken, NJ. Fake Doom Records presented the band's first "official" release in 1983.

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released March 11, 2021

Dedicated with love to the friends and musicians that made these recordings possible: Steve Neighoff, Nels Johnson, David Young, Tom Dugan, Yuergen Renner, Brian Hardgroove, John Williams, Roger Moutenot, Tracey Miller, Dave Lichtenstein, Scott Ansell, Knut Bohn, Paul Wickliffe, Dan Griffin. Thanks and Big Hugs from Jon & Deena

Restored and re-mastered by Scott Anthony at Storybook Sound

Credits from each individual release:

FRESH CUCUMBERS EP CREDITS

1. MY BOYFRIEND
2. SUSIE’S GETTING MARRIED
3. GO AHEAD AND DO IT
4. SNAP OUT OF IT

Jon Fried – guitar, vocals
Deena Shoshkes – guitar, vocals
Tom Dugan – drums, percussion
Nels Johnson – bass

Produced by Dave Young
Engineered by Dave Lichtenstein
Assistant Engineer – Scott Ansell
Recorded at Skyline Studio
Cover by Frank Bosco
Special Thanks To Mike Sternberg

Executive Producers:
Steve Nyhoff and Neil Johnson
Fake Doom Records

All Songs ©(p) 1983 Verbena Music

WHO BETRAYS ME... AND OTHER HAPPIER SONGS
Side A
Who Betrays Me Walking and Talking Everything Goes Love
Want to Talk Susie’s Breakdown
Side B
D-Zep Desperation
Feels Good
You’re Still Here in My Arms Don’t Watch TV
The Cucumbers:
Deena Shoshkes – guitar, vocals, percussion
Jon Fried – guitar, vocals, percussion
Yuergen Renner – drums, percussion
Charles Hargrove – bass, background vocals, percussion
Produced by Dave Young Engineered by Roger Moutenot
Assistant Engineers: Mario Rodriguez, Richard Moskes, Ernie Dimeo
Recorded at Skyline Studio, NYC, Ears, NJ
Mixed at Advision Studios, London
Painting by Masha
Graphics by Fernando/Studio T
Additional rhythm guitar, synthesizer, percussion – Dave Young Special Thanks to Neil and Marion
Fake Doom Records, NY, NY
Executive Producers: Nels Johnson, Tracey Miller
All songs © (p) 1985 Verbena Music

All Shook Up
45 rpm
Side A
All Shook Up 4:00
Side B
Everything Goes 3:16
All Shook Up (extended) 5:10

Deena Shoshkes – vocals and percussion
Jon Fried – guitars, background vocals, percussion
John Williams – - bass, background vocals, percussion
Yuergen Renner – drums, background vocals
David Young – - guitar and phone
Peter Scherer – - synclavier

Produced by David Young
Arrangement by Nels Johnson, Tom Dugan, Jon Fried and Deena Shoshkes
Engineered by Roger Moutenot
Mixed by Paul Wycliffe
Assistant Engineer – Knut Bohn
Skyline Studios, NYC
Drawing by Tim Daly
Graphics by Studio T

Special Thanks to Pat Brannon

BONUS TRACKS:

Keep Your Cool

Deena Shoshkes – vocals and percussion
Jon Fried – - guitar and vocals
John Williams – - bass
Yeurgen Renner – - drums
Recorded by Fran Manzella at The Barge, Wayne, NJ
Mixed by Roger Moutenot at Skyline Studios, NYC

The Body Groove (live)

Recorded by Dan Griffin on a cassette recorder near the soundboard
at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, NC, September 1985

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Jon Fried & Deena Shoshkes started The Cucumbers and found a home in the 80's indie pop scene in Hoboken, NJ. They have created many varied musical projects, which are presented together, here. We hope you enjoy our new music, and newly re-mastered old recordings. ... more

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