Rick Moody writes: "...and it was in this mannerist period, this period of half-measures, that Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! came out, and it was as good as its name, even if the sound wasn’t overarranged, or worked over, or what have you, the songs were great, and the singing was great, really extraordinary, and Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! wasn’t about giving up, at all, it was about trying to feel something elemental and important, and trying to convert the base metal of George H. W. Bush into something else, some gold, I suppose...."
released 08 September 1987
Jeff Wiederschall - Drums
Steven West - Bass
Raymond Neal - Guitar
Mark J. Mulcahy - Sings
Produced by Miracle Legion and Jon Russell
Recorded at Presence Studios in the spring of 1987
Mastered by Steve Angel
All Songs by Mark & Ray
All Songs (c)(p)Paymarx/BMI 2010
Except Country Boy, Everyone in Heaven & Wonderment by Mark, Ray & Jeff
Remastered 2010 by Myles Mangino.
Digital Shepard: Philip Price