The first time I heard this record it was a transcendent experience. Not only was it a fantastic album, it was made by guys from Arizona. Until that point it had not occurred to me that professional quality music might come from people in my home state. It gave me hope that I might make a fantastic record someday. I never did, but that doesn't lessen the impact of this record. Oh, and I hung out with Scott Johnson at a benefit show once. Really great guy.