This album was created in 1991 in self-defense by people from the Bloomington, Indiana area – people whose concern about our PCB pollution problems (5 Superfund sites) is exceeded only by the fear of the proposed garbage-fueled toxic waste incinerator, and resulting toxic ash dump in the Bean Blossom valley NW of Bloomington.
PCBs and Health (International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health Vol. 11, No. 4, 1998)
Some songs were written as far back as the early 1980’s; others were written were written for this project; But all have been donated freely by their authors and performers. Recording, design, printing and duplicating were also donated by many other citizens who are vehemently opposed to this dangerous scheme.
This album was produced to raise money for the two principal organizations which have led the fight to bring out the truth. People Against the Incinerator (PATI) and the Citizens Opposed to PCB Ash (COPA). Though each group has its own approach, and brings different constituencies to the front lines, their goal is the same: to prevent the building of a garbage fueled incinerator and toxic ash dump, and the lead the way to finding a safe and sane solution to the PCB problem.
You will there are 3 tunes named “PCB Blues.” This co-incidence reflects a common feeling among the artists concerning the danger of our PCB pollution, and the egregious mishandling of the situation to date. We dedicate this album of songs to all thosed who give so much time, effort, and money in the fight to abolish a terrifying threat to our local economy, our homes, and our very lives. When the people lead, the leaders will follow.
Produced by Mitch Rice
Engineers: Doug Black, Brian Christie, Rex Hunt, Richard Fish.
Package Development: Tom Dukeman
Typesetting: Mark Kunoff
Recording: HomeGrown Studios & Lemonview Studio
Replication: Duplicating Plus
The Ballad of Pat Gray – Pete Sutherland, Grey Larsen, Martin Simpson
PCB Blues 1 – Marc Haggerty
Not in my Backyard – Adrien Ziepolt
PCB Blues 2 – Jon Ott, Bton Jug Stompers
Once Upon a Time – Michael White
ABCD PCB – Michael White, Robin Larsen
PCB Blues 3 – Mitch & Eileen Rice w/ Rex Hunt
Incinerap – Steve Heise
Clean It Up – Robert Prieboy, Bugtussle
I Don’t Want You To Tell Me – Davis & Devitt
V-o-o-d-o-o in the USA – Andy Cobine & Linda Manis, Cybertonica
Happy in Bloomington – Brad, Wilhelm, Plastic Cheeses
No, No, No – Jim Manion, Ionman & the Friction Kings
Cradle to Grave – Leola Wolf & the Undecided Choices
I Hate the Incinerator – Ziek Clemmons
Poison Rainbow – Ian Brewer & Bob Slone, Deadbeats