Engineered & mixed by Justin Collins at Satisfactory Recording in Denton, TX. Mastered by Dave Willingham at 70 Hurtz Audio, Argyle, TX. Artwork by Tony Ferraro.
Performed by The Last Joke:
Ryan Thomas Becker - guitar, percussion, vocal
Grady Don Sandlin - drum, percussion, vocal
Andy Rogers - bass, vocal
Tony Ferraro - guitar, vocal
The workmanship on Last Joke Band is almost beyond question. Ryan has legitimately earned that kind of confidence in his vision and musical reinterpretation, both of his own material and that of others . . . Last Joke Band is another exhibit of Becker’s tireless commitment to music over and against any other concern.
-Dick Sullivan, frontrow.dmagazine.com/2011/10/making-music-one-collaboration-at-a-time/
The results impress: "No Time Lover" is a sarcastic, electric, Prohibition-era jaunt; "The Train" is a pensive, introspective heart-wrencher; "No, We Can't Be Friends" is a downtrodden delight; and "Death & Taxes" finds Becker perhaps finally succumbing to his eventual country-tinged destiny . . . Becker's long been established as one of the region's finest songwriters. Turns out, even when he isn't writing the songs, he's still pretty great.
-Pete Freedman, dallasobserver.com/2011-10-27/music/ryan-thomas-becker-amp-last-joke/