Eugene Chadbourne, electric guitars, electric bass, banjo, bass banjo, electic toaster, Casio Rap Man, Heevix Jam Master, electric ladybug; Bob Stagner, percussion; Dennis Palmer, cheap electronics, synthesizer made by someone's father, Casio Rap Man; Charles Waters, soprano and alto saxophone, bass and Bb clarinets, Casio Genius box: Termit damage (16.03); recorded in Chattanooga, December 1997.
Carrie Shull, oboe; Eugene Chadbourne, 5-string banjo and personal effects; Leslie Ross, bassoon, shawm; Alex Ward, Bb clarinet, alto saxophone; Pat Thomas, piano and bargain electronics; Paul Lovens, selected drums and cymbals, Stradivarius saw: The cricket in my life (09.23); recorded in Bern, March 1997.
Eugene Chadbourne, 5-string banjo; Tom Heasley, tuba; Ashley Adams, bass; Gino Robair, percussion; Dan Plonsey, alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet: The swat (03.39); recorded in Berkeley in November 1997.
Carrie Shull, oboe; Brian Ritchie, guitar bass, shakuhachi, didjiridoo, Moroccan bugle, home-made clarinet; Eugene Chadbourne, 5-string banjo; Ted Reichman, accordion, piano; Barry Mitterhof, mandolin, tenor banjo: The cricket in my life (18.44); recorded in New York in August 1997.
Design (front cover reproduced above) by Eugene Chadbourne.