Mr. RobinsonThe Autumn War was a four-piece band I sang leads for back in college. Jon Reich on bass, John Blum on drums, Mike Pilato on guitar, self on vocals and occasional rhythm guitar (though, I used it more as a prop to hide behind). We played the bar scene in Chicago for a couple years of late nights and acres of second-hand smoke. If my memory serves me correct, the best venue we ever played was the Double Door. Lots of fun, lots of work, lots of fighting like cats and dogs.
We did a couple recording projects during those years. This tune, Mr. Robinson, was from the very first project we did. It’s a play off Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson (a vastly more popular song). Matt Gruett did the engineering in Studio B at Wheaton College.