Smart Barker

Smart Barker is the reincarnation of the Philadelphia-based rock band Milton and the Devils Party, which had a brief shining moment of modest popularity and then faded into obscurity. The name of the band didn’t help matters—but that’s a long story.

MDP/Smart Barker was founded by Daniel Robinson and Mark Graybill at the beginning of the 21st century.  Over the years, they have been joined in music-making byMartin Evans, Bob Falgie, Pat Manley, Tommy Traddles, and other great musicians.

In 2016, rejuvenated by a new song written by Robinson and Manley, “I’m Gonna Do It,” Smart Barker began re-releasing its MDP catalog under the new name and on its new label, Milton Music. The first album, produced by Harris London, and the second and third albums, both produced by Brian McTear, are available again but rebranded as Smart Barker. But the group also released several new recordings—live tracks performed by Falgie, Graybill, and Robinson, some tasteful covers produced by Robinson with Graybill and other musicians, and some remixes/edits of older tunes. Smart Barker ended the otherwise traumatic year with its first holiday single, also its first instrumental and first Graybill-penned track, “Los Pantalones de Navidad.”

In 2017, Smart Barker will release NEW MUSIC.

Albums

What Is All This Sweet Work Worth?

SongWIATSWW cover copys by Daniel Armstrong Robinson; “Give You The Creeps” and “Been Here All Along” by Pat Manley and Daniel Armstrong Robinson; “To Jane” by Daniel Armstrong Robinson and P. B. Shelley

© 2017 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP

“Just Like Heaven” by Smith, Gallup, Thompson, Tolhurst, Williams | UNIVERSAL MUSIC MGB SONGS OBO “FICTION SONGS, LTD.” “Till The End Of the Day” by Ray Davies | UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC. OBO DAVRAY MUSIC LTD

℗ 2017 Milton Music / Daniel Armstrong Robinson

Engineered and produced by Harris London

Performed by Martin Evans, drums; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, some electric guitar; Pat Manley, electric and acoustic guitar, backing vocals.

Re-released 3/7/17

For more see here.

 

How Wicked We’ve Become

HWWB coverSongs by Daniel Armstrong Robinson; “Muse of Mundanity” by Pat Manley and Daniel Armstrong Robinson; “The Gods Have Given Up On Immortality” by Dan Albergotti and Daniel Armstrong Robinson.

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Brian McTear

Engineered by Brian McTear and Amy Morrissey at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia

Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair at Fat City Studios, Blue Bell, PA

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocals; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar. Accompanied by Brian Christinzio, piano, organ, Crumar synthesizer, glockenspiel; Sean Gardner, tenor saxophone; Pat Manley, electric and acoustic guitar; Brian McTear, vocals, percussion; Morgan Terrinoni, electric guitar.

Re-released 4/7/16

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You Must Contribute, Brain!

ymcb-coverSongs by Daniel Armstrong Robinson; “Brain!” by Daniel Armstrong Robinson and Robert Southey.

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Brian McTear

Engineered by Brian McTear and Amy Morrissey at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia

Mastered by Paul Hammond and Paul Sinclair at Fat City Studios, Blue Bell, PA

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocals; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, semi-acoustic upright bass, bass guitar, acoustic guitar. Accompanied by Brian Christinzio, piano, Rhodes electric piano, string arrangements and conducting; Jay Davidson, tenor and baritone saxophones; Stephanie Davis, backing vocals; Sean Gardner, tenor saxophone; Nate Gonzales, piano, Hammond organ, Rhodes electric piano; Eliza Hardy, backing vocals; Elizabeth Kaderabeck, violins; Mary Lattimore, harp; Brian McTear, backing vocals; Anthony Pirollo, cellos; Sarah Margaret Robinson, synthesizer.

Re-released 7/4/16

For more see here.

 

Singles

I’m Gonna Do It

igdi-singleSong by Pat Manley and Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Mark Graybill, lead electric guitar; Pat Manley, vocals, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards; Tommy Traddles, drums.

Released 5/17/16

 

Heathen Eden (live)

heathen-eden-coverSong by Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocal; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocal, bass.

Released 6/8/16

 

Truth Hits Everybody (live)

truth-hits-coverSong by Sting

©  EMI Blackwood Music Inc obo Magnetic Publishing Ltd  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocal; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocal, bass.

Released 6/8/16

 

I Miss My Friends

i-miss-my-friendsSong by Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Brian McTear

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocals; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, bass guitar. Accompanied by Jay Davidson, tenor and baritone saxophones; Stephanie Davis, backing vocals; Nate Gonzales, Hammond organ, Rhodes electric piano.

Released 6/15/16

 

Reformation (remix)

reformation-remix-coverSong by Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Original recording produced by Brian McTear

Remix by Daniel Robinson

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocals; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar. Accompanied by Brian Christinzio, piano, organ; Morgan Terrinoni, lead electric guitar.

Released 6/27/16

 

Perfect Day

perfect-daySong by Lou Reed

© EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o.b.o Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd.  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Mark Graybill, lead guitar; Barry Cornwall, piano; Daniel Robinson, vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards; Sarah Margaret Robinson, backing vocals; Tommy Traddles, drums.

Released 6/28/16

 

Coward of the Conscience (single edit)

coward-cover-2Song by Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Brian McTear

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocals; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Pat Manley, electric and acoustic guitar; Brian McTear, backing vocals; Daniel Robinson, lead vocals, bass guitar.

Released 7/4/16

 

My Head Is Bowed (live)

my-head-is-bowed-liveSong by Daniel Armstrong Robinson

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Bob Falgie, drums, backing vocal; Mark Graybill, electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, lead vocal, bass.

Released 11/24/16

 

Los Pantalones de Navidad

los-pantalones-coverSong by Mark Graybill

© 2016 Full Frontal Publishing ASCAP  ℗ 2016 Milton Music

Produced by Nosnibor

Performed by Mark Graybill, lead electric guitar; Daniel Robinson, bass guitar, rhythm electric guitar, Farfisa, sleigh bells; Tommy Traddles, drums.

Released 12/22/16

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2 comments on “Smart Barker

  1. Zeeshan says:

    Loving their sound!
    – Zeeshan

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