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Includes songs:
"It's Your Shadow"
"Coyote In A Graveyard"

New, still shrink-wrapped,
of 1,012 cassingles made in 1989.

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Includes on SIDE B
instrumental versions of the same two songs:
"It's Your Shadow" (instrumental)
"Coyote In A Graveyard" (instrumental)

From the soundtrack album, COYOTE IN A GRAVEYARD.



Product  Information

American Zen

Album:   Coyote In A Graveyard
Artist Website:
Artist Webstory:
Book:   Coyote In A Graveyard
Product Page:


Where Buddha Rocks!

Record Label:
Shaolin Records

Executive Producer:  Richard Del Connor
Record Producer:
Richard Del Connor
Recording Studio:
    Cherokee Studios
    Hollywood, California 1986 - 1998
Recording Engineer: Bob Shames
    Cherokee Studios
    Hollywood, California 1986 - 1998
    Capitol Records Studios

    Hollywood, California 1986 - 1998
Mixing Engineer: Darin Prindle
    Sound Castle Studios
    Los Angeles, California 1989
Graphic Design:
Photography:  The Hippy Coyote

Released by:   Shaolin Communications
Licenced by:   Shaolin Music
Distributed by:   Shaolin Records
Ads & Videos:   Shaolin Pictures

 Bruce Candelaria

Drums: Ludwig Vistalite drumset
(Same as John Bonham of Led Zepellin)

 Scott Hitchings

Keyboards:  Korg Synthesizer

 Lori Aguilar

Vocal: "mom" character in Coyote In A Graveyard Rock Opera soundtrack

 Similar to:

Bob Dylan
Robert Frost
Allen Ginsberg

John Lennon
The Moody Blues
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dylan Thomas



Cassingle: "It's Your Shadow"

version:  cassette EP single (cassingle)
size: cassette - 2 songs each side

(Format sold here:  Cassette by Mail Order)

Coyote logo

by The Coyote

Original drawing by Coyote 1984

Cassingle Cover

Side A

  • It's Your Shadow
  • Coyote In A Graveyard

Side B

  • It's Your Shadow   (instrumental)
  • Coyote In A Graveyard   (instrumental)

Shaolin Records pressed 1,000 of these cassingles in 1989 before Coyote moved to Utah.

Hundreds were mailed out to college radio stations around the country.

Only a couple dozen left in 2012.

1989 List Price: $2.98

These are the ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAPPED CASSINGLES manufactured in 1989. As of 2009 we are amazed they still sound great, but the tape is old and isn't supposed to last this long. Fortunately, they've been kept in dark, cool places...

These are analog cassette tapes, so THE FIRST TIME YOU PLAY YOUR CASSETTE you should somehow convert it to digital into your iTunes or music library. THEN, play the cassette as much as you like.

Sorry to make the price so high. I only have a couple dozen left, and I won't ever make any more of these.

Pressed at Alshire Records, Burbank, California. I grew up listening to albums pressed at Alshire Records. When I had this cassingle and then, when I returned from Utah, also pressed the first 1,000 of American Zen's cd LEVEL 1 = PEACE OF MIND there also. Alshire Records got a big boost when they were hired to press the SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER albums in the late seventies. Their little pressing plant ran 24 hours a day for a long time. They closed their doors before we released American Zen's second cd LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER.

The LEVEL 2 = CHRIST KILLER album was pressed by T.D.I. which original meant Tape Duplicators Inc. But now they are CD manufacturer. None of us from the sixties and seventies ever predicted the death of the album and analog tape--because we loved it so much. I was so lucky to grow up with analog and perhaps also lucky to grow up with cheapo mono turntable, but it was a portable. My parents had a nice Magnavox stereo system cabinet with lots of speakers in it. But my little portable turntable could go to the garage, the backyard, the school yard--where there was an outlet...

I point this out because LP records and 45 records became NOISY IMMEDIATELY. So, we as listeners learned to LISTEN HARDER for the music, often ignoring really crappy recording quality to begin with. We listened for the song.

Nowadays, 2009, all you little whippersnappers are too easily lured by the sound and settle for professinally polished turds. Sure, it's nice if your music SOUNDS GOOD, but expect more than that. Look for good songs.

The above cassingle was an unusual experiment in song testing. Shaolin Records may have been the ONLY RECORD COMPANY to ever put two RADIO SINGLES, the upbeat and the slowbeat song on the "A side," of the cassette instead of one song on one side and the other on the "B side." THEN, we put INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS of the songs on the "B side."

When we released this album to college radio using CMJ as our central hub, it went over very very well, except that the cassette was already being phased out for the CD. Cassingle releases were completely phased out over the next couple years being replace with CD singles.

NOTE: The instrumental release of "It's Your Shadow" got more requests than the vocal version. The song "Coyote In A Graveyard," with vocals, got the most request of all four cassingle songs.

-- Released March 1989 --

Shaolin Records Original 1989 RELEASE - SFR002cs
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