1979 Michael Nesmith – Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma

Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma (or simply, Infinite Rider) is Michael Nesmith‘s ninth post-Monkees studio album and the third studio album from his own company, Pacific Arts Records & Tapes. To continue developing Pacific Arts’ multimedia projects, Nesmith originally developed the album as a “video album” (however, to date, Infinite Rider has only been released as a music album). It peaked at No. 151 on the Billboard Pop albums charts. The album was well received with both “Crusin” and “Factions” garnering significant airplay during July and August 1979 on Album Oriented Rock radio stations.

All the tracks on Infinite Rider have only one word in their title. Yet, on the LP, Nesmith listed each song with a parenthetical subtitle for each track.

Although the album was never released on video, Nesmith has released the album on compact disc. Several songs from the album have been produced as music videos, however, which were featured in Nesmith’s Elephant Parts “video album”.


1Dance (Dance & Have A Good Time) (Michael Nesmith)2:33
2Magic (This Night Is Magic) (Michael Nesmith)3:41
3Tonite (The Television Song) (Michael Nesmith)3:57
4Flying (Silks & Satins) (Michael Nesmith)4:46
5Carioca (Blue Carioca) (Michael Nesmith)4:05
6Cruisin’ (Lucy And Ramona And Sunset Sam) (Michael Nesmith)3:51
7Factions (The Daughter Of Rock n’ Roll) (Michael Nesmith)3:24
8Light (The Eclectic Light) (Michael Nesmith)3:21
9Horserace (Beauty And The Magnum Force) (Michael Nesmith)3:22
10Capsule (Hello People A Hundred Years From Now) (Michael Nesmith, Al Perkins, David MacKay, Paul Leim, John Hobb, Lenny Castro)5:16



BassDavid MacKay
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarAl Perkins
GuitarMichael Nesmith
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
SaxTom Saviano
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsJoe Chemay
VocalsMichael Nesmith

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Nesmith
Recorded By – Tom Trefethenm, Bill Bottrell
Mixed By – Tom Trefethen
Mixed By (Assistant) – Bill Bottrell

Design, Art Direction, Artwork By (Hand Tinting) – Jerry Takigawa
Photography By – Charles William Bush

Distributed By – Pacific Arts Records & Tapes
Manufactured By – Pacific Arts Records & Tapes
Produced For – Pacific Arts Records & Tapes
Published By – Peaceful Music Co.
Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Mixed At – Soundcastle
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Copyright (c) – The Pacific Arts Corp., Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Pacific Arts Corp., Inc.