Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma

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Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1979
LabelPacific Arts
ProducerMichael Nesmith
Michael Nesmith chronology
Live At The Palais
Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma
The Newer Stuff
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

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).[3] 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".

Promotional materials[edit]

To promote the release of Infinite Rider, Pacific Arts released a promotional album entitled "The Michael Nesmith Radio Special". The promotional album intertwines an interview with Nesmith and the anticipated slate of songs for his then-forthcoming album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Michael Nesmith except "Capsule," which was written by Michael Nesmith, Al Perkins, David Mackay, Paul Leim, John Hobbs and Lenny Castro.

Bonus tracks only available for download on Michael Nesmith's Videoranch:

  • "Walkin' in the Sand" - 3:09
  • "Rollin'" - 3:30

Music videos[edit]

The following videos were produced from Infinite Rider:


  • Michael Nesmith - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Vocals, Producer, Arranger
  • Joe Chemay - Arranger, Vocals
  • William Bottrell - Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Lenny Castro - Percussion
  • John Hobbs - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Paul Leim - Drums
  • David MacKay - Bass
  • Al Perkins - Lead and Slide Guitars
  • Tom Saviano - Saxophone
  • Tom Trefethen - Engineer, Mixing
  • Charles Bush - Photography
  • Jerry Takigawa - Art Direction, Design, Hand Tinting


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: N". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 8, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Michael Nesmith Radio Special