Janet Bean and Rick Rizzo marry.
Keith Holland, Louisville native and founder of Amoeba records, approach C&J about making a record. C&J give their partnership a name, Freakwater, thinking the word meaningless, neither knowing it was a term for moonshine whiskey. Most of the tracks for the debut are recorded in June and July. David Wayne Gay is introduced to C&J by the album's producer and/or engineer - he plays bass on it as well as every Freakwater record since.
Eleventh Dream Day are lauded by Greil Marcus of Interview magazine and catch the attention of Bettina Richards who was, at the time, working A&R for Atlantic Records. Richards signs them to Atlantic.