Sunday, July 15, 2012

Outtakes of the Gods (An Occasional Series)

Okay -- album art and mastered CD music have all been finalized, and we're on schedule to get The Album We Never Made© actually ready in physical form and on Amazon and iTunes by mid-August, if not sooner.

But in the meantime, here's a track that didn't make the cut but which I dig the most anyway.

Circa 1982, here's what may have been our very first home four-track demo -- an amusingly primitive early version of Andy's chilling ode to urban paranoia, the fabulous "What's Wrong With This Picture?"

A far more exciting and accomplished live version of this is one of my favorite things on the forthcoming album, but I think this one has a certain charm on its own. In any case, it's an interesting window into our creative process as we were getting the band together. If I may be so pretentious.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Masses Are Clamoring For the Floor Models!

Okay, we're getting really close to the production date for this thing.

Here's the back of the CD front cover; it may be tweaked a tad before we go to press, but essentially this is what it will look like. Including the track listing.

And here's track 14 -- a very cool live version of Andy and Gerry's "Thin Air."

The last thing you bastards will get for free, I might add.


You may have noticed that the opening song on the CD --"Spin Cycle" -- features personnel other than the classic Flo Mos lineup. In point of fact, although the song was written and performed (often) during the Floor Models original run, no recording of the song from that period has survived. However, given that three of the people playing and singing the late 80s version included here were, in fact, Floor Models (Gerry, Glen and me on keyboards) I've decided that it's a de facto Floor Models track despite the absence of Andy. In more or less in the same way that "The Ballad of John and Yoko" is a Beatles track despite the absence of George and Ringo.