Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Cold Wind in Hades (Freezing Temperatures Reported)

Okay, folks. It's finally happened.

To wit: Floor Your Love -- a/k/a The Album We Never Made© -- is now available for digital download over at Amazon. And iTunes (momentarily).

Actual CDs with sure to be award winning graphics are being pressed sometime next week -- a long story, but a boring one -- and they'll be available (gratis) for friends and press as soon as they're off the presses. And assuming that more than 100 people are nuts enough to want one, we'll run off another batch.

In any case, compiling and producing this album this has been an almost two year process, and it's really kind of amazing to me that we've finally reached this point.

To paraphrase Jeff Bridges in Heroes of Rock and Roll back in 1979:

"The Floor Models. Whew."

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Album We Never Made©: Project Update

Okay, the short version.

We're still tweaking the cover art, which means the actual physical copies of the CD won't be done for another two or three weeks. However -- the digital album will be out (via CD Baby) over at Amazon and iTunes by the end of next week.

I'm weak in the knees just thinking about it.

In any case, here's a track that didn't make the final album -- Gerry's "Fade into Grey," as heard on a sort of live recording done at WBAI-FM circa 1984 or '85.

The song itself was one of the first things we got together when the band was woodshedding, and a -- to my ears -- much more exciting home demo version will appear on the finished album. This one, with that big attempted Police-ish dramatic mid-section, was a staple of our live act toward the end, and it worked quite well on stage, but I still prefer the original, and SINCE I'M THE FRICKING ALBUM COMPILER I GET TO MAKE THE CALLS!!!!

Hmm. Apparently Absolut Vodka corrupts absolutely.