...and "Trying to Be Good (So Bad)," the third of four songs from their forthcoming
That's written and sung by my musical director for the last fifty years, fellow Teaneck High School alumnus Allan Weissman; Al sings lead and plays acoustic guitar and bass on the track, and everything else is courtesy of our producer and fellow Weasel Glenn Leeds. I think it's a great song, but to put it in historical perspective, here's Al's first foray -- from 1965 -- into a professional recording studio with "The Loss is Mine," a song that he also wrote and sings on (we were doing business at the time as The Plagues.)
You can read the amazing story behind that song over HERE. And I should add that I'm on keyboards, and that the drummer is Oscar-winning film composer Alan Silvestri.
In any case, despite the five decades that separate the two songs, I think it's obvious -- Al is without question the master of the moody, minor-key, mid-tempo melodic pop/rock song.
Coming tomorrow: Another LTBW track, but one with a far greater level of self-confidence.