Thursday, May 17, 2018

Today We Are a CD

It's been 45 years in the making, but my 70s band, The Hounds, finally has a commercially available recording.

Okay, it's been 45 years since we first went into the studio to do demos. But the CD itself has only sort of been in the works for 10 years. These projects always take longer than you expect.

In any case, here's a representative track. As you can hear, we kinda liked The Byrds and Jefferson Airplane.

The physical CDs just went out to our distributor yesterday, so you won't be able to order copies -- including over at Amazon -- for another week or two; I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, the album is already available for streaming or download at iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and the rest of the usual suspects who pay shit royalties. Heh.

Seriously, I'm insufferably pleased with how well the project turned out. Hell, I'm sufferably pleased with the fact the original master tapes were still in playable condition.


Anonymous said...

OK, I'll jump in. Good stuff. Great drummer and, as we all know, when your drummer's good you're 95% of the way there. Lead breaks are a little dodgy, not my choice of tones but I'm not on this!

Anonymous said...

I hear a bit of Fairport convention in their also

steve simels said...

Speaking of Fairport -- this song of ours from the same album is pretty blatant.

I mean really -- a whaling song by a bunch of suburban punks from new Jersey?

Gardner said...

Best bit for me is the up-the-neck bass flourish at 4:05-6. Is that you, Mr. Sleeve? :)

steve simels said...

Nope. I only played rhythm guitar on that. Our bass player — who’s a total pro, to this day — is a nice Jersey boy named John Faison.

Gardner said...

Compliments to Bassist Faison for mad grooves throughout and that utterly transcendent moment toward the end.