Direct From Hollywood Cemetery, the lost album

Direct from Hollywood Cemetery

Here it is, one of the all-time great lost albums. Fiercely rockin’ Halloween music. I recorded the drums for the entire album in 90 minutes flat – by myself, to a click track, no other musicians, just singing the songs in my head, two takes each! My personal land speed record. From 2007, never released. Oh, how I loved this band. For fans of The Cramps, absolutely.

David Grant – Vocals
Nicole Lang – Vocals
Marty Key – Guitar
Brian E. Smith – Guitar
JT Yost – Farfisa, Harmonica
Jason Bishop – Bass
Frank Coleman – Drums

Recorded at The Cutting Room, New York City
Engineers: Rocky Gallo, Patrick Ermlich and Frank Coleman

RIP

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Jayne County and The War Holes – Live at the Chelsea Hotel

Jayne County and the War Holes

Jayne County and the War Holes

Jayne County – Vocals
Bob Kuch – Guitar
Arena Bound – Guitar
Milo Rock – Bass
Frank Coleman – Drums

What a great gig this was! A pop-up art gallery / rock concert in the bowels of The Chelsea Hotel in New York City. The week before, it had been completely demolished, all the way to to the slats in the walls and floor. Amazingly, organizer Kymara and her crew stepped up and turned it into a glittering cross between the original Warhol Factory and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

We learned the tunes via mp3s, had two rehearsals (one with Jayne) and off we went. As it should be. The place was packed, the crowd went nuts and I got to chat with Deborah Harry.

From April 9th, 2010, here’s the final song of the night, the classic barnburner, “Night Time.” CRANK IT. #tbt

 

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The Tape Op Interview: Greg Sage of The Wipers

Tape Op is to the audio world what Video Watchdog is to the video world. The definitive article.

“I used to have a professional record cutting machine. I think it was fifth or sixth grade. My dad used to work in broadcast and I guess all the radio stations used to use these professional lathes for cutting commercials… So I got it for like a hundred bucks… You could find blank red lacquers at Goodwill and things like that for a nickel a piece… I spent a lot of time looking at the grooves through the microscope; inspecting my work. It got me kinda interested in playing music.”

Greg Sage of The Wipers

Greg Sage of The Wipers

The Tape Op Interview: Greg Sage of The Wipers

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