THE LOST WALL OF VOODOO ALBUM COVER

Mount Schtick-More by Drew Friedman. 


1985: 
Lords of the New Church front man, label mate, and friend Stiv Bators tells me the following: 

"If IRS Records ever suggests you guys do a live record, your days are numbered. They'll say…

It's Not a Negative No

The Song of Music Business Executives Who Reject  An Artistic Endeavor By Applying Positive Reinforcement 
       The Backstory

In the 1980s, an artist needed a record contract. We were dependent on the cash advance that would pay for recording at a…

A LONG LOST SONG DISCOVERED! 

(These Times Are) Crazy-Crazy​  
Johnette Napolitano, Wire Train, Andy Prieboy. 
1993 

Where I found it: 

While digitizing hundreds of old tapes, I happened upon this song in an unmarked cassette. 
My jaw dropped. I had completely forgotten it. 

Johnette is…

Footnotes

"Footnotes " came to me in a roundabout fashion.  

A while back, a friend of mine was very ill. To cheer him up, I would make recordings. Informal. Songs of mine or cover songs. That sort of thing. One…

Build a Better Garden

BUILD A BETTER GARDEN has a history almost as long as the Book of Genesis itself. 

The original was written about 1993. It took me many weeks and cigarettes to write. In those pre-google days, I put together the list…