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Out visiting some friends here - no not the original Amboy Dukes - but some people in Amboy Illinois. We were discussing the name of my new Sonic Dimension album.
It's funny, but a title can lock your music into a category forever that you may not want. I wonder how many bands failed because of a poor title selection. (Check out these titles from a Cracked article 20 Worst Album Titles of All Time
Well, one thang at a time!
Anyway - the new album has gone through a lot of change. There have been remixes of remixes, songs dropped, songs added, singers changed, song parts re-recorded. I guess even big budget recording studios go through the same. I have a small budget so my projects take a LONG time.
Unlike other releases I've done in the past, this one might be available on CD besides MP3. Also hoping to get some pre-release radio play early next year. So just for fun, I want to show you a list of album titles that were suggested but were dropped immediately:
Ozzie Osbourn's Little Brother (we'd get sued if we used that!)
Welcome To The Machine Workers Union (we'd probably get two lawsuits out of that one)
Elvis Presley Is Alive And Kickin! (a tribute album featuring that little kid in Canada who sings like Elvis)
Can't Do A Capella I and can't eat an armadillo
The Wrecking Bull (with a tribute song to the timeless music of Miley Cyrus :) )
Can't Buy Me Drugs (Original title of a Beatles song that was changed to include the word "Love")
The Darkside of the Moon Pie (Based on Pink Floyd doing commercials for sweetcakes)
Journey To The Center of the Mine Field ("Leave your cares behind, step onto a mine . . ." just didn't work - only because Ted Nugent wasn't available to play the solo guitar)
New (Paul McCartney already stole that title)
Anyway, the wheels are turning. Too many projects going at once (Mad Experiment only needs final vocal tracks; my FREE Christmas songs download is still up, and still working on the "Driven" album which probably won't be released until Summer.)
The songs on my new Sonic Dimension album may seem familiar but they are all fun. They are brash but addictive. After the release I'm hoping to add some permanent members to the band. Decent drummers are very hard to find. And honest managers. So . . .
And speaking of A Capella, here's that video that went viral last week just in time for Christmas