Nothing says Xmas like revived local art punks
"Anyway, I stood out there and listened, beside myself, wondering who this band was, what was this music? I had to know!! It was too cool! I mustered up all my courage and knocked on the door. The bully hollered down the stairs, "WHADDAYA WAANNT?!?!" "What are you listening to!?" I hollered back up the stairs. "FLAMIN' OH'S--THEY'RE FROM DA CITIES!!" he yelled back at me. I was stunned. They had an album? They played their own music? And they were from..DA CITIES? I had no idea that was possible. In a matter of seconds I had a whole new outlook on life, a new career ahead of me and a new favorite band. Over the next few weeks I managed to beg the neighborhood bully into recording his record onto a cassette for me, which I wore out completely until I found my own copy of the album some 7 years later..
"In May of 2005 I got a call from Robert Wilkinson, the singer and guitarist for the Flamin' Oh's, asking about my studio and talking about how they were planning to record a new album, their first studio album in 20 years! "We just want to make an album, no b.s." I damn near fell on the floor! December 2005, and Long Live the King the new Flamin' Oh's album is complete and ready for your aural consumption. Personally I am very proud of it, and recording it was the feather in my cap, the cat's meow, the wind beneath my wings, and all around a joy to be a part of. After all those years listening as a fan, the Flamin' Oh's really ARE all that, and more. What a great rock and roll band, and a sweet bunch of guys they are. I hope you can make it down to the Fine Line to help celebrate with us.
"Cheers and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!