A little late on this, but the good news is that Joshua Lory is working on more volumes of the Knott Tribute project:
“Alright, so I’m going to move forward on Knott tribute Volume 3 and possibly Vol 4 depending on number of tracks submitted. Here’s what I need from you:
1) UNMASTERED WAV FILE OF YOUR RECORDING. SEND IT TO josh.lory (at) gmail (dot) com
2) PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO NOT PICK SONGS THAT WERE ON VOLUME 1 & VOLUME 2! KNOTT WROTE PLENTY OF SONGS!
3) PLEASE DO NOT FRIEND REQUEST ME OR CONTACT ME ON FACEBOOK, THERE IS NO NEED, ALL THE INFO YOU NEED WILL BE POSTED HERE.
4) HAVE FUN!”
Here is the list of claimed songs so far. Seems that “Want Me” is still available 🙂
1) “Double” – ILL Lucid Onset
2) “Jesus” – Matthew Green
3) “Double” – Whispers and Fuzz
4) “It’s A Crazy Thing” – Mike Indest
5) “Ocean” Blue” – Dann Gunn
6) undecided between 3 songs – Eriq Wegfahrt
7) “Jail” – Lucian Bowden
8) “Christ Saves” – Deni Gauthier
9) “Die Baby Die” – Cast The Dragon
10.) “Free Her” – Immortal Chorus
If you haven’t heard of the “80’s Hair Band Music Comedy” movie called Electric Jesus yet, well, check out the film’s official website. Turns out that, even though it is billed as a Christian Metal film, there is probably more Christian alternative references in the movie than metal. A Lifesavers song (“She’s on Fire”) is in the soundtrack, but that is not all. Knott himself makes a brief cameo in one scene when the drummer of the band is seen doodling on the Kiss of Life album cover itself. Oh, and the main character mentions how Lifesavers becomes L.S.U. early in the film, and then we later see the bass player wearing a Shaded Pain T-shirt. Of course, the film is set in 1986, and L.S.U. did not exist until 1987, so that seems to be a mistake on the film’s part. But that is part of the fun of these historical films and TV shows – see what anachronisms you can find.
From Lost in Ohio: “Today Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We will match this donation on all sales on our page. Additionally, we will donate 20% from any sales made directly on our website (lostinohio.com) where an additional LP from The Julies (Lovelife) is available.
We have also added both releases from Windy Lyre to our sister Bandcamp site The Lost Archives! (thelostarchives.bandcamp.com) One of the albums had only a very limited release on Myspace nearly 15 years ago, and we’re glad to be making it more widely available!”
From Lost is Ohio: “Fluffy released two amazing albums on Blonde Vinyl Records in the early 90’s, brimming with noisy post-punk energy. When the label folded in 1993, the music quickly became lost to time, but a devoted cult following has remained. Now, nearly 30 years later, we are excited to be bringing both albums back to the world!
Accomplished studio engineer (and Fluffy guitarist) Christopher Colbert has produced fresh remasters of both albums, and they sound better than ever. Fluffy Luvs You and Go, Fluffy, Go! are available now digitally at our online store, Bandcamp, and on all streaming platforms!
We are also pleased to announce a super limited-edition run of Go, Fluffy, Go! on transparent pink vinyl. Only 200 of these are being made. They are available for pre-order now and will ship by August 2020. (Test pressings are available too!)”
There is also a new video:
You read that right – a six track ep of Knott covers, and they are all really good: “This is a personal tribute to Michael Knott from Hugo. Hugo constructed these renditions, recorded, mixed, and performed all the instrumentation, with the exception of Bill Skafish playing drums on Bubbles and Marie Thrasher singing on Hospital. It has Knott songs from Rocket and a Bomb, Aunt Bettys, Fluid, Life of David, and Brow Beats; unplugged alternative. They’re performed in different styles to give Knott fans a new take on their favorite songs. If you’re unfamiliar with Michael Knott, do yourself a favor and check these albums out. This is hopefully the first of a trilogy.”
Lost in Ohio has some exciting news: “Introducing The Lost Archives! So much amazing music has been lost to time, and we are hoping to bring some of it back to the digital world. We are starting humbly today by announcing the digital availability of Black & White World’s two fantastic albums on Bandcamp (and coming very soon to Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and all of your favorite streaming services).
Follow our sister Bandcamp site to be notified as we continue to add more lost music in the months to come!
Some rare stuff has been added to the Blonde Vinyl Bandcamp page, included the complete collection of all three Aunt Betty’s Ford demos, as well as the full Aunt Betty’s major label release. There may even be another surprise on the page as well.
A little late on this one, but an exciting stretch goal being offered for The Grape Prophet vinyl re-issue:
“Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to this campaign! We are so excited that Grape Prophet on vinyl (and deluxe CD, and streaming) is going to be a reality!
We are announcing a STRETCH GOAL of $15,000. If we are able to hit this number, Michael & Rick will be doing acoustic recordings of FOUR tracks from Grape Prophet:
- Ellis in the Orchard
- The Fold
- English Interpreter of English
- She Said
For all four of these tracks, we are also contracting with a Nashville-based composer to have string quartet arrangements written and recorded, adding an amazing dimension to the new recordings.
If we hit our stretch goal, anyone who has selected a vinyl record will receive this as a bonus 12″ (in place of the bonus 7″ originally planned), and all four tracks will be included in the CD and digital versions as well!”
“In 1992, Michael Knott’s band L.S. Underground released their rock opera The Grape Prophet. It tells the story of Ellis, an orange picker who is sent by his boss Col. Peckesen to rescue his fellow pickers from the clutches of the Grape Prophet, who has lured them away. Both sonically and lyrically, the album was a revelation, and has remained a favorite of fans and critics ever since.
Originally released on CD and cassette by Knott’s own Blonde Vinyl Records, the album has been out of print for over 25 years. We plan to remedy that! We are working with Adam Boose to remaster the album for vinyl and digital (He’s worked with some of our favorite artists, including Guided By Voices, Joy Electric, CUSH and Brandston). Michael Knott and Rick McDonough are also going into the studio to record brand-new acoustic renditions of two of the tracks: “Ellis in the Orchard” and “She Said”!”
See the Kickstarter page for reward levels and details!
“I laid this down today with friend Rick McDonough. It’s in its infancy with scratch vocals, but feel free to download if you like it. It’s called Rack of Lamb – ode to a friend. Thank you for your support!”