Just released from the vaults by Blonde Vinyl: Michael Knott – Live At The Viper Room 3/4/1998. From the old Knott page news section: “Mike’s second “official” post-Aunt Bettys solo project show was held on March 4, ’98 at the Viper Room in Hollywood. The show attracted a large crowd, including many of the industry reps invited from labels such as Atlantic, Interscope, and significant smaller labels.
Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, and the bass player of Live were also seen in attendance. They were there to see bands following Knott, but they heard Knott nonetheless.”
Knott’s backing band includes Andy Prickett, Eric Campuzano, Robert Meyer, and Ed “Giles” Benrock.
If you are planning on being at Joshua Fest next month, be sure to catch Michael Knott and band (Joshua Lory on bass and Jim Chaffin on drums) on the main stage on September 2nd and the acoustic stage September 3rd. Or if you are on the fence about going, maybe this will push you over the edge 🙂
Now available on the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp page are Rocket and a Bomb Live! and Live In Florida 12/30/1994 (Bootleg Series Volume 2). Rocket and a Bomb Live! is the live album from the recent Kickstarter Campaign, and soon to be released DVD. The Bootleg Series Volume 2 is a live audio from way back in 1994 that you don’t want to miss! Check them both out to hear Knott live at his best.
Have you been looking for a copy of Aunt Betty’s Ford Supersonic, and/or some rare Aunt Bettys songs? Head over to the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp and check out the deluxe edition of Ford Supersonic. Included on this edition are rare tracks like “Junkie”, demo songs like “Kill Me,” and Aunt Bettys versions of Knott songs like “Crash and Burn.” There is even a re-working of the Fluffy song “Guitars, Guns, and Girls.” While you are there, you can also get copies of Things I’ve Done, Things to Come or Live in Nashvegas as well.
The long-awaiting new EP from Michael Knott and company, Songs From the Feather River Highway, is now available for anyone to purchase digital copies. See the Young Earth Records Bandcamp page to stream and purchase. CDs and 7-inch vinyl are also coming soon.
If you supported the last Michael Knott Kickstarter project, check your email or log into your KS account. Josh has sent out the link to download the new Songs From The Feather River Highway EP. Its is awesome classic Knott. The track listing is:
- Tremor Train Overloaded
- Lady of Lourdes
- Pictures in Cinders
- The Medow
- Piano Concord (digital bonus)
Artwork is still being worked on, and then it is off to manufacture the CDs and vinyl. Once the artwork is ready, it will be available to non-KS supporters.
Young Earth Records (run by Josh Lory) has released what is being called “Michael Knott Bootleg Series Volume 1” (meaning there will be more, we can hope): Live at Cornerstone 2002. This is the full band set from 2002 with Brian Moore on guitar, Joel Votam on bass, and Jesse Sprinkle on drums. Check it out along with other Young Earth releases on the Young Earth Records BandCamp page.
“Brian Healy of Dead Artist Syndrome returns to guest host our 50th episode of Frontline Rewind! Healy gets together in studio with the one and only Michael Knott (LifeSavers, LSU) to celebrate digital release of his albums, “The Grape Prophet” and “Heaven High”. These guys are good friends and this episode is filled with camaraderie, transparency and free-flowing wit.
Knott reveals the back-story for his rock opera, “The Grape Prophet” (L.S. Underground). Songs relate his experience with a Southern California church he attended that had self-proclaimed prophets from Kansas City. Tune in to hear details. Michael performs acoustic renditions of several songs from the album, available digitally for the first time since its 1992 Blonde Vinyl Records release.
Healy also urges Knott to talk about a Saintly influence for “Heaven High” (LifeSavers), a crowd-funded CD that released in 2014, available digitally now for the first time. Knott talks about Saint Clare of Assisi, whose picture is on the cover, and her story. He describes the album as a “bombastic love-fest of hope and truth”. Now that’s worth checking out!”
Following hot on the heels of Volume 1, the second volume of the Michael Knott tribute album is now available. Shine A Light – A Tribute To Michael Knott Vol. 2 is available for streaming or purchase at the Blonde Vinyl Records BandCamp site. Featuring Black And White World, Dead Artist Syndrome, Jeff Elbel + Ping, The Electrics, Jesse Sprinkle, Deni Gauthier (who also provides the tribute artwork), Leper, Glower, Destroy Nate Allen, the Bloody Strummers, the b-attitudes, While Rome Is Burning, Barefoot Journeymen, David The Good, Angus McKinney, Marcus Larson, and a special collaboration between Sean Doty (Veil of Ashes), Ric Alba (The Altar Boys), and Gym Nicholson (Undercover). You don’t want to miss this one.
After several delays, the new Down The Line Basement Tapes : A Tribute To Michael Knott Volume 1 is finally available! Featuring classic Knott tracks covered by The Radiant Dregs, Stellar Mass, Mike Indest, Eddie Parrino, Hidden From Blackout, Spy Satellite, Rob Gallas (of Black & White World), Leper, Paravell, And How, and many others. All tracks were compiled by Josh Lory and Steve Ruff and mastered by Deni Gauthier. Be on the lookout for Volume 2 in the future, as well as a special ongoing Volume 3 here at the Knottheads on H tribute site (for those that missed the deadline for submission to Volumes 1 and 2). You can stream or download at the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp site.