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.
“Rewind Episode 28 features music from L.S.U. (a.k.a. Life Savers Underground), one of many Michael Knott band names. The show uses footage from a Knott in-studio interview by Rewind host, Brian Healy. It is timed perfectly with the digital release of 3 L.S.U. albums, originally on Blonde Vinyl and Siren Records. Knott spontaneously writes and plays songs and relates colorful stories, including an experience with late pastor, Chuck Smith.””
See frontlinerecords.us/frontline-records-rewind-podcast-episode-28/ to listen to the interview.
A new Bandcamp page has been created to collect all of Michael Knott’s Bandcamp releases. A kind of “Michael Knott Collective”: http://knott.bandcamp.com/. Recent additions include L.S.U.’s hard to find Losing Angel indie release and Bomb Bay Babies Volume 1. Keep an eye out for more releases to be added in the future.
Good news for fans that haven’t been willing or able to fork out big ebay price tags: The ultra rare Lifesavors single “You and Me” is now available for streaming or digital purchase on the band’s BandCamp page. This is probably the earliest release that featured Knott’s songwriting. You can also snag a digital copy of the classic Poplife album if you are still missing it. BandCamp is bringing us some good things, so let’s see what else comes through in the future.
L.S. Underground’s PTSD (Legacy Edition) is out now on Retroactive Records and available at Amazon! Re-Mastered by J.Powell Steinhaus Mastering with new packaging. L.S.Underground includes Joshua Lory (Lifesavers), Brian Doidge, Jim Chaffin (the Crucified, the Blamed), and Casey Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit). It has been in Knott’s heart to create an album that would bring awareness to the overwhelming difficulties that U.S. and allied troops encounter upon returning from combat, especially Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 10% percentage of the sales of this crucial release will go PTSD awareness. Packaged in a four panel digipak, this 2012 Retroactive Records release has been digitally mastered by J Powell of Steinhaus for maximum sound capacity. For fans of the heavy, dark, aggressive rock bands like Tool, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Public Image Ltd.
If you remember way back in 2006 Michael Knot released a cover of some of his favorite verses from the legendary song “Hallelujah” originally written by L. Cohen. Knott’s version was recorded, performed and produced with Rick McDonough and previously only available on MySpace. Well, now you can download it in any format you like through BandCamp for free. Snag it now while you can!
The classic 1992 solo debut from Michael Knott has been remastered by J. Powell (Cliffy) and re-issued as a digital download on BandCamp. You can also purchase the hard to find All Indie EP from this page.
Fans of Michael Knott’s production work will be interested to know that Kevin Clay’s 1996 Knott-produced album “Watch Me Fall” has been re-issued by Clay himself. The album has been re-mastered and released as a digital download on BandCamp. Also up on BandCamp are other classic Kevin Clay and My Little Dog China albums.
Intense Millennium Records is a new label that purchased the entire catalog of the Frontline Music Group – which includes many older Michael Knott releases. They plan on re-issuing about 2 albums per month with updated graphics and bonus tracks. There is nothing firm on anything Knott-related, but some online ads have Michael Knott listed among the bands to be re-issued. So go to their Facebook page and request Michael Knott.
L.S. Underground’s classic 1987 albums Shaded Pain is available again, after being long gout of print. For $10, you can download the entire album in mp3 or high-quality FLAC format.
See this link: http://lsunderground.bandcamp.com/album/shaded-pain