“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!”
For those that haven’t heard on Facebook yet, there is some good news about Michael Knott music:
- First of all, the Wakin’ Up the Dead Kickstarter rewards have started shipping. The vinyl turned out very nice.
- Second of all, Knott announced that the nine song All Indie EP II will be out by the end of the year.
- Then Knott posted a video of himself and Rick McDonough recording a new song (possibly called “She’s a Winner”?) that they say will be on a new album they are working on called… Strip Cycle II. Wha?!?!?
- The nearly mythical Bomb Bay Babies Volume 2 miraculously re-surfaced, and the word is that Volumes 1 and 2 have been sent to a label to be remastered and released as a double CD set.
- Joshua Lory is hinting that he is trying to get the Strung Gurus songs that have been released all on to BandCamp, maybe as a complete EP (most songs are there except for one). We can pray that maybe this will encourage Knott to release the rest of the songs?
All this and more pops up as discussions in the Knottheads Facebook Group – of course, nothing is official until actual links to stuff for sale shows up, but if you want the inside scoop… you should join that group. You can even read the details of how the admin of this web site create the art layout for the Wakin’ Up the Dead vinyl. Its an instant cure for insomnia, for sure.
A little late on this, but Live at the Viper Room Volume 2 was recently released. Featuring the song “You’re Where I Wanna Be” that is only available on this live recording. This show was a few months before Live at the Viper Room Volume 1, and features the same amazing band line up: Michael Knott (lead vocals, electric guitar), Andy Prickett (lead guitar, background vocals), Eric Campuzano (bass), Robert Meyer (Fender Rhodes, keyboard, organ, background vocals), and Ed “Giles” Benrock (drums, background vocals). Pick it up on the Blonde Vinyl BandCamp page today.
A surprise single release from Michael Knott (after some prompting by Joshua Lory). This is a song that Knott recorded years ago, but is now being released for you to stream or purchase individually. Check out the trippy cool layered vocals on this track!
For those that missed the Kickstarter for CDs or Vinyl of Songs From the Feather River Highway, but waiting to buy one… the wait is over! Go to the Young Earth Records Bandcamp page to purchse limited edition CDs, Vinyl or Combo packs now. Be sure to grab this awesome EP while there are still copies left!
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.
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.