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October News Report

Praise the lord….. 2015 continues to be a super productive. Amazing, considering I’ve been making music for over 40 years!! You can check out my recent movie and TV projects here. Then catch up on what’s been happening in the recording studio….

Let’s start off with the meanest, most vitriolic break up song… EVER!!! Enjoy my video collaboration with the legendary Lydia Lunch. We’re the Sonny and Cher from Hell!

I am also thrilled to announce that Legacy Records, the catalogue division of Sony Records has scheduled a 40th anniversary re-release of The Dictators Go Girl Crazy in November. Ignored on release, it has been recognized by Uncut Magazine as the album that kicked off American punk rock!

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Sony will be going all out with a re-mastered version of the original record, unreleased songs, outtakes, instrumental tracks plus three remixes by super fan Andrew WK. I was initially skeptical about a re-mix but Andrew had a vision that convinced me. He added dynamics and color without changing the fun spirit of the original recordings. There will be a special 10” limited edition vinyl EP of the re-mixes released on Record Store Day, November 28.

This fall will also see the release of a new live recording of Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers recorded at The Village Gate in New York City in New York City. I served as associate producer helping to restore and edit the original cassette recordings.

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Devoted Heartbreakers fans have long considered this show as the finest performance by this notoriously sloppy group. The CD is out on Cleopatra Records. You can read more about it on the Dangerous Minds website.

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Give a listen to the new record by New England’s rock and roll saviors, The Connection.  I produced it for King Yum Records and needless to say, it rocks most righteously. The title cut Labor of Love was selected as “The Coolest Song of The Week” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio show.

Dressy Bessy is a cool indie pop band from Denver featuring John Hill from Apples in Stereo and Tammy Ealom. They asked me to play bass on a track called Honey Bee which will be on their seventh CD,
KINGSIZED… available from Yep Roc Records, January 2016.

Finally I did a guest spot on my buddy Cody Melville’s duets CD. Check it out here.