A few concert posters that I’ve designed for various gigs / bands.

15 Albums / Musical Artist That Changed My Life

I decided to list the 15 musical artist and the albums they produced that had a profound effect on me and inspired my musical psyche. These are the albums that brought me to life when I heard them, they royally affected me, kicked me in the wazoo and literally socked me in the gut. I listed them in no particular order. What are the albums that affected you?

1.) Thelonious Monster——Baby, You’re Bummin’ My Life Out In A Supreme Fashion

2.) 17 Pygmies——Jedda by The Sea

3.) The Violent Femmes——Hallowed Ground

4.) Red Hot Chili Peppers——Freaky Styley

5.) U2 / (the ‘trilogy’ of Boy, October & War)

6.) The Cult——Electric

7.) Men at Work——Business as Usual

8.) The Sex Pistols——Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex-Pistols

9.) The Ramones——The Ramones

10.) Johnny Cash—-Live at Folsom Prison

11.) The Repo Man Soundtrack

12.) G.B.H.——City Baby Attacked By Rats

13.) Larry Norman—— Only Visiting This Planet / In Another Land (Two’fer)

14.) Hank Williams——Greatest Hits

15.) Bob Marley & The Wailers——Legend

Here are five (5) photos taken by Atlanta Daniel (aka isobel78). I’m planning to use one of these photos as the CD cover to The Muckrakes upcoming CD, “Grandiphonia”.

At first review of these pictures, I really didn’t care for them and thought about using another photographer or maybe a graphic design of some sort. But after listening to the CD (in production) along with looking at the photos, I think they fit the CD’s mood which is surprisingly dark, sparse, simple, mellow and even haunted at times.

Check out Atlanta’s Music Blog: http://tunes.atlantadaniel.com/

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Here’s a cut off The Muckrakes upcoming CD, Grandiphonia.

Although this version of “Young & Crazy" will NOT be on the CD, I decided to release it on my blog to give you an idea of the music that were working with and revamping.

When the CD is released, compare the two versions. I’m sure you’ll be a lil’ shocked to hear the difference in structure, instrumentation and inflection.

A Rock N’ Roll Fail.

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A fan sent me this remix of a song that The Trauma Dolls wrote called “Good Boy”. The Trauma Dolls are an off-shoot of The Bottle Babies in case you didn’t know. You can listen to the original version of the song[here] (http://www.thebottlebabies.com/goodboy.mp3). Compare the two.

Grandpa gets his rebellion on.

Grandpa gets his rebellion on.

I wrote the music to this song in 1996, Idle wrote the lyrics. The song’s titled ” My Dad Smokes Crack”.

It was featured on MTV’s show MADE in the episode where ‘17 year old Selena is MADE into a Surfer Chick’ after she decides she wants to become a competitive surfer.

Here’s a link to the MTV episode. http://on.mtv.com/dbXgdP

Expose Your Kids to Wildlife

Poster I’ve had for about 15 years, maybe longer. It’s a lil’ faded and dated, but everyone that sees it gives it a thumbs up. I contacted the photographer several years ago and tried to by the negative, but he wanted $1500.00; too much. Need to get this poster re-done somehow.

UNKNOWN HINSON on romance: “Show me your breast and let’s have some safe sex…”

Punk Rock fun

Punk Rock fun

The Bottle Babies playing “Kick Out The Jams” by MC5 in Norfolk, VA. @ Club 37th & Zen. I played until my fingers bled that night…literally.

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A VERY RARE recording of Johnny Cash singing his hit, “Five Feet High And Rising"….in German. Listen and enjoy!

September by Earth, Wind & Fire as covered by Pomplamoose