Knockin' Up Ya Neighborhood
Remixed and digitally remastered. This record was originally recorded live in the studio at Soundlab on a Friday night sometime in the spring of 1991. It was done in a couple of hours without a click track, guide vocal, or any overdubs (with the exception of the vocal tracks, piano, and the acoustic stuff). The vocal tracks were recorded the following afternoon and the acoustic songs and piano were done on the next Saturday or Sunday (we forget which). What you hear on this recording is (an albeit more sober version of) what you would've heard if you'd gone to see the band live. There's no comping or punch-ins, no harmonizers, no digital editing, no ProTools (it didn't exist then) or any other bullsh*t. The original sessions were hastily bounced down to DAT and save for a handful of cassette copies, never released. The band broke up before the album was ever properly mixed or mastered, and the session tapes sat in the back of Randy's closet for the next 16+ years. In late 2007 - early 2008 the original session tapes were baked (yes baked) and transferred to the digital domain by Bob Catalano at BobCat Studio after about a year of searching for a qualified tech to rebuild his analog tape machine. The tapes held up remarkably well over the years and all of the punch and warmth from the original sessions remained intact with the added bonus of improved digital clarity. Randy mixed and mastered the record in his spare time during the fall of 2008 in his studio. While mixing, a 'lost' song was discovered that hadn't been noted on the tracking sheets or made it onto the original DAT (I.F.Y.M.) which the boys closed their live set with occasionally. The band had completely forgotten about ever recording the song and it's included here for the first time ever as a 'bonus track', try not to take it too seriously now, OK? Also included as a bonus track is Take 2 of 'Long Way Home'. This version has a 12 string guitar, piano, and a 5 part harmony. A couple of reviews of the CD: '2009 Lost America Records INDIE Release from GLAM ROCK Artists, 'D.T. Boyz,' with their release entitled, "KNOCKIN' UP YA NEIGHBORHOOD." This band hails out of Boston, Massachusetts. In the late 80s and early 90s they wrote and performed all of the songs on this release. The music is gritty GLAM, similar to PRETTY BOY FLOYD, MOTLEY CRUE, HANOI ROCKS, and POSION - certainly takes me back to the 80s - Sunset Strip style music. The band released these CDR's in limited quantities - the artwork is also INCREDIBLE. An ABSOLUTE MUST FOR ALL FANS of the genre! Great CD!' 'Knockin' Up Ya Neighborhood is a trip down memory lane of all that was great about the music of the 80's.'