More Songs About Cars & Girls
MORE SONGS ABOUT CARS AND GIRLS, a collection of melodic pop tunes by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Marty Rudnick, was recorded between 2005 and 2006 at Love Hz Studios, Sydney, Australia, and Sandbox Sound, San Jose, California. MARTY RUDNICK hails from San Jose, and has been performing and recording in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 20 years. As a performer, he has played with many Bay Area bands, including Mersey Beach, Plan 9, and the acoustic pop duo, Ken & Marty. In 2002, he was recruited to join San Francisco's legendary Beau Brummels for the 'Summer of Love' reunion concert, and other subsequent performances. In the studio, Marty has worked for many years as a recording and mastering engineer, and served as producer for Joel Crawford's BEFRIENDER, and two releases by Ken & Marty, TWO OF US and LOOKING FOR A SITUATION. As a mastering engineer, he has worked with Bigwheel, The Corner Laughers and The Sportsmen (featuring Chris von Sneidern). He has also engineered many radio and TV spots for The Direct Marketing Group. The transoceanic recording experiment... For MORE SONGS ABOUT CARS AND GIRLS, Marty enlisted Australian pop icon Michael Carpenter as producer. Rudnick credits Carpenter for developing and delivering the full potential of his original songs. Carpenter is well known as an accomplished multi- instrumentalist, and his additional contributions as a performer on this album were essential to the sonic deliciousness that was achieved. The album highlights a blend of soaring, layered harmonies, solid pop songwriting and showcases the abilities of two diverse musical talents. The album features notable guest appearances, including session work from members of The Rubinoos and Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band. The album features nine original songs, written or co-written by Marty Rudnick. Five of the songs were co-written with lyricist and long-time associate Carl Mindling. Carl's endlessly sunny disposition and deft wordplay contributed a breezy flavor and an age-of-innocence sensibility. An additional song was co-written by Kinzy Mudd. The album also features four covers of great songs by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Hollies and The Everly Brothers. ...on MORE SONGS ABOUT CARS AND GIRLS: "Marty Rudnick, a pure pop guy from the old, melodic school, crashes into the crazy, lazy, hazy days of summer with a swinging sampler of sweet, harmony-filled treats that delights like no other collection of songs about cars and girls. A pure pop winner of extraordinary proportions!' - Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio, WEBR-FM, Fairfax, VA "All killer - no filler.' - Michael McCartney, The Time Machine / KEAO-FM / KONI-FM / KPMW-FM / KTOH-FM, Maui, HI.