RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED I'm doing an Andy Warhol here. I've been gettin some ideas. Yeah and it feels pretty good too. I feel like I need to give,you, the prospective buyer some real info on this record if you're gonna be laying down some hard cold cash...so here goes...(I love those three dots)... First about the actual playing of the music. I did almost everything. Lead vocals, backing vocals, guitars, bass and percussion. It was a major job. The stuff I did not play was because my co-producer, George Grant, was smart enough to know when I needed a different hand. The guitar solos on 'Salvation,' 'Lori,' 'Torture,' and 'Disaster,' were all played by Frank Morin who also did the slide guitar parts on 'Renegade,' and 'The Road.' There's keyboard parts on 'Red,' and 'Unemployment Line,' which were played by my good friend Neal Nelson. The other thing is a blues harp on'New Orleans' which was knocked off by Frank Vigilante. Finally George Grant did the killer bass part on 'With You.' Sweet. Here's some insight into where some of these tunes came from... 'Lori' was a girl I met on night in a long gone bar called Tin Pan Alley on 49th street. I never even kissed her but she sure did make an impression on me. Never saw her again either. 'Work Today' is a reworking of another song I had called 'Rockaway.' 'Rockaway' was from the mid 80's somewhere. 'Work Today' uses the exact same chord progression just different timing. 'Unemployment Line' came from me being fired from my waiting tables job at the Figaro Cafe. Jerks. But the Figaro Cafe was hip way back when. During different periods Andy Warhol, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and many other important artists hung there. 'With You' and 'Lonely Explanations' come from two separate (and I might say) delicious affairs. The girl I wrote 'With You' about has never heard that one but the girl from 'Lonely Explanations' not only knows the song but used to sing it with me in my late 80's band. Ouch. 'New Orleans' just popped out one day when I was playing guitar at my home studio. I was shocked. I mean I really like this tune and I just don't know what brought it on. 'Red,' the title track was real inspiration from a band I saw at CBGB when they performed a version of The Beatles' 'Day Tripper.' I mean they totally deconstructed it. I don't think I even recognized it at first and then once I did the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. The next afternoon the lyric was in my book. 'Take me back, I don't care...' The rest I'll leave for you to make up your own story. Just one suggestion, if you are visiting this page and listening to some of these tunes, try and take the time to listen more than once. I just think this might make you hungry for more and that's what I always look for in a song. Like a little kid, 'Oh, c'mon mommy, one more time, please! My own completely biased opinion is that if you add this to your collection you will NOT be sorry...