THE REVELATOR here with some breaking news! DAMAGED GOODS is excited to announce the release of their first single from the new album Revolution Gun, which will be a song by our wonderful and illustrious front man, KEITH KING, called Fathers Day.
PORT KENT, NEW YORK
THE REVELATOR here. There are few things more exciting than music for me, so I am supremely biased when I say that I feel good about last night's performance by DAMAGED GOODS at the AMOS & JULIA WARD THEATRE in JAY, NEW YORK; it was spectacular! As you can see by this wonderful photo to the left (courtesy of Susan Darkside), I was in fine form and loving every minute it of it. The GOODS played a two-hour set, no breaks! That has to be an historic first for us, to be sure.
DAMAGED GOODS is in the final stages of recording and will soon embark on the grueling mixing phase of this project, which title has changed to REVOLUTION GUN. I am very proud of all these songs and I am stoked for you all to hear them. JOHN BRADLEY of BluVudu Productions has been slugging it out and has done some mighty fine work, to be sure.
Fine performances have been turned in by everyone. NELSON ROCK has especially flavored our songs with wonderful strokes of color and nuance. We hare happy and proud of NELSON and the labor of love he has contributed to this project. All the rest of the GOODS have contributed multiple vocals, percussions, and other accessory instrumentation to make this a finely orchestrated body of work. We feel it is our duty.
This summer is shaping up to be one of the finest for DAMAGED GOODS. Be sure to get in your reservation to have DAMAGED GOODS play your event, because the dates are filling in fast. Oh, and be sure to check out our DAMAGE REPORT for a sneak peek at the liner notes for the album, written by our own "Spot Check" Billy Wells. Click the above link to read it in its entire blubbering splendor!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018
PORT KENT, NEW YORK
Greetings from THE REVELATOR! The GOODS have been busy as beavers working in the studio to bring their stage magic into the recording world. And the results are stupendous!
JOHN BRADLEY of BLUVUDU PRODUCTIONS has continued to astound us with his abilities and skills as an engineer and producer. We have enjoyed working with him and we look forward to working with him some more this year.
Life has had its ups and downs for everyone in DAMAGED GOODS but, mostly, things are looking up. Mighty things are in store for DAMAGED GOODS and our fans this year and just thinking about it gets me all excited.
NELSON ROCK laid down fiddle for my song, GIRLFRIEND, which was always supposed to have a fiddle in it. And it sounds great. RANDY VAUGHN's song ROLL A STONE was also orchestrated by NELSON. He also put parts down for (I'VE BEEN) BLOWN AWAY and a few others.
KEITH KING is a master class harp player. He can wail the blues with the best of them and can make his harp sound like a squeezebox or keyboard or, you -name-it. Mad skills. THE REVELATOR likes ridin' with the KING!
The next couple of weeks should see DAMAGED GOODS putting the final brush strokes on our first masterpiece. Keep posted for more news of our work in the studio.
Yours in song,
PORT KENT, NEW YORK
One week ago today, I woke up with a nasty sore throat. The rest of the week proved to be even worse. Today, I feel much better but the rest of DAMAGED GOODS have been experiencing the ravishes of airborne viruses as well. Be well, my friends. We have work to do!!
The wonderful Christmas Song still ringing in my head, I am so proud of the work that DAMAGED GOODS have done so far: laid basic tracks for eighteen songs, several of them new, some very sensational vocal parts, some fattening of rhythm tracks, etc. "Some mighty fine work by some mighty fine musicians," as FZ used to say. Oh, yes!
DAMAGED GOODS will be performing New Years Eve at Dana's Rusty Anchor, Plattsburgh, New York, and I suggest you get in touch with Dana, soon, for your table!
DAMAGED GOODS then will be hunkering down at BluVudu Productions until our beards grow or an album is finished. Or both. Or neither. See how indifferent this virus makes you feel? I'll snap out of it . . .
Happy Holidays to everyone and see you next year!
Monday, November 20, 2017 + PORT KENT, NEW YORK
Other than playing live for our fans, working in the studio with DAMAGED GOODS is about as fun as it gets, and the fun is nonstop. Creating this music involves us all, including the guy in the control room, our much esteemed JOHN BRADLEY, of BLUVUDU PRODUCTIONS. His knack for fostering the creative spirit knows no bounds and we love him.
DAMAGED GOODS worked on a new song I wrote, Crashing, which is turning into something exciting. I can't wait for all of you to hear all the new songs. We are more than thrilled with what we have accomplished so far. And, I must tell you, the creativity has spawned many new songs, to the point that, a second album of material is already in the works!
Things will stall for awhile as the holidays approach, but we will stay as busy as we can in the studio slaving over this mighty fine music because, after all, we are slaves to the music.
I would like to personally wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
I'll be back, later . . .