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Status Quo Radio- TF2 Inspired Concept Album

"Status Quo Radio", a concept album by Rhythm Bastard, inspired by the game Team Fortress 2

Status Quo Radio- TF2 Inspired Concept Album

"Status Quo Radio", a concept album by Rhythm Bastard, inspired by the game Team Fortress 2

$225
pledged of $1,600pledged of $1,600 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 30 2015 3:04 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 30, 2015

About

Rhythm Bastard
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I am a Florida-based rock musician, Rhythm Bastard, who makes weird punk jams. I've played at conventions all through out the state, and have made music inspired by everything from Magic The Gathering to the Axe Cop Webcomic.

As with most of my music, "Status Quo Radio" started from a very nerdy place: the video game Team Fortress 2. Each song would be about each different class, and a different style of song. However in the process of writing it (I started in 2010 when I first posted one of the songs to NewGrounds's Audio Portal), it changed from a simple songwriting challenge to a concept album with it's own story and background.

The 12 tracks listed below, along with the original TF2 class for the songs inspiration:
1. Status Quo Radio
2. Enlist Today! (Soldier)
3. Force Of Nature (Scout)
4. Pyrotechnicality II (Pyro)
5. Radio Days Pt. 1 (Engineer)
6. Radio Days Pt. 2 (Engineer)
7. Away From The Ruins (Demoman)
8. Tower Siege (Heavy)
9. Bad Doctors (Medic)
10. BOOM! HEADSHOT! (Sniper)
11. Paper Hearts (Spy)
12. Bastard's Reunion

From this framework grew a rock opera about love, betrayal, and excessive amounts of violence in the 1960's era-Southwest. The music on Status Quo Radio is as diverse as the 9 different classes, going from punk to folk to classic rock and metal.

Because I want the project to be as big as it can be, I'm turning to Kickstarter to help fund the project.

Most of the hard stuff (writing and recording) is complete, and album is being mixed and mastered by DJ Roborob who has done GREAT work so far.

With the $1500 I'm asking for, this will cover:

  • Final production costs
  • CD Print Run (100 CDs/Digipaks)
  • Making the rewards/shipping them
  • Covering any fees for publishing and Kickstarter

REWARDS!

$1- You'll be thanked on both the albums page on Bandcamp, iTunes, etc., and my site, as well get access to a private, streaming listening party! Also, as an immediate bonus, you get a FREE DOWNLOAD of a song I've never before released, "Paper Masks"!

$5- Super sweet Kickstarter Exclusive vinyl sticker AND everything above!

$10- A digital copy of "Status Quo Radio" AND everything above!

All backers at this level and above will be able to download the album in it's entirety before the planned October 9th release date.

$15- A physical copy of "Status Quo Radio", in addition to a FREE download of the digital copy and everything else above.

This will be mailed out as soon as I get the CDs back from the printers, and while the files will be shipped off to Discmakers as soon as the Kickstarter succeeds, there is a possibility you will receive it after October 9th. However, you also get the download code, so that helps.

$30- You want to hang your support up on the wall? You get a high quality, signed 11x17 print in addition to everything else above!

Poster is an 11x17 print
Poster is an 11x17 print

This an exclusive print I commissioned from Lance Richardson who brilliantly depicted a scene from the album. I'm really proud of how it turned out.

$60- Show your support on your chest, and get a T-shirt (Design TBD by Backers) AS WELL AS all the previous tiers!

These are a couple designs I'm planning on developing further, as well as the T-shirt design I already have available. In the comments, let me know which one you'd like to see.

Rhythm Bastard Kick Drum T-Shirt (currently available):

Another, story relate shirt concept (a bar in the album):

$125- A limited edition Status Quo Radio playmat, perfect for whatever card games you play, AS WELL AS EVERYTHING ABOVE!!!

This playmat, made by Inked Gaming, is of the cover of the album by comic artist Mervyn McKoy. As a huge fan of Magic, I really want to do these, and I'll even throw in an intro deck, card sleeves and a deck box so you can get playing!

$1500- For funding the album in its entirety, you and 6 friends get a very special treat: A private concert and Magic The Gathering Draft, with rewards from all tiers for you and your 6 friends, with pizza, drinks and whatever movies you got lying around.

Plus, everyone gets all the stuff above. Format will be whatever the most recent set its.

STRETCH GOALS!
What would be a good Kickstarter without stretch goals?

$2100- I'm going to do a proper print run of my first album, Dino Hunter MD: The Soundtrack, and include a copy to everyone at the $15 and over tier!

$3500- "Status Quo Radio" MUSIC VIDEO! While I have treatments for every song on the album and a whole big production, this is enough so that I can get started with at least the title track.

$XXXX- More to come!

Risks and challenges

While most of the hard work is complete, there can be unexpected costs in producing the rewards (distributors adjusting their prices, shipping, etc.) and opportunities may present themselves to add additional polish to the album, which could delay final production. However, while this Kickstarter mostly applies to physical rewards, the album will be set to drop on October 9th.

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