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JERRY CHAMBERLAIN’S CRITICAL MASS

Forty years ago in 1975, Jerry Chamberlain walked into a professional recording studio for the first time to lay down his initial recorded work as a founding member with Daniel Amos (DA). Since that time, he has played guitar and sung on many artists’ projects, some of those his own (Boy-O-Boy, The Balls Of France), and lent musical support for many recordings. Besides Daniel Amos, Chamberlain has been a long-time member of Swirling Eddies (under the pseudonym of “Spot”). His own songs have surfaced here and there (“Man In The Moon”, “Little Crosses”, etc.), but he has never recorded a solo album. Until now. Announcing the eclectic rock debut from lead guitarist-singer/songwriter/producer, Jerry Chamberlain. We have reached Critical Mass.

Critical Mass will be an indie/mainstream album, chock-full of enough boat-rocking to offend anyone. Written over the last few decades, songs range from personal experience and observations, to social commentary and biting satire, with Chamberlain’s flair for poetry and clever wordplay, whether humorous or melancholic.

The songs have already been written, but the recording has only just begun on a couple of tunes. The working, curiosity-inducing track listing reads like today’s twisted headlines:

  • “(Drunk On) The Milk Of Amnesia”
  • “The Creeping Meatballism”
  • “Tennesseizure”
  • “Rope”
  • “Heater In My Car”
  • “Misfit Secret Agent”
  • “I For I”
  • “My Life (There The Thing Goes Again)”
  • “Coldcocked”
  • “The Last Straw”
  • “The Mercy Of Jerks”
  • “The State I’m In”
  • “Youth In Asia”

Wanna bring this Critical Mass to a tipping point? Then let’s make sure these songs are recorded! YOU can make this happen! Here’s how…

Risks and challenges

Schedules: Arranging recording time and working out schedules for anyone participating in the sessions is always a challenge. Know that we will do everything possible to keep things moving.

Vinyl manufacturing: Vinyl pressing plants often have waiting lists. These can be completely unpredictable. We will do our best to keep you updated on the current status of our project.

Unique or handmade items as rewards: Obviously, we are at the mercy of the companies or individuals that are producing these items. We will do our best to alert you to any delays.

Shipping: It can be very difficult to package and ship such a large number of items at one time. Please be patient when we are fulfilling tier rewards. We will certainly inform you of any shipping delays that may arise.

Support: Please help us spread the word about this campaign! The more people that hear about it, the quicker we meet our goal!

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    The new album as a 10-song digital download. You hear the music, but there’s nothing to hold in your hand.

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    Critical Mass 13-song CD + 10-song Digital Download. You receive the digital download of the new album as soon as it’s available and a copy on CD will be shipped to you later.

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    BRETHREN - Custom Guitar Pick + 13-song CD + 10-song Digital Download. You receive a custom-made Jerry Chamberlain guitar pick, plus the CD and digital download!

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    LAITY - Critical Mass Autographed 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive the digital download as soon as it’s available and Jerry will autograph a copy of the CD just for you. (Please allow extra time for Jerry to autograph a lot of CDs)

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    ACOLYTE - Critical Mass Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive a special exclusive Kickstarter interview disc with Jerry’s comments about the album and songs, plus the digital download as soon as it’s available and a copy of the CD will be shipped to you later.

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    ALTAR BOY - Critical Mass Playing Cards + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive a deck of custom-made Critical Mass playing cards, plus the interview disc, CD, Guitar Pick and Digital Download.

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    ELDER - Critical Mass T-Shirt + Playing Cards + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download – You receive a brand new Critical Mass T-Shirt, plus the Interview Disc, the CD and Digital Download.

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    DEACON - Critical Mass VINYL! + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive the new album on VINYL (10-songs) plus the Interview Disc, the CD and Digital Download.

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    PRIEST - Critical Mass Prayer Candle + Vinyl edition + Playing Cards + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive a unique Jerry Chamberlain Critical Mass Prayer Candle, plus the Interview Disc, a copy of the CD, and the digital Download.

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    BISHOP - Rare, original Daniel Amos 45 (“Losers and Winners” b/w “Don’t Light Your Own Fire”) + Vinyl Edition + Playing Cards + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. These 45s are original, never-played and in mint/near-mint condition.

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    ARCHBISHOP - Critical Mass Thank You + Playing Cards + Vinyl Edition + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You (or your friend or family member) will receive a “thank you” in the CD liner notes, plus a copy of the Interview Disc, the CD and digital download.

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    CARDINAL - Critical Mass Leather Guitar Strap + Thank You + Playing Cards + Vinyl Edition + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. You receive a custom-made Critical Mass Leather Guitar Strap, a Thank you in the album liner notes, the interview disc, CD and digital download.

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    POPE - Jerry for Hire + Thank You + Playing Cards + Vinyl Edition + Interview Disc + 13-song CD + Guitar Pick + 10-song Digital Download. Recording your own musical project? Jerry will play or sing on your track! Plus a copy of the interview disc, CD, thank you in the liner notes and the digital download. (Winner is responsible for travel costs, hotels, studio time & other expenses if necessary).

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