Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Drummer John Roccesano (Johnny Rock) produces an album written and performed by friends, recorded and mixed on tape, pressed on vinyl.
Drummer John Roccesano (Johnny Rock) produces an album written and performed by friends, recorded and mixed on tape, pressed on vinyl.
Drummer John Roccesano (Johnny Rock) produces an album written and performed by friends, recorded and mixed on tape, pressed on vinyl.
32 backers pledged $2,932 to help bring this project to life.

About

Johnny Rock & Friends: For The Record project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Johnny Rock & Friends: For The Record

$2,932

32

A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

Johnny Rock & Friends: For The Record brings together several amazing, unsigned musicians to record a once-in-a-lifetime album. Calling on writers, musicians, and family, drummer/producer Johnny Rock has formed small ensembles to write and record this special vinyl LP. More than a compilation of songs, For The Record will be produced as two cohesive sides of new original music, recorded and mixed on tape; analog all the way to the cutting head. The album packaging will also feature hand drawn artwork to minimize the 1’s and 0’s between the artists and the audience.

Most of the album’s participants have never released a vinyl record. Today there is a very small number of craftsmen with the skill and equipment to cut a vinyl record without digital processing. This may be Johnny Rock’s and friends’ one and only chance to make an album with the quality and vibe of the records that first inspired them. From hard rock to smooth jazz, it all blends together for the record.

MEET THE PERFORMERS

Chances are you already know some of us!

John Roccesano (Precious Roy / Men or Myth / Pyroclast)
Jonathan Bross (Sound Over Sound / Goliath Movie / Triumph Brewing Co.)
Scott Bross (Solo Artist / Goliath Movie)
Tony Caggiano (Solo Artist / Dr. Jameson)
Mike Engle (Five-O Trio / Dr. Jameson)
Max Feinstein (Solo Artist / Devi / Precious Roy)
Rob Ferreira (Dead Fish Handshake / Downshallow)
Juan I. Garcia (Men or Myth / Marion Avenue)
Greg Gutjahr (Solo Artist / OCD)
Paul Larsen (Music Educator / Captains of Leisure)
Dave Marcus (Audio Empire / Solo Artist)
Anthony R. Nardino (Director of Sacred Music)
Joseph Nardino (Writer / Teacher)
Meagan Partington (Frequency / Mary and Meagan)
Andrew Reynolds (Mama D and The Vexations / Precious Roy / Pyroclast)
Rod Shepard (Xanthi Music / Mistic Rein / Music Educator)
Anna Sirota (Solo Artist / Writer / Photographer)
Javier Valenzuela (Blue Sour / Solo Artist)

LET'S TALK CROWD PARTICIPATION!

Here's where YOU come in! Recording and mixing is almost finished and pretty soon we'll be getting into manufacturing. We've launched this campaign to fund an initial pressing of 500 records, and the printing of full color sleeves and jackets. Even if you do not own a turntable, every dollar you contribute gets you a chance to hear this music digitally, months ahead of the actual release.

For fans, this album presents your favorite band members in a new light sonically, musically, and even visually. Our ever-expanding YouTube Channel takes you through each song, from conception to completion in the recording studio. Artist Spotlights take a deep look at who we are, what inspires us, how we became friends, and why this project is so important to us. And for audio enthusiasts, we deliver an all-inclusive look at the process of recording an album entirely on tape and mastering for vinyl (the latter coming soon).

And rewards? YES! We have lots of fun rewards. For a start, even $1 gets you a "thank you" printed on the record sleeve and published online. Every backer also gets to download songs ahead of the general public. $10 gets you the digital mastering of the full album (tack on $5 more and get the bonus tracks as well). Backers who pledge $25 or more get the record and bonus digital tracks delivered to them ahead of the release date. Pledge $50 or more, then we throw in T-Shirts and signed memorabilia. Back us to the tune of $100 or more and you'll really put us to work! DVD extras, CD gift baskets, new recordings, and maybe a live concert - it's all there for the taking (er...uhhh...giving!!).

Our current goal is $2,000, but the finished product gets better and better if we cross a few more thresholds. If we reach $3,500, we'll expand our record jackets from single-sleeve into a gatefold design, giving us double the space to print more artwork, pictures, etc. Should we raise $5,000, we could also press our 500 records onto 180 gram vinyl. But, if reaching that amount is the result of more demand, then we will press more regular weight records.

A PERSONAL NOTE

Part of what keeps my friends and me making music is the chance to meet new fans and support each other. For The Record has proved to me that local music scenes are not as fragmented as you may think. I've played in a lot of bands, and the ones I keep coming back to are those who show support no matter what scene we're in. We go to our friends' concerts, we buy their albums, we promote them on social media, we visit them in the studio, and we help out when hard times hit. All of this is explored in our videos, and I can hear it in the music we've created.

The first fans of this album have been the people involved, and that's why this is my friends' album just as much as it is mine. My grand hope for this record is that we all make a few new fans in the process, and that the experience we've had transcends ANY medium on which it's presented.

Our home on the web is JohnnyRockRecord.com. We've got bios for every artist, links to our music (For The Record and beyond), details about every song, videos, blogs, and more. Simply stated, it's our own little universe in one neat package. We hope you'll check us out and get a feel for what we've been up to since December of 2012. Much love to you all, and thank you for supporting local music. ROCK. ON. -JR

JohnnyRockRecord.com
https://www.facebook.com/johnnyrockrecord
https://twitter.com/@jrockrecord

Risks and challenges

Vinyl manufacturing can have very unpredictable turnaround times, due to the many stages of the process (plating, forming metal parts, making stampers, test pressing approvals, etc). We can guarantee that a digital mastering will be available and delivered well in advance of the physical album.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    A “thank you” printed on our album sleeve (which we’ll publish online, too). Also, a digital download of one song for each dollar you contribute (up to $5).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Digital download of Side A before the official release, plus a “thank you” printed on our album sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Digital download of the full album before the official release, plus a “thank you” printed on our album sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Digital download of the full album before the official release, including bonus tracks of alternate mixes, demos, and practices. Also includes a “thank you” printed on our album sleeve.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The record album plus digital download before the official release, including bonus tracks of alternate mixes, demos, and practices. Also includes a “thank you” printed on our album sleeve. (Digital downloads will be available before delivery of the physical album.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The record album, autographed by several of our artists, plus digital download with bonus tracks before the official release. Also includes a limited edition T-Shirt with the album cover (in the works), and a “thank you” printed on our album sleeve. (Digital downloads will be available before delivery of the physical album.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All previous rewards, plus a Two Disc DVD Set of Video Extras. Watch extra footage of us making the album, outtakes from our interviews, and more. (Digital downloads will be available before delivery of the physical album and DVD's.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All previous rewards, plus a “gift basket” of CD’s from most of our artists and/or their bands. (Digital downloads will be available before delivery of the physical album, CD's and DVD's.)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All previous rewards (except limited items), plus we’ll record and mix one new song on tape. We’ll deliver the song to you on disc or exclusive download (your choice). Includes video footage of the recording and mixing process.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All previous rewards (except limited items), plus a test pressing custom signed by Johnny Rock.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All previous rewards (except limited items), and a private concert within 200 mi. of New York City! We’ll get together and rehearse material from ‘For The Record,’ our bands’ repertoires, and cover songs to deliver a memorable performance.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    You must really want to see this thing made!! For that you get all previous rewards (except limited items) plus an “Executive Producer” credit on the album.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (45 days)