2/12/19 - STRETCH GOAL ADDED! - With 10 days to go, thanks to all of you - we're waay over the initial goal! So we came up with a cool idea for a "stretch goal": A flash drive filled with Vanishing Lessons era photos: in studio, tour photos, concert fliers, promo stuff - whatever we dig up! This will be a great look at what went down during that time. Many of these photos have never been released to the public. If we reach the stretch goal of $8,000, EVERY BACKER will get a flash drive, preloaded with the photos!!
25 years ago, Frontline recording artist Tourniquet entered Rumbo Recorders Studio in Canoga Park, CA to record our 4th full length album. With producer Jim Faraci at the recording/engineering/mixing helm, whose previous credits ranged from Ratt: Out of the Cellar, to Poison: Look What the Cat Dragged In, to Trouble: Run to the Light, to Crowbar - we knocked out 11 tracks and called the album "Vanishing Lessons". The album remained popular for the next 25 years, and became a Tourniquet classic, cranking out four #1 radio singles: the iconic title track, Bearing Gruesome Cargo, Acidhead, and Twilight.
Which brings us to to 2019: time to bring this classic to vinyl!
About the cover: This is a Vaudeville poster from the 1930's promoting the greatest magician who ever lived - Harry Houdini. It illustrates what can happen when we allow "the world" to control us - like a ship with no rudder. The monster is the evil and sin that so easily entangles us - providing a graphic example and good reason to keep our eyes on the Lord. "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles". Hebrews 12:1
We've got some cool rewards, and what could be better for an album called Vanishing Lessons than to include a couple rewards from a master magician? Rick Wilcox has his own magic theater in Wisconsin Dells, WI, where he and his wife Susan do an incredible illusion show, which includes music by Tourniquet. https://rickwilcox.com/ Rick and I have been friends for many years, pictured here with a genuine water torture cell, modeled after one Houdini himself used. So two of the reward inclusions are Rick's Signature playing cards (marked deck!), and a 90 minute DVD featuring 25 card tricks demonstrated and explained so you can learn and perform them yourself.
The first 30 backers will get a 1994 laminated Vanishing Lessons tour pass!
So please join us by becoming a backer. Let's do this together!!
Risks and challenges
Since the recording and artwork are already completed, the only risk/challenge is the manufacturing plant. Vinyl is notoriously backed up at the factory, so we must wait until our album is up in the que. This is the only foreseeable delay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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