StreisBAND • Full Album!
StreisBAND is a hardcore/metal band playing covers of Barbra Streisand songs. No guitar, no bass, no marimba- just drums & vocals.
Like most people I've always wanted to start a hardcore/metal band based on the back catalogue of Barbra Streisand.
A couple of months ago I decided to stop procrastinating and get on with it. I auditioned around thirty drummers, and chose Barry English because he was by far the wildest. We went into a recording studio for two days and recorded six Streisand songs, including well-known classics and obscure gems.
But before I even met Barry I had already designed the logo and had some T-Shirts printed. Let's face it- without decent merchandise you don't really have a proper band, do you?
Here is a sample of the music: Woman in Love, and Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking.
(listen to more here: http://stephencroweopera.org/StreisBAND)
By the end of the session my voice was in tatters, which is as it should be when you're singing your head off. This is very emotional music, after all. Holding back isn't an option.
What I want to do is finish the album. Another seven or eight songs should do it. All we really need is money to hire a studio for a few days, a little money for travel expenses and then we're off!
Oh, and that quote from Henry Rollins is REAL..!
Thanks for your support!
Risks and challenges
As soon as all of the material has been recorded I will have to obtain a 'mechanical license' get copyright clearance in order to sell this music (standard practice for cover versions). This is a very simple process which will be done be done via Limelight (aka songclearance.com).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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