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Austin ThomasBy Austin Thomas
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Austin ThomasBy Austin Thomas
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 2 2013 2:49 PM UTC +00:00

About

Acclaimed American writer Nick Tosches has written song lyrics, and we are trying to raise funds to record the songs. We have chosen a recording studio in Austin, TX in which to record. And with your help, we will be able to afford about ten days in this studio to record and mix the album.

We plan to record with a traditional rock 'n' roll band: guitar, drums, bass, vocals, piano.  We have a few musicians already on board for this project. One of whom is Texan guitarist Homer Henderson, who himself has collaborated with Nick Tosches on their album, Nick & Homer.  While I plan to do most of the vocal parts, Nick may make an appearance and recite a song himself.

If successfully funded, we also plan to master the album. Mastering makes the album sound louder, and basically makes it sound more like a "proper" CD. The difference between listening to a mix and a mastered version can be drastic.

Lastly, we plan to design and print physical CDs that will be available online and in local record stores.

While Tosches is well known for writing extensively on music throughout his career, in books such as Hellfire (Jerry Lee Lewis biography), Dino (Dean Martin biography), Where Dead Voices Gather, Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock 'n' RollI, Save The Last Dance for Satan, and also in magazines such as Creem, Fushion, and Rolling Stone, he has also been an active songwriter, having made CDs that span genres of rock n' roll, electronic, avant-garde, and spoken word. We hope that this project brings attention to the other great records that Nick has made, and produces a new one as well.

Here are titles of some of the songs we plan to record:

Mannequin Mama 

After I Get Rid Of Everybody (And You Get Rid Of Me)

My Baby's Hot

I Saw The Light

Below you can listen to audio clips of two previous song collaborations that Nick and I have done, "I'm In Love With Your Knees" and "Text Messaging Mama, as well as links to some of Tosches's other records that are currently available.

For more information on Nick Tosches and to purchase his books, including the brand new novel Me and the Devil released this past December by Little Brown, please visit his website: http://nicktosches.com

Project Video created by Patrick McGarrigle.

I'm In Love With Your Knees:

Text Messaging Mama:

Blue Eyes and Exit Wounds (1998) - Hubert Selby Jr. / Nick Tosches: http://www.discogs.com/Nick-Tosches-Hubert-Selby-Jr-Blue-Eyes-And-Exit-Wounds/release/1066656

Fuckthelivingfuckthedead (2001): http://www.amazon.com/Fuckthelivingfuckthedead-Nick-Tosches/dp/2844851444

For the taking: Vol. 1 from CHALDEA with Rick Whitehurst (2006):
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tosches

Nick & Homer (1998) with Homer Henderson: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001DD8JE2

I'm In Love With Your Knees (2009) - Nick Tosches / Austin Thomas http://www.officialaustinthomas.com/#/store/4577077825/I'm-In-Love-With-Your-Knees-CD/5862667

Text Messaging Mama (2011) - Nick Tosches / Austin Thomas: http://www.officialaustinthomas.com/#/store/4577077825/Text-Messaging-Mama-(7-VINYL)/5863861

Risks and challenges

Any time you try to record music, it is a risk. You are taking a leap of faith that you'll have the ingredients and the collective energy needed to make something special.

The most obvious potential obstacle is the band's collaboration, as it will likely be recorded with a band that hasn't recorded together before. However, the guitarist Homer Henderson has worked with both myself and Nick Tosches previously.

We plan to demo together as a band in the studio before officially recording, like a dress rehearsal, so we can get comfortable with each other and work out any kinks that may arise. It is important to be supremely confident with the band before diving into the recording process.

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