Working on "Punk Meets 60s"
Only one year after „product: life“ we started with the recordings for our new special album „Punk Meets 60s„. How comes? In my formal band „mindjob“ I wrote some punkrock songs with melodies that reminds me on 1960s. We had this cute song „What about you“ and we had a lot of fun in the studio to records it and people really loved that unusual kind of music. By the way I really love the feeling of the 60s including the music, the clothes and some movies.
After disbanding „mindjob“ I wrote some other punkrock songs which sounded similiar to that 1960 style but this songs never were played and got lost and fell into oblivion…
Now – nearly 20 years later – I digged them out and thought ‚Hey, these are really cool songs – let’s make an Special EP with 4 songs‘. And we started recording these 4 songs and felt in love with the charm of 1960.
- Surfin‘ Away
- The Thing You Call Love
- What About You
- Icecream Girl
Further we added two cover songs from 1960 to the project:
- Runaway (Del Shannon)
- Twist Again (Chubby Checker)
„Runaway“ became a punk rock song and „Twist Again“ became a Reggae version. I think both songs have suceeded and I’m proud of the first somephoenics Reggae song ever. 😉
I thought that 4 songs and 2 cover songs are good enough for a Special-EP but there were two reasons why we added more songs. First, people don’t know what is an EP (= extended play) so it’s easier to say ‚album‘ and second the songs were so cool that we decided to make a radio version with all of them.
My favourite song on this album is „The Thing You Call Love“ and that’s why there is also a string quartett version on this album, which is also amazing!
So be excited for that special album and enjoy these songs!
Listen to our new single on every streaming platform! We mixed American Punkrock from the 90s with some lovely elements from the 60s and call this genre now "Oldie Punkrock". It's really funny! We hope that you feel like being on vacation on the beach in 1960 while listening... Read more