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!
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