|Friday, Dec. 13th Hot Rod's Birthday Celebration at The 21st Saloon.|
Let me take you back to Thursday Dec. 5th 2013. The day before the album release show our Sound Engineer Troy Way sent picture texts to everyone in the band (except The Playboy, don't ask), letting us know that the new CD's had arrived in the mail. We knew we were going to be cutting it close but this was tight. I raced through my radio show HAIR IN THE AIR on The Big O 101.9 and headed over to the production shop to finally get a glimpse of our baby. As I walked in I gazed upon 5 boxes full of 250 CD's apiece. If you have never seen 1,000 CD's with your face on the cover, it's quite the visual to take in. Troy and I cracked the first disc and examined every inch of the artwork for roughly an hour. Let me tell you I was on cloud nine. I grabbed a box and headed to rehearsal. At the 3D studios Hot Rod and I marveled at the art work. Soon The Playboy and Sniper rolled in. We were all ecstatic. Then someone asked if we had put the disc in a player just to make sure it worked. Why would we? I have heard the songs 1,000 times. So Hot Rod puts the disc in the CD player and none of us can believe what is coming out of the speakers. COUNTRY MUSIC. Our hearts sunk. The disc manufacturers put a 6 song country bands music on our brand new Rock N Roll record. I was hit with what seemed like a panic attack. Sniper just started laughing. What could we do. We were now the proud owners of 1,000 3D In Your Face CD's with country music on the flip side of the disc. It seemed like the longest night I have ever lived. The next morning Hot Rod got on the horn and had 100 limited edition CD's made up by a local manufacturer to cover us for the launch party. Looking back now I find it one of the most Spinal Tap things to ever happen to a band. The original manufacturer cover all the expense and is producing the right 1,000 CD's for our winter tour. If you could only imagine the phone calls that happened that night. I took a video of Sniper demoing the album for you. I held on to it because I figured down the line this would be a great watch and I was totally right. Check it out. This is right in the thick of our panic the night before the "Midnight Devils" launch.
ROCK N ROLL FOREVER