All brand new music from multi-instrumentalist/composer Gary Schutt! During the Covid-19 shut down, Gary challenged himself to write an album "in one week". He wrote 14 new songs in just about two weeks (no including Sats and Suns). 10 were kept for this one, two were joke tunes and the leftover two will go to the next CD which will also be released this year. How about the "two albums in two months" challenge?!?!
Gary reached outside of his comfort zone on this album. There's classic hard rock, groovy guitars and hooks but also some Beatle-ish ballads, one true radio pop hit ballade and one tribute to Chester of Linkin Park.
The liner notes include all the names of everyone who has digitally tipped and donated to Gary during his Facebook Live streams through March and May 2020. Thank you!!
Gear used on this album:
Protools Digi002. Korg Trinity+ keyboard/sequencer. Peavey XXL guitar amp head. Behringer Ultra-G speaker simulator direct box. BOSS GT-100 (on "The Cytokine Storm" only). Modified Fender Stratocaster with DiMarzio Tone Zone and Air Norton pickups (on "The Cytokine Storm" only). The Red and Swamp Ash Atomic guitars on everything else, loaded with DiMarzio Crunch Lab and Liquifire pickups. Shure Beta58 for vocals. Behringer B-1 mic for vocals on "Friendly Fire". Dunlop Cry Baby Wha. Keeley Compressor pedal for clean guitars and bass. Fender Precision/Jazz 4 string Bass on most of the album. Peavey Millennium 4 string bass on some.
released June 23, 2020
All songs written, performed, produced, mixed, mastered and all artwork by Gary Schutt