Please bear with us as we get the site up to speed. But check out the News, Buy, and Reviews section for the latest information about Strange Roads: The Songs of Rolled Gold—our tribute to the incomparable band known as The Action. It’s out in late July and available for pre-order now. We’re grateful to everyone who has given the record a listen!
Great news: If you’re in the U.S., you can find the new EP of Bowie/Action covers at Bomp! online for a cool $10.
We’re also grateful for some new reviews, including one in Shindig!, one written by Ian McCann for the forthcoming Record Collector, one by Henry Schneider for Exposé Online, and another by Jonathan Levitt for Blurt. We’re in the process of updating our Reviews page, but in the meantime, the wonderful Fruits de Mer has compiled several write-ups of our EP and of other new/must-hear FdM releases on their reviews page.
We’ll be back with more news soon.
We’re excited to announce our latest collaboration with Fruits de Mer—crustacean 73, a four-song EP of songs by The Action and ’60s-era Bowie:
Since the release of our cover of that track, Gideon Coe has been kind enough to play it on his Radio 6 show three times. (You can listen to the Peter Tosh in Concert show for 10 more days.) And just yesterday, Tom Ravenscroft, sitting in for Gideon Coe, played our version of “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” right between The Move and The Make-Up. We couldn’t be happier to be included in the lineup. You can listen to the broadcast for another 29 days. We’re second from the top of the playlist.
Thanks, also, to the following internet radio stations for including us in your lineup:
It’s been too long!
We recently covered a couple Bowie tracks—one of which now appears on Fashion, a great freebie for Fruits de Mer members. You can get a taste of our rendition of “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” here, at the 1:20 mark:
To hear the complete track, as well as Cary Grace’s cover of “Black Country Rock,” check out Gideon Coe’s Radio 6 show from 9 November. You can stream the show for eight more days.
For more information about the Fashion freebie CD, give Fruits de Mer a visit here.
Thanks a lot for listening!
If you’ve been holding off on buying the record due to the price, check out the reduced rates over at Bandcamp. It’s the perfect time to share some quality ’60s-influenced grooves with the ones you love.
Thanks, as always, for your support!
Here’s everything you need to know:
Friday, August 2:
Fais Do Do (18+)
5257 West Adams Blvd.
8:15 Sidewalk Society
9:45 Tramps In Stereo
10:30 The Waking Hours
11:15 The Trainwrecks
It’s been a long time, but we’re happy to report that our cover of the Bee Gees’ “Red Chair, Fade Away” is on Plankton—A Fruits de Mer Compilation, the first installment of Record Collector’s Modern Collectibles vinyl series. It’s selling for £19.99 plus shipping. Get it now, before it goes for way more on eBay—which it will (FdM’s A Phase We’re Going Through comp just went for $454!).
Also, the International Pop Overthrow festival is currently underway, and we’re playing the L.A. leg of it August at Fais Do Do. Check the SHOWS section for more info.
—Dan, Dan and Jerry