Recorded in a dark, damp, basement studio holed up in the middle of America, Gary Sunshine, finally releases his debut solo album, “The Nerve Of Some People.”
“I took several years off from touring and “music” and only started writing again after growing increasingly frustrated from not playing and not releasing the solo record I had planned to release a few years back. I was tired of the expectations and the "business" involved with making music. I came to the realization this year that, man… I’m not getting any younger at all. I still had a few songs sitting around gathering dust, and not much else. I started writing again, but I had a new attitude. I could write whatever I want without any specific reason or game plan, I could write songs for me. I was gonna record whatever came up, get it in working order, and move on quickly to the next one. I’m hard to please and I think I write songs to see if I can write what I feel is a “really good one”, so I keep going, hoping for something better.”
Gary spent “the earlier days” with an assortment of bands including The Silos (Checkered Past & Sonic Pyramid Records), Circus of Power (RCA, Columbia & Metal Blade Records), NY Loose (Fiction, Flipside, Shock & Hollywood Records), and Screaming Sneakers (Indie Punk Pop self titled and released). He toured much of the the world, made records, moved across the country more than a few times, did some recording with Guns N’ Roses a few years ago, wrote a bunch of songs, and moved again.
“Here’s my first solo record. I had some help on the song, “Mexico”, from two very talented friends, Jes, on vocals and Darren Elpant, on drums. The other 14 tunes were recorded in my basement studio. No frills, released as they were recorded in the first place, a little noisy at times, imperfect, but the way I wanted them. I hope you like these 'cause I got more on the way!”