"Immigration Man" - 90s Band Relaunches With Intriguing VIDEO
Boston -- After a ten-year hiatus, MõG (rhymes with rogue) relaunches with a remake of Crosby-Nash's 1972 hit "Immigration Man." With a slightly different view of the "immigration" issue, MõG has formally relaunched with a cover tune from the turbulent 70s and offers a "thinking piece" for our times.
Their YouTube video has been described as enigmatic and politically neutral. But, it might just get you to view the immigration question from a new perspective. The video is generating both hits and comments and is being re-posted extensively on sites worldwide.
MõG is a word, in some traditional languages and folklore, that is said to mean shape shifter or shaman. MõG is Kris Bruno (lead vocals, djembe/percussion, occasional drums, and a Systems Engineer), Bob Schlink (acoustic/electric guitars, vocals, the Viotar™, and a teaching Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston) and Bob's son, Rob (lead/rhythm guitars and a practicing Entertainment Attorney).
Bob Schlink even invented an instrument called the Viotar™ to enhance MõG's music. This unique sounding "baseball bat with strings" is featured on many of MoG's eclectic songs.
MoG dates from 1993. MoG (rhymes with rogue) is a word, in some traditional languages and folklore, that is said to mean shape shifter or shaman.
MoG was formed from numerous bands of various styles from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. They recorded 5 CDs to date... "Hollis Crossing Live" EP (1993)... "Herman Says Play" LP (1995)... "too fisted" EP (1996)... "Bizarre Medical Experiments" LP (1998)... and "Before It's Gone" LP (2010). MoG has recorded at the legendary Blue Jay Recording Studios outside Boston, MA, Berklee College of Music in Boston, and at S-Cubed in Providence RI. Their final mixes were all mastered in NYC by Vlado Meller at Sony and Universal Mastering.
MoG opened for both Eddie Money and Foreigner at the Hampton Beach Casino in 1997 and 1998... played Locobazooka as one of the featured bands in 1998...showcased in NYC including the Spiral Lounge and in Boston including Mama Kin... and coordinated multiple fund raising concerts to benefit the homeless in NYC and Boston. MoG won "Best National Group" in 1996 at the LA Music Awards and showcased at NEMO/Boston in 1998. They were also known as the unofficial "house band" for various Hard Rock Cafes including; NYC, Montreal, Boston, Washington D.C., and Niagara Falls. MoG received Boston, New England, National and International airplay on radio and the Internet.
MoG is comprised of Kris Bruno (lead vocals, djembe/percussion, occasional drums, and a Systems Engineer), Bob Schlink (acoustic/electric guitars, vocals, the Viotar™, and a Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston) and Bob’s son, Rob (lead/rhythm guitars and a practicing Entertainment Attorney). The story of the very unique and patented Viotar™ - an invention of Bob Schlink - will be covered soon in the formal Bio section on the band's website.
And, yes, there is a music/social website called Mog.com which is now unrelated to the band. Mog.com was the band’s original website, but an offer that couldn’t be refused resulted in MoG selling it to the owner of GraceNote.com back in 2005.
MoG lives...welcome back to the ongoing journey !
MoG Contact: Harvey Wharfield at Wharfield@mogmusic.net