na-ked truth (trooth) defenseless; unprotected, exposed, plain; simple; unadorned honesty; integrity; truthfulness.
"Naked Truth" is the latest album of veteran musician/actor, Reggie Bannister (of Phantasm & Bubba Ho-Tep fame), and features an 8-panel digipac with CD and DVD, lyrics, credits and special thanks. Strong lyric-driven acoustic songs of rock, folk, and ballad genré with complicated licks and bridges to somewhere.
The CD features nine (9) songs (7 of which are Bannister originals plus 2 cover songs - one written by Dennis DeCastro and one by Nanci Griffith) and produced by Bannister's label, Ya Doggie Music, in association with Smiling Moose Records.
The DVD includes music videos, "Baby That's Not Right" (from his Naked Truth album) and "Love That's Gone" (from his first album, Fool's Paradise), a Behind the Scenes video during the Pittsburgh recording sessions, and a slideshow.
"Baby That's Not Right" (2007) (From the album Naked Truth) was produced by Bannister, Gigi Fast Elk, Ken Hall, Paul Cicion, and producer/director, Roy Kynrim, DP is Brian Corder, edited by Aaron Cohen. The story is one of love lost and the regret we feel over the mistakes we’ve made in our relationships. In the video a young man (Mike Scarfo) realizes the error of his ways - too late - and his dreams are haunted by his lost love. BTNR was shot on location in Riverside and Crestline, CA.
"Love That's Gone" (1997) (From the album Fools' Paradise) was produced by Reggie Bannister and Gigi Fast Elk, directed by John Maio on location in Big Bear and Irvine Regional Park. A moving video with Native American Dancers telling the story of the connection between the American Indian and the American Buffalo - protesting Montana's senseless slaughter of the last original herd on the Yellowstone National Park. WARNING: Contains graphic original footage shot by Mike Mease and the Buffalo Field Campaign. It is a cause in which Reggie Bannister and his wife, Gigi Fast Elk (Comanche/Osage/Choctaw) have been involved since the slaughter began in 1996/97.
"Behind the Scenes" (2006) shot (by drummer Mike Scarfo) on location in Pittsburgh, PA during the recording sessions. Humorous anecdotes and impromptu footage of "tha boys" (features Reggie Bannister, Mike Scarfo, and bassist Paul Miser).
"Slideshow" (2007) behind he scenes photos of cast, crew and others during the filming of "Baby That's Not Right." Photos by Gigi Fast Elk, John Corder.