In the world of rock and roll there are some unmistakeable truths. You have to be able to trash a hotel room. You have to be surrounded by groupies. And, after your third studio album, you have to release a double live record.
Crash Street Kids are no strangers to these and all the other rules of rock and roll. And, true to form, they can check another goal off the list. “LIVE! From the Waist Down” is the obligatory double live record that follows hot on the heels of three critically acclaimed studio records.
Tracks were recorded over two sold out nights at rock legend Alice Cooper’s club in CSK’s hometown of Phoenix, AZ USA. The hometown fans got treated to a special extended show complete with cheerleaders, confetti bombs, and a piano stage that rose 30 feet in the air. The glitter spangled kids strutted around the augmented stage and dished out their hottest modern day glam rock to the delight of the packed house.
The rock and roll party hit the recording equipment like a tidal wave. Loud, chaotic, sweaty and magical. You could hear this blasting out of the 8 track player in your older brother’s smoked out van. Listen to this show with headphones and your are there center stage, lighter held high, trying to look up a cheerleader’s skirt. Grinning as you clearly hear the confetti canon fire, chanting C..S...K! C..S..K!...along with the rest.
For the lucky few who have experienced CSK live, this is their souvenir. If you have not seen them yet, this is your chance to get up close and personal. Go ahead...Alice put your name on the guest list....your pass is waiting.
Crash Street Kids
LIVE! From the Waist Down
Recorded live at Alice Cooper'stown Phoenix, AZ January 16-17 2009
Ryan McKay - Lead Vocals, Guitar
A.D. Adams - Drums, Backing Vocals
Ricky Serrano - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ryan "Deuce" Gregory - Bass, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on "Destroyer" and 'Penthouse"
Mobile Recording by Cory Patterson
Mixed by "the Kids" at Shabby Road Studio Phoenix, AZ and Shabby West Studio Glendale, AZ
Introduction by Scott Herald, CEO Rock the Cause www.irockthecause.org
Crash Street Tramps - Kaylin Husted, Liz Bishop, Miss Danni, Miss Dollierocker, Penny Lane, Chelsea Irena,, and Little Lisa Tuzzolino
Front cover photograph taken by Carlie Bulow
Additional photos by Mike MInehart www.mikeminehart.com
Public Relations: Dan “Crash Daddy” Uhlik
Marketing: Dave Tedder for Head First Entertainment
Stage Management: Eric McCaughey
Artist Relations: Eric Braverman for Killing Time Productions
Sound and Lighting: Pro Production Services
Crew: Jeff Gibbs, Hing Tang, Kurt Porter, Michael Thomas Smith, Shawn Carter, John Leab, Matt Chambers
Staging: Mike “Heavy Hammer” Zietlow
Web-mistresses: Miss Dollierocker, B.B.A.
Merchandise: 4X Imaging
Driver: Raymond “Ray” Charles
A.D. Adams plays and proudly endorses: TJS Custom Maple Drums (Thanks to Tom Schultz), Zildjian Cymbals (Thanks to Mike Bruecher), and Aquarian Drumheads (Thanks to Roy Burns), because he wants only the best!
Ricky Serrano proudly endorses Glaswerks Amplification and S.P.F. guitar effects.
Ryan McKay proudly endorses S.P.F. guitar effects.