I’ve always had songs in my head........Well, not always.........,but pretty much since I saw Status Quo in 1973, shaking their long hair down and saying to all impressionable 10 year-olds in the world, “look at me!!” - I’ve just had snatches of music popping into my head and rolling around in the ether, so-to-speak. They were the first band that had me saying, "I wanna do that!" And shortly after that, I saw a real live band and the first song that they played was something called, "Smoke on the water."
In retrospect, i think they actually were pretty good, but regardless, that whole experience just BLEW ME AWAY!!! WOWWWW!!!! So, I bugged my dad for a guitar, because by now, I’d heard a guy by the name of Jimi Hendrix, who made it sound sooooo good! And easy; like you know, “add water and shake.” My father, in the time-honoured tradition of all his kin raised during the heat of the Second World War, made me sweat (to prove that I REALLY wanted the guitar) and after much nagging and a few chores, I received, a candle-smoked (and trust me, I’ve looked everywhere for this motif and found it nowhere) Bellini, (looked for that as well – same result) gut-stringed monster, which wasn't that easy to play and i didn't sound like Jimi!
Hey man!! Where's the electric guitar?? Like Jimi Hendrix's!!
Well, I looked at that guitar. And it looked back at me. And slowly, grudgingly, we developed a relationship that made me sound ALMOST as though I had a vague clue what I was doing! Almost. Hell; i even started playing Smoke on the water! Luckily, it also turned out that the guitar gave me a platform to foist my uncouth compositions upon the world. Uncouth composition, after less uncouth composition; a transition to Bass, plus many bands later, the process has distilled to the degree that I'm proud to present these finely crafted (couth) rock songs for your delicate ears.
I hope you enjoy them.
Let the music win!!
Produced, recorded and engineered by Jonathan G. Shaw @ Shaw Music Studios
Mixed and mastered by Jonathan G. Shaw @ Shaw Music Studios as above
Jonathan Shaw , it’s been an absolute pleasure. We’ve only just begun!
Gino Van Niekerk, for your selfless assistance when I was starting out.
Maxi “Da Drummer”. You big, warm-hearted lug, you. Always a pleasure.
Words and music – Duncan Foley
Lead Vocals - Duncan Foley
Backing vocals – Duncan Foley, Jonathan Shaw, Max Kilroe-Smith
Lead Guitars – Duncan Foley, Gino Van Niekerk, Jonathan Shaw
Rythem guitars – Duncan Foley
Bass guitar – Duncan Foley
Jeez!! Where would we have been without Duncan!............O.K. …….and Jonathan!
Drums – Max Kilroe-Smith, Jonathan Shaw
Keyboards – Jonathan Shaw
Strings arrangements – Jonathan Shaw
Copyright (c) 2012 Duncan R Foley. All rights reserved.
This album responds well to being played loud, on top of the range sound equipment. Please don’t hesitate to test that assertion.
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