Artists are never satisfied with their work and with good reason. In the hustle and bustle of the studio, getting things done on budget and time sometimes means the artist doesn't have the time to sit back and think how he or she would REALLY like their song to sound.
Here we have the bands picks of their favorites off each of the four albums that the Moon-Rays did during their time at SVI studios. All have been totally remastered to more of the bands vision of how they heard these songs when they were first recorded. Some are more dramatically changed like at a slower tempo and some have only small changes that maybe only the band themselves will notice. But they are all fresh versions of some of the Moon-Rays best songs.
In addition a number of tracks that are brand new to the fans are here such as the title track to the new Paul Bunnell film the" Ghastly Love of Johnny X" , Footsteps in the Dark used as the theme music for the popular web series "Tales From the Pub" by director Larry Blamire of "Lost Skeleton" fame and Zombie Drums a Go Go used for our friends at Cult Radio a Go Go! We've also included some tracks of the Moon-Rays alter ego the Blue Zombies, a radio spot we did for Chicago's WXRT at Christmas and as a bonus track a 100 year old recording by Bert Williams as he tell about the perils of staying in a haunted house one stormy night.
We hope you enjoy these different takes on some classics and the nuggets we dug up for you...
Have a perfectly horrifying year,