MICK MASHBIR

MICK MASHBIR

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NEW CLASSIC ROCK INFLUENCED BY THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO, LED ZEPPLIN, FREE, THE CREAM AND JIMI HENDRIX..ETC.

Biography

This record is first solo record for MICK MASHBIR who was the guitar player during the BILLION $ BABIES period of the original ALICE COOPER GROUP. All of Micks 60's classic rock influences appear on this disc making it a truly NEW CLASSIC ROCK record. Drummer DONALD LINDLEY has an impressive list of credits including JOHN FOGERTY's comeback band and the Grammy winning "CAR WHEELS ON A GRAVEL ROAD". Bassist JOHN CIAMBOTTI is best known for his work with CLOVER on ELVIS COSTELLO's "MY AIM IS TRUE"..

"WE HAD TALKED AS WE WERE WORKING UP THE TUNES. OUR INTENTION WAS TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM AS A TRIO. . WE WANTED TO MAKE A RECORD THAT SOUNDED LIKE IT CAME FROM THE 60'S....NOT THE PILED ON GUITAR SOUNDS OF THE 90'S..WE AGREED TO LET OUR BRITISH INVASION INFLUENCES SHINE THROUGH. NOT CONSCIOUSLY BY SAYING "LET'S MAKE THIS SOUND LIKE A WHO SONG," BUT BY LETTING IT HAPPEN AS WE WENT ALONG..AND IT DID....WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BRING IAN MCLAGAN [SMALL FACES, ROLLING STONES] IN TO PLAY B3 ON A COUPLE OF TUNES. PART OF MAKING THE RECORD SOUND AS IT DOES IS THAT IT WAS RECORDED ON 24TRK 2" TAPE. WE RECORDED ALL OF THE BASIC TRACKS AND GUITAR OVERDUBS AND A FEW VOCALS..THEN OUR 12 DAYS WERE UP. I WENT BACK TO MALIBU..JOHN TO L.A. AND DONALD TO AUSTIN. WE WERE GONNA RAISE A LITTLE MORE CASH THEN FINISH THE VOCALS AND MIX THE RECORD..THAT WAS NOT TO BE..IN JANUARY, DONALD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AND WAS GONE BY FEB. 3 1998 (OF COURSE DONALD PICKED A FAMOUS DATE IN THE HISTORY OF ROCK N' ROLL TO LEAVE.) WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY THIS BROUGHT THE PROJECT TO A RESOUNDING HALT.. I WAS SO BUMMED OUT THAT I COULDN'T EVEN LISTEN TO THE TRACKS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR..AT THIS POINT IT WAS A DIY THING..WELL IT TOOK UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF 2006 TO ACTUALLY FINISH THE PROJECT!! WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE THIS RECORD WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR DONALDS EFFORTS TO GET IT STARTED..THANK YOU BROTHER!"

Discography

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