At the end of 2014 marks the 40th birthday of one of the most influential bands of Rock and Roll Underground: RADIO BIRDMAN and to celebrate it we want to release, for the first time on vinyl, 2 LPs + 7 ", a Tribute to the Australian band which had originally been published only in CD (3 editions) released by Fandango Records (USA) and Nomad Records (USA).
For this release we have been selected the best 29 covers and we are going to put out on a double LP 180 gr + extra 7" with a gatefold cover, plus a poster and other gifts.
The 7" will be ONLY AVAILABLE for the supporters on this project.
The record includes a download code with the 29 songs of the vinyls and as an extra 20 more songs that have been left out of the selection and have been published in the three CDs.
The selection of songs for the vinyl edition is approved by the American label, the songs have been mastered for this edition vinyl and have thanked members of Radio Birdman's Deniz Tek and Chris Masuak, and Jake Starr from Fandango Records and member of Adam West.
We want to release a special edition in colour vinyl only available for the people that help us through this crowfunding.
All money raised is intended to pay for all production and editing of the vinyl, the mastering of songs to vinyl, discs pressing process 180 gr format. for both black vinyl and vinyl color, gatefold cover, poster, shipments to patrons and other small gifts can add to support us in this project.
Here's the list of songs and bands that did the covers to give you an idea of what you bring us up to.
GLUECIFER: Monday Morning Gunk
The SEWERGROOVES: Smith & Wesson Blues
The HELLACOPTERS. Time To Fall
SATOR: Alone In The Endzone
The A-BOMBS: Crying Sun
The NOMADS: Hanging On
The DEAD CITY REBELS: Breaks My Heart
The CANDY SNATCHERS: Murder City Nights
The FINKERS: I-94
The YES-MEN: Anglo Girl Desire
The ONYAS: Snake
ADAM WEST: Burned My Eye
The STREETWALKIN' CHEETAHS: Iskender Time
The QUADRAJETS: Man With Golden Helmet
The DEADBEATS: Aloha Steve & Danno
HELLRIDE: Non-Stop Girls
BAD MACHINE: What Gives?
The NITWITZ: Dark Surprise
The LUCKY PUNCH: Love Kills
"DEMONS" Feat. NICKE ANDERSSON: Living Eyes Medley
The SPOILERS: Descent Into The Maelstrom
AMERICAN RUSE: Do The Pop
SILVER TONGUED DEVIL: TPBR Combo
The CRUMS: Hand Of Law
The LORDS OF GRAVITY: More Fun
HELLENIC ZEAL: 455 SD
The BELLRAYS: If I Wanted To
The POWDER MONKEYS: Smith & Wesson Blues
The TIP TOPPERS: Hanging On
What Radio Birdman members say about this release
Deniz Tek: "It's fascinating to hear the familiar tunes from a new angle ... I learn something cool every time. We take from those who came before us, we try to add something, and pass the flame along. It can work in both directions. I'm very honored that these hard rockin' bands found my songs worthy of recording."
Chris Masuak: "The flag itself may be battle weary, ripped, and torn but I wear those colours proudly and have continued to celebrate the uniquely powerful music and glorious heart of Radio Birdman! It heartens and humbles me to see (and hear) how so many musicians have been touched by the band's indomitable spirit and moved to keep the legacy of Radio Birdman hanging on! Thank you, compadres! Yeh hup!"
This is the plan of work planned:
June: mastering songs for the vinyl edition.
July-August: complete all the design edition.
September: printing folders / posters. Receipt and approval of Testpressings
October-November: Release the records and ship to all the buyers and supporters.