Songwriters, performers and producers Erik Appelwick, Eric Fawcett, John Hermanson and Darren Jackson were important players in an early 2000s musical collective. This collective included genres such as folk, power pop, R & B, electro-funk and indie rock. Well-known bands Storyhill, Spymob, Alva Star, Kid Dakota, Vicious Vicious, Tapes ’n Tapes, Olympic Hopefuls and others were part of this movement.
These four men worked for their rock ’n’ roll dreams, producing well-crafted albums and exciting live performances along the way. Their shared biography draws from dozens of new interviews and hundreds of articles to document their intersecting musical journeysfrom playing air guitar to KISS records to rocking gyms in high school cover bands to touring the world with some of pop music’s biggest names.
Equal parts celebration and cautionary tale, this book discusses both the rewards and difficulties of life as an independent musician.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Paul V. Allen is an early literacy specialist. He lives in Normal, Illinois.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part I: It Was Once Upon a Time (1969–2000)
1. Hi, Kids! 7
2. Different Waters 17
3. Half the Time with You 27
4. Somewhere in Between 38
5. Instead of a Habit You Should Have a Hobby 49
6. Stand Up and Win 57
Part II: Let’s Go! (2001–2005)
7. Things Are Getting Better 69
8. Two Fronts 85
9. A Holiday Until Tomorrow 101
10. Everyone Needs a New Soundtrack 113
11. Before They Interfere with a Beautiful Thing Somehow 122
12. Don’t Look So Surprised 133
Part III: Love Without a Future (2006–2012)
13. Blazing Out of Sight 142
14. Hold Your Own 158
15. Caught in a Mess 169
16. Seven Shades of Blue 178
Epilogue: Enjoy the Ride (2013–2018) 188