Thursday, September 28, 2017

Episode 324: Rock Solid Presents... Action Skulls



Episode 324: Rock Solid Presents... Action Skulls
Pat welcomes Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), John Cowsill (The Cowsills, The Beach Boys) and Bill Mumy (Barnes & Barnes, Lost In Space) collectively known as the band "Action Skulls." This episode features the group's first ever LIVE performance!
From September 28, 2017

With your hosts:

Pat Francis


Liner Notes

  • Pat is on his own today, hosting and producing.
  • In studio this week is the Action Skulls. They consist of Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), John Cowsill (The Cowsills, The Beach Boys), and Bill Mumy (Barnes & Barnes, Lost In Space).
  • Their bass player, Rick Rosas, passed away while they were recording the album and the project was suspended for a while.
  • The album was recorded with everyone in the studio together.
  • There are 4 or 5 collaborations on the album. Bill would send iPhone videos to John and Vicki of half finished songs. They would get really excited about them and would work on them.
  • This podcast is the first time they are performing live together as the Action Skulls.
  • It is questionable wether the Action Skulls will perform in LA because John is doing 170 shows a year with The Beach Boys. He really doesn't get much time to be at home.
  • John related the story about his oldest brother getting kicked out of The Cowsills by their father for smoking pot just as they were heading out on tour. From that point on things really started going downhill for them.
  • Bill Mumy was one of Pat's first celebrity sightings when he first arrived in LA. It was at a Toys 'R Us.
  • Pat wanted to make sure everyone knows that everyone in The Bangles sang songs. It wasn't just Susanna Hoffs, everyone had their time singing lead vocals. Today Pat is featuring songs written by or sung by Vicki.
  • Vinnie Vincent (Kiss) and Vicki met at a party at a rock club and thought it would be cool to work on something together. They got together an Vinnie's house and wrote the song "Make a Play for Her Now". Vicki noted that Vinnie had an awesome album collection at his house, including albums from The Cowsills.
  • Bill has a vast catalogue of music on iTunes for sale. Pat was really surprised by that.
  • When Rick Rosas passed away Bill got very depressed. To deal with it, Bill mandated to himself that he would go into his studio to write a song a day for 10 days straight. He would go in and start with nothing and by the end of the day the song had to be written, performed and mixed not to be toughed again. That is where his album 10 Days comes from.
  • Bose the engineers of some of the world's best audio equipment, including the Bose QuietComfort 35 Noise Canceling Headphones. Everyone in studio is wearing them.Bose invented the technology in noise cancelling headphones 40 years ago. Bose believes in blocking out sounds and distractions so you can immerse yourself in what you truly love! Bose - Get Closer.
  • Action Skulls debut album Angels Hear will be released tomorrow, September 29. Pat says all 11 tracks are great. It can be pre-ordered or purchased at Amazon.com .

0:08:26 Mainstream Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat
0:18:10 If I See You In Another World Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat
0:20:09 The Luckiest Man Alive Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat
0:26:19 The Rain, The Park And Other Things The Cowsills The Cowsills Pat
0:28:49 Indian Lake Captain Sad And His Ship Of Fools The Cowsills Pat
0:32:49 Hair The Cowsills in Concert The Cowsills Pat
0:37:57 Getting Out of Hand Getting Out of Hand [Single] The Bangs Pat
0:39:50 Want You Bangles EP The Bangles Pat
0:42:16 Circles in the Sky Sweetheart of the Sun The Bangles Pat
0:47:02 Make a Play for Her Now Everything The Bangles Pat
0:51:54 Blizzard of Time Carnival Sky Bill Mumy Pat
0:55:44 Too Far Away Now 10 Days Bill Mumy Pat
1:02:08 If I Ever Make It Back to Laurel Canyon Velour Bill Mumy Pat
1:04:28 The Private Life of Bill and Sue That's Why God Made the Radio The Beach Boys Pat
1:06:29 Numb Up On The Chair, Beatrice Psycho Sisters Pat
1:08:55 The Beast And The Best Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat
1:10:42 Feed My Hungry Heart Angels Hear Action Skulls Live in Studio
1:22:17 The Land Of Dreams Angels Hear Action Skulls Pat

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