Vinyl Release of Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock AND Radio Challenge To All Musicians
The Time Machine Crew has had a blast playing tracks from Monster of Lite Rock's album "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock". Now the album is out on vinyl and would be the perfect gift this holiday season for your musical pals with turntables or simply for yourself. Today's current crop of wonderful indie artists chose songs that were so well written that despite their incredible arrangements and how they were produced to an excellence that Top 40 music today on the radio rarely aspires to, it's a theme that deserved to have today's artists pay tribute to. Many of the songs were tunes that the artists featured on this album were exposed to as kids by musical acts that cranked out hit after hit like England Dan & John Ford Coley, Player, Leo Sayer, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Cliff Richard while others were artists that had success with a hit single or two like Robbie Dupree, Rupert Holmes, Ian Matthews, Jay Ferguson and 10cc.
An added bonus track on this vinyl LP versus the double CD is An American Underdog ("Thunder Island" by Jay Ferguson) joining Cliff Hillis ("Shake It" by Ian Matthews), Linus Of Hollywood (Leo Sayer's "More Than I Can Say"), Mike Viola (Robbie Dupree's "Steal Away"), Eytan Mirsky ("Escape [The Piña Colada Song]" from Rupert Holmes), David Myhr ("The Things We Do For Love" from 10cc), Kelly Jones (England Dan & John Ford Coley's "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), Bleu (Player's "Baby Come Back"), Michael Carpenter (Cliff Richard's "We Don't Talk Anymore") and Willie Wisely (Atlanta Rhythm Section's "So Into You").
Monster of Lite Rock's founder, Andrew Curry, returned to the broadcast to discuss the vinyl release and The Time Machine's radio show host Michael McCartney pointed out that not a single artist recorded the song that gave the tribute it's name. The title of the album is derived from Dan Fogelberg's classic song "Same Old Lang Syne". Michael put out an on-air challenge over the FM dial that any musical artist or group that records their own version of that song would have their song played on the air during the holiday season. Andrew would also feature the song on the Monsters Of Lite Rock webpage. Artists heard on this Maui afternoon FM broadcast include An American Underdog, Michael Carpenter, Mike Viola, Linus Of Hollywood, Cliff Hillis and a brand new song "Hard To Believe" from Records and Tapes which is their second single.
Below: Official music video for "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Michael Carpenter
Below: Official Extended Promotional Film for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"
Below: Official Promotional Video for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"
Official Website for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" at Monsters Of Lite Rock
Official Bandcamp Website for "Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Light Rock"
"Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock" on Facebook
Official Website for An American Underdog
Official Website for Michael Carpenter
Official Website for Bleu
Official Website for The Davenports
Official Website for Linus Of Hollywood
Official Website for Mike Viola
Official Website for David Myhr
Official Website for Kelly Jones
Official Website for Cliff Hillis
Official Website for Eytan Mirsky
Official Website for Willie Wisely