Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chris Crofton and the Alcohol Stuntband Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Press Thelema!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Local comic, captain of the Cream-hosted Chris Crofton Show podcast and frontman of laugh-a-minute cock-rock outfit Alcohol Stuntband — whose "Dickerson Pike" was recently deemed one of the Best Local Rock Songs Ever — Chris Crofton needs your help. He and the Stuntband recorded a long-player by the name of Thelema! with Louisville's Kevin Ratterman (Wax Fang, Jim James) at his Funeral Home studio, and in order to "pay for mastering and to aid in the production of 1,000 copies on 180 gram vinyl," he's launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $5K. Crofton says that, were he to far exceed his goal of $5,000, he'd happily press the LP on, like, six-pound vinyl or more, if that's what everyone's into. The deadline is 29 days away.

As per usual with a KS campaign, there are incentives for different tiers of pledging — most of the incentives are different numbers and combinations of the record itself, Alcohol Stuntband T-shirts, and stickers. If you pledge a grand, Chris will write and record a song for you on any topic you like — a topic like, for instance, nut-sized lumps of odorous gray matter. When the Cream spoke with Crofton by phone earlier today, he seemed particularly freaked out about that incentive, so I'd like to see some folks pool together and make it happen. By the way, Crofton and the Stuntband also have a brand-new Michael Carter-directed video for the Thelema! tune "Country Living," and you can see that — along with all the song's lyrics — after the jump.


Chris Crofton and the Alcohol Stuntband, "Country Living"

I'm in the front yard petting the dog, my brother's in the back yard holding a frog
Mama's in curlers hanging clothes on the line, daddy's waxing the Charger in 650 time
The mule is kicking the chickens around, a blue-ribbon squash and the whole town's proud
The mill's got water falling off of the wheel, the cows are out standing in their field

Country Life, Country Livin'
Find a wife, Go fishin'

Dad's in prison and Mom walks the lanes, drunk Uncle Bill got hit by a train
Drunk Uncle Ronnie and Drunk Uncle Luke, and Drunk Aunt Sally and Drunk Aunt Sue
Sonny's got a lab but he ain't no tech, a barbed-wire Jesus tattooed on his neck
Backyard wrestling, syphilis outbreaks, propane and cocaine and poisonous snakes

Country Life, Country Livin'
Go to Church, Watch Television

Country Life, Country Livin'
Find a Wife, Go Fishin'
Country Livin', Country Life
If You Got the Rocks, I Got the Pipe

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