The story of the project
Album title – SAINTS AND MURDERERS – Bob Spencer
I need your assistance to record, mix and master an album of 12 original songs.
This will be my first ever solo album!
First, I’ll get this question out of the way: “But you were in famous bands; aren’t you rich?!”.
Er, well, no. If I were, you wouldn’t be reading this!
Ever since I was very young, I’ve never stopped writing music. I was the main writer of music (not lyrics) in my earliest band, Finch, and the main songwriter, along with Rick Brewster, in The Angels (writing music, rarely lyrics). Greg Macainsh wrote the Skyhooks songs, and I was fortunate enough to help interpret them and learn a thing or two from him.
Along the way, I was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.
Unlike my previous recordings, this album will contain songs which are not required to squeeze into a band’s format, set structure, style, agenda, or which will appease a particular target audience or demographic. In short; I want to record songs which I think are cool and interesting, which groove largely and which I hope you’ll dig, too! :-)
PROVISIONAL TRACK LIST:
When The Devil Gets To Heaven
Who Are These People? (co-written with Laura Davidson)
The Road Goes On Forever
Rosie (based on a 19th Century chain gang song).
Maroubra, 1973, September, 3 PM (instrumental)
My Wife Will Kill Me
Why Don’t You Stick To Music
Saints and Murderers
As White As Jesus
Native Tongue (co-written with Laura Davidson)
Talk Show Love
Take The Low Road
How the funds will be used
Postage and packaging $2500
Studio for recording drums $1500
Drummer session fees $1500
Travel and accom for drummers $1000
Music video editing $1200
Pozible costs $750
Social media campaign $1000
Feed my family for 12 weeks whilst I record the album $3000If I am fortunate enough to raise more than that amount, 10% of the extra money raised will go to charities. These being ARCA and Act For Kids.ARCA has been set up by Australia roadies to assist the families of road crew who have passed away and also those currently suffering from mental health issues. It’s a dreadful situation where roadies are dis-proportionally represented in Australia’s suicides. Without their tireless efforts and dedication, there would simply be a mess of a music business.The other charity is Act For Kids, an organisation which seeks to help kids who come from abusive environments. Abused kids tend to become abusive adults. This charity aims to make a positive difference in the lives of these kids and to help create a better world for all.