30 years after Gowans' 'Criminal Mind', our master theif NO-Man has served his time and is ready to be released....
Insipred by a comic page written by another Gowan fan, I asked Gowan if I could indeed continue the story. When he replied yes I damn near dropped my phone. Part of the reason I had asked was that in writting the music, I knew I would be coming very close to the original in some respects. The lead in line, solo and parts of the ending are in fact following very close to the musical lines of the original. As well lyrically I also have lines that parrallel the original. My goal was to write a song that could flow off the original, yet stand alone as it's own song.
While I may never know what Mr. Gowan thinks of the song, I do hope that you all and he enjoys this part of No-Man's Story
This is a song I have had an idea for for 2 - 3 years, but it wasn't until recently that the idea worked itself into a project. Part of the credit for that goes to my new endevour as a bassist, and this is the first song I am contributing to the band Instruments of Kaos.
This is my way of honouring Alice Cooper who has been an influence on much of my writting
A cover of Gowans' song originally released 25 years ago in 1990. I used the original, some live versions and added a little Bonish to the mix
A Cover of Peter Schilling's 'Major Tom'
One of the two Non-traditional Christmas songs I have written. A story about what happens when a young child happens to find the gift of giving before herself
This song was written by my good friend Jack Harlan, and was featured on his album "Carnival of Mystery' and was used in season 2 of the CW show "Everwood". I instantly fell in love with this song as he had originally recorded it. That is why I think I didn't add to much or really change the arrangement. It was perfect as it was, I just had to add a little bit of me to make it a little different. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did recording it
I wrote this song with only one goal in mind. To write something that I could hear Alice Cooper doing. With all my other songs past and present there may be bits here and there that his influence may be heard, but I wanted one song that said yes I am an Alice fan and here is a song I could here from him. Not that I think he will ever hear it but I think you know what I mean. All my other songs greatly show my other influences and may have a lyric or chord progression that is more Alice Cooper than the others. But this one song was written with him in mind, and even as I recorded it I could hear his voice singing it. I hope you enjoy.
Just thrown together on the fly, this is how I imagine I would play the songs in a live setting. Back to back with no break. I am working on the full version of Come to town but I wanted to share a preview of it along with an accoustic version of Face the Night. Two birds one recording session
Another from my older catalogue of music
Written back in 1990 This was one of my firts songs about a broken heart. Over the years I really have never changed much to the arrangement that I came up with back then