Critically acclaimed Irish-Blooded singer/songwriter JOE HURLEY collaborated with the best-selling novelist COLUM McCANN to create a glorious 3-part 12 min epic, "THE HOUSE THAT HORSE BUILT"(Let The Great World Spin). The piece was inspired by a chapter in McCann's novel, 'Let The Great World Spin' (2009 National Book Award winner).
" A phenomena...lyrically compelling, wondrously sung and superbly produced by Don Fleming"-NICK WEST, UK Americana Music Editor
With Hurley on vocals and guitar, the songs feature an extraordinary cast of musicians including Tony Shanahan-Bass, James Mastro-Guitar, Kenny Margolis-Piano, Matt Sweeney-Acoustic Guitar, Antonique Smith- vocals, Faith Hahn-vocals , Joe McGinty-Organ, Denis Diken-Drums, Soul Great Tami Lynn -vocals (Stones, Dr John, Dylan), and on the Uilleean pipes, Paddy Moloney of Ireland's legendary The Chieftains.
Produced by DON FLEMING and recorded by Matt Azzarto at Think Tank. Mastered by Warren Russell-Smith at Magic Shop, NY. Released 12/09.
The Dripping Tap - Don Fleming, Bob Bert, Matt Azzarto, Chris Grier - performing live at Sessions at Santa's, Santos Party House NYC, on Apr 21 2009. Video by Joly MacFie.
Rock in Peace
(July 17, 1948 – c. January 6, 2009)
gumball and ron asheton 1993
Jenni Muldaur. Dearest Darlin'. Produced by Don Fleming and Steve Rosenthal. Released 6-09. Dandelion Records.
Don Fleming and R. Stevie Moore "My Little Lamb" Here's a tune from 2008 that I wrote and recorded with R. Stevie Moore. Photo/Video: Don Fleming
Renminbi. Surface EP. Produced by Don Fleming. Released 6-09.
Don Fleming plays guitar, bass, synth, vibraphone and melodica on Lee "Scratch" Perry's Repentance
Photo by Thurston Moore
Foot performs at Windsor Terrace Library Toy Sale and Concert
Saturday, Nov 22, 2008 2 PM
Don Fleming (guitar and synth), Jimbo (synth and electronics)
and Thurston Moore (guitar and effects).
Don Fleming, Raymond McGinley DF
played guitar and sang with Teenage Fanclub at the Forum in London on
July 24, 2006. The band performed the Bandwagonesque album, in
it's entirety, for the Don't Look Back series.
GrimstadPaul is a
mad pop scientist, a musical wizard. We worked together on some
tunes from his amazing- The Other's Buzz- which compiled the cream of a one year crop of Paul's songwriting. It
came out as a numbered, limited edition on Genuine Particle, good luck
finding a copy. One song that we did that isn't on the
record is "A Dream in Full" with Murph on drums. Paul
is currently working on the follow-up to Buzz which is to
be called Blammo! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
From the front lines
of Native America comes BLACKFIRE's first full length album of
fire-ball punk, "One Nation Under", produced by Don
Fleming. This Diné (Navajo) power trio of 2
brothers and their sister, combine their traditional roots with a
youthful raw energy to create a real Alter-Native sound. "One
Nation Under" features Joey Ramone, Jones Benally, and 15
passionately burning songs of struggles, resistance, and hope.
BLACKFIRE is completely independent, only plays all ages shows,
and continues to tour nationally and internationally. Go to www.blackfire.net
to check out some of the tunes.
photo by don fleming 1978,
ebbits field, denver colorado.
Rocket is Matt
Azzarto, A.J. Azzarto and Murph. Matt was the singer/songwriter
for Hoboken pop mainstays The Fundamentals and The Gefkens, A.J.
was in the sleepy L.A. band called Sleepington (and daughter of
Nancy Sinatra) and Murph is the
original Dinosaur Jr drummer. If you like your pure pop with
a power booster then Rocket will take you there!
DJANGO & THE REGULARS | Laying Low and
Laying Low is a nostalgic experience, a
collection of songs that recall golden autumns
and endless senior-year Friday nights. Appropriating equal parts country and jangle-pop,
Django treads lightly between both, forging a new
sort of shimmering Americana of songs that glimmer and glide. Each reads like a
diary entry, of a memory of past heartache ("Sooner") and disappointment
("Laying Low"). Like an Andy Partridge from
Tennessee, Django lets his voice soar high into
Wilson territory ("12 Gauge
Microphone") as slide guitars weep on the
ground beneath. Even the sad, smoky "Time
and Again," which billows up over gently
strummed guitar, speaks more of opportunity than
oppression, with Django swearing "I will put
down roots and I will mend time and again."
- J. Edward Keyes CMJ New Music Report
"It's their disdain for
niceties, their stupid matching sun visors and
their ability to snatch victory from the jaws of
complacency that make them the most unpredictable
(and best) new band." NME
"One of the singles of the year.
A vibrant slice of pop punk energy. Produced by
Don Fleming. Really Great." Rough Trade
We did six tracks at Twin Peaks studio, a
medieval mountaintop getaway in Wales. The "Hear The
Air" 3-song single came out 5/00 in the
UK on V2. Topped BBC1's Alternative Buzz Chart
the first week out. Then the boys came to NYC and we recorded
the album at Watermusic. The full length CD came out on V2 on
September 10th, 2001.
conceived to supply Stoogesque tracks for the
Velvet Goldmine flick, this supergroup of
yesterday and today has completed an unreleased killer
album for new centurions. Built around rock god
supreme, Ron Asheton, this line-up leaves no
Zero We did this
record just outside of Lisbon at the label's
private studio. The first single "Daily
Matters" received very heavy airplay on Portugal's main
rock stations. The album, One Silent
Accident, was released
to great reviews.
Gwendolyn lives in the mountains
of Sierra Madre, CA. She sings, plays acoustic
guitar and writes all her songs. She has been
playing in LA and NY. We recorded two songs,
"Trains" and "Take a Rock" at
Sear Sound and Mutiny Zoo. Gwendolyn has a
beautiful and unique style and writes very cool
songs. The two songs we did are featured on her
new Ultrasounds CD,
which is available through her site.
Sears Don Fleming,
Tom Smith, Thurston Moore, Steve Shelly, Sean
Lennon and Rat Bastard got together for
this love-fest in tribute to our mentor, the
Sear. The tune is featured in
the film "Committed". Check out the
scene where Heather Graham hears us blasting on a stereo and yells
"Turn that OFF!".
Dictators That's right, the
original NYC punk rock band. I recorded and mixed the tunes "What's Up
With That", and "I
Am Right." "What's
Up With That" is in the soundtrack for
the film Boys Don't Cry. "I Am
Right" is from the D.F.F.D. album release.
Two other songs that we recorded are still brewing: "Laughin' Out Loud"
& "Find Something Beautiful."
heavy tracks down and mixed from rock n' rolls
only NASCAR theme band. The tunes are "King
Richard," "The Track Song,"
"Into the Wall" and "Ballad of a
Stock Car Man." Six more tracks coming
along. These guys ROCK.
AUDIO: MP3 of "The Track Song"...........................
SimonWe recorded several tracks, including this one
"Tuba City Emergency Room" with Murph (Dinosaur
Jr, Lemonheads) on drums and Dougie Bowne
(Cibo Matto, Iggy Pop) doing
keyboard and drum programming. Harper wrote the
tunes and sings and plays guitar and bass.
is Dee Pop, drum dervish (from the Bush Tetras,
Four Blind Mice) and myself. We explore the heavy
side of the sonic frontier on this ferocious
AUDIO: MP3 of "Gone Shoppin'"
The Big ChopperImagine
Frankenstein on a Harley and you'll get a good
idea of what The Big Chopper is all
about. When this dude comes roarin' down the
highway dead dogs jump out of the way. Now the
crown prince of the ghouls comes down hard with
this scary Halloween romp. This all started as
one simple holiday single. The Big Chopper laid
Halloween" for the fledgling Holiday Label.
Soon after, the band HE
turned in the classic Christmas hit "Go
Rudolph Go" b/w "Jessica". During
the record release party for the HE single, a few choice
comments from the Big Chopper sent the always
agitated Rummager from HE
into a rage that quickly escalated into a full on
fist fight between members of both bands. Over
the next 2 years the contest was on, with each
band trying to top the latest single from the
other camp. The Big Chopper -vs- HE is the result of this
Under the supervision of Instant Mayhem Productions and EROC Rock
Creations, the Holiday Label
has molded the raw energy of these bands into a
unified sound and purpose, not unlike the
"Motown Sound" or perhaps Buddha
Records' "Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus"
which brought us the groovy sounds of bubble gum
music. And unlike the one shot mentality common
to today's music biz, these records are
perennials, ready to blossom each and every year,
growing better with age like a fine wine.
Badge I put out A.J. Lambert's
previous band, Sleepington, on my Instant
Mayhem Label. We've recorded two tunes'
"Summer Fling" and the Nilsson
tune "Me and My Arrow" for a project that we called Badge. The line-up includes A.J. on vocals,
keyboards and guitar; me on vocals, bass and
guitar; Fran Azzarto on drum, Bil Emmons doing
programming and Matt Azzarto on guitar.