Bob Spencer, one of Australia’s most inventive and enduring guitarists, is working on his very first solo album.
Spencer was a member of some of Australia’s most successful bands on the rock era, including The Angels, Skyhooks and Finch. The Spencer guitar sound moulds the classic ‘Women In Uniform’ for Skyhooks and ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ for The Angels.
Bob’s album has been christened ‘Saints and Murderers’ and he has opened the project for fans to get involved via crwdfunding.
“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,” Bob said explaining the project.
“This will be my first ever solo album,” the ARIA Hall of Famer said. “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”.
Laura Davidson, who has done her fair share of Skyhooks shows in recent years, will lend her vocals to a few tracks planned for the album.
Songs so far include:
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
Get involved with the Bob Spencer solo album crowdfunding project at http://www.pozible.com/project/204127
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