The Baseball Project - Vol 1 : Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails

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The Baseball Project - Vol 1 : Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails

Post by David Skoglund on Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:10 pm

Here is a cool album (CD, whatever) that is going to come out in a couple of weeks, a rock album all about baseball. Happily for me, some of my favorite musicians are involved in this. This isn't meant to be a commerical, but I figure at least one person here would be interested in knowing about this.

Here is the description of the album from the record company:

"Rock n' roll vets Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Gutterball, Danny & Dusty, Miracle 3) have an unhealthy love for music undermined only by an even more unhealthy love of baseball. The compatriots blend their two passions with The Baseball Project -- Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, an album of buzzing guitars and baseball back stories.

The heroes and villains of America's (in)famous pastime are explored with cutting wit and fanboy detail in songs that satisfy both the summer's need for rock anthems and sweltering afternoon double-headers. Drummer Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck round out the squad, as they spin tales of ill-fated drinking binges ('The Yankee Flipper', 'The Death of Big Ed Delahanty'), near mythical icons ('Ted F#$%ing Williams'), folk heroes ('Fernando', 'Satchel Paige Said') and, on 'Gratitude (For Curt Flood)', the overlooked man who changed the game. A passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the state of the sport, The Baseball Project provides a hip soundtrack to the backstage party at America's game."

They performed on the David Letterman Show last week.




It doesn't come out in store until July 8th, but you can order it now from www.stevewynn.net. I got my copy a couple of weeks ago and have listened to it over and over again since.

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