I finally finished my record with my 90s band Pirate Jenny, and wanted to share it with you.
It contains our usual emo sea chanties, piano pop, fantasy rock — and one birthday song. I made it mostly with my friends Paul and John. Paul sings about half of the songs.
We started out by recording two songs in Portland in 2016, and then continued collaborating with identical digital four-tracks while Paul was living in New York. “Rock Docktor” is one of those tracks where Paul sent the drums he’d recorded in his living room, and then I overdubbed guitar, bass and xylophone here before sending it back to Paul for vocals.
Spiral is a song Paul wrote as a surprise for my 50th birthday.
Lighthouse Keeper’s Phantasy is a song I started in 1997 and only just finished. I always knew I would try to go all Steve Stevens on the guitar riff.
Piano on the Deck of a Ship and Spiral are two of my favorites.
Hope you enjoy it!
Photos by Brian Hendrickson