Shazam, goddamn! The new LP $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol I) is set to be released 3/19/13 on Suicide King Records! Meanwhile, we have a brand new single “Voodoo Queen” coming out next week, and you can hear it now on Bandcamp… Stay tuned for details about the release party happening in March!
You may have seen some new pics of Lightnin’ around here… Lightnin’ did a killer photoshoot in Hollywood with Peter Dokus Photography a couple of weeks ago, and you’ll see more from that shoot very soon.
Lightnin’ is too hungover to blog about it at the moment… but y’all can assume that we had a blast at the Viper Room last night with Nashville Pussy and Boost!
We’re working out some final details on the new record $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol I) and are very close to announcing a release date! In the meantime, swing by Lightnin’s Bandcamp page to hear and/or download the new songs: http://lightninwoodcock.bandcamp.com
Our next scheduled performance is at The Down and Out in Downtown LA on February 28 with Los Creepers! FREE show!
Get tickets here:
Shazam, goddamn. Lightnin’ had a real swell time showin’ my ace, smack dab in the middle between Merle Jagger and The Devil’s Daughters at The Redwood Bar last week. Fun night, fun crowd, great musicianship… Listening to Danny B. Harvey‘s guitar playing always makes Lightnin’ feel real good and all the guys in Merle Jagger nailed their shit masterfully, including a rockin’ cover of Lightnin’s long time fave, The Rockford Files theme song and some sweet-pussyass drum solos.
Lightnin’ Woodcock & the Bad Muthafukkas are hyped as shit to support Nashville Pussy at the world famous Viper Room on Friday, February 1! Lightnin’ suggests you get tickets now over at http://viperroom.com/?page_id=8573 or risk holding your dick outside until you make your way to the Whiskey or the Key Club looking for a plan B; you bet your ass, chances are good they’ll have shitty pay-to-play gigs happening over there. Fuck that noise…
Lightnin’ loves you all; keep on smokin’ them joints.
First gig of 2013 is this Friday night at the Redwood Bar! Lightnin’ has Lil Donkey on bass and Johnny Lord on drums for this one… Getting in on The Devil’s Daughters‘ LA live debut with Danny B. Harvey and Merle Jagger. Don’t fuck up, be there!
Get “Xmas Gives Me The Goddamn Blues” on Bandcamp now, goddammit! (…and grab “Jesus Help Me” while you’re at it):
Lightnin’ is going to perform solo at The Redwood‘s Post Xmas Acoustic Show on December 27… Just confirmed Lightnin’s first gig of 2013 at The Redwood with The Devil’s Daughters (from Arizona) and Merle Jagger on January 4! In the meantime, this record ain’t gonna mix itself, Ian and Lightnin’ have been bustin’ ass trying to get it completed and ready for mastering. Can’t wait for you to hear it!
“Jesus Help Me“, the new Lightnin’ Woodcock single on Suicide King Records will be available Tuesday 12/11/12, but you can get it now on Bandcamp! Click here, gawdammit: http://lightninwoodcock.bandcamp.com/track/jesus-help-me-single
We’re gonna be partying at Three Clubs in Hollywood to celebrate the release on Saturday 12/15/12! Furthermore, Masters of Reality are celebrating the re-issue of their debut album from 1988, with DJs Dave Catching and Eden Knieval doing their thing in between… it’s gonna be a helluva party, and you won’t believe this… it’s fucking FREE! That’s right, you heard right, no fukkin’ cover at this bash:
Also, the night before we have a free gig in Tarzana with The Woolly Bandits and Jonny Come Lately at Maui Sugar Mill Saloon Friday December 14!
Come get some for FREE! Use all that would-be cover charge money to plunk down for the “Jesus Help Me” single… available everywhere 12/11/12 (or whenever the various retailers get around to putting it online).
Lightnin’ loves you all! Keep on smoking them joints…
Lightnin’ has been bustin’ my own ass, now that the Bad MFs have finished their tracking! Vocals and guitars on 15 songs ain’t no cakewalk, lemme tellya. It’s been a lot of fun, and Ian Down has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. Here’s a couple of pics taken by Sal’s Photos (www.salsphotos.net) whilst Lightnin’ was tracking guitars. My Parker and Gretsch are the only guitars Lightnin’ used on this whole muddafukka:
Lightnin’ has had some friends come visit me in the studio too! First guest was Cat Fish, a very talented harp player and singer who fronts the LA blues band The Hollywood Hound Dogs. Cat came in and laid some evil harp on one of the tracks, sounding like it was blown by Satan himself:
Also, after three and a half years of talking about collaborating, Lightnin’ was visited by Luckyiam of Living Legends! Lucky came down and spit some badass shit onto one of the new jams that we dogeared for collaboration… still expecting a few more good friends to come add some good stuff!
Anyway, the first single is mixed and mastered, and will be released 12/11/12! Lightnin’s is gonna cover that news in a separate post… first I think I’d better slip the ol’ lady the bone. I’ll try to get to it after, if Lightnin’ ain’t napping.
Lightnin’ hasn’t been blogging as much as I’ve intended, mostly due to being balls deep in recording activity at SKR Studios. We got started on pre-production back in early October for a session with Bill Bateman on drums and Lil Donkey on bass:
We did basic tracks for 7 songs, brand new material that y’all ain’t heard before. We started at 7 PM on October 16 and dragged our run-raggedy asses out of the studio after 2 AM.
Then we got Johnny Lord in for a couple of pre-production sessions and tracked 10 songs with him October 20 (Lil Donkey played live bass for the basic tracks because Whiskey Will had to work):
Lightnin’ thought it was a far fetched notion that we could get drums done for 17 songs, but Johnny and Bill pulled it off masterfully. We got Whiskey Will in a few days later for the bass parts on the 10 songs with John Lord (see photo from previous blog) and captured Clayton’s guitar parts a few days later.
Since then, Lightnin’ has been recording all kinds of guitars and vocals, and even a little percussion on the side. I’m happy to report that we have finished a brand new song “Jesus Help Me”, which will be released as a digital single before the end of the year!
Check out SKR Studios‘ website, you gonna love how Ian Down will make you sound: http://www.skrstudios.com/
Lightnin’ finally pulled out of a dumb depression (that had its way with me for about 6 months), and we’re now making a new record at Ian Down‘s new SKR Studios. Lightnin’ had the pleasure of working with Ian on the DTLAMF EP when he was at Downtown Sound Studios, and much like Lightnin’, Ian just keeps getting better and better with mileage. The new record is making Lightnin’ feel better than ever, and I can’t wait to share the new shit with all y’all!
Lightnin’ is blogging from the studio while Whiskey Will Lefevre is laying down his bass parts. Look out for more detailed blogging in the near future, but for now I can tell you that we have tracked 10 songs with John Lord on drums and 7 songs with Bill Bateman on drums. Other secret special guests have been tapped for the upcoming sessions, all of whom will be revealed very soon. In the meantime, Lightnin’ has to join Ian with micromanaging Whiskey’s performances, so I’ma cut this short for now.
For once, Lightnin’ is trying to do the right thing by not gigging whilst we make a record. We might play a gig or two in November if the tracking is done by then. I’m gonna get a solo gig in at Madison Tattoo’s Halloween Party this weekend! Otherwise, no gigs to report, and it feels good to take a break. Lightnin’ thinks it’s time y’all see a lot less of me on stages in LA, I done been giving it up all over town for a while now…