PENNY LANE

When Tommy Dolan and I did ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ a few weeks ago, he raised the idea of doing the other side of that double-A Side single, so here it is. We got a little help on this one from Rich Forman on keyboards and Robert Sole on vocals. This...

WISH YOU WERE HERE

My friend Chris Antos has been known as the voice of AC/DC in the Northeast for over 20 years with his tribute bands Live Wire and Shoot2Thrill, so when I asked him what song he wanted to do with me, he immediately stepped outside his comfort zone and suggested this...

ALL MY LOVING

This one was a surprise. Bill Haney sent me this track yesterday, where he took one of The Beatles’ early rockers and turned it into a gentle ballad. After listening to it a couple of times, I got the idea for a simple string arrangement, and after about an hour...

A GIRL LIKE YOU

New Jersey Power Pop pioneers The Smithereens are one of the most overlooked American bands ever for my money, and this song from their debut album is one of their best. This track has been sitting around for a while, mainly because I was a little skittish about...

MR. SPACEMAN

Here’s another quick track, because this site needs a little country! This track from The Byrds’ 1966 album Fifth Dimension is arguably the very first country-rock song. I kept the arrangement pretty bare-bones to match the original, although I did allow...

TILL THE END OF THE DAY

I’m waiting for tracks to complete a few more songs, so I figured why not do a Kinks song? This was one of a string of hits for The Kinks from the 1965 (’66 in the States) Kink Kontroversy album. I recorded and mixed this in one night and had a blast doing...
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