Monday, March 7, 2016

Daniel Ash reconfigures his classics on new album

Singer Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets) was a seminal figure in what came to be known as modern or alternative rock music. 
Stripped (Main Man Records), available now digitally and April 8 on CD, is his first studio album since 2002. It features all "re-takes" done in a style that resembles dub-step, variations of EDM, atmospheric and ambient. Avid fans may recognize the songs, but in reality they are at times completely different. 

The biggest commercial hit by Love and Rockets was "So Alive" which in itself is a masterpiece. the record went to #3 on the Billboard Pop charts. The producer of the original, John Fryer, was tapped for the new version of "So Alive" along with "Love Me" and the Bauhaus tune, "Slice Of Life."

Stripped also features producer Mat Mitchell of Puscifer on the track "Christian Says" and Adam Bravin of She Wants Revenge on "OK This Is the Pops." Both songs are originally from Tones On Tail, the band after Bauhaus that later became Love and Rockets (minus Peter Murphy).

Stripped also features the never released until now new song "Come On" and Bonus track "Where's My Leather Catsuit."
Track listing:

So Alive
Love Me
Ok, This Is the Pops
All in My Mind
Too Much Choice
No Big Deal
Slice of Life
Mirror People
Christian Says
Come On
There's Only One
An American Dream
(bonus track) Where's My Leather Catsuit

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