Kissing in Public
(circa-NYC-late 90's) after the break up of the r & b band, mack daddy, in the mid- nineties, frustrated drummer, landon finnerty decided it was time to hit the studio, ala' todd, and do a solo album of back logged songs, that he'd been writing. Realizing that the one instrument he wasn't comfortable with, was bass, he called childhood friend, mike fabian, to do the bass work. They'd go into the studio, teach fabian the song, lanny would hop on the drums, and fabian would teach him back the song, and lay in the rhthym track. That done, lanny would add on the other instruments and vocals. Or, he would go out, work until he had enough money to head back into the studio, to repeat this process. It actually took a few years, and, at times, when friends passed through town, he would draft them, stick a guitar in thier hands, and make them add some inspiration. Which is how we landed mark hanley, (guitar for sister ray) to play a totally amazing lead on "gray matter destroy". as this project was finishing up, we spoke with our contact who was working in indy music, but, had moved on to a more main stream company, and his words were," i can do something if you can promise me a million in sales?" did i mention he had gone mainstream? viva la difference! So out of frustration, i sort of shelved the whole thing, and handed them out to friends. I was working all the time, and, couldn't offer the time needed to push this product, out into the world. Later, i ran into another friend, william brooks, and he mentioned "CD Baby". (you'll find williams albums here, too!) and viola' that brings me to this point. The album combines my Ohio rock and roll roots, with my New York rock and roll. It's fun and powerful. Lanny finnerty is currently playing with New York band, "18" eighteen, so you should keep your eyes to CD Baby for the upcoming 18 CD, spring, 2007. Enjoy! Lanny finnerty.