Month: May 2018

“Devil’s Lament” underway in LA and Melbourne!!

"Devils Drums" - photo from Dennis Leeflang's studio, during the tracking of "Devil's Lament".
“Devils Drums” – Photo by Dennis Leeflang

This past week, “Devil’s Lament”, the second track from the “Live To Fight Another Day” EP has begun to take shape in both LA and Melbourne. Earlier on, Dennis Leeflang, with a nice new location and gear to break in, smashed out a killer drum track in LA, then by week’s end, Chris added some final tweaks to the guide vocals before sending the song to Roy Bratbakken, who will be bringing the brewtality from his dungeon in Norway!!

The song is a real straight up rock n roller, perhaps reminiscent of AC/DC as far as the riffs go, with quite a bit of room for lead guitar stuff – luckily we have one or two guys who can cover this role well in The Feckers!

Guide Vocals at CS-Songs
Guide Vocals at CS-Songs

This song began as some off the cuff riffing from Rob Smith some years back in New Zealand, and was originally intended for another project, although that didn’t come to be. Richard and Chris had heard the stuff, and could see the potential in the riffs, using an afternoon at Chris’ place in Melbourne to come up with vocal ideas and lyrics, again in a very off the cuff style similar to how the music was created.

We think anyone that enjoyed our earlier music will certainly be ok with this song and then some!

This coming week will see Dennis playing his parts on “Out Here In The Real World” and “In These Quiet Moments”,  the third and fourth songs from the EP. Stay tuned for more!!

Live To Fight Another Day (2019)

The Feckers – Live To Fight Another Day (2019)

This album is dedicated in loving memory of Bysh Szkup and William Work – men of a certain breed who taught us to believe in ourselves and to go for it and not let anyone tell us no.

1. Love Them Or Hate Them ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
2. Devil’s Lament ft Roy (R.Smith, C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
3. Out Here In The Real World ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
4. In These Quiet Moments ft Richard (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
5. Live To Fight Another Day ft Chris & Richard (R.Anderson, C.Szkup)
6. King A.W.O.L ft Raphael (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
7. Pardon Me ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
8. This Is What We Do ft TBC (R.Smith)
9. Never Too Old To Rock ft Raphael (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
10. Walk To Destiny ft Alexey (A.Spectre, R.Anderson, arr: C.Szkup)
11. Don’t Mind If We Do ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)
12. Between Good & Evil ft Roy (C.Szkup, R.Anderson)

Project Co-Ordination by Richard Anderson & Chris Szkup
Produced and Arranged by Chris Szkup
Co-Produced & Mixed by Dennis Leeflang
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
Artwork by Dan Verkys based upon a concept by Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson – Lyrics, Concepts, Composition, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Chris Szkup – Composition, Arrangements, Guitars, Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Dennis Leeflang – All Drums
Rob Smith – Musical Composition, Backing Vocals
Paul Jolley – Piano, Keyboards
Tony Franklin – Bass on “Love Them Or Hate Them” & “Devil’s Lament”
Neil Murray – Bass on “Live To Fight Another Day” & “In These Quiet Moments”
Reese Morin – Bass on “Never Too Old To Rock”
Matt Szkup – Rhythm Guitars on “Don’t Mind If We Do”
Tommy Denander – Guitar Solo’s on “Devil’s Lament”
Ponch Satrio – Guitar Solo’s on “This Is What We Do” & “Don’t Mind If We Do”
Pat Valley – Guitar Solo’s on “Never Too Old To Rock”
Edo Van Der Kolk – Guitar Solo’s on “Pardon Me”
Matteo Bucca – Guitar Solo’s on “Between Good & Evil”, “Bass on “King A.W.O.L”

….with more guest slots to be confirmed soon….

Lead Vocals:

Roy Bratbakken – “Love Them Or Hate Them”, “Devil’s Lament”, “Out Here In The Real World”, “Pardon Me”, “Don’t Mind If We Do”, “Between Good & Evil”
Richard Anderson – “In These Quiet Moments” & “Live To Fight Another Day”
Chris Szkup – “Live To Fight Another Day”
Raphael Gazal – “King A.W.O.L” & “Never Too Old To Rock”
Alexey Spectre – “Walk To Destiny”

Backing Vocals:

Chris Szkup, Richard Anderson, Rob Smith, Lydia Salnikova, Jordayne “Jordy” Gibson, Mark “Chopper” Smith