A DROP IN THE GRAY - Certain sculptures (1985) for LUIS
New Wave, Synth-pop, Indie Rock
Colin Campbell (Guitar)
Hans Christian Reumschuessel (Bass, Cello)
Marty Frederiksen (Percussion, Drums, Vocals (bckgr) )
Dan Phillips (Percussion, Vocals )
Hans Christian Reumschuessel
"Heartache Feeds Heartache"
"All The Same"
01 All the Same
02 Wide Eyed One
03 Fall and Cry
04 Heartache Feeds Heartache
05 A Place for You
06 Past Your Frame
07 No Light
08 Only Love
09 Turn Me 'Round
10 Be There
11 Alles Dasselbe
Link to download (new,check it!!):
"The good news about this California-based Scottish-American trio is that they're not as pretentious or as distant as the name. The bad news is they're close to it. Utterly without personality or purpose, the eleven slickly produced tracks (with titles like "Heartache Feeds Heartache" and "Past Your Frame") blur into one another, with the smooth, modern sound of guitars and keyboards approximating an updated Moody Blues. Except for Dan Phillips' cloyingly over-emotional and gimmicky vocals, these sculptures are faultless to a fault."[Ira Robbins]
When i heard them for the first time i thought i came across an unknown album from the early Waterboys (maybe the voice of the singer?) for example in "wild eye one"/"all the same" (my favourites!) and "heartache feeds heartache" (what a - get me the shivers-song!)
Its hard to get any info about them ,i dont know their bio and what happened with them after disbanded,the only thing i know,they are FANTASTIC!!If youre a new wave fan ,you will love it!
Marti Frederiksen Frederiksen
" who grew up in the Los Angeles area, began playing in bands and writing songs during high school. Upon graduating in 1984, he played drums for a band called Drop In The Gray, which signed a label deal and released an album with Geffen Records. Following the group’s breakup, Frederiksen developed his writing and producing skills with two other bands which he subsequently formed: Outlaw Blood on ATCO Records (with guitarist/vocalist Mark McCoy); and Motherland on 550/Sony Records (with drummer Jason Bonham).It was in 1993 that Frederiksen enjoyed his first, major success as a songwriter, co-writing and producing the #1 rock hit “Got No Shame” with Brother CaneFrederiksen continued his success with Brother Cane, co-writing another #1 rock hit, “And Fools Shine On,” for the group’s second album. These hits caught the attention of renowned A&R executive John David Kalodner of Columbia Records. “John really liked “Got No Shame,” so we met, and then he hooked me up with Aerosmith (for their Nine Lives album in 1998),” recalled Frederiksen. “It was great working with Aerosmith, and writing with Joe (Perry) and Steven (Tyler). We set up in a room; I programmed the drum machine and played bass, and Joe would play guitar.”After his collaboration with Aerosmith, many doors opened for Frederiksen. He wrote and produced cuts with a wide range of artists, including Ozzy Osbourne ("Dreamer"), Amanda Marshall, Jeff Healey, Mick Jones of Foreigner, Ritchie Sambora and Richard Butler. In 1999, Frederiksen received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Song category, for co-writing “The Flame Still Burns” (from the film, Still Crazy). The following year, Frederiksen even demonstrated his ability as a strong vocalist, by singing (for the soundtrack) all the lead vocals by the mythical group Stillwater in the acclaimed, Cameron Crowe movie, Almost Famous.Read more here : http://www.songwriteruniverse.com/marti.htm "
still playing a very good and A Drop In The Grey -like music. I visited his page but its still not clear if he ever released a solo album or not .Anyhow his music is great and would be good to hear about him nice news .You can listen here: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=158957535
Hans Christian Reumschuessel
"Hans-Georg Christian Reumschuessel (born May 20th, 1960 in Hannover, Germany) is acomposer, music producer, recording artist, and sound engineer. He is also co-founder of themusic group RASA.BioBorn to a Lutheran minister and a social worker, Hans’ earliest exposure to music came throughchurch events. He started formal cello studies in 1970 for a period of 10 years. In 1974 he tookan interest in the bass guitar and started to play in local rock bands, in addition to his classicalmusic activities.In 1979 Hans graduated from Lutherschule Hannover (a gymnasium), became a conscientiousobjector, and enrolled at the University Koeln for musicology, philosophy, and Germanliterature. In 1980 he transferred to the University Hamburg for the same subject matters. Hefirst visited the USA in 1981 (New York City) and enrolled at the Musicians Institute inHollywood in March 1982 as a bass player. He graduated with a professional degree from MI in1983 and lived in Los Angeles until 1988, at which point he moved to San Francisco. In 1989he started Allemande Music, a recording studio and production company. In 1998 he opened arecording studio under the same name in Fairfax, CA. In 2002 he moved to Sister Bay,Wisconsin.Early recordingsHis first recordings commenced 1976-1978 at a local recording studio in Hannover with thebands Duo Flamenco and Murphy, and with Sunset at the Deutsche Grammophon Studios inHamburg. After moving to Hamburg in 1980 he participated in recordings at TonstudioHafenklang. His interest in all aspects of the recording process was ignited during thesesessions.RASAHans met singer Kim Waters in 1998 and started RASA with her that year. From their first CD,Devotion, RASA was immediately recognized as a preeminent group in the genre ofDevotional/New Age music. Their recordings to date are: Saffron Blue (New Earth Rcords 2007)/Temple Of Love (New Earth Records 2006)/Shelter (New Earth Records 2003)/In Concert (Hearts Of Space 2002)/Union (Hearts Of Space 2001)/Devotion (Hearts Of Space 2000)
Detailed information about the group can be found at http://www.rasa-music.com/"
I found something but im not sure this Colin is our guy: http://irishrock.org/ipnw/v.html
This source tells a Colin campbell played in Victims in the early 80's.
Here another or the same? Colin from Toronto :
Theres even a photo there about this Colin:
So i have only questions about the wherabouts of Colin.
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=173562011 fan page
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