In 2016 Peter Black embarked on a project most sane people would say was an impossible, insane quest for a person in several functioning bands, holding down a day job and having a life. He decided he was going to record a song a day, every day of the year.
These weren't just "sit in a room and strum mindlessly" acoustic songs but crafted, honed and thought out songs in many different genres and styles. Some are acoustic, some are heavy with a full band. There's pop, there's noise. There's punk, there's ... disco. The variety of styles is mind boggling.
For RSD2017 Blackie and I got together to release something on vinyl and I thought I was going to have to sift through 365 songs (of which I'd already heard most) to hone down to 2 songs for a special 7". In typical Blackie style he says "I had songs left over 'cause I ran out of days" ......
I asked Blackie to pick his favourite so he sent me the details (day and month of recording) and a "leftover" unreleased song that he really wanted out there. I then sat down for days going through 363 songs to pick 2 I wanted.
I was trying not to set a genre for the EP but instead find 4 completely different songs that fitted together and could be cut into a 7" piece of vinyl.
So, here it is. Out on Tym records for RSD2017 on limited edition 4 song 33 RPM 7", the Peter Black S.A.D EP featuring 4 songs recorded across a mammoth year of recording.
If you haven't listened to Blackies S.A.D project I highly recommend spending some time getting acquainted with it. It's a lot of work but then, it was for Blackie to do, and is as rewarding for the listener as it was for the songwriter to achieve.
Blackie is playing at Tym guitars on April 22nd to celebrate the release of this EP and RSD2017 along with Kim Salmon (and band), FOREVR, Brief Habits, Leavings and Andrew Tuttle. It's all FREE and ALL AGES so come along and grab your copy and watch some great live music.