Kepi & Friends – Full Moon Forever – LP
What kind of image does “Full Moon Forever” invoke to you? Slightly gothic feels with a sense of timelessness? Good! Then Kepi Ghoulie and friends have succeeded! When Ara Babajian of the Slackers approached Kepi about having an all new challenge, Kepi jumped at the chance to work with his long time friend and drummer hero! Bass player? B-face!!!! With solid rhythm section secured, they started selecting songs that they loved! Years of long backstage chats revealed a common love of some of the “darker” songs of rock’s pop, goth, and new wave eras… the Cure, Cars, Lords of the New Church, Nick Cave all entered the conversation and a group of tunes was selected! Who would produce? Ara wanted to go somewhere new to him, so Kepi and Bface rounded up their old friend Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana studios in Lafayette, IN, a colleague who had produced some of Lookout records music in the 90’s and early 2000’s…. With 10 songs, also including selections by Nick Cave, Peter Murphy, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, this little project was actually taking shape! They realized that if they just added David Bowie’s “Heroes” and TREX’ “Cosmic Dancer”, they would have a personal ‘desert island disc’, so they did!
The record includes contributions from Ian Fowles (Aquabats, Gerard Way), Prima Donna’s Aaron Minton and Kevin Preston (also currently playing in Green Day), and several other friends, with artwork by artist Tom Neely.
1. Heroes (David Bowie)
2. The Perfect Girl (The Cure)
3. Happy When It Rains (The Jesus and Mary Chain)
4. Take Care Of Me (Iggy Pop)
5. Nature Boy (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
6. Flowers In December (Mazzy Star)
7. Since You’re Gone (The Cars)
8. Andy’s Chest (Lou Reed)
9. Catch (The Cure)
10. Don’t Worry Children (The Lords Of The New Church)
11. Cuts You Up (Peter Murphy)
12. Cosmic Dancer (T-Rex)