True

True

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Randy’s Fredrix's new release “True”, distributed by UFO, includes Bill Laswell (Bass) and Jerry Marotta (Drums), 2 World Class Musician/Producers in their own right. The elusive and enigmatic, Randy remains true to his roots re-defining the guitar and the structure of song. The contradictions are astounding, from Indian mysticism to rock n'roll angst, from serenity to impending doom, from a natural state to a supernatural. This recording is like nothing you've heard before.

“I used to play music. Now I play electric guitar.” – Randy Fredrix 

Album 2016 09 mayday sleeve
Randy's first album on A&M Records can be purchased at http://rockcandyrecords.co.uk/store
Initially called Sun, and formed in the mid to late seventies, with their roots in Chicago but basing themselves in New York City, Mayday plugged themselves into Manhattan’s burgeoning club scene, playing underground clubs such as CBGB’s, Great Gildersleeves and Max’s Kansas City. It was this live circuit that helped to toughen the band up, winning them the attention of an independent production company who bank rolled the start of their debut album and helped them to sign to industry leaders A&M records. Issued in 1981, the album was received with glowing reviews and set in motion a dedicated following amongst fans of perfectly executed melodic hard rock blessed with interesting twists and turns. The album boasts a number of superbly written and performed tracks, highlighting Steve Johnstad’s captivating voice (compared on occasion with Steve Perry) and the biting guitar work of Randy Fredrix. Biggest surprise on offer is their inspired and indeed rousing version of the Starz classic ‘So Young So Bad’.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.
Album 2016 09 mayday revenge sleeve
Randy's second album on A&M Records can be purchased at http://rockcandyrecords.co.uk/store.
Based in NYC, but with roots in Chicago, Mayday’s debut album, for the well respected independent label A&M, certainly put them on the map, helping to earmark them as an outfit to watch. The label’s belief carried forward to the recording of their second album, albeit with a slightly revised line up but still retaining key member’s, guitarist and song writer Randy Fredrix and vocalist Steve Johnstad – the dynamic duo’s creativity reaching a new level of confidence. Issued in 1982, ‘Revenge’ showcases the band sharpening their approach and toughening up their chops, but without sacrificing a well honed sense of melody and execution. It’s all credit to the band that some of the songs showcase quirky twists that help to elevate them beyond the competition and lend a contemporary sheen to their sound.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEWS AND ENHANCED ARTWORK.