Bringing Back Boobs, Butts, and Feets, Pt. 1

Bringing Back Boobs, Butts, and Feets
I’ve been chattering about officially releasing my 2008 album, Boobs, Butts, and Feets, for a while now. Two things have kept me from jumping right on that. One, I just did the same thing to another old album, Punk Rebel Renegade, and it garnered less interest than my new album, Heat Stroke, even though I feel the former is better than the latter. And it seems weird to release a bunch of old stuff with nothing new in between (even though the old stuff is still new to virtually everyone in the world but me). Two, I knew it would be a major chore to fix up the old recordings.

So yeah, Heat Stroke was recorded in mid to late 2014 and released in January 2015. Punk Rebel Renegade was recorded in early to mid 2011 and (officially) released in June 2015. And now we have Boobs, Butts, and Feets which was recorded from 2006 to 2008, and it has yet to be officially released. That said, a selection of songs from this album have been released as downloadable content for Rock Band. Other than those 3 songs, the album has been largely unheard by anyone. So Boobs, Butts, and Feets would be a new album, basically, but definitely not to me. I kind of want to put out a collection of new songs between the releases of Punk Rebel Renegade and Boobs, Butts, and Feets, just because.

There is a slight concern that finally releasing BBAF would fall on deaf ears. It might be a tree falling in a forest with no one around to hear it. And since I believe the album is my poppiest and most accessible, it would bum me out if it didn’t get any attention despite all my attempts to give it attention. Some people have asked where they could buy BBAF, probably after playing it in Rock Band, either me directly or as a general question on various Internet sites. So that gives me hope, but then again, most of those people were asking years ago. Maybe they would have no interest in listening to it now outside of a video game. In hindsight, obviously it would have been better to release these songs 5 years ago. After waiting so long though, when would be the best time? Rock Band 4 is coming out soon, so there could be some marketing spin there. I don’t know.

What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet at me at @RobbySuave.

2 comments

  1. There’s definitely interest in this finally getting released, especially among the more hardcore fans of Rock Band. Is the album essentially a finished product and ready to go as-is, or is it going to require a large amount of work for you to put it together?

    I for one would really like to listen to the full album; I encourage you to release it and please let us know if you decide to! Thanks.

    1. It makes me really happy to know there’s some kind of buzz about this album. I’m definitely going to release it. To answer your question, yes…and no. If you had asked me 5 years ago if it was essentially finished, I probably would have said yes. I mean, technically it’s been “finished” since 2008, but it’s still not ready to go by any means. It’s mostly a lot of tedious work to get these old projects set up again. And my goal is to explain the reasons in these blog posts.

      In addition to somewhat normal remastering work, I’m also looking into getting some movie samples I used in a few songs properly licensed. In the non-Rock Band versions of “Everyone I Know Is an Alcoholic” and “Around the World,” the intros were short audio clips from movies. In the RB version of “Alcoholic,” I mimicked the clip since it wasn’t cleared for my use of it. For “Around the World,” I took the intro out completely.

      So yeah, if you’re interested, keep coming back here for updates. Part 2 will be posted soon. Look for it tomorrow or Monday.

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