Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Couple Of New Live Dates

According to Rich on the FireFly mailing list, Mark Eitzel is playing the Handelsbeurs at Gent in Belgium on 14th September supporting Joan As Police Woman. After that Mark will be in the UK working on his play/musical and the only other show will be London's Luminaire on October 14th.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Everclear Review

Here is a nice review of Everclear. "It’s definitely the most emotional, sad, bittersweet, and depressingly beautiful album of all time ..." he says and we wouldn't disagree with that. The site is a music site called Mog which also has another member of note.

Anyone else out there want to review their favourite Mark Eitzel related album? Send them in and I will post the best.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mark On German Radio Show : Update

It seems that on Sunday Radio Bremen broadcast a recording of one or Marks shows from earlier in the year. A quick translation of the page doesn't reveal any links to on-line versions so I guess we have missed it. Unless anyone out there recorded it? Anyone?

it seem the show is available on Bittorrent. It's available at dimeadozen or hopefully at a good FTP site near you soon. Thanks to LargeHeartedBoy for pointing that out.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Message From Mark

As noted by Kyle on the Firefly mailing list, Mark has posted a message up on his MySpace page regarding the new incarnation of the band.

Message from Mark Eitzel

it has come to my attention that there is some major controversy
surrounding the 'new' band members of amc.

how do i say this... it was my and vudi's decision not to work with
tim and danny. i think they are great musicians and people but a lot
about making music has to do with enthusiasm. frankly they hadn't even
spoken to me for about 6 months before we decided to move on. there
was some money problem and tim would not return my calls. danny
disappears into the woods every once in a while and would not return
my calls. it was like pulling teeth.

vudi and i had started working on arrangements in la and he found
steve and sean to play bass and drums. the three of them made me feel
excited about making this record - and i kept thinking - this is a
great band.

we wanted to call this collection of people something else than amc
but i couldn't find anyone who would release the record with a new
name. we are known in some circles but not to the world at large and
the gesture of using a new name would have fallen flat. no one would
care if we didn't use a name they never heard of before.

i am sure that a lot of long time fans will resent this and to them i
am sorry - but - i wanted this record to be a 'band' record - not a
record that you have to edit together. i mean it is hard to have a
band that lives in different cities. i wanted vudi to be front and
center - not someone who flies up every other week to work. honestly
it killed me to make this decision.

the new album "the golden age" is intended to sound like a classic
amc record - much like 'california' and so far i am really proud. i
hope the fans will hold their noses and check it out.



I think the gist is that he wanted to make a new album, the record companies said it had to be another American Music Club one otherwise it wouldn't sell so well. It seems he has "issues" with Danny and Tim and as Vudi lives in LA it seems sensible to move the "band" there. On the plus side the new album "The Golden Age" is supposed to be a return to the golden age of albums like California.

Do you think it matters what the new band is called or who is in it? Would you skip the new album just because it didn't have the original line up or will you but anything that comes out with Marks name on it? Let us know.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Tribute Videos

YouTube seems to be flooded with videos set to music by Mark and the Music Club. Most of them seem to be from a chap called Zenmac from Portugal.

If Zenmac gets in touch and explain why he chose the films he chose, then I will let you know. Anyway, here they are for you to watch and enjoy.

Western Skyline

Goodbye To Love

Faux Poney

Loves Humming

Revolving Door