Monday, July 18, 2011

Behold The Silly Cover Art Of The New Sebastian Bach Album

I’m going to come right out and say it.

I like Sebastian Bach.

For most of the time he’s been around, I don’t think I had a full grasp of who he was. He just appeared to be this cocky pretty-boy fronting a phony metal band who touched the public with some ridiculous idea of a kid in jail.

Then they had some god-awful sappy ballad, “I Remember You,” a song so pussy that I know of not one dude who will admit to liking it.

And anyone who does is a fag.

And as Sebastian Bach will tell you, A.I.D.S. kills fags dead.

Can you see how easy it was not to like him?!

But I’ve come around to him.

One of the reasons why I like him is because the MTV era that brought attention to Sebastian Bach in the first place is the same place where you can see firsthand that he is just a lucky sonofabitch with good pipes and the gift of gab.

He’s smart to the point where he can’t see the line of self-censorship until he’s already past it, oblivious to the controversy he’s created.

Like anyone else, he blurted out laughing seeing the “AIDS Kills Fags Dead” t-shirt, knowing that it’s funny that there are still ignorant people who actually believe something like that.

What he didn’t know was how buying a t-shirt with that statement printed on it goes a step beyond to where it stops being funny. At that point, it almost looks like you're one of those dummies because you didn't have the brains to know a t-shirt probably isn't a good thing.

He started to warm me over with continually apologizing for his poor attire, eventually culminating in a donation to an AIDS organization, right around the time he was featured in a Broadway musical.

Then he showed up as himself in the Trailer Park boys, as stoned and dumb as you want your Sebastan Bach’s to be.

It was reassuring as that time in MTV’s Super Group where Bach goes down to the wine cellar, bullshitting his way to vino expert, only to be called out for thinking boxed swill was the same par as expensive high-brow shit.

Face it, he’s like the stoner friend who’s notorious for doing stupid things, but you want him around because he's harmless and he adds to the character.

He’s a good storyteller, his heart’s in the right place, plus, did you hear that tune he did with Axl Rose on his last solo album?

Dude, that thing rocks!

And I’ll confess to bringing home Skid Row’s Slave To The Grind and quietly thinking, “Dude this thing rocks” after hearing it for the first time. To follow up their commercial debut with a heavy-as-fuck sophomore release, well sir, that takes balls.

I can’t understand how a band that can get it together and make such a dramatic act of independence can’t get it together enough to stick together.

But maybe that’s because after a while, you kind of want the guy to shut up.

Maybe that time is coming with the release of a new Sebastian Bach solo album. Below is a press release announcing the cover art and track listing of this new album.

I’m not sure how this qualifies as anything important since only a few thousand fans will care about such matters.

But I have to share the awesome cover art, which is so cheesy, it’s brilliant.

Seriously, whoever created it immediately commenced to masturbating to it before the ink was even dry from the color printer.

I’m giving Bach the benefit of the doubt on this since the guy’s got a guitar player who looks like he just skipped study hall and-from what I’ve heard-is a solid player.

Maybe its blatant juvenilia is just what it takes to get a solid performance out of him.

Press release begins now:

New York, NY) - Here it is, mothertruckers, the official track listing and cover art for Sebastian Bach's new solo album, KICKING & SCREAMING! The first single from the album will be the title track, "Kicking & Screaming"; look for it to impact at radio in mid-August. Click here for a brand new publicity image of Sebastian Bach (photo credit: Clay Patrick McBride). Please see below for the full rundown and click here to access the brand new cover art designed by Richard Villa.

KICKING & SCREAMING will be released on September 27th via Frontiers Records in North America and September 23rd in Europe and is produced by Bob Marlette (Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Atreyu, Filter). The album will be available in three separate configurations: jewel box CD, deluxe digipak with bonus track and bonus DVD and double LP gatefold vinyl. The recording features young virtuosic guitarist Nick Sterling and drum pro Bobby Jarzombek (Halford, Riot, Iced Earth), as well a guest appearance by noted guitarist John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie) on "TunnelVision".

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, the singer/songwriter/actor/entertainer has expanded his career over the past decade to include episodic television with a 5-season recurring role on the CW's hit series "Gilmore Girls", starring roles on Broadway ("Jekyll & Hyde", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show") and national touring companies ("Jesus Chris Superstar"), and has appeared regularly on MTV and VH1.

Sebastian Bach KICKING & SCREAMING track listing:

1. Kicking & Screaming
2. My Own Worst Enemy
3. TunnelVision (featuring John 5)
4. Dance On Your Grave
5. Caught In A Dream
6. As Long As I Got The Music
7. I'm Alive
8. Dirty Power
9. Live The Life
10. Dream Forever
11. One Good Reason
12. Lost In The Light
13. Wishin'

Bonus tracks:

1. Jumpin' Off The Wagon - only available on the physical CD/DVD editions
2. Ain't There Yet - iTunes exclusive

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