L.A. PUNKS KICKIN’ OUT COVID!
A squad of punk and alt-rock luminaries have come together (while social distancing) to make a record to raise awareness and raise funds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
‘Flatten The Curve’ features members of SUPERSUCKERS, THE RUNAWAYS, MINUTEMEN, THE ADOLESCENTS, SCREACHING WEASEL, THE STREETWALKIN’ CHEETAHS, PANSY DIVISION and more…
“I had the idea to assemble a group recording with each individual
recording themselves in their home studio, a sort of pandemic
sing-along. When even rehearsing and playing with four others in a room
became prohibited, it seemed like the next best thing,” says project producer Bruce Duff.
“The term ‘Flatten The Curve’ had just come into the public consciousness when Bruce called with the idea of doing a stay-at-home-themed benefit song that we could get a bunch of punk and alternative artists to jump on,” says Frank Meyer of The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs. “It was kind of like ‘We Are The World’ but less cheesy and definitely not a power ballad!”
The project took two days of songwriting and then a week to assemble
and coordinate the recording of the full cast of characters, all of whom donated their time and talent while in self-isolation mode.
Those lining up to contribute included Eddlie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), Cherie Currie (Runaways), Mike Watt (Minutemen, Lisa Kekaula (BellRays), Steve McDonald (Red Kross, Melvins), Josie Cotton, Ben Weasel (Screeching Weasel), Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman), Michelle Balderama (LA Machina), Rich Jones (Michael Monroe) and loads more…
Stream ‘Flatten The Curve’ on Spotify