I am so excited to be able share two brand new Official Lyric Videos from my label 829 Records.
No Liberation Here was just posted to my Patreon page yesterday, and I thought you would like to be able to see it before it went out to everyone. Click here to watch:
Here are extra details about the video in case you would like to have more info:
Perhaps more relevant today than when it was written in the mid 1970s, No Liberation Here was one of the world’s first anti-gay bashing and anti-bullying songs. With a message that was both hard-hitting and uncompromising, the lyrics nakedly and painfully confronted the abuse, shame, and societal rejection of those who don’t conform to societies’ rigid sexual norms and acceptable standards. This 1979 recording first appeared on the debut Skafish album, which was originally released on the now legendary I.R.S. Records label.
Skafish made his shocking Chicago debut in February 1976, and has been acknowledged as Chicago’s punk/new wave godfather. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cheap Trick, who attended many of Skafish’s earliest shows stated: “Unpredictable, over the top, with life or death conviction and reckless abandon, Skafish created punk, new wave and alternative rock in Chicago.”
Skafish has performed/toured with such artists as The Ramones, Iggy Pop, Stranglers, The Cramps, The Police, XTC, UB-40 and U-2 to name a few. In the summer of 1980, Skafish was filmed in front of a crowd of 20,000 in the south of France for inclusion in the live concert film extravaganza Urgh! A Music War, alongside Devo, Joan Jett, and Klaus Nomi.
For decades, No Liberation Here and the debut album it appeared on remained out of print until Skafish obtained the rights. He then reissued the remastered album on his own label, 829 Records, first digitally and on CD November 29, 2019, followed by a limited edition vinyl pressing on May 7, 2020.
Produced, Written and Arranged by Skafish
Executive Producer: Skafish
Also, the lyric video to my son’s single Devil’s Kiss was posted a few days ago. Click here to watch:
Below is all the info for those of you who like to know the details:
Winner of the 2020 New Mexico Music Award for Best Modern Rock song, Devil’s Kiss is Jamie M. Harrison’s 3rd single release on the 829 Records label. Devil’s Kiss weaves an engaging tale of the exciting and exhilarating, yet dark and dangerous sides of love, propelled by an eclectic mixture of modern and classic rock, pop, Americana, and country.
Originally from the Chicago area and currently living in New Mexico, Harrison began piano studies at the age of 3 with his dad, Chicago punk/new wave Godfather Skafish. Since, Harrison has become an accomplished singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
In addition to his burgeoning solo career, Harrison has played with 13 time Grammy Award winner T Bone Burnett, bassist Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand), hit country songwriter and performer George Ducas, guitarist and Grammy Award winner Larry Mitchell (Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek), as well as Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges.
In addition to performing the vocal and guitar tracks for Devil’s Kiss, Harrison also wrote, arranged, and produced the track. He was joined by former Sister Sledge and Sophie B. Hawkins drummer Richard Reed, originally from Chicago, and bassist Guy Lagerway, a native of New York.
Executive Producers: Skafish and Glinda Harrison
I hope and affirm that you are staying safe and taking care of you.
Enjoy — Skafish
Lyric Videos: View Maniac
© 2020 829 Records