Saturday, April 19, 2014


Record Store Day 2014 on Sat., Apr. 19th will feature one hellaciously great 45 single for sale, "Open Up And Bleed" b/w "Gimme Some Skin" by James Williamson, Raw Power guitarist of Iggy and The Stooges plus acclaimed Texas blues singer/guitarist Carolyn Wonderland. She nails both, torchy pain on the former, wildness incarnate on the latter.

It is a taste of Williamson's "Re-Licked" album to come with his Stooges' touring band on board alongside worthy modern singers like Mark Lanegan, Alison Mosshart, Jello Biafra and many more. They all cover the Iggy and The Stooges' songs beloved of bootlegs but that never made it to the studio, to have been the followup to 1973's immensely influential Raw Power.

Full frontal disclosure: those reading the fine print will note that Joel Pelletier and I designed this single replete with the Trina Merry bodypainted nudes cover, I drew the label's logo and photographed James with Carolyn below, (the latter with American Sign Language for "love," not a sudden conversion to heavy metal.) ‪ 

Whoa, a plaudit: quotes James Williamson on Facebook, "Heather ROCKs…just wait'll you see the next one!" Merci beaucoups!

Two passionate 
performers onstage,
Carolyn in 2014, 
James in 2013

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