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Whaddaya Think About This Tune for the Next Album?

#313 / A Video Extra

We want your advice, friends. We’re in the early — EARLY! — stages of planning The Flood’s next album, which we hope to record later this year.

Right now we’re just starting to figure out what tunes we might want to record in the project, and we would really appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

For instance, here’s a tune we like from last week’s rehearsal that our manager, Pamela Bowen, captured on video. What do you think? Is this one we should take to the studio?

About the Song

This great old Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller composition, which The Coasters recorded in 1957, was featured in an earlier Flood Watch article. Click here if you want to read its backstory.

A minor hit for The Coasters, the tune was resurrected nine years later when a little-known group called The Chicago Loop took it to No. 37 on the Billboard charts. But in the Floodisphere, we were much more impressed with a different pressing of the song a year earlier.

Flood favorite folkie Tom Rush’s 1965 self-titled debut Elektra album included a rocking rendition accompanied by Bill Lee, John Sebastian (of The Lovin’ Spoonful) and Fritz Richmond (of The Jim Kweskin Jug Band.)

Anyway, Give Us Your Thoughts!

But back to The Flood’s studio project, this will be our first new album since Paul Martin put together Speechless in 2021, and it will be the first to feature our newest Floodsters, Danny Cox and Jack Nuckols.

We’d love to have your help to planning it. Send us your suggestions — just drop an email to Charlie at designbybowen@gmail.com — and we’ll keep you posted as the work continues.

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